A typical social greeting goes something like this, “Hi. How are you?” “I’m fine, how are you…” really, the question doesn’t really get a genuine response indicating how the person really is doing. Develop 2 alternative greetings to start a counseling session, and explain your choice of words – what is your intent? What are you hoping the client experiences? What is the tone you hope to set? Will you shake hands? Hug? If so, describe “how” you will do this. What kind of handshake or hug? What is the first impression you hope to project for clients meeting for the first time? How will you attempt to create this impression? What is your usual body language? Eye contact? Describe how you feel most comfortable when talking with someone as a counselor. What does it communicate? How would you like to change this? Why? How comfortable are you with silence?