Find the right theory for you.
There are many different theoretical views. Many counselors today have an integrated technique base since the variation of clients are seen. Having an integrated technique is beneficial because no one view is universal for every problem and/or culture, but it is also good to know what theory the counselor most identifies with. Theoretical views do have an influence on the setting environment and foundations of the counselor. Also, if you are like me (a counselor in training), you may be exploring your counselor identity and views.