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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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

Whether you’re seeking a new career direction, selecting a college major, uncovering your unique talents, more work/life balance, or a refresh of your life goals, I can help. I coach and mentor student and professional clients by identifying key strengths and accomplishments, assessing your personality type, unique giftedness and career interests. If you know what you should do, but just can't follow through, then this option is for you!

— Shawn Hales, Psychologist in Towson, MD
 

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
 

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
 

"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

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
 

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

When someone is working the ideal job, he feels good about going to work and feels largely energized by his work. A job that is a “good fit” reflects who someone is, gives him purpose, and lends him the opportunity to use his innate strengths. Let's work together to gain the level of awareness you need to select a career in which you will feel satisfied, that will play to your strengths, and will lead you down a path of fulfillment and overall happiness.

— Rivka (Rochkind) Janowski, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Career counseling is my jam. I love watching folks see what the right fit can do for their career. If you would like to work on a plan to get you on the career track you have been dreaming about, let me know. I'm happy to work with you even if you are worried that your depression, anxiety, AD/HD, autism or other condition may setup roadblocks. You and I can explore options to find a path to your goals.

— Kim Parker (TX 70157), Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

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
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

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

career transition, workplace issues, career development, emotional intelligence as a leader, leadership

— Elizabeth Gentzkow, Licensed Professional 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
 

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

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
 

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've worked in a variety of settings assisting college students to executives, across various industries. I am a Certified Career Counselor, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Myers-Briggs Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner and previously held, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).

— Meagan Prost, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 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

Whether you are just starting out with a first decision about careers, or an experienced professional considering a change, or even someone nearing retirement, career counseling and job search coaching can help you make an informed decision about what you want to do next. For some, career assessements are helpful, which along with our discussions, help you to focus on what is most important as you move forward in your career. I help clients to make an informed, well-thought-through decision.

— Alicia Philipp, Counselor in Avondale Estates, GA

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 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