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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It is embedded into our minds at very young ages that, the stages of life are, school, job, marriage & Kids. Many people just go through the phases, without thinking about their passions & skills. Many of our jobs are forced on us for survival or family. My goal is to get to the root of your God given purpose, to career advancement.

— Chiaku Hanson, Counselor in Los Angeles, 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

I have extensive experience working in a university career counseling center, with clients presenting with issues such as: finding a job, interviewing, creating a resume/ cover letter, applying for grants/ scholarships, applying for grad school, transitioning to a new career field, and career exploration.

— Molly Roth, Counselor in Cedar Park, TX
 

"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, Counselor in Portland, OR

Do you feel stuck or unfulfilled in your career? Have you lost your sense of purpose and passion for your work? Have you ever had it? Whether you are a high school or college student looking for the perfect career path, a 20-year veteran of the workforce experiencing burnout, an entrepreneur or business owner in start-up, growth or expansion, we can help. We can help you find the clarity and insight so you can move forward on making better decisions that lead to better results.

— James Killian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodbridge, CT
 

Sometimes, you may find the career you are in is not the one you want. Other times, you may simply feel stressed and burnt out. My goal is to help you navigate through your options to find solutions that really fit your needs. This could be coping techniques, stress and/or time management skills, or exploring different career options.

— Alexandra Lambeth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Prairie, 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
 

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 have a background in human resources management. I love working with adolescents and college aged clients to help explore potential career interests.

— Jennifer Forster, Counselor in West Linn, OR
 

Do you feel stuck or unfulfilled in your career? Have you lost your sense of purpose and passion for your work? Have you ever had it? Whether you are a high school or college student looking for the perfect career path, a 20-year veteran of the workforce experiencing burnout, an entrepreneur or business owner in start-up, growth or expansion, we can help. We can help you find the clarity and insight so you can move forward on making better decisions that lead to better results.

— James Killian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodbridge, CT

I find careers are an integral part of a person's well-being. What a person does through out the majority of their day and how they contribute to the world, can really impact all areas of their life. I combine career assessments (when appropriate) with what is holding a person back in their life while also considering other areas of their life, including relationships.

— Suzi Sena, Counselor in Simsbury, CT

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

Your career development is a lifelong process that started when you were born! There are a number of factors that influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. I support you in your growth and learning through your process.

— Wyn Fox, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bellaire, TX
 

Individuals set goals for themselves and sometimes things do not go as planned. Some people are able to create a solution, while others need to explore at other career opportunities. You may not know or have anxieties that prevent you to go into the career field of your dreams.

— Kenya Pace, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Tampa, FL

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
 

Whether you’re seeking a new career direction, selecting a college major, uncovering your unique talents, more work/life balance, or a refresh of your life goals, I can help. I coach and mentor student and professional clients by identifying key strengths and accomplishments, assessing your personality type, unique giftedness and career interests. If you know what you should do, but just can't follow through, then this option is for you!

— Shawn Hales, Psychologist in Towson, MD

Your logical brain has taken you pretty far in life. Up until now, being intelligent and rational has served you well. But now, you wonder if the other side of you could use some attention. Maybe you’re entering a leadership role at work. You're sensing that reason and data are not the most efficient way through every human problem. You want to learn to influence people and get them working well together, rather than wasting time on infighting that doesn't matter. Let's level you up.

— Gretta Duleba, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

I currently offer an online course titled "A Wild New School" that is part of a collaboration with career coach Megan Leatherman. This can be a wonderful addition to therapy or coaching for individuals undergoing career transitions. My mindfulness coaching series can also help support greater mindfulness and self-care in your life and career!

— Megan Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in North Bend, OR

Career counseling is my jam. I love watching folks see what the right fit can do for their career. If you would like to work on a plan to get you on the career track you have been dreaming about, let me know. I'm happy to work with you even if you are worried that your depression, anxiety, AD/HD, autism or other condition may setup roadblocks. You and I can explore options to find a path to your goals.

— Kim Parker (TX 70157), Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

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 in ,

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
 

I have 18 years of experience as a Human Resource professional, have been trained in career counseling, and have done career counseling as my profession while in grad school.

— Jenny Larson, Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

Feeling stuck in a 9 to 5 job? Feel dissatisfied, but don't even know where to start? You don't have to figure it out alone. Often times, job dissatisfaction leaks into other areas of our lives, especially our marriages/family relationships. Career counseling can help get you on track to go from where you are to where you WANT to be.

— Lydia Blackwell, Counselor in Johnson City, TN

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