To a large degree, the progress you make in counseling will depend on your active and genuine involvement. Here are some things you can do to enhance your experience in counseling:

  • Attend all of your scheduled counseling sessions, or let your counselor know if you have to miss a session.
  • Honestly and openly voice your thoughts and feelings in counseling.
  • Between sessions, think about what you would like to focus on in counseling.
  • Complete your counseling homework assignments (i.e. readings, journaling).
  • Experiment with new and positive ways of thinking and behaving.
  • Give your counselor feedback about how the sessions are going.
  • Make use of drop-in hours and other emergency services as needed.