Psychological Counseling is used in many situations including the promotion of mental and physical health. Counseling works by helping the client objectively look at behaviors, feelings and thoughts in situations that they find troublesome. Counseling can be effective in helping the client make the changes they want to make. The client may learn more effective ways to deal with situations that they feel are stressful. There are many approaches to outpatient psychological counseling and various ways for it to take place — including individual, group or family sessions. No matter where it takes place all psychological counseling is a two-way process that works especially well when the person’s served and their psychologists communicate openly.