We do need a model to help clinicians and service users understand why their emotions and behaviors are maladaptive for them. I understand many feel we should accept each person individually and unconditionally and that is where interventions should end, and there is much merit in meeting each person via their own experience. But there is considerable scientific knowledge and evidence on certain topics, such as trauma, attachment, the power of shame as an emotion, fear of social exclusion and the threat response, to warrant using this information to help people and provide a structured way to do so. I use my model in every interaction with service users and they find it very helpful, very de-stigmatizing, and very affirming. I do not ever mention DSM labels. Compassion-Focused Therapy is a well-researched and effective model that is a great aid to many who suffer. To dismiss all professional expertise and research out of hand strips away what useful tools already developed.