In my counseling practice I see a lot of clients from cultures where there’s still a stigma linked to seeking mental and emotional health care. Interestingly, once these clients walk through my door, they leave their stigmas behind. They come willingly and motivated to change, accept the benefits of psychotherapy, are open and genuine in the session, and even acknowledge feeling better. But when they step out of my office, their cultural bias is back in place, denying the appreciation or even relevance of counseling therapy. The weekly visits to my office are part of a secret behavior, a secret still linked to shame and fear of society’s judgment. As far as the world is concerned, those hours in my office never happened.