Actually, this can’t be called a new age therapy, especially when Joseph Weizenbaum (a notable computer scientist) created a computer program, better known as ELIZA back in 1960. This program asked several types of open-ended questions to users for having discussions on emotional matters.
The program clicked amongst users. It was a huge success. Users gave up all their inhibitions and discussed their problems in details. In fact, some of the users could’t believe that they were not interacting with a live therapist.