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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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
 

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

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 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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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, whether you know it or not, actually 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 our growth and learning through your process.

— Wyn Fox, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Houston, TX
 

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

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
 

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

In my graduate training program, I spent time working at a university-based career counseling center assisting students with school, career and job-searching strategies. If you spend the majority of your time at work, and find yourself struggling to enjoy it, then it is worthwhile to work with a career counselor to develop concrete strategies to overcome barriers to workplace fulfillment.

— Sabrina Tropper, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City, NY
 

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

After receiving a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, I completed the requirements to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). I love to work with clients of all ages who want to identify career interests and pursue career goals whether they are just leaving high school and considering a college (or training) path, or a retiree looking for a second career.

— LATEISHA ELLIOTT, Licensed Professional Counselor in Huntsville, AL
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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 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" 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