I listen without judgment. I focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and build on those strengths. It takes courage to seek help. Often, people seek counseling when life continues to interrupt their happiness and general satisfaction with life. Here is a list of issues that typically bring clients to counseling: Physical, sexual or verbal abuse, alcohol or drugs, anger, anxiety, sadness or depression, codependency, bullying, grief and loss, significant life changes, low self-esteem, relationship issues, religion, sexuality, traumatic events, and workplace issues.