Counseling is a mutual, collaborative process. You and your counselor will work together to develop goals on which you want to work. Your counselor cannot change you, but acts as a facilitator. Only you can change yourself. You are responsible for making the effort to work on the problems or issues that concern you. Your counselor is committed to help you in the process.
When you are working with a counselor, it is important to honor the commitment you have made to meet with your counselor and to take an active role. For example, it is helpful if you:
Counseling works best when you and your counselor develop a good working relationship based on mutual trust, honesty, and respect.