counseling

  

Definition

Support process in which a counselor holds face to face talks with another person to help him or her solve a personal problem, or help improve that person's attitude, behavior, or character.

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  • In a counseling session, the counselor meets with another person and allows him or her to talk about what is bothering him or her and helps him or her to resolve their conflicts in a way that makes him or her feel better and better able to cope.

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  • After Brian punched a hole in the wall and threw his stapler out the window, his boss made him go to anger management counseling.

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  • My parents made me see a therapist and also attend counseling sessions because they thought my behavior recently was alarming.

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