I was having a discussion with a friend a few weeks ago and she said, "No true therapist would tell anyone what to do. A therapist is a facilitator for a patient to find a path for themselves. Therapy is Greek for treatment. If you want someone to tell you what to do, ask your mother or pay for a life coach." I disagree. What is the point in going to therapy if they can't or won't help you and tell you how to fix all the crap that's going on in your life? I have been to therapists in the past that gave me homework. Not worksheets but things like breathing exercises to help decrease my anxiety. The therapists I didn't like and quickly dropped were the ones that answered my questions with a question. If you can't help me I'm not wasting time and money just to hear myself talk. Heck, I've got friends I can talk to; but many of them are as nuts as I am. :tongue: What is the purpose of therapy to you? Would you be offended if a therapist told you what to do? Do you prefer talk therapy to Cognitive Behavior Therapy? In CBT the focus is usually on behavior or thought modification.