Career Counseling Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Chelsea Mann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I also bring a background in Talent Acquisition & Recruitment, which I integrate into my work with clients seeking career counseling support.
A common myth is that we need to be in “crisis” to seek therapy, but folks at any level could benefit. Maybe things are good but not great. Maybe you could use a safe, confidential space to unload or get an unbiased view. Maybe the ways you’ve been trying haven’t produced satisfying results. Maybe you’re unsure why you feel stuck or struggle to articulate feelings. Maybe you’re questioning your purpose in career or life. Maybe you know what you want but lack the confidence or motivation to follow through.
I also bring a background in Talent Acquisition & Recruitment, which I integrate into my work with clients seeking career counseling support.
A common myth is that we need to be in “crisis” to seek therapy, but folks at any level could benefit. Maybe things are good but not great. Maybe you could use a safe, confidential space to unload or get an unbiased view. Maybe the ways you’ve been trying haven’t produced satisfying results. Maybe you’re unsure why you feel stuck or struggle to articulate feelings. Maybe you’re questioning your purpose in career or life. Maybe you know what you want but lack the confidence or motivation to follow through.
(312) 535-7703 View (312) 535-7703
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Sarah Heinss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I pursued a career in therapy because I believe that holistic healing is possible. Taking care of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, enables you to take care of others, and live a life of joy. With a background in the arts, storytelling, and visual media, I integrate the power of story in the narrative of your life, past present and future. Where are you right now? How has right now been impacted by your past, and what is a vision and purpose for who you want to be? What do you want your life to look like in the future? We can work on all this together.
I pursued a career in therapy because I believe that holistic healing is possible. Taking care of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, enables you to take care of others, and live a life of joy. With a background in the arts, storytelling, and visual media, I integrate the power of story in the narrative of your life, past present and future. Where are you right now? How has right now been impacted by your past, and what is a vision and purpose for who you want to be? What do you want your life to look like in the future? We can work on all this together.
(773) 900-7129 View (773) 900-7129
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Stephen Brian Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Career: Everyone has exceptional natural aptitudes.
Accepting new clients. Many scientists are rethinking the belief that depression and anxiety are caused by dysregulation of brain chemistry. The cause, they think, is adversity, and it can be better treated by therapy that teaches people how to deal with their circumstances. That adversity takes many forms – narcissistic, abusive, inattentive or addicted parents, traumatic events, and childhood bullying are all examples. I use evidence-based practices that will produce the improvements you want in your life. You and I will find and address your distress. My approach is to strike a balance between being empathic and directive.
Career: Everyone has exceptional natural aptitudes.
Accepting new clients. Many scientists are rethinking the belief that depression and anxiety are caused by dysregulation of brain chemistry. The cause, they think, is adversity, and it can be better treated by therapy that teaches people how to deal with their circumstances. That adversity takes many forms – narcissistic, abusive, inattentive or addicted parents, traumatic events, and childhood bullying are all examples. I use evidence-based practices that will produce the improvements you want in your life. You and I will find and address your distress. My approach is to strike a balance between being empathic and directive.
(312) 818-4483 View (312) 818-4483
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Michelle Diaz
Counselor, LCPC, LPT-A
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
I am a licensed therapist focused on providing a compassionate and nurturing environment for self-exploration and goal-setting. I work collaboratively with adolescents, adults, and seniors through life transitions. Using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and person-centered approaches, I guide individuals dealing with adjustment disorder, career transitions, depression, mood disorder, and anxiety.
I am a licensed therapist focused on providing a compassionate and nurturing environment for self-exploration and goal-setting. I work collaboratively with adolescents, adults, and seniors through life transitions. Using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and person-centered approaches, I guide individuals dealing with adjustment disorder, career transitions, depression, mood disorder, and anxiety.
(708) 401-9889 View (708) 401-9889
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Jane Shersher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
We work with young professionals & entrepreneurs to help them with major career choices, startup goals, and burnout prevention.
