Career Counseling Therapists in Fishers, IN

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Laura J. Welch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship or career issues, I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy. I enjoy being a witness to your life and can be a sounding board. Adolescents tend to respond really well to me and they make up half of my caseload. I also work with adults struggling with anxiety, narcissistic abuse, depression and life transitions like career changes, relationship changes, and life purpose issues.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship or career issues, I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy. I enjoy being a witness to your life and can be a sounding board. Adolescents tend to respond really well to me and they make up half of my caseload. I also work with adults struggling with anxiety, narcissistic abuse, depression and life transitions like career changes, relationship changes, and life purpose issues.
(317) 300-5457 View (317) 300-5457
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Cathy Heath
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46038
I started my career as an educator, then becoming a licensed mental health therapist and Certified Financial Therapist.
I specialize in working with teenagers and adults at the many different stages throughout their lives. I have experience working with adults navigating adulthood, relationships, and parenthood. Different stages of life bring adjustments that can be challenging at times. One of the challenges we face is navigating the emotional complexities surrounding money. Financial therapy is the study of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic parts of financial wellness. It is the point where finances and mental health merge and can potentially cause stress.
I started my career as an educator, then becoming a licensed mental health therapist and Certified Financial Therapist.
I specialize in working with teenagers and adults at the many different stages throughout their lives. I have experience working with adults navigating adulthood, relationships, and parenthood. Different stages of life bring adjustments that can be challenging at times. One of the challenges we face is navigating the emotional complexities surrounding money. Financial therapy is the study of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic parts of financial wellness. It is the point where finances and mental health merge and can potentially cause stress.
(317) 723-5970 View (317) 723-5970
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Amy Ferris
Counselor, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46038
I have over 25 years of clinical experience and specialize in treating women's issues, such as: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship and career issues. My experience as a childbirth educator has enhanced my ability to treat the needs of perinatal women as they transition into motherhood. This journey is one that is often met with unexpected emotions and I help women identify these feelings so they can resolves issues that may complicate parenthood. I recognize the impact of pregnancy loss as well, and help my clients process through this very unique kind of grief.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience and specialize in treating women's issues, such as: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship and career issues. My experience as a childbirth educator has enhanced my ability to treat the needs of perinatal women as they transition into motherhood. This journey is one that is often met with unexpected emotions and I help women identify these feelings so they can resolves issues that may complicate parenthood. I recognize the impact of pregnancy loss as well, and help my clients process through this very unique kind of grief.
(317) 662-2104 View (317) 662-2104
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Donna M Marino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46038
Are you experiencing a life-stage transition that is causing you unrest & distress? Communication issues? Career change? Relationship adjustments? Divorce or relationship break-up? An existential life crisis of your own? All of a sudden life was steady to feeling uncertain, overwhelming and chaotic - nothing is how it used to be. With over 40 years of professional experience & a combination of leadership, life-coaching, spiritual direction & therapy work, I'll journey alongside you with a warm, compassionate, nurturing & sometimes humorous style. Together we'll collaborate in designing a life filled with passion, purpose & clarity.
Are you experiencing a life-stage transition that is causing you unrest & distress? Communication issues? Career change? Relationship adjustments? Divorce or relationship break-up? An existential life crisis of your own? All of a sudden life was steady to feeling uncertain, overwhelming and chaotic - nothing is how it used to be. With over 40 years of professional experience & a combination of leadership, life-coaching, spiritual direction & therapy work, I'll journey alongside you with a warm, compassionate, nurturing & sometimes humorous style. Together we'll collaborate in designing a life filled with passion, purpose & clarity.
(317) 597-8316 View (317) 597-8316
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Claire Roberts
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LMHC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46037  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a major life change, such as divorce and relationship stress, career transition and burnout, caregiver/compassion fatigue, grief and loss, health/medical issues, or everyday life stress? Are you looking for someone to offer compassionate support while you process these life events? I pride myself on holding space for others in life's hardest moments, and feel honored to watch my client's transform in ways they did not know were possible. I meet clients as they are and provide a safe space to reconnect with what they value and experiment with responding to the world around them more effectively.
Are you experiencing a major life change, such as divorce and relationship stress, career transition and burnout, caregiver/compassion fatigue, grief and loss, health/medical issues, or everyday life stress? Are you looking for someone to offer compassionate support while you process these life events? I pride myself on holding space for others in life's hardest moments, and feel honored to watch my client's transform in ways they did not know were possible. I meet clients as they are and provide a safe space to reconnect with what they value and experiment with responding to the world around them more effectively.
