Modern life is very stressful. Many people seek counseling with the goal of relieving some of the burden of stress that they carry. Having a caring professional with whom to share burdens can be an indispensable part of an effective self-care routine. Talking to someone who is truly listening helps relieve stress. So does having someone share with you new coping skills. If you are feeling overwhelmed, consider making a counseling appointment. Seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it may be the wisest thing you will ever do.