...but I知 starting to feel more like a counselor.
Then stop being a counselor. I don't mean to sound harsh or insensitive, but this is likely to continue as long as you allow it to continue. If you wish it to stop, then stop it. Take control of the situation. And don't give me any nonsense about how it's not that simple. It is that simple.
Look, I don't know you; I don't know the student; I don't know the situation. But I do know one thing: a student's personal problems are not the teacher's problems. And if that teacher is getting a bit tired of listening to them (which is what I am sensing here), then that teacher has to learn to disengage without feeling some self-imposed obligation to be that student's therapist/buddy/mother/whatever.
Yes, care about your students. Yes, care about the quality of their work. Yes, be supportive and understanding. Unfortunately, however, sometimes the more you listen葉he more you empathize葉he more certain students will take advantage of you. When you pick up on the fact that a student is trying to take advantage of you or trying to use you as their crying towel, you may have to draw the line預nd then guard it with all your might. If you don't, you're liable to get dumped on until you do.
P.S. I'll probably get hammered for this, but I don't care.
Been there (ain't goin' back); done that (ain't doin' it again).