No two people are alike. That is just a simple truth. Expecting one method of therapy to work for every person is like expecting the same shoe to fit every foot. It is not only silly, it is potentially harmful. People don't fit into neat little molds. Individuality is a beautiful thing. It's what makes our world interesting. In an effort to help more people in an ever-changing world, new therapies and ideologies are constantly emerging.
As proof, visit the self-help section of any bookstore. A myriad of books can be found expounding countless methodologies and theologies. A discerning person can tell which to take to heart and which to discard as not right for their needs.
If psychology hasn't helped and books aren't enough, alternative practitioners of holistic therapies abound. The trick is finding what works best for each person and that can take some trial and error. The trick is to keep searching and not throw in the towel.
I have studied psychology and am a licensed hypnotherapist. I am also a spiritual healer. I use this combination of therapies to help with the healing process of people who are seeking growth or who are working through issues in their lives. When I treat clients, I use an assessment process to determine exactly what they need. Sometimes straight talk therapy is enough, other times hypnotherapy is needed and often I combine these with spiritual healing.
While psychology can be helpful in determining how someone processes their feelings and thoughts, hypnotherapy helps to uncover what is in their subconscious. Spiritual therapy helps determine what might be amiss with their energy and helps clear them so that they can move forward on their path. When you combine all three therapies, you are covering all of the bases.
No two patients need exactly the same treatment. It would certainly make the practitioner's job easier, but would turn the healing arts into a robotic automation. Years ago programmers tried designing computer programs that would do the same work as a psychologist. They failed, of course, because you cannot program in all of the aspects of human nature or possibilities of experiences. Even a super computer would not have the power to compute the huge amounts of data that would be required to analyze every human.
There is no cookie-cutter solution to the problems and issues that people must deal with. The person seeking help must be willing to experiment and the practitioners they seek out must be open enough to try more than just one modality with their patients. A combination of treatments is necessary to treat the whole person. As this concept becomes more and more mainstream, a shift in the way treatment is viewed is taking place. Luckily, this shift seems to be happening quicker than people once thought it would.