It looks like psychotherapy doesn’t help people all that much.
When it comes to America, we must notice, as I have often said, that far too much American therapy is of the touchy feely variety. Patients are induced to get in touch with their feelings and to feel their feelings. Beyond the fact that this approach doubles down on the social disconnection these patients feel, there is very little chance that the average middle-aged male, belonging to a high risk population, is going to consult with a therapist who is going to mother him or is going to tell him to get in touch with his feminine side.
Stuart Schneiderman, “”, 10 Jun. 2018, Had Enough Already, 11 Jun. 2018 <https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/. . .>.
Of course, the author of the above is not against psychotherapy, he’s just against a broad category of it. But he notes that in the aggregate it just doesn’t seem to have helped many, if at all.
One can question how effective this approach is for women. Most likely, not very. The more therapy becomes a woman’s profession, the more people seem disinclined to consult. Or disinclined to take it seriously. If therapy is just offering professional mothering, why would anyone undergo the process? If therapists can do nothing more than to send you scurrying into your soul to dredge up repressed feelings, why bother? If therapists’ go-to solution is to drown every problem in empathy… what’s the point?
I’ve been telling devotees for more than 15 years to get away from psychotherapy. It’s bad for the soul. Apparently, it’s bad for the body, too.
Take shelter of Krishna. That will cure all your mental diseases.