Career Counseling Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Kelly Fey
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02238  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is person-centered, interactive, and creative. I am dedicated to helping individuals work through whatever brings them to see me -- whether it be depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship and interpersonal issues, career changes, life transitions, spiritual matters, or other challenges. I enjoy collaborating with clients to help them heal, reach goals, realize dreams, and ultimately find more meaning and joy in their lives.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, interactive, and creative. I am dedicated to helping individuals work through whatever brings them to see me -- whether it be depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship and interpersonal issues, career changes, life transitions, spiritual matters, or other challenges. I enjoy collaborating with clients to help them heal, reach goals, realize dreams, and ultimately find more meaning and joy in their lives.
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Samira Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I particularly enjoy working with adults facing life and/or career changes, as well as with college students.
My clinical work is psychodynamically oriented, client-centered, and culturally aware. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy to inform my work, incorporating psychoeducation, mindfulness, and narrative / storytelling techniques when helpful to my clients. I hold an M.S.W. from Boston College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and am currently a postgraduate Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, LLC. I have trained in community mental health and education settings and as a Victim Witness Advocate.
I particularly enjoy working with adults facing life and/or career changes, as well as with college students.
My clinical work is psychodynamically oriented, client-centered, and culturally aware. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy to inform my work, incorporating psychoeducation, mindfulness, and narrative / storytelling techniques when helpful to my clients. I hold an M.S.W. from Boston College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and am currently a postgraduate Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, LLC. I have trained in community mental health and education settings and as a Victim Witness Advocate.
(508) 734-4985 View (508) 734-4985
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Marcia Weiss
EdM, BCC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
At Collaborative Psychotherapy, "therapy" is for enhancing your quality of life. We collaborate to build your confidence, communication and relationships and reduce anxiety, depression and stress. We improve job, career, business and family conflicts. Our focus is on your greater personal growth and change to help you improve your health, happiness and success. Get at the core of your issues to improve life. Special focus on CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, artists and writers, retirees/ pre-retirees, and Millennials. Sensitive to the needs and experiences of people from diverse backgrounds.
At Collaborative Psychotherapy, "therapy" is for enhancing your quality of life. We collaborate to build your confidence, communication and relationships and reduce anxiety, depression and stress. We improve job, career, business and family conflicts. Our focus is on your greater personal growth and change to help you improve your health, happiness and success. Get at the core of your issues to improve life. Special focus on CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, artists and writers, retirees/ pre-retirees, and Millennials. Sensitive to the needs and experiences of people from diverse backgrounds.
(617) 454-4221 View (617) 454-4221
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Chris Wong
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02142  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties.
(508) 290-5044 View (508) 290-5044
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Tim Grimes
Counselor
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hi, I'm Tim. I help people overcome their anxiety and attain more peace in their lives. I'm a coach, counselor and author of stress management guides such as "Relax More, Try Less" and "The Joy of Not Thinking." I work with clients who are facing career challenges, relationship problems, health worries, school issues or other stress-inducing life situations. It's my belief that we all have a deep peace within us. My aim is to help you access it.
Hi, I'm Tim. I help people overcome their anxiety and attain more peace in their lives. I'm a coach, counselor and author of stress management guides such as "Relax More, Try Less" and "The Joy of Not Thinking." I work with clients who are facing career challenges, relationship problems, health worries, school issues or other stress-inducing life situations. It's my belief that we all have a deep peace within us. My aim is to help you access it.
(617) 405-8448 View (617) 405-8448
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Ilene H Rudman
MPA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
As psychotherapist, coach, and career counselor, I'm committed to helping you find wholeness through cognitive, insight-oriented, behavioral, mind-body and mindfulness approaches. I have worked for over three decades assisting clients with both the practical and emotional issues change often requires. During Covid-19 you may decide to focus on: contingency planning if your organization should fold; work on your resume; ramping up virtual networking; learning additional stress management techniques; support with emotional challenges; creative ways to deal with isolation and loneliness.
As psychotherapist, coach, and career counselor, I'm committed to helping you find wholeness through cognitive, insight-oriented, behavioral, mind-body and mindfulness approaches. I have worked for over three decades assisting clients with both the practical and emotional issues change often requires. During Covid-19 you may decide to focus on: contingency planning if your organization should fold; work on your resume; ramping up virtual networking; learning additional stress management techniques; support with emotional challenges; creative ways to deal with isolation and loneliness.
