We advocate for counseling and therapy as professionals. It is equally important that we be willing to utilize this valuable resource for ourselves. Counseling is an appropriate arena to address many of the stress situations that have been discussed thus far. Not only does it provide individuals with a forum for clarifying personal issues, it can also address the change process and skill building that is oftentimes necessary. As educated consumers of mental health services, we are at an advantage to make informed decisions about the types of interventions that may be helpful to us in a given situation, but we need to know when we need help and we must be willing to ask for it.