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

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
 

I have 20 years experience in Management working for aerospace companies in different roles, I have interviewed and mentored several employees. I enjoy providing all the knowledge I have in career counseling.

— Anna Schafer Edwards, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Cooper City, FL

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 changed careers three times in my life. One of my joys is helping people find their true calling.

— Carol Lennox, Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

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

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 Marriage & Family Therapist in Houston, TX
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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 help my clients articulate their skills and strengths and identify a creative range of job possibilities. Many of my clients are re-entering paid work after stepping away to care for a family member and have a new perspective on what they want out of their career. I have a passion for small businesses and "side-hustles" and love helping my clients flesh out possibilities while staying grounded about responsibilities. I'm a "Dependable Strengths" facilitator and run career counseling groups.

— Rachel Duncan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Denver, CO

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
 

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

I have been working with clients on career-focused challenges since 2010. Starting with young adults with developmental disorders, and now working with adults who have disabilities or just lost employment.

— Virginia Nielsen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Port Hadlock, WA
 

I possess 25 plus years of experience in recruiting both candidates and organizations in successful job placements. Developed job fairs, developed career related workshops, created executive level resumes for students, taught successful job search skills, including dressing for success, power interview skills, successfully navigating the job search. Developed first career development class to receive academic course credit for grad and undergrad students at the University of Notre Dame duLac

— Olivia Williams, M.S. Ed., Counselor

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
 

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

The clients I work with on career & vocation are deeply questioning their relationship to work, often yearning for work to be a more meaningful part of their lives, & for it to align more fully with their core values. I love these explorations! Clarifying what's important, what role you want work to play in your life, whether to change jobs, fields, or create more fulfillment right where you are. Listening, experimenting, taking actions, generating possibilities, stepping into your vision.

— Charisse Coleman, Counselor in Durham, NC
 

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

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, Counselor in Altamonte Springs, FL
 

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

I have worked as a career counselor for the past 10 years, helping over 250 people find careers, change careers and keep the careers they have. I am able to give insight to those looking for a career or changing careers at all points in their life. I have many connections in the community that helps me assist people in finding the right fit in a career.

— Crystal Smith, Counselor in Taylorsville, NC
 

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