Ideally, as a client you will bring issues, thoughts, desires, and emotions out to the open over time. Exactly how this happens varies because everyone is unique and appreciates a different path to greater wholeness. When you are stuck or do not know what to do next, the counselor is there to provide encouragement, insight, feedback, and direction. Sometimes the simple process of sharing is therapeutic for clients. Other clients appreciate more direct feedback and suggestions. Still other clients need to be gently confronted. Over time you should become more skilled at moving through life’s challenges without the help of a counselor.