Far from being a sign of weakness, working with a professional counselor indicates a healthy desire to improve your life and become a better problem-solver. And while talking to family members or friends can be essential to health, it is not a substitute for psychological counseling. Professional counselors have years of specialized education, training and experience that make them experts in understanding and treating complex problems, with tools and techniques developed over decades of research.
Some people avoid professional counseling out of concern whether other people, such as their employers, will find out. In actuality, professional counseling provides a confidential setting in which you can be completely honest.