Transcript: #whyisign This is actually about why we sign here at Deaf Counseling Center. All of us are Deaf and we work with Deaf people from all over the US. We believe that every Deaf person should have access to direct communication in counseling. Going to counseling and having an interpreter witness intimate discussions is not comfortable. Neither is having to explain to a hearing non-signing counselor about Deaf culture and Deaf-related things like Gallaudet University, which can waste time in sessions and detract from your reason for going to counseling. Direct client-counselor communication using ASL is better. It helps people feel better, improve their lives and progress in healthy directions. This is why we sign.