(941) 841-6822 View (941) 841-6822
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Renewal, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037
Our specialties include: counseling with kids/teens, anxiety, depression, grief, family of origin issues (the family you grew up in), boundaries, couples counseling, work with individuals in ministry, adoption issues, enneagram work, trauma, addictions, EMDR, pornography addictions, substance abuse, career assessments, adult ADHD testing, and life coaching.
At Renewal, we love to walk alongside clients of all ages to help them learn what works and what doesn’t and learn new strategies to live a full life with less stress and anxiety. We have 11 therapists working with ages 5 and up. Most of our therapists are in network with Anthem BC/BS and United Healthcare. We also have a counseling intern seeing clients for a reduced rate of $40. We are currently taking new clients of all ages. You can take a look at individual therapists and their specialties in the photos section.
Our specialties include: counseling with kids/teens, anxiety, depression, grief, family of origin issues (the family you grew up in), boundaries, couples counseling, work with individuals in ministry, adoption issues, enneagram work, trauma, addictions, EMDR, pornography addictions, substance abuse, career assessments, adult ADHD testing, and life coaching.
At Renewal, we love to walk alongside clients of all ages to help them learn what works and what doesn’t and learn new strategies to live a full life with less stress and anxiety. We have 11 therapists working with ages 5 and up. Most of our therapists are in network with Anthem BC/BS and United Healthcare. We also have a counseling intern seeing clients for a reduced rate of $40. We are currently taking new clients of all ages. You can take a look at individual therapists and their specialties in the photos section.
(317) 483-0554 View (317) 483-0554
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Amanda Moore
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46037
Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of partnering with clients of all ages to support them in enhancing their life and reaching their personal goals.
My goal is to join alongside my clients in a partnership to help them find hope and healing. I believe that each person's life experiences and unique traits influences the direction and approaches taken through the counseling journey. We will work together through counseling to restore hope and healing in the challenging areas you are dealing with. Counseling children and adolescents is a specialization of mine, as I am passionate about helping them see their true potential and guiding them through the many phases of childhood. Today is the day for you to start your journey toward better days ahead!
Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of partnering with clients of all ages to support them in enhancing their life and reaching their personal goals.
My goal is to join alongside my clients in a partnership to help them find hope and healing. I believe that each person's life experiences and unique traits influences the direction and approaches taken through the counseling journey. We will work together through counseling to restore hope and healing in the challenging areas you are dealing with. Counseling children and adolescents is a specialization of mine, as I am passionate about helping them see their true potential and guiding them through the many phases of childhood. Today is the day for you to start your journey toward better days ahead!
(317) 406-0687 View (317) 406-0687
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Casey Hippenhammer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! A fundamental part of my practice is the belief that creating a safe place where one can express themself freely and honestly is conducive to healing. I intend to walk alongside you and offer support and guidance to help you gain a sense of peace and control. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other problems that are affecting your relationships, career, physical health and friendships. Through listening and applying different therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, I hope to help you find relief and solutions to current pains and past traumas.
Welcome! A fundamental part of my practice is the belief that creating a safe place where one can express themself freely and honestly is conducive to healing. I intend to walk alongside you and offer support and guidance to help you gain a sense of peace and control. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other problems that are affecting your relationships, career, physical health and friendships. Through listening and applying different therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, I hope to help you find relief and solutions to current pains and past traumas.
(463) 217-5769 View (463) 217-5769
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Lori Burns
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMHC, LCAC, IBCC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038  (Online Only)
I am a counselor who believes in disciple-ing and equipping people to realize and live out of their full identity in Christ. I specialize in counseling, trauma, addictive behaviors, women’s issues, and problems related to sexual brokenness. I love that I get to pour into others by counseling through difficult times, supervising as people find their footing in a new career, or walking alongside them through various seasons of life. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Seminary and a Masters in Strategic Leadership from Western Governors University.
I am a counselor who believes in disciple-ing and equipping people to realize and live out of their full identity in Christ. I specialize in counseling, trauma, addictive behaviors, women’s issues, and problems related to sexual brokenness. I love that I get to pour into others by counseling through difficult times, supervising as people find their footing in a new career, or walking alongside them through various seasons of life. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Seminary and a Masters in Strategic Leadership from Western Governors University.
(317) 620-8465 View (317) 620-8465
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Dr. Sherri Barrow
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038  (Online Only)
Life can be incredibly challenging, especially when you're navigating transitions, managing stress, or searching for meaning and purpose. You might feel overwhelmed by anxiety, weighed down by sadness, or unsure how to move forward in your career or personal life. You seek a safe, supportive space to express yourself freely and be understood without judgment. Your goal is to build resilience, discover your passions, and cultivate a fulfilling and balanced life. You deserve to feel empowered and confident, and together, we can work towards achieving that.
