Freedom is overrated. Too much freedom makes you feel lost, confused, and lacking in fundamental direction in life that we all need. Add to that an utter lack of sense of community that SF has become notorious for due to its in-and-out, transient port city nature, and you get a bunch of very lonely and depressed people.
Therapy is, above all, a guidance. It’s the type of guidance that parents and very close friends would normally provide you with to help you find direction, to support you or correct you when they deem appropriate. We need someone to tell us what to do, and we are willing to pay big bucks for it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s perfectly natural and normal.