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. *Names have been changed to protect user privacy. Back to Articles Related Articles Talking to Your Parents - or Other Adults Whether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, these tips can help you improve communications with your parents and other adults. Read More School Counselors School counselors can give you all sorts of tips and support on solving problems and making good decisions. But how do you meet with a counselor and what is it like? Find out here. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.