Deep Listening, *NOT* Therapy
Even though I am a licensed therapist, one of my passions is to empower regular people to listen to each other, and that peer-to-peer listening is free of charge. Effective Listening is a craft that can be honed by anyone, without needing to learn anything about diagnosing or treating "mental illness." In fact, I think there is nothing stopping regular people from learning to be just as effective as therapists at healing one another's emotional wounds.
But it's also not automatic: there is a lot to it. Effective Listening has to be systematically learned and practiced in order to gain mastery. Visit the Effective Listening website to learn more about how to get started.