Peer Counseling is counseling that occurs between people who have a common disability. Clients who have reservations and concerns about their ability to succeed as a productive, independent individual benefit from peer counseling. The peer counselor, after evaluating the situation, encourages the client to become actively involved in setting goals and developing a program of change. Hopefully, this will bring about desirable results for themselves and their family. The peer counselor may assist in identifying and securing other sources of help such as, medical or social services, independent living centers, and other services which may be useful in helping the client lead an independent and productive life. Peer counseling is scheduled for one to three hours per week, and the duration is based on individual needs.