15 000 hours: What my Clients Have Taught me: Psychotherapy as Co-Creative.
Jacques Legault, C.Psych

Nicely said. Like you, my many years of experience as a practicing psychologist and psychotherapist has shown me that folks want more than just symptom relief, especially when that symptom recurs later, comes back in a different form, or the underlying issue continues to cause suffering and interfere with attaining desired goals and a sense of peace and fulfillment.