Therapy is a lot like personal training, and I've worked in both professions. People hired me as a personal trainer because they needed accountability to get the results they wanted. They had to pay someone to "make them" come to the gym and work hard. Could they have read books, changed eating plans, and done it themselves? Yes, albeit without my expertise. Same with therapy... sometimes we pay someone to "make us" stop, slow down, breathe, process, ask tough questions, face our demons, and consider our lives. My goal for my training clients was to not need me. Same for my therapy clients.