If you're implying that professional counselling will _never_ help, that's not only provably incorrect, but also a bloody awful thing to say, because it takes away hope and an option from those who need it. For 15 years I had a deep dislike in all shrinks and psychs and people who try to put me in a box. About three months ago, I found someone who made me challenge these long-held beliefs.
"Man's search for meaning" is a great book. "Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography" by Walter Isaacson is a good read as well. I'm not an Apple fanboi at all, but the guy had major issues and still achieved great things.