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counselor

 [kown´sel-er]
one who gives advice or instruction.
vocational counselor a professional who assists disabled individuals in assessing their strengths and weaknesses and selecting jobs or careers that maximize their potential to become contributing members of the workforce. The vocational counselor works as a member of the rehabilitation team to formulate a plan designed to achieve vocational goals.

counselor

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counsellor

(koun′sə-lər, -slər)
n.
A person, especially a licensed professional, who treats people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and problems. See Usage Note at council.

coun′se·lor·ship′ n.

counselor

a human services professional who deals with human development concerns through support, therapeutic approaches, consultation, evaluation, teaching, and research. Specializations include, but are not limited to, community counselor, gerontological counselor, spiritual counselor, grief counselor, marriage and family counselor/therapist, mental health counselor, school counselor, and student affairs practioner. See also genetic counselor.
References in classic literature ?
A king, when he presides in counsel, let him beware how he opens his own inclination too much, in that which he propoundeth; for else counsellors will but take the wind of him, and instead of giving free counsel, sing him a song of placebo.
And a smile played round the King's lips as he finished speaking, and his courtiers and counsellors shook with laughter when they thought of the old woman's folly, and praised the King's wise device, and said to each other, 'What a joke it will be when we see the pair of them tarred and feathered
I know all that better than all these sage and experienced counsellors and monitors.