Shamanic Counseling Services

Shamanic Counseling Services

The system of Shamanic Counseling follows the ancient principles of shamanism, not of psychology or of other Western systems. This is a problem solving system for discovering one’s own spiritual power and insights in how to negotiate daily life.

This is a system that was developed based upon core shamanistic principles and innovations created by Michael Harner. The goals and methods used in Shamanic Counseling include: non-ordinary reality; the shamanic journey and shamanic divination (both undertaken by the client); the realization of one’s own spiritual power and the discovery of one’s ability to obtain extraordinary and very practical spiritual wisdom and answers to important personal questions.

In essence, you as the client becomes a practitioner of divinatory shamanism, with the help and guidance (in ordinary reality) of myself as the shamanic counselor. My job is to be an experienced shamanic facilitator who provides encouragement and methodological shamanic advice based upon my own extensive experience in shamanic journeying and shamanism.

The Technique

Harner Shamanic Counseling uses the electronic sonic-driving technique originated by Micheal Harner to alter the state of consciousness of the client to go “outside of time” to utilize the ancient shamanic problem solving methods. As the client you are trained in the Harner invented simultaneous narration and recording method of shamanic journeying in order to amplify the quality of the experience and to have an ongoing record of it.

In a modern society where technology, speed and materialism are constant forces, the use of ancient shamanic methods to quietly look within oneself and beyond can be a truly invaluable experience, a wake up from the “collective material trance” that we may find ourselves caught in. We can actually relearn how to live on the planet — seeing sacredness all around us.

Often times help and healing come in the direct realization that we are never alone, and that the Universe is a much bigger place than our busy lives might enable us to understand. All cultures and civilizations in the past were aware of the truth that we are a part of a much larger web of life.

During the five-week sessions, you as the client will have the opportunity to overcome inhibitory fears and gain self-confidence while acquiring heart-felt wisdom, exploring new dimensions to life.

Shamanic Counseling may be beneficial for you for the following reasons:

  • Do you wish to feel connected to a Universe that is much greater than you are but don’t know how to access that kind of power for help and healing?
  • Do you wonder why you came into the world at this point in time?
  • Do you have some important questions about your life that still feel unanswered and you continue to look outside of yourself for answers?
  • Do you wish to feel empowered or regain some important autonomy that at some point you may have given away to someone else?
  • Are you wanting deeper insight into an ongoing issue in your life that deeply confuses you?
  • Have you been diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness and wish to understand more about your own illness?
  • Do you wish to understand more about the death and dying process for either yourself or a loved one?
  • Do the current events in the world have you distressed and you wonder how you might actually be a part of helping or healing it in a very practical way?
  • Do you wonder about the meaning of a significant relationship or relationships (family member, children, spouse, co-worker, friendship, sibling) that causes chronic distress and unease?
  • Are you curious how you might be a better parent to your child?
  • Are you curious about a potential career change or possible move?
  • Do you wonder about how to incorporate a more spiritual approach to daily life?

These are a few examples of the questions people have had when they contact me for this particular service. 

This method provides the opportunity to to realize and discover the ability to obtain extraordinary, very practical, spiritual wisdom and answers to very important personal questions. Clients commonly experience a sense of personal empowerment and new-found joy in existence after experiencing this method.

This mentoring is five in-person sessions in total.

Each session builds upon the previous session. A commitment to all five sessions is necessary. All sessions take place in my Encino, California office. This is learning that has to be done in-person. Allow at least 2 hours for each session. The cost of five sessions of Shamanic Mentoring with me is $1650.00.

"I'd like to buy the world some healing sessions with Katharine. Seriously. I am new to healing work, but I was lucky enough to be introduced to Katharine and her amazing gifts. Wow! I didn't even know so much healing could take place in such a short amount of time. I received instant clarity and peace, practical insight and wisdom, along with Katharine's kind compassion. My healing centered around the false belief that I needed to do everything alone, and Katharine helped me to heal the parts that struggle asking for help. Time with Katharine is a real gift to your healing heart!"
Nita A.
Pasadena, CA

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Helpful Things To Know

Cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) Venmo and personal checks are accepted.

While I do not accept insurance, Psychoanalysis services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully. I am able to offer a “Super Bill” at the end of the month or another agreed upon time for you to send directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Psychological Energy Medicine and Shamanic Mentoring are not covered by insurance.

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

California state laws prohibits psychotherapy out of state. If you are living outside of the state of California, my work with you cannot be practiced under my California license. Instead, in order to work with you safely and legally, I will be practicing solely as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

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