People who are new to therapy often have the expectation as if the therapist has a manual to step 1, 2, 3 to teach the client what to do to “get rid of my depression, sadness, or anxiety”. However, the process of therapy is not as clearly laid out with manuals that therapists were taught in school to do one, two, three, to “get rid of” the symptoms the clients are experiencing. Therapists are equipped with knowledges and tools-such as coping skills, to help increase clients’ understandings surrounding the symptoms and their experiences as well as to alleviate or to reduce some level of discomfort by helping clients utilize coping skills. The transferring of knowledge from the therapist to a client, finding effective coping skills, and full adaptation into one’s life take time as it takes place gradually, depending on the receptiveness of the client. Therefore, the mental health counselors can be understood as a guide or a teacher who is standing next to a client during the session to evaluate and provide relevant knowledge and guidance to help you become more aware of and resilient to current stressors and the likes in the future. Thus, the long term relationship at least around 3 – 6 months of weekly sessions between a therapist and a client is also an important factor in the treatment outcome.