counseling

noun
coun·sel·ing | \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)liŋ \
variants: or counselling

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.

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Youth are provided with mentoring, job training, life skills training, mental health counseling, career and educational development. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth," 14 July 2018 He was released on $5,000 bond and required to undergo mental health counseling. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "A man stole a gun from a store, cops say. But what a manager did next got him fired.," 12 July 2018 Some are interested in drug or mental health counseling, or need to sign up for Social Security or health care. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "This man cost Sacramento County more in one year than any other homeless person," 8 July 2018 In 2002, The Star interviewed the men who had lodged the complaints in Kansas City and reported that the diocese had helped one of them buy a pickup truck and paid for his counseling. Judy L. Thomas, kansascity, "Could former KC priest, 86, still face charges? Yes, but 'there is an issue of time'," 3 July 2018 Neeley is a student studying mental health counseling, according to her Facebook page. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "SC couple turns 'first dance' at wedding into choreographed show for their guests," 28 June 2018 Her players from Oswego came together at the school for counseling. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Remembering Amanda: Lockport, Oswego softball communities cite Amanda Stanton's compassion and smile," 27 June 2018 Jessica Aram worked as a genetic counselor for LabCorp counseling pregnant patients when a genetic test revealed abnormalities in the fetus. Dan Eaton, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Not every workplace complaint is legally protected whistleblowing," 25 June 2018 Employment runs for 18 months and is integrated with free mental health counseling, psychotherapy, substance abuse and support groups. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What stops a bullet? Milwaukee can learn from L.A. program that has turned to trauma care," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of counseling

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for counseling

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counseling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of counseling

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

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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