Our first session, for either and both of us. Worthy of note is that neither of us are the type of personalities that like reaching out to professionals for help with personal issues.
Our marriage is on the verge of collapse because of my wife's betrayal, but in the one short hour we were in counselling, (and this is the first session, so it was mostly information gathering) I think we both came away with a sense of hope and clarity.
The pain is still there. But the confusion has ebbed. Even a little, it's a gift.
If you're resisting MC, don't. I thought it would be a waste of time, and it most definitely wasn't.