Jane has worked with children & adults facing life transitions, medical & learning disabilities, addiction, personality disorders, trauma, grief, psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety, & relationship challenges. Jane has 13 years of training & graduated from Loyola University Chicago. Jane is the founder of Summit Counseling Group, which helps people to live happier, healthier & more productive lives. Through the use of humanistic psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, & integrative holistic approaches, clients develop skills and coping tools to better manage life's various obstacles. Therapy sessions develop insight into behavior trends, emotions, & communication patterns to create real progress.
We work with young professionals & entrepreneurs to help them with major career choices, startup goals, and burnout prevention.
Jane has worked with children & adults facing life transitions, medical & learning disabilities, addiction, personality disorders, trauma, grief, psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety, & relationship challenges. Jane has 13 years of training & graduated from Loyola University Chicago. Jane is the founder of Summit Counseling Group, which helps people to live happier, healthier & more productive lives. Through the use of humanistic psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, & integrative holistic approaches, clients develop skills and coping tools to better manage life's various obstacles. Therapy sessions develop insight into behavior trends, emotions, & communication patterns to create real progress.
(609) 564-1025 View (609) 564-1025
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Michelle Spiewak
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Welcome! I am honored to walk alongside you and help you navigate throughout this experience. I am passionate about working with students. This phase of life comes with a unique set of challenges such as adjusting to life transitions, working through school and career stressors, managing relationship and family challenges, and exploring one’s developing identity. I aim to help you navigate stress management, prevent burnout, and set a healthy work/life balance. I also specialize in working with clients with body image issues and eating concerns, and have extensively researched ADHD and concentration difficulties in young adults.
Welcome! I am honored to walk alongside you and help you navigate throughout this experience. I am passionate about working with students. This phase of life comes with a unique set of challenges such as adjusting to life transitions, working through school and career stressors, managing relationship and family challenges, and exploring one’s developing identity. I aim to help you navigate stress management, prevent burnout, and set a healthy work/life balance. I also specialize in working with clients with body image issues and eating concerns, and have extensively researched ADHD and concentration difficulties in young adults.
(872) 276-8217 View (872) 276-8217
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Andrea (Andy) Guenther-Pal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping women+ professionals who struggle with anxiety or depression, or are challenged by stress/burnout, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or work and career concerns.
You’ve worked hard and invested a lot to get where you are, but now it feels like something’s missing. You're just not thriving. In fact, most of the time you're exhausted, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. You worry that you’ve lost your drive. Or, maybe you find that the goals you once thought mattered most just don’t make you happy anymore. If you’re feeling stressed out, burned out, or unhappy with the life you’ve built, I’m here to help. I’m passionate about helping you tap into your wisdom and rediscover your deepest authenticity and joy.
I specialize in helping women+ professionals who struggle with anxiety or depression, or are challenged by stress/burnout, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or work and career concerns.
You’ve worked hard and invested a lot to get where you are, but now it feels like something’s missing. You're just not thriving. In fact, most of the time you're exhausted, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. You worry that you’ve lost your drive. Or, maybe you find that the goals you once thought mattered most just don’t make you happy anymore. If you’re feeling stressed out, burned out, or unhappy with the life you’ve built, I’m here to help. I’m passionate about helping you tap into your wisdom and rediscover your deepest authenticity and joy.
(224) 243-5643 View (224) 243-5643
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Shira Galston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Some of the areas I have addressed include: anxiety, depression, premarital counseling, communication problems, conflict, career difficulties, and parenting.
I believe in the strength within every individual to achieve clarity and change. I believe in the ability within every couple and family to achieve authentic bonds, effective communication, and joy. Nurturing these inner and relational strengths is essential in my work, so as to help my clients remove constraints in their lives. I mainly work with young professionals and students, as well as young couples and families. I also work with individuals, families, and even coworkers and friends of all ages.
Some of the areas I have addressed include: anxiety, depression, premarital counseling, communication problems, conflict, career difficulties, and parenting.
I believe in the strength within every individual to achieve clarity and change. I believe in the ability within every couple and family to achieve authentic bonds, effective communication, and joy. Nurturing these inner and relational strengths is essential in my work, so as to help my clients remove constraints in their lives. I mainly work with young professionals and students, as well as young couples and families. I also work with individuals, families, and even coworkers and friends of all ages.
