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I Don't Want to Talk to My School Counselor. What Should I Do?

I have a problem but don't want to talk to my school counselor because my friends have all seen her and they say she's no help. What should I do?
- Chandrae*

Start by giving your school counselor a chance. Everyone's unique, and some counselors and students click better than others. It can't hurt to meet with your school counselor a couple of times to form your own opinion of what she's like.

If you think you need additional help after meeting the counselor, talk to the counseling office. They might be able to schedule you with a different counselor or get you the name of an outside therapist. You also can ask your doctor for names of other therapists, or ask a parent or teacher for help.

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: July 2015

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.