As most readers probably know, I have had some interesting interactions with a number of ‘therapists’ over the last few months.
Good therapists quickly work themselves out of a job, because their job is to help their clients discover the resources they need to manage their lives, thoughts and feelings without professional help. In other words, to be healthy, responsible, capable people.
Even though it is a joke, this skit says something valuable, and that is that if you want your life to be meaningful and happy, you have to take responsibility for making it so.
It says something about the nature of much mental health practice that this is such a bizarre notion that it is both shocking and amusing. Enjoy!