I haven't read all the posts. but I'm a person pursuing a counseling degree myself. I'll have a counseling license and can be considered a "therapist" in the future. From what I hear these therapists or psychologists were doing so much harm by being so quick to label. I think the DSM 5 plays a part. Mainly we would have to give a diagnosis in some cases just because of insurance. So that the person can financially still receive care. Its unfortunately a thing we can't get out of unless some things change. But personally I don't believe in labeling people with a "disorder" and the field is working on changing the language. And placing the person first. By not placing fault on the person for having issues that they have. Also sounds like these counselors from the experiences of the posters on this thread were not empathic and not truly understanding the client's world. That is the absolute essential basic part every counselor must have to be successful. I truly hope i never do any of the things that any of you experienced. I want to help ppl be successful and be their best selves.