Life can be incredibly challenging, especially when you're navigating transitions, managing stress, or searching for meaning and purpose. You might feel overwhelmed by anxiety, weighed down by sadness, or unsure how to move forward in your career or personal life. You seek a safe, supportive space to express yourself freely and be understood without judgment. Your goal is to build resilience, discover your passions, and cultivate a fulfilling and balanced life. You deserve to feel empowered and confident, and together, we can work towards achieving that.
(317) 707-4150 View (317) 707-4150
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Rebecca Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038
As a recent graduate, I am grateful to have started my career as a Licensed Social Worker with Harmony Bay Wellness.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well-being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
As a recent graduate, I am grateful to have started my career as a Licensed Social Worker with Harmony Bay Wellness.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well-being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(317) 676-7157 View (317) 676-7157
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Mitch Young
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46037
Throughout my career, I have focused much of my time using my training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential Therapy.
Are you struggling to embrace why you were created? Are you needing to be empowered to experience freedom from addiction, pain, abuse, and trauma? My experience has primarily centered around males, from childhood up through adulthood, who have dealt with depression and anxiety, traumatic relationships, crisis interventions, and various forms of addiction.
Throughout my career, I have focused much of my time using my training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential Therapy.
Are you struggling to embrace why you were created? Are you needing to be empowered to experience freedom from addiction, pain, abuse, and trauma? My experience has primarily centered around males, from childhood up through adulthood, who have dealt with depression and anxiety, traumatic relationships, crisis interventions, and various forms of addiction.
(317) 795-1124 View (317) 795-1124
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Rebecca Kinsey
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults presenting with anxiety, stress, trauma, career/work meaning issues, emotion regulation concerns, and/or relationship difficulties.
I am a licensed counseling psychologist. I've completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Mind-Body Connection, and treatments for trauma. I focus on providing a warm and safe place for my clients to process their experiences, learn therapeutic interventions for coping, and better regulate and understand their emotions. I value teaching clients skills and understanding patterns to their behavior in hopes of increasing resiliency. I utilize strategies within the session to improve clients’ well-being and offer suggestions for what to do outside of therapy to help clients reach their goals.
I work with adults presenting with anxiety, stress, trauma, career/work meaning issues, emotion regulation concerns, and/or relationship difficulties.
I am a licensed counseling psychologist. I've completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Mind-Body Connection, and treatments for trauma. I focus on providing a warm and safe place for my clients to process their experiences, learn therapeutic interventions for coping, and better regulate and understand their emotions. I value teaching clients skills and understanding patterns to their behavior in hopes of increasing resiliency. I utilize strategies within the session to improve clients’ well-being and offer suggestions for what to do outside of therapy to help clients reach their goals.
(317) 434-0153 View (317) 434-0153
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Jason King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46037  (Online Only)
My vision is that clients find genuine help, healing, and hope right where they are at, finding peace as they navigate daily life. I have worked with ages 0-55 throughout my career struggling with diverse issues. My best work is helping people that are "stuck" due to current life stressors, a traumatic event, or ongoing secondary trauma often experienced by healthcare workers, social service workers, educators, or kinship/foster/adoptive parents. I also have a passion for family members of individuals struggling with chronic health issues including substance use.
My vision is that clients find genuine help, healing, and hope right where they are at, finding peace as they navigate daily life. I have worked with ages 0-55 throughout my career struggling with diverse issues. My best work is helping people that are "stuck" due to current life stressors, a traumatic event, or ongoing secondary trauma often experienced by healthcare workers, social service workers, educators, or kinship/foster/adoptive parents. I also have a passion for family members of individuals struggling with chronic health issues including substance use.
(463) 270-4721 View (463) 270-4721
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Carrie A Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037  (Online Only)
There's a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in." - L.Cohen I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults who are navigating all types of life struggles. I believe in companioning people who are trying to make sense of the uncertainties of life. I specialize in grief and loss whether that's due to death or other life losses such as relationships ending, job loss, or empty nest. My background is in medical social work including women's health, hospice, school social work, and nursing home and geriatric services.
There's a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in." - L.Cohen I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults who are navigating all types of life struggles. I believe in companioning people who are trying to make sense of the uncertainties of life. I specialize in grief and loss whether that's due to death or other life losses such as relationships ending, job loss, or empty nest. My background is in medical social work including women's health, hospice, school social work, and nursing home and geriatric services.
(727) 513-4162 View (727) 513-4162
