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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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The company offers a specialized program of exercise training sessions and nutritional counseling for brides, grooms and their wedding parties.
The program has helped tens of thousands of members nationwide to reach their fitness goals with its unique combination of fitness, nutritional counseling and motivation.
The state argued that his blogging activities had crossed the line into nutritional counseling and thus were illegalunder statelaw.
The approach included nutritional counseling on a healthy diet and lifestyle as supported by a commercially available smart phone diet app, with ongoing coaching via the phone and online.
Those no-cost services include fitness center memberships, a tobacco cessation program, health coaching, nutritional counseling and free personal training packages for employees with a BMI of 30 or higher.
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Nutritional counseling and psychotherapy are also helpful.
In overweight patients with diabetes, pedometer use with nutritional counseling is associated with 0.86 kg greater weight loss than nutritional counseling alone (SOR: B, meta-analysis of lower quality RCTs).
Gastroenterologists, nutritionists, and other clinicians from the US, Australia, and Canada discuss nutritional assessment; macronutrient digestion and absorption; malabsorption; food allergy and intolerance; prebiotics and dietary fiber; the role of intestinal microbiota and probiotics in health and disease; nutrition and gastrointestinal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease and eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and acute and chronic pancreatitis; enteral access and nutrition; parenteral nutrition; medical and endoscopic therapy and surgical management of obesity and complications; and nutritional counseling. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The sessions incorporate exercise, nutritional counseling, medication management, and smoking cessation.

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