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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From college students to people with established careers (& everyone in between), I’m passionate about helping people find a job that’s the best fit for their life. Not only do I want you to be fulfilled in your work, but I want you to have a job that meets your needs. I have specialized training & experience in career & vocational counseling to help you align your personal values with a satisfying job.

— Jillian Fish, Psychologist in Saint Paul, MN

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
 

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 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
 

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

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
 

Navigating the complexities of today's job market can be overwhelming, whether you're grappling with workplace stress, considering a career transition, or just starting your professional journey. My approach to career counseling combines traditional therapeutic methods with modern career assessment tools. This blend allows me to help you identify your strengths and align them with your career aspirations, offering actionable strategies for career development.

— Ehsan Shabahang, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in ,

When facing changes, one of the questions we often confront is who am I and what do I want to do with this short life? We may call it "career counseling" but the ways we choose to spend our days is a crucial choice, with many important limitations and consequences. Together, we can work to identify your values, who you are, and what kind of life you would like to authentically choose for yourself.

— Nic Sutherland, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

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 Rose LeCompte, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

The career counseling I offer is a bit different than helping you determine your life's calling, next career move, or navigating a job search. While I'm qualified in those areas, I specializing in helping others work through how anxiety, self-esteem, confidence, burnout, and people-pleasing are impacting their career performance. I enjoy helping others feel more secure and in control of their job and professional identity by tackling these issues within the specific context of their career.

— Joe Burke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cary, NC
 

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

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
 

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 Rose LeCompte, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

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
 

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

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
 

I am a trained career counselor, with over 7 years of experience in employment 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 issues.

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

I specialize in career counseling for women leaders, addressing workplace stress and transitions. Using trauma-informed therapy, CBT, and mindfulness, I guide clients to overcome challenges, find clarity, and thrive professionally. We'll create personalized plans to manage stress and achieve work-life balance. Ready to transform your career? Reach out today!

— Djuan Short, Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA