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The current study aimed to verify the effectiveness of a psychological counseling program in developing positive thinking among a sample of adolescents in the secondary stage and its impact on reducing the severity of their intellectual extremism. The main study sample consisted of (45) male and female adolescents with high intellectual extremism in the secondary stage in the Sharq region in Cairo Governorate in the academic year (2021-2022); their chronological ages ranged from (16-17) years, with an average of (16,4) years. With a standard deviation A value of (0.495), they were divided into two groups: an experimental group consisting of (23) male and female students. The other is a control group, consisting of (22) male and female students. And by applying the Cattell intelligence test prepared by Fouad Abu Hatab, Amal Sadiq, and Mustafa Abdel Aziz (2005) and the socioeconomic level scale for the family designed by Abdel Aziz (2013), in addition to the measures of positive thinking and intellectual extremism among adolescents in the secondary stage, as well as a guiding program for developing positive thinking and reducing intellectual extremism. All of them were prepared by the researcher. The study concluded that the effectiveness of the counseling program in developing positive thinking among the experimental group of adolescents in the secondary stage, where the program’s impact was large, which in turn led to reducing the severity of intellectual extremism among them, and this did not appear in their counterparts in the control group.