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Dodi Moncrief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038  (Online Only)
Women come to me looking for someone who "gets" what happened to them on a deeper level, because therapy should be a place where you feel safe & validated. Sessions are about more than just talking; we incorporate both your mind & body, so you can experience wholeness again. And we always go at your pace, never pushing to places you don't feel ready to be. Trauma leaves us feeling broken, damaged, and disconnected from our true selves. You may be fed up with feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends who can't understand, or guilt over what happened to you.
Women come to me looking for someone who "gets" what happened to them on a deeper level, because therapy should be a place where you feel safe & validated. Sessions are about more than just talking; we incorporate both your mind & body, so you can experience wholeness again. And we always go at your pace, never pushing to places you don't feel ready to be. Trauma leaves us feeling broken, damaged, and disconnected from our true selves. You may be fed up with feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends who can't understand, or guilt over what happened to you.
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Jennifer Linarello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fishers, IN 46037  (Online Only)
Are you looking for someone kind, warm, and easy to talk to? My name is Jennifer Linarello and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker skilled in helping clients deal with big life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma and much more. I see clients of all ages ranging from adolescents to seniors. Before I became a therapist, I worked as an elementary school teacher, so I have a strong understanding of how early development and family dynamics relate to mental health. Now, I've been working in mental health for over 22 years and I’ve helped countless clients make new connections and achieve major breakthroughs.
Are you looking for someone kind, warm, and easy to talk to? My name is Jennifer Linarello and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker skilled in helping clients deal with big life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma and much more. I see clients of all ages ranging from adolescents to seniors. Before I became a therapist, I worked as an elementary school teacher, so I have a strong understanding of how early development and family dynamics relate to mental health. Now, I've been working in mental health for over 22 years and I’ve helped countless clients make new connections and achieve major breakthroughs.
(463) 250-8457 View (463) 250-8457
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Jennifer Kibler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I am a passionate LMFT with 17 years experience in the mental health field. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and currently working toward Certification as a Certified Narcissistic Treatment Clinician instructed by Dr. Ramani Durvasula, leading expert in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery. I have training in Mental Health Integrative Medicine. My treatment approach is a systemic approach meaning understanding that our health, relationships, environment, and culture are all interconnected and affect the symptoms we are experiencing. I tailor treatments to each specific client's needs.
Hi! I am a passionate LMFT with 17 years experience in the mental health field. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and currently working toward Certification as a Certified Narcissistic Treatment Clinician instructed by Dr. Ramani Durvasula, leading expert in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery. I have training in Mental Health Integrative Medicine. My treatment approach is a systemic approach meaning understanding that our health, relationships, environment, and culture are all interconnected and affect the symptoms we are experiencing. I tailor treatments to each specific client's needs.
(317) 649-8757 View (317) 649-8757
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LaRisha Hanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038
I'm a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and have experience providing individual therapy and group therapy. I approach therapy from a strengths based perspective and believe in the collaboration between me and my clients in achieving their therapeutic goals and healing from past traumas. Together we will become a team. I will support, affirm, and empower you while giving you the tools necessary to grow and heal. I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
I'm a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and have experience providing individual therapy and group therapy. I approach therapy from a strengths based perspective and believe in the collaboration between me and my clients in achieving their therapeutic goals and healing from past traumas. Together we will become a team. I will support, affirm, and empower you while giving you the tools necessary to grow and heal. I specialize in working with youth and adults who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(317) 842-5555 View (317) 842-5555
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Bridget Greulach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fishers, IN 46038
Many of the people that I see are at differing stages, transitions, struggles and journeys within their lives. Each of you have a unique set of needs and personal journey that prompted you to take this step. I have over 21 years of experience and enjoy working with teens and adults and provide individual and family therapy. My goal is to tailor the therapy session based on your identified goals and needs. I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and trusting environment that allows you to express, explore or gain desired insight into yourself, others or relationships or what your personal identified therapy journey may entail.
Many of the people that I see are at differing stages, transitions, struggles and journeys within their lives. Each of you have a unique set of needs and personal journey that prompted you to take this step. I have over 21 years of experience and enjoy working with teens and adults and provide individual and family therapy. My goal is to tailor the therapy session based on your identified goals and needs. I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and trusting environment that allows you to express, explore or gain desired insight into yourself, others or relationships or what your personal identified therapy journey may entail.
(317) 406-7498 View (317) 406-7498
Career Counseling Therapists

