These were funny, Burt!
I have never been to psychiatrists or psychologists for my depression, but I have talked with a few licensed counselors during the course of my life. They were all supportive, with some being better than others. My last counselor was the best. He understood me and my situation perfectly and was never judgemental. I really miss the sessions with him, but I had to relocate, and his office is a bit far for me now to get to.
It is unfortunate when people say crass things about a situation they know nothing about, but even worse when words like this come from a professional who is supposed to be helping you manage your situation. These people should not be counseling anyone. I am fortunate that I have never run into this sort of thing.