Angel Therapy is a form of psychological counseling that integrates
traditional counseling techniques with a belief in the
reality of angels and the ability of patients to become aware of
them. Angel therapy was developed by Doreen Virtue.
Through the 1980s and early 1990s, Virtue had led a rather
normal life as a psychologist. She had received her masters and
doctorate in counseling psychology and subsequently headed
various counseling programs, was an administrator at Woodside
Womens Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area and
founded WomanKind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall
Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
While to all outward appearances she was a mainstream psychologist,
she had also had ongoing experiences as a clairvoyant.
During her childhood she has seen and conversed with invisible
friends. Teased for her clairvoyant experiences, she
denied them as an adult, although they periodically resurfaced.
During counseling sessions, for example, she occasionally received
information that allowed her to assist her patient. Everything
changed in 1995, however, when the angelic voices
warned her that her car would soon be stolen. She did not heed
the voices, and before the day was out found herself in the
midst of an attempted car jacking. With two men attempting to
take her car, she finally listened to the voice that told her to
scream. She did and the two men were scared off by a person
attracted to the situation by her scream.
As a result of this experience, she began to listen to the
voices, which she saw as coming from angelic sources, and
began to reevaluate her life. He natural psychic abilities returned
and Angel Therapy resulted from her conscious mixing
of her psychological training with her psychic abilities. She also
left her position at the hospital and went into private practice.
As Angel Therapy matured, she began to lecture, write books,
and give workshops. She made a number of natural media interviews
and was especially popular on daytime television shows
oriented toward women.
In the five years following her life-changing experience, she
authored a number of books including Angel Therapy Healing
Messages for Every Area of Your Life (1997); Divine Guidance How
to Have a Dialogue with God and Your Guardian Angeles (1998);
Chakra Clearing (1998); and Healing with the Angels How the Angels
can Assist You with Every Area of Your Life (1999). She has also
released a 44-card Angel Oracle Deck (1999) and a variety of
Virtues workshops and appearances are handled through
Wing and a Prayer Productions, which may be contacted
through her expansive Internet site at http
www.angeltherapy.com. Virtue is also a vegetarian and animal
rights activist, and recommends products that were produced
without causing any pain or death to animal life.
Virtue, Doreen. Angel Therapy Healing Messages for Every
Area of Your Life. Carlsbad, Calif. Hay House, 1997.
. Chakra Clearing. Carlsbad, Calif. Hay House, 1998.
. Divine Guidance How to Have a Dialogue with God and
Your Guardian Angeles. Los Angeles Audio Renaissance, 1998.
. Healing with the Angels How the Angels can Assist You
with Every Area of Your Life. Carlsbad, Calif. Hay House, 1999.