Counseling is a type of mental health treatment that involves receiving professional assistance in resolving, managing, and coping with personal conflicts and emotional problems. Counseling can occur in individual or in group settings. Counseling is often used interchangeably with the word therapy; however, counseling is usually short-term, uses a problem-solving approach, and often addresses a single problem or concern. For example, an individual may choose to go to counseling for anger management or relationship difficulties (marriage counseling).