Your counselor is a licensed mental health professional who is trained to help you identify and begin to resolve the issues that are of concern to you. It is perfectly common and understandable to have some anxiety about seeing a counselor. Your counselor will establish a safe and structured environment in which you can feel comfortable discussing your thoughts and feelings. The approach is non-judgmental and collaborative. Counselors help clarify options, provide support and understanding, assist with setting goals, explore feelings and correct misconceptions.