Hey guys, I was wondering: do any of you happen to know if there's such a thing as companies that are specifically designed and created to scam people out of their money with psychotherapy? I mean, is it particularly common?
I know that there's people who will immediately say that all of psychotherapy is one big scam, and that the effectiveness of psychotherapy relies largely on patients' faith that it will work. So psychotherapy can be just as effective as anything else that people have faith on, whether it be: prayer, homeopathy, witchcraft, placebos, meditation, etc.
But are there companies in which the psychotherapists are all fully aware that the "psychotherapy treatment" they offer is complete and utter bullshit?
I ask because I've recently begun what is apparently referred to as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" and so far paid $600 for 6 sessions (it was recommended that I go to this so-called "psychotherapy" for a total a six months, so that would be about 24 sessions in total... amounting to about $2,400)... but the whole thing just feels like bullshit to me. And I think that my therapist may also be fully aware that it's all bullshit and that I'm being scammed out of my money real good. Or maybe it's because of compassion fatigue. Maybe they just stopped giving a fuck long ago.
What do you guys think?