A local counselor is a healthcare professional who is trained in providing guidance to patients who are dealing with a variety of issues. There are many different types of counselors, from marriage and couples counselors to children’s counselors. Many counselors take a holistic approach to treating patients, rather than using an “illness model.” There is a strong connection between your physical and mental health and what you eat. Patients may experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety if they eat a diet rich in nutrients and low in saturated fats. You may work with a local nutritionist or registered dietitian in addition to a local counselor.