Answer: A Kabbalist understands the essence of people better than a psychologist. But on the other hand, it is possible that a psychologist can solve a person’s small specific problems better than a Kabbalist.
Question: In what cases would you recommend applying to a psychologist?
Answer: I would recommend applying to a psychologist to any person who does not study Kabbalah if he feels any difficulties in communicating with others or, maybe, in understanding himself.
But people who feel that they need to find out what they exist for, what purpose they need to achieve, already need a Kabbalist teacher.
Question: How can one figure out where psychology ends and Kabbalah begins?
Answer: If a person lives within the framework of our world, can cope with it, and is satisfied, then he does not need Kabbalah; psychology is enough for him.
But if he understands that without attaining and understanding the inner forces, those of his own and of the surrounding world, he cannot develop correctly, it attracts him, and he is hindered by the lack of knowledge about the internal mechanism of humanity, then he already needs the science of Kabbalah.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 10/15/21