Hi, I’m Toby Shorin. Join a community of wellness explorers and practitioners thinking through what’s next in mental health care.

If you're curious about how culture intersects with mental health and want to build a more integrative practice, you've come to the right place. I'm developing resources to help mental health professionals and enthusiasts navigate today’s maze of wellness subcultures and experiment with effective treatments.


Members of Care Culture are therapists, coaches, meditators, therapy-curious individuals, wellness entrepreneurs, integration guides and more. All are curious, thoughtful people who want to understand our world and deepen their own practices.

Our content ranges widely in style and subject matter, from essayistic first-person accounts of therapeutic practices we try out, to analytical reporting on history and policy.


Here’s what’s included in the free newsletter:

  • Case studies on emerging health subcultures and alternative wellness practices outside the mainstream clinical domain, such as longevity, ancestral diets, and psychedelic therapies.
  • Research and analysis of history, policy, and philosophy of psychology, from the foundations of psychoanalysis to mental health law.
  • Field reports from places and events I visit like Esalen Institute and Rice University’s Archives of the Impossible conference.

Available to paid members:

  • Business analysis exploring trends shaping wellness and mental health in the post-lifestyle economy.

  • Experimental practices to try with clients or on your own, and opportunities to join occasional practice groups.

  • Paper reviews of recent research in clinical psychology and health care policy.

Paid Memberships

Monthly Yearly

Wellness Explorer

Recommended for solo practitioners with a purposeful self-development practice, whether spiritual, therapeutic, or fitness-oriented. Navigate wellness subcultures and explore how history and policy inform contemporary practice.
$10/month $100/year
  • More of the content included in the free newsletter.
  • Additional members-only content every 2 weeks, exploring business trends shaping wellness and paper reviews of the latest in clinical psychology and neuroscience research.
  • Experimental practices to try on your own or with clients, and opportunities to join occasional practice groups.
  • Access to comments on posts.
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Pro Membership

Recommended for behavioral health professionals, wellness practitioners, and innovative community leaders. Deepen your professional practice and connect with a forward-thinking community of practitioners.

We're still fine-tuning the details of our professional membership tier. This option is currently for the adventurous who want to help us figure it out.
$25/month $200/year
  • Everything included in the Explorer membership.
  • Access to the members-only Telegram channel. Join ongoing discussion with an emphasis on learning, care, and integrative practice.
  • Participate in regular guest lectures and expert talks with researchers, senior practitioners, and wellness innovators.
  • A 40-minute onboarding call to the Care Culture community.
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