counseling

noun
coun·​sel·​ing | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce counseling (audio) \
variants: or counselling

Essential Meaning of counseling

: advice and support that is given to people to help them deal with problems, make important decisions, etc. She is receiving counseling to cope with the death of her husband. The college offers career counseling. drug/debt counseling

Full 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

She is receiving counseling to cope with the death of her husband. The college offers career counseling.
Recent Examples on the Web Brunswick officials said the school has arranged counseling and support for the hockey team as needed in the coming days. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 7 Jan. 2022 The funding states received for rental assistance also included money that could be used to provide more services to benefit renters, such as counseling and legal support. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 The campus, which educates a high share of underserved students, lacks many essential services at the same level of its peers, such as transfer student support, counseling and academic advising. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 The safety of students and staff members continues to be a top priority and the district will provide counseling and support services to any students or staff members in need. Fox News, 4 Sep. 2021 In New York, Geel House provides housing, counseling and support. jsonline.com, 31 Aug. 2021 Israelis are now protected by a rocket-defense system, have the option of temporarily escaping rocket range and have access to psychological counseling and government support. Josef Federman, ajc, 10 Aug. 2021 This is a country where mental health problems are stigmatized, where athletes are supposed to be strong and stoical, and where support and counseling is often unavailable, experts say. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 Addressing mental health-care inequity is of critical importance to Disposti because, in his view, LGBTQ people, specifically youth, are particularly vulnerable to lack of access to support and counseling. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of counseling

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for counseling

see counsel entry 1

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21 Jan 2022

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“Counseling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counseling. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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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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