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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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, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

"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

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 vocational counselor, I have helped dozens of people find and gain meaningful work that provides a living wage and a future for them and their families. I have worked with people wanting employment in a wide range of industries and with those who are starting with a need to find their path. I have provided guidance from high school students to PhD students and professionals. I have also counseled entrepreneurs who wanted to develop their income creatively and independently.

— MAGGIE METCALFE, Counselor

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
 

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

In addition to being a trauma therapist, I mentor successful people, CEOs, and entrepreneurs all over the world. I have particular interests in furthering the professional skills and confidence of women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ in the workplace.

— Elaine Dove, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
 

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 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
 

I combine focused study of workplace issues with experience from a lifetime of corporate work. I have a passion for helping people navigate career transitions from starting out, to starting again, to retirement's second act. We might explore what changes feel right, even if they feel scary, or how to believe in yourself and find meaning and balance between work and life.

— Christa Cummins, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

The transition from teenager to adult is under-recognized in terms of the challenges. They include the long journey of building an adult career, adult friendships and mentors, and adult autonomy. I work with you to identify the areas where you are thriving and the areas where you need help. Overall, most people have set deadlines for themselves that are hard to achieve and together we work to break the effort into digestible chunks.

— Jason Olin, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, 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 in Northglenn, CO

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, CO
 

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

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
 

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 Lynne Simonds, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Do you feel a need to achieve more in your career or other life areas? I can enable you to reach your full potential by discovering new possibilities for growth and step by step strategies to meet your goals. Then, I can show you how to make consistent progress by making changes stick - even in tough times. I invite you to call to see how I can help.

— Dr Dan Cohen, Psychologist in NYC, NY