When we indulge ourselves we like to find ways to reap all the benefits. We can think of therapy like this, too.
What is therapy? Therapy can be a lot of things. What it is for one person can differ for another. Or, what it is for one time in your life may be different at another time.
Nothing happens to us in isolation, so the more that we can understand the individual components of our struggles the better we can work to remedy them.