Re: What is Counseling or therapy?
It is if your counselor is good.
I have some deeply held beliefs. Some of them are healthy...Some not.
My first therapist mirrored what I said and used active listening. He did not challenge me in how my beliefs affected my circumstances. I only went to him for a couple of months and moved on.
My current therapist I see about every 3-6 months now, and he is good at challenging me, which is exactly what I need.
The MC we used was very much the same. She occasionally brought out 2x4's to get my wife to realize what her beliefs were doing to our marriage, and what my actions in response to her beliefs were doing.
If they do not challenge you, they are likely a co-pay collector.
"Our ability to feel joy is directly related to how much pain we are willing to feel." - Mavash.
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for." - Bob Marley