Here's a suggestion: every time you feel the urge to attend a LGAT, visit this website and do some reading on the many LGAT threads. The posters here are not lying, but you can make up your own mind about whether or not attending a LGAT is going to do you more harm than good.
The therapists versus LGAT question is simple, therapists are trained to do the job and are generally accountable, LGATS are staffed by slick snake-oil salesmen whose only interest is in taking your money and avoiding accountability.
Here's a starter guide for using the site:
You will find a breakdown of the thought reform techniques used in LGATs here:
Oh and by the way, anybody who claims they have become successful as a result of attending the LGATs is telling porkies. It is a scam, the only ones who benefit are the owners.
Worth risking a psychotic break for ???