Imagine you are now a licensed counselor with a thriving career. A close friend

Imagine you are now a licensed counselor with a thriving career. A close friend has asked to meet with you one or two times a month to discuss some personal challenges they’ve been experiencing. Your close friend expresses they don’t want to go through formal counseling but would prefer instead to talk to a close friend with counseling experience.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 
Describe some differences between friendships and therapeutic relationships.
How should the counselor and client relationship differ from that of a counselor and a friend? 
What kinds of counseling skills might be used in therapeutic relationships that would not be used when talking to a friend?
How might ethics play a role in therapeutic relationship boundaries?

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