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professional help in handling and processes private problems, such as behavior-related, job-related, marriage, school, rehabilitative, school-based, life-stage, and emotionally rooted problems. The therapist employs methods of proactive listening, advising the client, talk therapy, clarifying, guiding the client, and the rendering of examinations.

COUNSELING: "Seeking therapy or counseling is by no means anything one should be ashamed of."

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