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1. The act of exchanging opinions and ideas; consultation: joined in counsel with colleagues before deciding the issue.
2. Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person. See Synonyms at advice.
3. Private, guarded thoughts or opinions: keep one's own counsel.
4. A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and especially conducting a case in court.
v. coun·seled, coun·sel·ing, coun·sels or coun·selled or coun·sel·ling
1. To give counsel to; advise: counseled us to be prudent.
2. To recommend: counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.
To give or take advice. See Usage Note at council.

[Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counseling - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of actioncounseling - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
road map, guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
career counseling - counseling on career opportunities
cynosure - something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners); "let faith be your cynosure to walk by"
genetic counseling - guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
marriage counseling - counseling on marital problems and disagreements
confidential information, steer, tip, wind, hint, lead - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"


n orientación f, consejería, consejo, asesoría, asesoramiento; family — orientación or consejería or asesoría familiar; genetic — asesoramiento or consejo genético; marriage — consejería or orientación or asesoría matrimonial
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She is now accepting new patients seeking chiropractic care and nutritional counseling and treats people of all ages.
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In his family medicine career, Morris has provided mental and behavioral health care, family planning and sex education, nutritional counseling, education about diet and exercise, and regularly advocates for improved economic conditions for patients.
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This is the only facility in this upscale suburban area that combines nutritional counseling, body sculpting, and cardiovascular exercise all under one roof.
Joe Hardin and Karina Rolf-Campos provide nutritional counseling and education at their new store, Fayetteville Nutrition, in the Bellafont retail center off Joyce Boulevard.
New data from Portugal suggest, however, that individualized nutritional counseling not only improves patients' nutritional status, but can also prolong their overall survival after they undergo radiotherapy.
The survey conducted by VLCC, a leading beauty, slimming and preventive healthcare brand, added that nearly 90 per cent of residents would like to go for a fitness regime through weight loss, diet therapy and nutritional counseling during Ramadan.
As a practicing clinical and sports nutritionist for 20 years, I am seeing a substantial increase in patients from varied backgrounds seeking nutritional counseling.
In addition, HB 256 would allow hygienists practicing in a volunteer community health setting to perform the following services without the supervision of a dentist: dental health education, nutritional counseling, preparing a generalized oral screening with subsequent referral to a dentist, applying fluoride on patients, demonstration of oral hygiene technique and sealants.
They include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic services, massage, yoga, tai chi and lifestyle and nutritional counseling.

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