There is a belief in psychotherapy that good counseling is not primarily concerned with helping people feel good. It is true that nobody wants to feel crapy, but the pursuit of ‘feeling good’ can take a person down some dangerous roads like drugs, alcohol, and other forms of dangerous thrill seeking.
Good psychotherapy helps people think better. How a person understands their life and relationships through healthy thought is critical to positive outcomes in counseling. Healthy thought unlocks many doors.