No. Psychologists are not the most useless people in healthcare.
If you pick up any literature on guidance and counseling or therapy, one of the first things you will learn is that the therapist's job is not to be your friend, not to be an advice-giver, or a teacher - as someone has stated before, they are facilitators. They do not give advice because of the risk of their client only leaning on them for more advice in the future to help with their problems. A good, experienced, and useful therapist will give their client mental tools to combat and challenge whatever internal issues they have so they can be happier and mentally healthier and stronger for an entire lifetime. Having mental tools and learning strong skills you never had, is not the same as getting advice. On top of this, the therapist is supposed to guide you into learning these new abilities.
It is notoriously hard to get into, and succeed in clinical psychology. There are many levels of expertise out there: counselors deal with people with adjustment problems, marriage issues, and maybe some life difficulties but they are basically trained to treat and help those with less severe disorders and problems. The minimum schooling to be a counselor includes six years of education and two years of grad school, and if you are looking to be even more involved in health care and be a licensed psychologist, look forward to many more years in grad school and one hell of a time trying to get a job.
That might have been off topic but think about this. If you have a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist in the chair in front of you, they are likely in debt. Mental health workers are very underpaid. If I were to get a masters in the next few years as I'm planning (and actually land a job) I would only make about 27,000 a year, tops. I am from southern Arkansas and the debt I would have to pay back would be massive and I wonder if it would ever get paid off with that kind of salary. This is how it is for many people in the field. Most of us don't go into it for the money. And with the extreme competition there is in psychiatry and clinical psychology, I would think that the academic curriculum is difficult enough that anyone who was just "going into it for the money because it pays better" would probably drop out of the program once they interned and got a real taste of how serious and hard it is to be a therapist. Plus they are paying six figures to go through the education so they can achieve one goal: to listen to those in need, like you, for an hour.
Therapists must go through extremely rigorous training and internships and learn how this all works. Yeah, there are some god awful therapists out there that have no ****ing clue what they're doing and couldn't give a **** about who they are treating, but, I think it is more likely that you have not found the right therapist. You must feel a bond with them as they with you. Do they specialize in whatever issues you are dealing with? Are they a counselor or a therapist? Are their preferred methods of therapy cognitive behavioral or are they more cognitively based? Talking about thoughts is one thing but the therapist must make sure that you are PROGRESSING.
But therapy does work. It takes time and dedication from both sides, the right therapist, the right medication if needed, and the right kind of therapy. This is something that is not an easy job to do. When I was in therapy, very briefly at a clinic in Pine Bluff, there were plenty of inmates coming in and lead into some heavy looking metal doors with screens on them and locked. Soon after this gun shots went off and we evacuated the building. One of my friends, who is a counselor for adolescents, has had a gun on her pulled twice during therapy. One of my professors in college, a forensic psychologist but also a licensed therapist, has tried to treat those with Borderline Personality Disorders and has had files of blood crushed on him and hidden needles poked into him, not to mention the brawls he's had to go through and the scars to show it.
Sorry if I went on too long. Don't give up trying to find help, there's lots of therapists and counselors who want to help you. No one deserves to suffer from mental health issues without proper care.