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Definition of "counseling" []

  • Advice or guidance on conduct, behaviour, etc (noun)
  • Discussion, esp on future procedure; consultation (noun)
  • A person whose advice or guidance is or has been sought (noun)
  • A barrister or group of barristers engaged in conducting cases in court and advising on legal matters (noun)
  • A policy or plan (noun)
  • Any of the counsels of perfection or evangelical counsels, namely poverty, chastity, and obedience (noun)
  • Private opinions or plans (esp in the phrase keep one's own counsel) (noun)
  • Wisdom; prudence (noun)
  • To give advice or guidance to (verb)
  • To recommend the acceptance of (a plan, idea, etc); urge (verb)
  • To take counsel; consult (verb)
  • Assistance (especially from a professional) in the resolution of personal difficulties (noun)

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  • Present participle of counsel. (verb)

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Use "counseling" in a sentence
  • "She graduated with a degree in counseling from the University of Maryland in 1988 and received a master's degree in community counseling from George Washington University in 1997."
  • "You know, the word counseling doesn't really apply."
  • "Nichols holds a BA in Psychology from Seton Hill University and a MEd in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Pittsburgh; she has been employed as an instructor in the social work graduate school at Syracuse University and in the social service department at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse, NY."