Prayingforhope, I have no experience whatsoever in inpatient facility, but just posting as someone who has been following your threads, I think you need a second independent professional
Four very emotionally intensive counseling sessions a week added to (a possible) severe depression already is a treatment that I think you need to have as much support in place for as possible before you begin.
If my memory serves correctly you are living alone while renting a room in a non-family members house. You are simultaneously in the process of resigning your job, which I presume means you have a lot of independent work stresses right now too, and you say your marriage guidance counselor 'strongly suggested' that she feels you need to be committed to a specialist facility for the treatment of your depression. For those reasons, I think you do need another professional opinion as to what is the best course for you going forward. The two counselors you see at present disagree on what is the best course for you. I think I'd you need to get another opinion pfh.
I'm not saying you don't need the extra counseling (I think you probably do need it) just that you need to explore all the options to find out what is going to be the safest and most productive way for you to get it. Could you speak to your GP to get started on the second opinion?
[This message edited by sinsof thefather at 3:16 AM, February 6th (Thursday)]