Member Since: 01/01/2001
Hmmm....by your "logic," since we still have cancer and AIDS (the deadliest things going), the entire fields of oncology and virology are worthless, correct? Hell, those worthless bastards can't even cure the common cold!
And you've talked to one psych - therefore you know them all? Wow, I saw this guy named Amaury Bitetti get beat up real bad by a guy named Don Frye, that Brazilian jujitsu stuff Bitetti does is the most worthless martial art ever!
BTW - there are *many* different types - was it a psychologist or a psychotherapist? Were they insight-oriented, cognitive therapy, REBT, etc.? Knowing the type is important, as it helps you separate the wheat from the chaff - I could tell someone I train "martial arts," but there's a big difference in training McDojo TKD vs. Renzo's dojo.
I, on the other hand, have talked to hundreds of psychologists (seminars, conferences, hospital rounds, grand rounds, etc.) - and I can tell you that just like any group of people, you have some that suck and some that are amazing. I shudder at the thought of judging them all by one particular asshole.
And you could have read books at home - perhaps, folks get good stuff out of that all the time - it even has a fancy name, it's called bibliotherapy. But to keep in the frame of comparing martial arts and therapy - how much BJJ could you learn from a book vs from a coach? Dunno about you, but I'll take the coach any day. After all, how do *you* know what constitutes a good book?