counseling

noun coun·sel·ing \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)liŋ \
variants: or counselling
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of counseling

:professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes
  • career counseling for high schoolers
  • counseling for drug addicts

Examples of counseling in a Sentence

  1. She is receiving counseling to cope with the death of her husband.

  2. The college offers career counseling.

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Origin and Etymology of counseling



COUNSELING Defined for English Language Learners

counseling

noun

Definition of counseling for English Language Learners

  • : advice and support that is given to people to help them deal with problems, make important decisions, etc.


Medical Dictionary

counseling

noun coun·sel·ing

medical Definition of counseling

:professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes


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