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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It's time to take the leap, committing yourself to become more fulfilled in your career. I specialize in helping people discover a career that falls in line with their life's purpose. I work with people who feel stuck in their careers, are dealing with career burnout or stress, or are entering the workforce and are unsure of what direction to take. Some of my favorite populations to work with include young adults or parents returning to the workforce after taking time off to raise children.

— Heather LeCompte, Associate Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

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
 

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

"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 Vancouver, WA
 

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

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 Denver, CO
 

It's time to take the leap, committing yourself to become more fulfilled in your career. I specialize in helping people discover a career that falls in line with their life's purpose. I work with people who feel stuck in their careers, are dealing with career burnout or stress, or are entering the workforce and are unsure of what direction to take. Some of my favorite populations to work with include young adults or parents returning to the workforce after taking time off to raise children.

— Heather LeCompte, Associate Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

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 Denver, CO
 

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 am a certified career counselor and certified life's purpose coach. I specialize in helping people discover a career that falls in line with their life's purpose. I work with people who feel stuck in their careers, are dealing with career burnout or stress, or are entering the workforce and are unsure of what direction to take. Some of my favorite populations to work with include young adults or parents returning to the workforce after taking time off to raise children.

— Heather LeCompte, Associate Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR
 

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

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, Counselor in Northglenn, CO
 

My experience as a Human Resource professional and therapeutic use of Motivational Interviewing allows me to support clients dealing with issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, stress, or anxiety related to their careers.

— Sergio Torres, Clinical Social Worker in yonkers, NY

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 Vancouver, WA
 

In addition to being a trauma therapist, I mentor successful people, CEOs, and entrepreneurs all over the world. I have particular interests in furthering the professional skills and confidence of women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ in the workplace.

— Elaine Dove, 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, Professional Counselor Associate 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

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 , TX