(617) 206-3960 View (617) 206-3960
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Jenai Wu Steinkeller, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Much of my career has been steeped in business and corporate settings & I welcome executives & leaders seeking either private coaching or development through their jobs.
I am a highly credentialed and experienced psychologist working as a personal and executive coach. As an organizational psychologist & psychoanalyst, my approach melds deep-listening inner exploration with focus & goal-orientation that is grounded in the reality and challenges of your particular situation. While I am a licensed clinical psychologist in MA, after COVID I live part-time out of state & focus exclusively on personal and executive coaching. My coaching process is about change & growth, through increasing self-awareness & insight, expanded emotional openness & deepened perspective & understanding about your own psychology
Much of my career has been steeped in business and corporate settings & I welcome executives & leaders seeking either private coaching or development through their jobs.
I am a highly credentialed and experienced psychologist working as a personal and executive coach. As an organizational psychologist & psychoanalyst, my approach melds deep-listening inner exploration with focus & goal-orientation that is grounded in the reality and challenges of your particular situation. While I am a licensed clinical psychologist in MA, after COVID I live part-time out of state & focus exclusively on personal and executive coaching. My coaching process is about change & growth, through increasing self-awareness & insight, expanded emotional openness & deepened perspective & understanding about your own psychology
(617) 682-9200 View (617) 682-9200
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Rachel Kalvert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02142
I work best with people who want to understand themselves and also what energizes and limits them in their environments. This exploration often shines light on helpful and/or self-sabotaging patterns that create obstacles to reaching goals. I am very active in sessions and our work together is a conversation where you pick the topics and I help guide the discussion. Topics that I frequently work with are: career transitions, workplace/manager conflicts, life adjustments (marriage, divorce, children, college, loss, financial stress), anxiety/panic, relationship issues/patterns and transitioning in/out of maternity/paternity leave,
I work best with people who want to understand themselves and also what energizes and limits them in their environments. This exploration often shines light on helpful and/or self-sabotaging patterns that create obstacles to reaching goals. I am very active in sessions and our work together is a conversation where you pick the topics and I help guide the discussion. Topics that I frequently work with are: career transitions, workplace/manager conflicts, life adjustments (marriage, divorce, children, college, loss, financial stress), anxiety/panic, relationship issues/patterns and transitioning in/out of maternity/paternity leave,
(617) 819-8753 View (617) 819-8753
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Kara R Harrington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people navigate life transitions, such as emerging adulthood, new motherhood, and career transitions.
These are stressful, uncertain times and many of us are coping with extraordinary circumstances while juggling multiple demands and roles. It can be easy to get overwhelmed. I can provide a space (virtually) that is completely yours to talk about what this experience has been like for you. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have a background in mindfulness training, We can work together to alleviate your anxiety and create focus so that you can gain perspective and handle these challenging circumstances to the best of your ability.
I enjoy helping people navigate life transitions, such as emerging adulthood, new motherhood, and career transitions.
These are stressful, uncertain times and many of us are coping with extraordinary circumstances while juggling multiple demands and roles. It can be easy to get overwhelmed. I can provide a space (virtually) that is completely yours to talk about what this experience has been like for you. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have a background in mindfulness training, We can work together to alleviate your anxiety and create focus so that you can gain perspective and handle these challenging circumstances to the best of your ability.
(978) 675-3120 View (978) 675-3120
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Jack Harari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of combined experience as a psychotherapist and career counselor. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, adjusting to college life and career challenges. I also have experience counseling clients with medical illnesses including Long Covid. My therapy style has been described as warm and engaging; I believe in creating a safe space with respect, compassion and open dialogue necessary to building trust.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 10 years of combined experience as a psychotherapist and career counselor. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, adjusting to college life and career challenges. I also have experience counseling clients with medical illnesses including Long Covid. My therapy style has been described as warm and engaging; I believe in creating a safe space with respect, compassion and open dialogue necessary to building trust.
(857) 675-3482 View (857) 675-3482
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Nicole Ferreira
Counselor, LMHC, LMT, SAC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients seeking career coaching, anxiety, trauma, depression and other types of professional counseling as well as many topics in between.
Like water under pressure, emotions always find a way out. They can manifest in a variety of life challenges and symptoms. I believe that everyone has the ability and power to heal themselves and I see myself like a flashlight you may sometimes need to pick up when you become overwhelmed by the darkness of your own struggles. I have a deep appreciation for and belief in the support and growth that comes from human connection. Counseling is a way to connect with someone to take a look at your struggles, values and goals and dive into them without judgement and with support.
I have worked with clients seeking career coaching, anxiety, trauma, depression and other types of professional counseling as well as many topics in between.
Like water under pressure, emotions always find a way out. They can manifest in a variety of life challenges and symptoms. I believe that everyone has the ability and power to heal themselves and I see myself like a flashlight you may sometimes need to pick up when you become overwhelmed by the darkness of your own struggles. I have a deep appreciation for and belief in the support and growth that comes from human connection. Counseling is a way to connect with someone to take a look at your struggles, values and goals and dive into them without judgement and with support.
(401) 681-8531 View (401) 681-8531
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Rich Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
I specialize in working with people contending with career issues, including stressful professional environments and challenging transitions.
As a clinician, I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help people live fuller, healthier, more connected lives. My approach to counseling is collaborative and curious. And I draw on several clinical frameworks to meet clients’ needs. Above all, I see therapy as a working relationship – which is to say, a relationship that works. What works is unique to every client. My job is to co-discover the specific ways the therapy relationship can help a client alleviate suffering, meet challenges, and thrive.
I specialize in working with people contending with career issues, including stressful professional environments and challenging transitions.
As a clinician, I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help people live fuller, healthier, more connected lives. My approach to counseling is collaborative and curious. And I draw on several clinical frameworks to meet clients’ needs. Above all, I see therapy as a working relationship – which is to say, a relationship that works. What works is unique to every client. My job is to co-discover the specific ways the therapy relationship can help a client alleviate suffering, meet challenges, and thrive.
(617) 579-8202 View (617) 579-8202
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Sera M Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to make a decision? Indecision is one of many common concerns I can help people with. I see people with relationship concerns, career concerns, self-esteem/self-confidence concerns, stress and worry, sadness, and loss and grief. I can help with challenging life transitions and increase self-knowledge and insight. I am told that I am "approachable" and "practical".
Are you struggling to make a decision? Indecision is one of many common concerns I can help people with. I see people with relationship concerns, career concerns, self-esteem/self-confidence concerns, stress and worry, sadness, and loss and grief. I can help with challenging life transitions and increase self-knowledge and insight. I am told that I am "approachable" and "practical".
(617) 913-8065 View (617) 913-8065
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Dr. David W. Schafer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
, career, college), relational /familial concerns and trauma /PTSD.
Therapy should address the specific needs of each client. Having trained in a variety of evidence-based practices and approaches, I work together with my clients to determine which approach works best for them, with the intent of addressing both symptoms and long-standing patterns of behavior. My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
, career, college), relational /familial concerns and trauma /PTSD.
Therapy should address the specific needs of each client. Having trained in a variety of evidence-based practices and approaches, I work together with my clients to determine which approach works best for them, with the intent of addressing both symptoms and long-standing patterns of behavior. My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
(857) 829-4011 View (857) 829-4011
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Barbara Kellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I worked for decades as a lawyer and divorce mediator in my earlier career, counseling individuals, couples and institutions on their rights and responsibilities and helping them identify arrays of possible solutions for their problems.
As an Advanced Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, I use psychodynamic, developmental, systems, and relational approaches in my work. By being open to learning about the past and how we evolved, I believe we can find different ways of being in the present that alleviate suffering and support creativity and openness. I try to help clients see and appreciate their own emotions and strengths and to be curious about how they might be stuck or blocked. I strive to help each person seek and support their unique place in the world.
I worked for decades as a lawyer and divorce mediator in my earlier career, counseling individuals, couples and institutions on their rights and responsibilities and helping them identify arrays of possible solutions for their problems.
As an Advanced Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, I use psychodynamic, developmental, systems, and relational approaches in my work. By being open to learning about the past and how we evolved, I believe we can find different ways of being in the present that alleviate suffering and support creativity and openness. I try to help clients see and appreciate their own emotions and strengths and to be curious about how they might be stuck or blocked. I strive to help each person seek and support their unique place in the world.
(508) 484-8422 View (508) 484-8422
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Carly Inkpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I also draw on my background in mediation, negotiation, and career coaching to help clients navigate work-related dilemmas.
Therapy can be a helpful way to address challenges in life. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. We’ll work together to figure out a process that makes sense for you. My priority is to make sure you feel heard, understood, and accepted. I have a particular interest in working with queer, transgender, and nonbinary children and adults. I’m also invested in working with immigrants, third culture kids, and those exploring questions of cultural identity. I'm trained in ketamine-assisted and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and I offer a non-judgmental space to explore and integrate psychedelic experiences.
