Do I look for college counselor only in the local area?

I am looking for a college counselor. I have some counselors in the local area, but I didn’t find their reviews online. My neighbor recommended them. My friend also recommended me another counselor, but he is out of state. Is the local one definitely better than the out of state one?

I think this depends on what you want. If you want in person sessions with a college counselor, than someone local is obviously better. If you don’t care about that and will do Zoom or Skype, then the counselor can be anywhere.

Did you get positive recommendations for the local folks?