(224) 207-4556 View (224) 207-4556
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Lori Yoder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
I also provide career coaching, if that is a part of the puzzle.
Having trouble focusing on your goals? I specialize in coaching adults with attention issues, such as ADHD or anxiety. Problems with concentration can cause difficulties with overall well-being, relationships, career, and health. We will work as a team to capitalize on your strengths and to better manage challenges. Hallmarks of my work include improving self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
I also provide career coaching, if that is a part of the puzzle.
Having trouble focusing on your goals? I specialize in coaching adults with attention issues, such as ADHD or anxiety. Problems with concentration can cause difficulties with overall well-being, relationships, career, and health. We will work as a team to capitalize on your strengths and to better manage challenges. Hallmarks of my work include improving self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
(708) 433-0274 View (708) 433-0274
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Dr. Francesca G Giordano
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Currently, Dr. Francesca Giordano is the principal partner of Veduta Consulting, LLC. Her clinical practice specializes in relationship restoration and helping clients feel they are living life with authenticity. She is also a very experienced career counseling and helps clients with career transitions and job search strategies. It is my hope that my clients will also benefit from my 25 years of experience teaching and supervising counselors-in-training. Being a counseling professor keeps my skills updated and my perspective fresh and innovative. If you are interested in continuing our conversation, please contact me.
Currently, Dr. Francesca Giordano is the principal partner of Veduta Consulting, LLC. Her clinical practice specializes in relationship restoration and helping clients feel they are living life with authenticity. She is also a very experienced career counseling and helps clients with career transitions and job search strategies. It is my hope that my clients will also benefit from my 25 years of experience teaching and supervising counselors-in-training. Being a counseling professor keeps my skills updated and my perspective fresh and innovative. If you are interested in continuing our conversation, please contact me.
(773) 839-3277 View (773) 839-3277
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Jenn Graus
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
My experience in education, outpatient hospital settings, young adult career counseling and intergenerational living allows me to work with clients in a wide range of both age and life circumstance.
In working with my clients, we explore what holds meaning, what patterns/habits work and no longer work in their life as well as who/what helps them create balance and motivation. When clients find that some of their reactions and emotional responses are no longer having the same effect, we work together to allow their authentic self to take initiative and risks as they engage in relationships with a more healthy, centered, and intentional stance. I value and welcome my clients’ spiritual journey and faith background and the variety of practices that aid in healing and restoring integration and connection in our work together.
My experience in education, outpatient hospital settings, young adult career counseling and intergenerational living allows me to work with clients in a wide range of both age and life circumstance.
In working with my clients, we explore what holds meaning, what patterns/habits work and no longer work in their life as well as who/what helps them create balance and motivation. When clients find that some of their reactions and emotional responses are no longer having the same effect, we work together to allow their authentic self to take initiative and risks as they engage in relationships with a more healthy, centered, and intentional stance. I value and welcome my clients’ spiritual journey and faith background and the variety of practices that aid in healing and restoring integration and connection in our work together.
(847) 780-7086 View (847) 780-7086
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Ron Pajak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
Areas of particular interest are career changes; men's issues; relationship issues; gay men and coming out; grief and loss; trauma; depression and anxiety; the creative process; premarital counseling.
Therapy is a healthy resource. Everyone needs an objective, non-judgmental person to talk with in a confidential and warm environment. Sometimes you feel something is not quite right, but you can't put your finger on it. Other times, you know exactly what it is. Either way, telling your story can help figure things out by identifying your patterns of thought, behavior and emotions. Are any of them getting in the way? Together we discover the obstacles to achieving a stronger sense of well-being. Most importantly, we figure out how you can remove obstacles to leading a happier, more authentic life.
Areas of particular interest are career changes; men's issues; relationship issues; gay men and coming out; grief and loss; trauma; depression and anxiety; the creative process; premarital counseling.
