Some process externally and need a listening ear.
Some have lost their voice and need a friend encouraging them that the thoughts they hide can be spoken aloud, safely.
Some in grief need someone to check in on them, ask and listen to how they are doing, and confirm that they are taking care of themselves.
Some need to know that they are acceptable, worthy and loved. (Don't we all).
A good counselor will "hold space" with you. To hold space means that "we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they're on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control." (from The Art of Owning Your Story)
When we hold space for another, we send a message that they matter. We offer them the gift of presence. We invite them - in their time - to allow themselves to be fully known. At some point on their journey, they may invite our input into their circumstance, however, that is truly optional.
Don't be afraid to reach out. There are people holding a "you"-shaped space, desiring to join you on your journey.
There are many resources.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Child Protective Services (varies by state), Utah 1-855-323-3237
Churches, Synagogues, Mosques
Human Resources at your place of employment
And of course, Masterpiece Biblical Counseling is here to serve your needs.