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 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
 

Work is what we do, day in and day out. It provides us with necessary financial support, but it also can provide a sense of meaning and help create value in our own lives and the lives of others. As a counseling psychologist, I have extensive training in vocational and career counseling. With work and career being such central parts of our lives, many people struggle to find a meaningful career that fits with both their values and financial needs. Career counseling is a targeted, solution-focused approach that can help you identify what's working and what's not working about your current situation and help to make meaningful change.

— Allison Karthaus, Psychologist in Boston, MA

I have deep and broad experience in helping clients to choose, change, or advance their careers. I can help with existential meaning-making as well as concrete tasks such as assistance with a job search, salary negotiation, or work/life integration.

— Janet Civitelli, Psychologist in Austin, TX
 

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

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, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Frederick Buechner is quoted as saying that vocation is where your "greatest joy meets the world's greatest need". My niche is being a part of the process that gets you to this place. I believe that your circumstances drastically improve when your perceptions become more self-affirming and your focus is on what is real and what you can impact.

— Tracy Braden, Counselor in Portland, OR

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 work with many who are looking for employment, transitioning jobs, or working to navigate their job's political climate. We will not only focus on skill development to aid your goals, but we will also pay attention to your individuality and the unique struggles you may have in the workforce. I have experience with those who have been harassed in the workplace or feel there is a barrier to their career advancement due to a minority status.

— Lauren Rigney, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY