Most of our families have a 'Family Doctor' who has been treating our medical illnesses for years together and in some cases, generations together. It is not considered a taboo for anyone to visit a doctor when one is feeling sick(physically). But, somehow our society has managed to consider visiting a mental health professional to be a 'bad thing'. Words such as 'abnormal', 'mad', 'psycho', 'mental' etc, flash into our minds when we think about visiting a counsellor.
Choosing the right counsellor is very important. The best counsellors aren't the ones with the best degrees/qualifications. The best counsellors are the ones that have the experience, skills and exposure. A lot has to do with the client's ability to connect with the counsellor. How willing is the client to work on the issue at hand? How interested in the therapist in this case? A lot of factors determine who the 'best' counsellor/therapist for you is. Yes, that's right. FOR YOU! Not for everyone! There isn't one best counsellor! It's all in the chemistry. It's all about the mental connect.
May you have a blessed life.