First off, I like the Plato quote. I have been in counseling many times, and it has been awful. I've had counselors tell me their problems, tell me to get over it, revictimize me, and other things. I am a counselor by trade, so I know whats proper and what isn't. It's left me jaded and extremely angry towards counseling. Some of my most rageful outbursts have been when I have thought about my attempts to find help. It seems that the counselors are looking for quick fixes, or try to fit me into their particular treatment methodology, even if it's not the right treatment for me. This is also a large part of my mistrust. They are being paid and are supposed to take my side and still they hurt me. I have actually been insulted by one counselor, she called me a "mothers son" (I think we all know what this means). I don't know which way to turn anymore.