Counseling Risks and Benefits
Sometimes, as you change, the relationships around you change.
Counseling often involves talking about and expressing intense and
possibly painful emotions, facing and dealing with difficult situations
in the present, or recalling frightening or challenging parts of your
personal history. Counseling may result in feeling better about oneself
and others, strengthening coping skills, reaching or making progress on
one's counseling goals, improving interpersonal relationships, solving
problems, improved academic performance, determining a major/career
direction, having a safe place to express emotions, or building on one's
strengths. Discuss questions or concerns you have about the possible
risks and benefits of counseling with your counselor.