- 1A person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems: a marriage counselorMore example sentences
- Pain rehabilitation programs often employ a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors and physical therapists.
- They may not know the differences in training between psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and social workers.
- People such as counsellors, psychologists and behavioural therapists may show you relaxation techniques and other ways to deal with stress.
- 1.1 [often with adjective] A person who gives advice on a specified subject: a debt counselorMore example sentences
- This is a heartfelt and very practical book, which includes chapters with advice for pregnancy center counselors.
- We later had a behavioral health counselor talk to him, but Jeremy said he didn't want help - he could handle things on his own.
- The 50-year-old dog trainer and behaviour counsellor has gambled her future on the venture.
- 2North American A person who supervises children at a camp.More example sentences
- Camps should gather specific information about each child and use that in meetings with counselors and supervisors.
- Working as a counselor at a summer camp in northern Wisconsin, he was invited to a friend's family's lake cottage.
- But when an adult supervisor and other counselors organized a tug-of-war, Allan's instincts told him to refuse to join in.
- 3US & Irish A trial lawyer.More example sentences
- Now she was working as a receptionist and sometime counselor, but she was planning to become a paralegal and, after that, an attorney.
- 4A senior officer in the diplomatic service.More example sentences
- Those with interpersonal intelligence are sensitive to others; think of diplomats and counselors as examples.
- By the end of 1983, he was back in the diplomatic service, as counsellor at the Irish embassy in London.
- I was ushered into one of the meeting rooms and met by the embassy's press counsellor.
Middle English (in the general sense 'adviser'): from Old French conseiller, from Latin consiliarius, and Old French conseillour, from Latin consiliator, both from consilium 'consultation or advice'.
A counselor is someone who gives advice or counsel, especially an attorney. A councilor is a member of a council, such as a town or city council. Confusion arises because many counselors sit on councils, and councilors are often called on to give counsel.