Five Reasons to See a Counselor

5 Reasons To See A Counselor


Deciding to see a counselor can be daunting. There is fear in the unknown. You might be asking yourself questions like these: What will the first session be like? What if I don’t like my counselor? What if the counselor doesn’t like me? What if I can’t be helped? What if I don’t want to share my experiences with someone else? 


These are all reasonable thoughts and concerns. I encourage you to focus on the five items below to help you make it to your first session. 


  1. Counselors understand - Counselors are trained to understand and cope with the most difficult aspects of life. This is what we do every day! 

  2. Counselors want to help - We are a group of professionals who find deep satisfaction in helping our clients find healing. Your family, co-workers, or friends might not be in a place to help you, but counselors want to help and have the capacity to do so.

  3. You can say ‘no’ - If a counselor is unable to help you, odds are, they know someone who can! Ask a counselor for a referral. Counselors often network and regularly send referrals. 

  4. It’s confidential and unbiased. Counseling sessions are where you can speak freely to someone who has an unbiased opinion and will refrain from judgement. 

There's not much to lose! - There are 168 hrs in a week. If you spend one hour speaking with a counselor and it doesn’t work, you have only wasted one hour of your favorite Netflix episode.