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!

Meet the specialists

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
 

"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 Portland, OR

A sense of purpose in work is inextricable from our personal fulfillment, and I can provide actionable strategies to help you identify what will bring you meaning and satisfaction to thrive. I’ve worked at distinguished institutions like Rice University and Purdue University, partnering with students and young professionals as they strive to understand their interests and abilities, explore college majors and potential careers, and make a strategy for flourishing in the working world.

— Tamara Clarkson, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

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 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

Are you doing work you love? How are you doing financially? We live in times of great changes. The transformation happening in our world asks of us adaptability. We are required by many employers to have well developed social skills. Technologies like block chain, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are rapidly evolving our planet and our work opportunities are changing with it. Creativity and social skills are the human factors which set us apart, enabling to find work.

— Daniel Davis, Counselor in Santa Clara, CA
 

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

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

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 spent several years in career counseling and recruiting before entering mental health counseling. In a therapeutic setting, I am able to explore how clients' career goals relate to life purpose, meaning, and life satisfaction. Well-being is tied to how we spend our time, and I am able to help clients explore how to find work-life balance or begin a career transition.

— Kami Sidman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA

I spent several years in career counseling and recruiting before entering mental health counseling. In a therapeutic setting, I am able to explore how clients' career goals relate to life purpose, meaning, and life satisfaction. Well-being is tied to how we spend our time, and I am able to help clients explore how to find work-life balance or begin a career transition.

— Kami Sidman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
 

My career coaching approach is Positive Psychology & Strengths Based. I believe Everyone has skills, strengths, and accomplishments that can be utilized positively to further develop a career at any stage in their life. Bringing out your passion, purpose, life career goals is what I excel at, during career counseling.

— Dr Stem Sithembile Mahlatini, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Orlando, FL

Have you recently felt unfulfilled in your career? Are you considering making a big change but feel too overwhelmed to begin? Are you struggling with assertiveness or dealing with work politics that you’d like practical and effective solutions to? Career counseling may be a helpful solution for you. I have worked with many clients through major career transitions. Together we can create a tangible plan towards a career more aligned with you that feels emotionally manageable.

— Alyson Curtis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
 

I am a trained career counselor, with over 7 years of experience in employment counseling. As an integrative career counselor, I work with clients to help them identify potential emotional barriers in order to move forward with career transitions; using my clinical tools like expressive arts, mindfulness & CBT. As a certified MBTI (Myers Briggs Trait Instrument) trainer, I enjoy administering the MBTI test, interpreting it; helping clients incorporate this knowledge to understand work issues.

— Shelley Samuels, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Oakland, CA