How can I make the most of my counseling experience?

Don’t pretend to be ok. It’s ok to talk about things that may feel embarrassing.
Be open and honest in your session, the only way to receive the help you are looking for is by being honest.
Work collaboratively with your counselor. Be open to step outside of your comfort zone.
Ask questions and vocalize. If you do not understand something or if you are not comfortable with an assignment, speak up.