So this brings up a new concern. Am I being manipulative in using this technique? Is it "sketchy" or unethical? I do admit that I'm being manipulative on some level.
In an expert-driven model, a mental health expert diagnoses your problems and offers you solutions. While this model can work for certain issues, over the past few decades now, there has been a shift away from the traditional expert-driven models and towards collaborative models of therapy.