How do I know if I need career counseling?

Determining whether a career counselor is needed involves assessing one's current career and identifying what changes can be made to improve one's overall quality of life. In particular, feelings of loss of motivation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, procrastination, or ongoing levels of high stress can all be indicative of a need for career-related counseling. In addition, individuals changing jobs may want the decision-making support or self-reflection opportunities provided by a career counselor.

Who can benefit from career counseling?

Anyone can benefit from the self-reflection, skill development, and stress management techniques that career counseling can provide. However, individuals who are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out with their current job and individuals considering a major career change may particularly benefit from career counseling to improve their wellbeing. Additionally, individuals who are facing issues in their current job, such as coworker relationship challenges or not meeting performance goals, may benefit from the perspective that a career counselor can provide. College-age or young professionals may also uniquely benefit from career counseling as they make key decisions surrounding education and job training that will impact their career trajectory.

How long does career counseling typically last?

The length of career counseling can vary greatly depending on the needs of the individual and what type of support they are seeking. Career coaching or advising services—which serve clients in a specific, goal-oriented capacity—often last for a shorter duration and are sometimes only a single session or a few sessions in length. In contrast, career counseling as part of a more integrative therapeutic relationship with a counselor may last longer, particularly if the issues faced by the client are longstanding and/or more complex in nature; in such cases, individuals may expect therapy to last multiple months or longer.

How to prepare for career counseling?

Clients can prepare for career counseling sessions by outlining the specific topics they would like to address with the counselor, such as current job challenges or hopes for the future of their career. Compiling one's thoughts on such topics often requires reflection on one's career and future goals, which in itself can be beneficial for session preparation. Clients may also want to put together a list of questions they would like to ask the counselor, particularly if the career counselor they are seeing has particular expertise in a given career area. Conducting research into potential future jobs, training opportunities, or support resources in one's area may also help clients prepare for career counseling by providing them with a background of what resources are available in their area.