Posted by Squiggles on June 29, 2007, at 5:50:27
In reply to Re: Sometimes I feel so guilty... » Squiggles, posted by sunnydays on June 28, 2007, at 22:00:45
There's a difference between a counsellor
with whom you discuss your problems and
solutions, and a therapist who practices
psychological treatment on you. With a
psychological treatment, the problem may
range anywhere from pedophilia to gambling
addiction. Presumably, the therapist has
the power to treat any of this range of
chronic personality problems by talk therapy.
That can take your whole lifetime, and i would
not be surprised if they do take your money for
your whole lifetime, without giving medical treatment which is what is needed.
With a counsellor, you can speak to your doctor or a social worker at a CLSC regarding a specific life problem.
So, the therapist is despotic in assuming a superiour position to a doctor, and pretending to have the power to treat any kind of problem, and denying the need for medical care--if he's dishonest. And i am cynical enough to say that money makes a lot of people dishonest.