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

I combine focused study of workplace issues with experience throughout a lifetime of corporate work and familiarity with the systems that play out there.

— Christa Cummins, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
 

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

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
 

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

— Carol Lennox, Counselor in Austin, TX
 

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

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

Many of us spend more time at work than we do anywhere else and research has demonstrated that work plays a major role in our mental health and well-being. Yet, many people feel resigned to the vocational path they have chosen or feel totally lost about where to go next. I’ve worked with clients to explore career transitions, pursue further education, cope with burnout, and work towards achieving specific work goals.

— Stephanie Thrower, Psychologist in Woburn, MA
 

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

I have been receiving training in the practice and theory of career counseling since 2015. I spent two years working in a career counseling clinic and later went on to be the coordinator for that clinic, providing individual and group career counseling and supervision for career counselors in training. I have been trained in a variety of career counseling interventions, such as formal assessment and the use of online databases and tools to help individuals identify potential career options.

— Brittany Sievers, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
 

Learning new ways of managing stress and relationships can provide a new outlook on your personal life and career. My understanding of the professional world combined with empathetic counseling can help you find your purpose to redefine and redesign your career. I can also assist with writing engaging cover letters, creating effective resumes, and conducting a successful job search.

— Angie Kelly, Counselor

I provided executive leadership coaching to women in nonprofit executive roles.

— Raven Waterman, Psychotherapist in ,
 

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 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
 

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 have 15+ years of experience providing career counseling in university and private practice settings. I am trained to administer MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and True Colors assessments. I address the VIPS - Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills. Additionally, I include resume review and practice interviewing as part of the process. Career counseling can be helpful for adolescents and young adults as they transition to college and beyond, as well as mid-career change adults.

— Kimberly Watts Hoggatt, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
 

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

Here’s the thing – feeling unheard and being discouraged from setting big, high achieving goals has an affect on our careers. It can prevent you from pursuing the job or career you really want; from asking for that raise or that flexible schedule you deserve; and from putting your career satisfaction and success before the needs of others. I see it. All. the. time. I love career counseling and think it is truly undervalued. I have ten year's of experience as career counselor and I love it!

— Kelly Gentry, Counselor in Nutley, NJ
 

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

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 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

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
 

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

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 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

¿Estás avanzando en tu carrera o decides salir por tu cuenta y allanar un nuevo camino? Usted sabe lo que se necesita para "hacerlo", pero a menudo este impulso puede ser frustrante en el mejor de los casos y paralizante, en el peor. Brindamos asesoramiento de salud mental para emprendedores. Nos especializamos en ayudar a personas motivadas, de alto rendimiento.

— Jose Solis, Counselor in Moore, OK
 

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 work with clients on addressing what might be keeping them "stuck" and how to move forward with their plans for the future.

— Marisol Cruz, Counselor in Lebanon, PA