Yes. A counselor can help you to understand your feelings and problems and learn how to deal with the stress in your life and also help you to improve your self-esteem. You can expect that whatever you and your counselor discuss will remain confidential. Confidential means that the therapist cannot tell anyone, not even your parents, about what the two of you talk about without your permission. The exception to this rule is that if the counselor feels that you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, including being abused or neglected, he/she is obligated by law to break confidentiality in order to keep you safe. Click here for more information about counseling and therapy.