Therapy is a healthy resource. Everyone needs an objective, non-judgmental person to talk with in a confidential and warm environment. Sometimes you feel something is not quite right, but you can't put your finger on it. Other times, you know exactly what it is. Either way, telling your story can help figure things out by identifying your patterns of thought, behavior and emotions. Are any of them getting in the way? Together we discover the obstacles to achieving a stronger sense of well-being. Most importantly, we figure out how you can remove obstacles to leading a happier, more authentic life.
(312) 257-3618 View (312) 257-3618
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Michel Rosenthal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA, Coach
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I am a thoughtful, caring, therapist, with 25+ yrs experience helping people heal, enrich & stimulate their lives. Therapy relies on connection & the process of therapy. In these difficult times there's pervasive confusion & disappointment. Talking things through & exploring complicated feelings is essential. I can help articulate goals & make plans to help you feel fulfilled. Through the years I work with teens, adults, LGBTQ & straight couples, & groups. I also teach the Artist Way, about connecting with your creativity and finding your voice. In addition I do career counseling. I love my work and feel lucky to do what I do.
I am a thoughtful, caring, therapist, with 25+ yrs experience helping people heal, enrich & stimulate their lives. Therapy relies on connection & the process of therapy. In these difficult times there's pervasive confusion & disappointment. Talking things through & exploring complicated feelings is essential. I can help articulate goals & make plans to help you feel fulfilled. Through the years I work with teens, adults, LGBTQ & straight couples, & groups. I also teach the Artist Way, about connecting with your creativity and finding your voice. In addition I do career counseling. I love my work and feel lucky to do what I do.
(312) 970-0957 View (312) 970-0957
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Golden Life Wellness Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60649
Let's work together to help you build a clear vision of what you want out of life, your family, your career, your friends, your education, your health and so much more! Whether you're single, a single parent, married, co-parenting, in a relationship - we'll collaborative work on the betterment of YOU! What do you want to achieve first?.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE, VIDEO AND IN-PERSON SESSIONS" Hi, I am Nancy Griffin, Integrative Life Coach! Using my own life experiences combined with a diverse range of healing techniques in the areas of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, I have a passion for helping you achieve positive changes in all areas of life! Therapy is a great way to improve the quality of relationships, learn coping skills, overcome obstacles and to focus on better understanding yourself and the intricate layers within your life's purpose.
Let's work together to help you build a clear vision of what you want out of life, your family, your career, your friends, your education, your health and so much more! Whether you're single, a single parent, married, co-parenting, in a relationship - we'll collaborative work on the betterment of YOU! What do you want to achieve first?.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE, VIDEO AND IN-PERSON SESSIONS" Hi, I am Nancy Griffin, Integrative Life Coach! Using my own life experiences combined with a diverse range of healing techniques in the areas of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, I have a passion for helping you achieve positive changes in all areas of life! Therapy is a great way to improve the quality of relationships, learn coping skills, overcome obstacles and to focus on better understanding yourself and the intricate layers within your life's purpose.
(773) 232-5002 View (773) 232-5002
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Aaron Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
I have experience working with adolescents and adults from various walks of life, helping clients address life & career transitions, vocational counseling, addiction, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and creating healthy habits.
Everyone has a story to tell. But how we choose to tell it is up to us. Through the act of retelling, confronting, and finding strength within, it empowers us when writing our next chapter. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore what their next chapter could look like.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults from various walks of life, helping clients address life & career transitions, vocational counseling, addiction, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and creating healthy habits.
Everyone has a story to tell. But how we choose to tell it is up to us. Through the act of retelling, confronting, and finding strength within, it empowers us when writing our next chapter. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore what their next chapter could look like.
(312) 376-3472 View (312) 376-3472
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Jon Rosenfield
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Waitlist for new clients
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
(773) 694-1631 View (773) 694-1631
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Rebecca Symmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
My specialties include anxiety, sex therapy, career counseling, ADHD/neurodivergence, and women's issues.
