The primary purpose of counseling is to create changes in mood, attitudes, behavior, thoughts and feelings that have prevented the client from enjoying life and realizing his/her potential. Counseling involves sharing sensitive, personal, and private information that may, at times, be distressing. During the course of counseling, clients often experience periods of anxiety or confusion. Counseling is best accomplished when it is a combined effort between the counselor and client. Talking with a counselor, alone, does not guarantee success or progress. The level of satisfaction for a particular individual is not predictable.