Counseling means professional hpsychological help to a person, a pair, or to a family to find their own  decision of a problem. The signs od "getting stuck"  in a situation could be sleep disturbansies, anxiety and fears, loss of  joy, depression.
Exploring the problem together, the client and the counseler formulate the desired outcome. The counseller helps the client to develop qualities, attitudes, and skills, necessary to solve the problem. 
Having explored the cituation from several different< and sometimes unexpected perspectives, the Client comes to his or her own decision, resolving the actual problem. 
He or she gains a positive experience of overcoming obstacles,  which can be described as personal growth.