Dobbie, I have not officially had counseling but I'm in that field of employment and we help eachother out alot because we are all open to it. I'm sure you have heard this said before but I think it is so logical. You would not hesitate to get help if you were diabetic, you would take the proper medication or make appropriate lifestyle changes. If your child has a fever, there are measures you take to bring it down or find out what is causing the fever. But when people see a possible mental or emotional problem they view it as a personal failure or weakness. I don't know why. Often too, it is actually a biochemical problem , just like any other physical problem and short term antidepressants will work wonders to help with low serotonin levels. Sometimes just talking helps. Digderidoo attends AA meetings and talks to different people that all have one glaring problem in common. That's why I have found this forum to be so helpful, one similar experience but many different perspectives. I hope you have a great experience.