As the Counselor you are responsible for the emotional wellbeing of the ship's crew. Your duties will include providing individual guidance and advice to crew members, as well as periodic crew performance evaluations, usually performed with the ship's Executive Officer or other department heads. As Counselor you will be expected to provide advice to the ship's Captain on command decisions.

The Captain will often rely on your expertise concerning potential emotional responses to crisis situations or during negotiations with other species.

You will be required to attend senior staff meetings.

The Bridge duty station for the counselor will generally be one of the two seats located directly behind the Captain's chair.