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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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 worked with clients navigating career issues that often leave them feeling stuck. I use a holistic framework to understand the context, such as family or societal pressure, capitalism, financial fears, and other anxieties, that can exacerbate clients’ career issues.

— Samantha Wong, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

As an anxiety & depression specialist, I see how often these are caused by uncertainty about one's career path. Through coaching and hands-on, validated psychological assessments, I will help you find the career that helps you achieve the ideal trinity: 1. utilizes your strengths, skills, and passions; 2. helps others, from providing a direct service to producing art for others to enjoy; and 3. fulfills you, both emotionally (which prevents burnout!) & financially.

— Shannon Thomas, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, 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

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 Highlands Ranch, CO

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

I help individuals find things they are passionate about and explore ways to monetize that passion. Maybe you need a career change or want to add a side hustle, this focus area is where to start.

— Candice N. Crowley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance.

— Jesse Gross, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

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 have been a professional for over twenty years across a variety of industries and roles. From non-profits to investments to healthcare, I have lived, mentored and coached others through career decisions. Let me offer my knowledge and skills to you.

— Caitlin Oliveira, Clinical Social Worker in , MA

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

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

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

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 Texas, Colorado, and Florida (telehealth only),

Do you feel a need to achieve more in your career or other life areas? I can enable you to reach your full potential by discovering new possibilities for growth and step by step strategies to meet your goals. Then, I can show you how to make consistent progress by making changes stick - even in tough times. I invite you to call to see how I can help.

— Dr Dan Cohen, Psychologist in Riverdale, NY