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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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

How we feel about our careers and the healthiness of our work environments have significant relationships to our mental and emotional health. I have successfully worked with many clients on 'imposter syndrome,' boundaries, finding career passions, work-life balance, healing from toxic work environments, job search struggles & successes, and exploring their next career step!

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northglenn, CO

The transition from teenager to adult is under-recognized in terms of the challenges. They include the long journey of building an adult career, adult friendships and mentors, and adult autonomy. I work with you to identify the areas where you are thriving and the areas where you need help. Overall, most people have set deadlines for themselves that are hard to achieve and together we work to break the effort into digestible chunks.

— Jason Olin, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

I am a trained career counselor, with over 10 years of experience in vocational 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 issue

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

Is your job getting you down? Are you feeling burned out, and not sure how to turn it around? Maybe at this point you can't even remember why you accepted the job in the first place. Or perhaps you're an entrepreneur and can't seem to create the work-life balance you'd thought you would have achieved by now. You've noticed that getting through the week is getting harder and harder, and the coping strategies that used to work just aren't cutting it anymore. No worries - I can help!

— Dr. Grisel Lopez-Escobar, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

Many adults struggle in their careers. Many of my clients have a unique way of operating in the world, I honor that uniqueness by allowing you to fully express who you are, and will encourage you to find and follow your true passion. I help my clients identify the type of work that leverages your strengths so you can get the most out of your career.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, 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

Finding a job or changing career direction can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start? I can help so you don't have to do this alone. - Figure out what you want to do with your life - Learn job search techniques no one has taught you - Stop feeling confused and effectively move forward

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I combine focused study of workplace issues with experience from a lifetime of corporate work. I have a passion for helping people navigate career transitions from starting out, to starting again, to retirement's second act. We might explore what changes feel right, even if they feel scary, or how to believe in yourself and find meaning and balance between work and life.

— Christa Cummins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I support clients who are burnt out, unsatisfied in their careers, are working towards a job change such as leaving a career or preparing for a promotion.

— Desiree Norwood, Psychotherapist

Do you wake up excited to do what you do? Are you where you want to be in life professionally? Do you feel like the track you’re on will lead to a destination of integrity, pride, and fulfillment at the conclusion of your working years? If the answer is no or you aren’t sure, I would be delighted to help. As a small business owner and former tech sales executive, I delight in helping fellow entrepreneurs and young professionals find meaning on the job and obtain a healthy work/life balance.

— Joey Sorenson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

Change can be overwhelming and frightening, especially with our careers. Focusing on our strengths and passions can help guide us to make the correct career choices.

— Heath Tolleson, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in New Braunfels, 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 Acme, WA

At some point throughout our careers, most of us will experience feeling stuck, unmotivated, unsure of next steps or in need of some support navigating a workplace dynamic. Therapy can be a great place to identify and talk through work-related challenges. As a career changer, I have personal experience navigating different kinds of work environments and grappling with my career path.

— Megan Wessler, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I work with people of all ages who are questioning their purpose or career path. I have extensive experience with individuals who are unhappy with their current career or feel immobilized in making a "choice." I also love to work with people in management roles who are having trouble connecting with their clients.

— Ashley Bell, Counselor in St. Louis, MO

Finding a job or changing career direction can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start? I can help so you don't have to do this alone. - Figure out what you want to do with your life - Stop feeling confused and effectively move forward - Don't stay feeling stuck in your current position - Feel aligned with your work life again

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Help for helpers: I specialize in supporting the recovery and thriving of physicians, healthcare professionals, and community leaders. No external agenda. No responsibilities to your organization. My goal is not to patch you up to keep you productive. I am here for YOU. To help you get back to being–or become for the first time–a more integrated, grounded, and whole person, no longer just a worn-out cog in a broken machine.

— Shin Ock, Psychologist in North Bethesda, MD

Career counseling is a process that assists individuals in making informed career decisions, guiding them to discover and understand their skills, interests, and values. It explores potential career paths and facilitates goal setting. This therapy supports dealing with work-related stress, career transitions, and striking a balance between work and personal life.

— Jennifer Gray, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I became a therapist later in life, so I have worked in a variety of jobs and industries. One was working at YMCA, where I taught college exploration. At another job, I helped students find scholarships and write college essays. As a DV counselor, I have helped people explore what comes next in their lives, which is often a career change. It can be emotionally beneficial to have a career that brings joy and independence, and there are numerous resources to help people find what that is for them.

— Kate Mageau, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA