Why can’t our counselors help the people that they’re counseling?
Maybe because they themselves need counseling, and aren’t getting it.
I wrote this piece for Chalcedon in 2004, and I doubt the situation has changed since then. Counselors “can’t say” whether a behavior is right or wrong. They literally can’t say: the cat’s got their tongue.
But until they can say it, they won’t do anyone much good.