As human beings we know life has a way of creating challenges we may find difficult to face on our own. I firmly believe each of us possess fundamental inner-strengths that can not only help us cope with these challenges, but flourish and thrive together. My goal as a therapist is to come alongside clients in a compassionate nonjudgmental stance to help identify your strengths and how to translate them into meaningful growth both within yourself and in your relationships. I value using a mind/body approach and a warm, relational atmosphere in therapy. I am LGBTQIA+-affirming, sex-positive, kink and poly-friendly.
My specialties include anxiety, sex therapy, career counseling, ADHD/neurodivergence, and women's issues.
As human beings we know life has a way of creating challenges we may find difficult to face on our own. I firmly believe each of us possess fundamental inner-strengths that can not only help us cope with these challenges, but flourish and thrive together. My goal as a therapist is to come alongside clients in a compassionate nonjudgmental stance to help identify your strengths and how to translate them into meaningful growth both within yourself and in your relationships. I value using a mind/body approach and a warm, relational atmosphere in therapy. I am LGBTQIA+-affirming, sex-positive, kink and poly-friendly.
(872) 713-6917 View (872) 713-6917
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Priscilla Anzaldua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I have supported and guided young adults struggling with career options, managing anxiety and feelings of depression.
I am a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who values the strength of a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might feel overwhelmed with finding a therapist if you are already feeling stuck. It can be hard to find someone to disclose your feelings to a "new person" during your time of vulnerability. My warm, empathetic, and non-directive approach has helped those new to therapy feel comfortable disclosing their most difficult emotions and experiences. My approach is collaborative, where I can guide you to find the right tools to feel in control of your life again.
I have supported and guided young adults struggling with career options, managing anxiety and feelings of depression.
I am a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who values the strength of a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might feel overwhelmed with finding a therapist if you are already feeling stuck. It can be hard to find someone to disclose your feelings to a "new person" during your time of vulnerability. My warm, empathetic, and non-directive approach has helped those new to therapy feel comfortable disclosing their most difficult emotions and experiences. My approach is collaborative, where I can guide you to find the right tools to feel in control of your life again.
(872) 401-6654 View (872) 401-6654
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John D Moore
Counselor, PhD, MBA, CADC, CHT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Feeling stuck? Having career problems? Struggling with self-esteem? If so, I'd like to help. I'm an interactive therapist and coach in Chicago who guides people to a place of change. Using a collaborative approach, I empower clients with anxiety, trauma, phobias and stress to create balance. Cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, and coaching are used as tools of transformation - and healing. Homework is often given at the end of sessions to reinforce learning concepts. Click on "Website" to learn more about my background.
Feeling stuck? Having career problems? Struggling with self-esteem? If so, I'd like to help. I'm an interactive therapist and coach in Chicago who guides people to a place of change. Using a collaborative approach, I empower clients with anxiety, trauma, phobias and stress to create balance. Cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, and coaching are used as tools of transformation - and healing. Homework is often given at the end of sessions to reinforce learning concepts. Click on "Website" to learn more about my background.
(773) 649-4139 View (773) 649-4139
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Robert Gomez
Counselor, NCC, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I identify as a queer person of color and hope to best serve those communities who feel underrepresented in professional fields. Common areas that I work with are trauma, gender identity and expression, career related difficulties, couples/interpersonal relationship issues, and mood/anxiety disorders. I work heavily with the linguistic ways we approach "problems" and through a narrative and solutions focused approach we would work on restoring your sense freedom as you navigate life's difficulties.
I identify as a queer person of color and hope to best serve those communities who feel underrepresented in professional fields. Common areas that I work with are trauma, gender identity and expression, career related difficulties, couples/interpersonal relationship issues, and mood/anxiety disorders. I work heavily with the linguistic ways we approach "problems" and through a narrative and solutions focused approach we would work on restoring your sense freedom as you navigate life's difficulties.
(872) 221-6887 View (872) 221-6887
Career Counseling Therapists
If you're looking for career counseling in Chicago or for a Chicago career counselor, these therapists provide career development, career management and career counseling services. An Chicago career therapist will assist in career assessment, career coaching, Chicago career guidance, career transition, job counseling, and careers counseling.