I also draw on my background in mediation, negotiation, and career coaching to help clients navigate work-related dilemmas.
Therapy can be a helpful way to address challenges in life. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. We’ll work together to figure out a process that makes sense for you. My priority is to make sure you feel heard, understood, and accepted. I have a particular interest in working with queer, transgender, and nonbinary children and adults. I’m also invested in working with immigrants, third culture kids, and those exploring questions of cultural identity. I'm trained in ketamine-assisted and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and I offer a non-judgmental space to explore and integrate psychedelic experiences.
(617) 401-9373 View (617) 401-9373
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Piero Goytizolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties are within the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, with topics like grief and loss, immigration, college/career struggles, substance use, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and more.
Hello/hola! My name is Piero and I am a gay, Peruvian, Spanish-speaking man who loves having ADHD and eating pizza. I deeply enjoy meeting with individuals, couples, and families, and it would be an honor to see how I can help you. I believe the most important thing in the therapeutic relationship is our connection, and that you enjoy meeting with me. You want a therapist who you look forward to seeing and who you feel comfortable and safe with, who is also willing to challenge you and help you grow. I like to be warm and friendly as well as direct and blunt, use humor when appropriate, and am comfortable talking about anything.
My specialties are within the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, with topics like grief and loss, immigration, college/career struggles, substance use, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and more.
Hello/hola! My name is Piero and I am a gay, Peruvian, Spanish-speaking man who loves having ADHD and eating pizza. I deeply enjoy meeting with individuals, couples, and families, and it would be an honor to see how I can help you. I believe the most important thing in the therapeutic relationship is our connection, and that you enjoy meeting with me. You want a therapist who you look forward to seeing and who you feel comfortable and safe with, who is also willing to challenge you and help you grow. I like to be warm and friendly as well as direct and blunt, use humor when appropriate, and am comfortable talking about anything.
(617) 996-8904 View (617) 996-8904
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Together, we will face your specific challenges - whether stuck in an unrewarding job, a hurtful relationship or a sense that something isn't right.
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
Together, we will face your specific challenges - whether stuck in an unrewarding job, a hurtful relationship or a sense that something isn't right.
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
(617) 934-5578 View (617) 934-5578
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Emily Manus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and social issues, life-path questions and transitions, school and career stressors, grief, loss, and identity issues relating to culture or sexuality.
Finding a therapist who makes you feel comfortable and valued is one of the most important parts of successful therapy work. My clients describe me as sincere, caring, and helpful. In session, I am an active and responsive listener ready to provide support and assist with problem-solving, healing, and working to make changes. I practice individual therapy with adults, including college and graduate students, to help them process personal traumas of many types, and to identify and decrease barriers to greater success in many areas of their lives, including relationships, school, work, and family.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and social issues, life-path questions and transitions, school and career stressors, grief, loss, and identity issues relating to culture or sexuality.
Finding a therapist who makes you feel comfortable and valued is one of the most important parts of successful therapy work. My clients describe me as sincere, caring, and helpful. In session, I am an active and responsive listener ready to provide support and assist with problem-solving, healing, and working to make changes. I practice individual therapy with adults, including college and graduate students, to help them process personal traumas of many types, and to identify and decrease barriers to greater success in many areas of their lives, including relationships, school, work, and family.
(617) 657-2250 View (617) 657-2250
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Mike Swinchoski
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Waitlist for new clients
At each stage of life we encounter new chances to overcome obstacles and live with peace of mind. We can meet these challenges with the right understanding, insight and support. Perhaps you are a young adult working to make the best choices in your career, in mid-life, navigating the stresses and strains of caring for your family, or in advanced years, searching for direction or meaning. My counseling services offer reasonably priced mental health care for the many obstacles you can encounter on your way to getting all you can from life.
At each stage of life we encounter new chances to overcome obstacles and live with peace of mind. We can meet these challenges with the right understanding, insight and support. Perhaps you are a young adult working to make the best choices in your career, in mid-life, navigating the stresses and strains of caring for your family, or in advanced years, searching for direction or meaning. My counseling services offer reasonably priced mental health care for the many obstacles you can encounter on your way to getting all you can from life.
(617) 229-6935 View (617) 229-6935
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.