Within your average community
Why support systems exist.
Visiting a Psychiatrist
The psychiatrist being a professional is the key part of counselling. Being able to identify a problem and work out the best way to deal with it is one reason counselling is a common approach.
Friends and/or family
Group counselling is often taking so that the person(s) is with people who are in the same situation. This allows the person(s) to feel more comfortable and often feel less isolated (which often happens to someone after a traumatic experience), which often leads to opening up more and the problem going away quicker.