How to Make the Call and Begin Counseling

If you are considering counseling, here is what should happen once you make the call.
Phone a counselor (or several) and share in a minute or two what is going on:

I'm feeling sad I am breaking up with my fiancee and feel overwhelmedMy parent has died and I can't stop cryingI am feeling anxious and worried all the timeMy spouse was caught cheatingI have been fired and feel lost

Ask if the counselor has experience in this area
Ask the cost
See if the counselor and you both have compatible schedules for future appointments
The counselor may send/email you forms in advance
If you have any special concerns or worries, voice them during this phone call