Career Counseling

Finding a satisfying and fulfilling career is a critical part of mental health. If you are facing career-related challenges or just having trouble figuring out what your next step should be, you may want to explore career counseling (or career guidance as it is sometimes known). A qualified career counselor will be able to help you identify all your options and work to help you change, choose or leave a career. No matter what stage of life you are in, a career counselor can help you use your values, skills, strengths, and interests to identify the perfect career for you. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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I do both strategic and tactical career consulting. Strategic career counseling helps answer the question, "What should I do next," while tactical approaches answer, "How can I make that happen?" Anxiety is often a confounder in career exploration and in the tactics of making a change and I think I am most helpful when both work issues and anxiety issues are at play!

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA

As a board-certified career counselor for the last 5 years, I have counseled and coached over 500 individual clients from diverse backgrounds in achieving their career goals while addressing psychological and personal issues that often hinder their progress. I use various professional assessments, such as the MBTI and Strong Inventory, and counseling techniques that help clients define, strategize, and achieve their career goals based on their values, strengths, and current stage of life.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA
 

As a board-certified career counselor for the last 5 years, I have counseled and coached over 500 individual clients from diverse backgrounds in achieving their career goals while addressing psychological and personal issues that often hinder their progress. I use various professional assessments, such as the MBTI and Strong Inventory, and counseling techniques that help clients define, strategize, and achieve their career goals based on their values, strengths, and current stage of life.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA

I provide life coaching for career counseling in helping you decide whether you are satisfied in your current work or if you need to pivot into a more fulfilling role through the use of motivational interviewing techhniques.

— Dora Daniels, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

As a board-certified career counselor for the last 5 years, I have counseled and coached over 500 culturally diverse clients in achieving their career goals while addressing psychological and personal issues that often hinder their progress. I use various professional assessments, such as the MBTI and Strong Inventory, and counseling techniques that help clients define, strategize, and achieve their career goals based on their values, strengths, and current stage of life.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA

I approach career counseling through a narrative perspective. We'll look at the stories you use to define your life and career thus far. We'll explore the meaning in these stories and what they reveal about your interests, values, and strengths. We'll also look at elements of these stories that could be holding you back. And we'll weave all of this into a new narrative that can crystallize the kind of changes that can help you find career success and satisfaction, and work-life balance.

— Meredith Simonds, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Very often people feel stuck in their work OR feel like their career has not even started. Being in a job that is a poor fit can be frustrating & even lead to depression or anxiety. This can go on to impact our personal life & relationships. Further, the rapid advancement in technology is creating new opportunities, but can seem overwhelming to know where to start. Lets put our heads together to see what is possible for you.

— Kathleen Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

As a career coach, work with individuals experiencing problems in the workplace, often involving conflict with bosses, co-workers and subordinates. Strategize on improving job performance, navigating organizational politics, and dealing with work stress. Help clients with career transitions, often involving exploring opportunities and assisting with with job search, resume development, and interview skills.

— Michael Sands, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
 

Finding a job that suits your needs, your purpose, and your values can be super hard. Especially if you're not sure if you're in the wrong job OR if you're not managing it properly. Once you've identified what you want to do, it is important to set yourself up for success - from the first interview, to every-day work life, through promotion and future career goals. Let's talk about how you can maximize your strengths, manage your day, and succeed at work.

— Katie Vernoy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

Finding a job or changing career direction can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start? I can help so you don't have to do this alone. - Figure out what you want to do with your life - Learn job search techniques no one has taught you - Stop feeling confused and effectively move forward

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver,
 

Many adults struggle in their careers. Many of my clients have a unique way of operating in the world, I honor that uniqueness by allowing you to fully express who you are, and will encourage you to find and follow your true passion. I help my clients identify the type of work that leverages your strengths so you can get the most out of your career.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, CA

How we feel about our careers and the healthiness of our work environments have significant relationships to our mental and emotional health. I have successfully worked with many clients on 'imposter syndrome,' boundaries, finding career passions, work-life balance, healing from toxic work environments, job search struggles & successes, and exploring their next career step!

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Northglenn, CO
 

"Career" spans the lifetime - From choices about choosing high schools to planning retirement. I tend to use very few formal assessments and many more Acceptance and Commitment Therapy values exercises to help folks identify a valued path forward, whatever stage of life they're in. And then of course, we can get into the nitty gritty of writing resumes, creating social media presence (when relevant), and other tactics to turn that valued vision of your future into reality.

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA

A big chunk of my own career has been in the workplace and I know there are folks who want to spend time on their own work pathways. My view is that we need to create a couple of dual areas of interest. We spend time navigating the workplace, the roles, goals, and long-term desires. We also consider what's behind that, like what has led to your goals, what are your triggers, and so on.

— Jason Olin, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA
 

Everyone has unique talents and strengths. Everyone. The key is to understand how to leverage these in a way that creates ultimate satisfaction for you, and in turn serves others. If you work with me, I will push you to try experiments and forays toward the career growth you deserve.

— Michael Ceely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

20+ years in HR and Executive Search Recruiting prior to making a career change.

— Robert Preston, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure... He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” - Lawrence Pearsall Jacks I'd love to support you in moving toward a better career fit, or a better work/life balance.

— Darcy Dittrich, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

It's time to take the leap, committing yourself to become more fulfilled in your career. I specialize in helping people discover a career that falls in line with their life's purpose. I work with people who feel stuck in their careers, are dealing with career burnout or stress, or are entering the workforce and are unsure of what direction to take. Some of my favorite populations to work with include young adults or parents returning to the workforce after taking time off to raise children.

— Heather LeCompte, Associate Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR