Most beginning counselors live in fear that their first client won't talk very much and they won't have anything to work with. This happens once in a while, but not very often. A much more common problem is having a client who does talk and gives you so much data you drown in it. A person cannot not communicate. The client is always sending off information. The counselor's biggest problem is figuring out what to do with all of it. I always tell my students this, but they never believe me—until after they see a few clients.