>>27784656>the therapist subreddit was just therapists whining about their job and being useless
That's pretty funny, ngl.
The thing is that therapy works, but the majority of problems people actually go to therapy for, are essentially incurable, at least the majority of the time.
First of all, when people say 'therapy' they mean a counsellor who makes slightly above minimum wage and has no real credentials, not a psychologist or a psychiatrist with a phd or md respectively who can actually learn to treat your individual case.
Even then, it's almost irrelevant because 95% of the cases will be unresolvable at the time the person is in therapy of any kind because the person is not in the right mindset to receive therapy, for example if a depressed person doesn't think they can overcome their depression, it's essentially incurable. A good therapist will recognize their state of mind about it and work to overcome that as a first step, but in many cases it just becomes repetitive sessions of the therapist talking, making recommendations, the patient either doing or not doing the things, and then coming back and saying that it wasn't useful in either case and it's a huge waste of time for everybody involved until the person believes they can actually change.