You certainly can try that, but you may have already tried several of those methods. From my experience, most of my clients have already tried several avenues to deal with their problem by the time they come in for psychotherapy. In fact, the problem I hear over and over is that the self-help book, seminar, support group, etc. that was utilized was not specific enough to the client’s particular situation. In psychotherapy, problems and the application of solutions to those problems can be discussed in great detail.