Career Counseling Therapists in Somerville, MA

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Samira Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02145
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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Jordan Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02143
I am not your typical therapist. My greatest passion throughout my career has always been working with people who are truly driven to change their lives. With a deep therapeutic connection, the right tools, and the motivation to increase the quality of your life, real change can and does happen. I provide an open, safe, and completely non-judgemental space to work on anything and everything. There is truly no limit to what we can tackle. I will not turn you away for having an intense or very hard lived experience. I specialize in EMDR, DBT, and somatic experiencing work. I provide highly customized treatment to every client.
I am not your typical therapist. My greatest passion throughout my career has always been working with people who are truly driven to change their lives. With a deep therapeutic connection, the right tools, and the motivation to increase the quality of your life, real change can and does happen. I provide an open, safe, and completely non-judgemental space to work on anything and everything. There is truly no limit to what we can tackle. I will not turn you away for having an intense or very hard lived experience. I specialize in EMDR, DBT, and somatic experiencing work. I provide highly customized treatment to every client.
(781) 650-4368 View (781) 650-4368
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Shifali Singh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
Are you experiencing attention or memory issues, brain fog, or other cognitive-based difficulties? Are these impacting your relationships, job/career success, or self-esteem? I conduct neuropsychological evaluations through comprehensive testing, after which I provide tailored recommendations based on your own relative strengths and areas of needed improvement. I also regularly see people who are recovering from brain injury (TBI/concussions, head trauma, new-onset neurological diagnoses), who might be struggling with cognitive, emotional, and/or psychological recovery.
Are you experiencing attention or memory issues, brain fog, or other cognitive-based difficulties? Are these impacting your relationships, job/career success, or self-esteem? I conduct neuropsychological evaluations through comprehensive testing, after which I provide tailored recommendations based on your own relative strengths and areas of needed improvement. I also regularly see people who are recovering from brain injury (TBI/concussions, head trauma, new-onset neurological diagnoses), who might be struggling with cognitive, emotional, and/or psychological recovery.
(857) 663-7768 View (857) 663-7768
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Felix William Treitler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, USTA, USPTA
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
I work with a variety of issues: relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD, grief/loss, parenting, Sports Psychology, career counseling, and a host of others.
I offer a co-ed Relationship Group. Feel free to inquire more about how this kind of therapy can be quite useful. I do Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy. I currently facilitate a Bereavement Group which meets at my Brookline office every Saturday from 2-4pm. I also run groups for substance abuse, depression and anxiety. In addition, I have a lot of experience counseling children of all ages. I am a firm believer in strength-based psychotherapy.
I work with a variety of issues: relationships, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD, grief/loss, parenting, Sports Psychology, career counseling, and a host of others.
I offer a co-ed Relationship Group. Feel free to inquire more about how this kind of therapy can be quite useful. I do Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy. I currently facilitate a Bereavement Group which meets at my Brookline office every Saturday from 2-4pm. I also run groups for substance abuse, depression and anxiety. In addition, I have a lot of experience counseling children of all ages. I am a firm believer in strength-based psychotherapy.
(781) 332-4637 View (781) 332-4637
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Laura Kalin, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
I bring to my work more than 15 years of counseling experience: 5 years counseling college students and adults with mental health issues, 10+ years providing career counseling to law students and lawyers, and 2 years providing legal advice as an attorney.
Navigating the complexities of life is a challenging endeavor. There are times when we find ourselves at personal or professional crossroads: unsure which course to follow or overwhelmed by change or loss. At these times it is important to have a safe space and guidance to find your way. As your therapist, I can help you explore your feelings, reflect upon your experiences, and make changes so that you will achieve greater meaning and satisfaction in your life. My style is warm, attentive, thoughtful and practical, and my approach to therapy is informed by psychodynamic and relational methods.
I bring to my work more than 15 years of counseling experience: 5 years counseling college students and adults with mental health issues, 10+ years providing career counseling to law students and lawyers, and 2 years providing legal advice as an attorney.
Navigating the complexities of life is a challenging endeavor. There are times when we find ourselves at personal or professional crossroads: unsure which course to follow or overwhelmed by change or loss. At these times it is important to have a safe space and guidance to find your way. As your therapist, I can help you explore your feelings, reflect upon your experiences, and make changes so that you will achieve greater meaning and satisfaction in your life. My style is warm, attentive, thoughtful and practical, and my approach to therapy is informed by psychodynamic and relational methods.
(617) 553-4446 View (617) 553-4446
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Rachel Weiskopf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
I assist teens, adults and couples with identity, career and relationship issues.
My therapeutic approach is warm, open and collaborative. I generally practice using a psychodynamic approach, but I also integrate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I am flexible and tailor my method to suit the needs of each client. My work is informed by my clinical experience and the latest in evidence based research.
I assist teens, adults and couples with identity, career and relationship issues.
My therapeutic approach is warm, open and collaborative. I generally practice using a psychodynamic approach, but I also integrate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I am flexible and tailor my method to suit the needs of each client. My work is informed by my clinical experience and the latest in evidence based research.
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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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Carly Inkpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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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Jonathan Gabriel Goldin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, JD , Coach
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
You deserve wise answers as well as penetrating questions! This is my fundamental promise. Having high-conflict relationships; experiencing major life transitions, grief and trauma causing insecurity in career or personal life. My specialities include Adult ADHD, ASD, Anxiety and Attachment disorders, PTSD, Sex Therapy. using Positive Psychology, CBT, Mindfulness and meditation. Individuals, Couples, and Families. Focus on your inherent character strengths . My intuition, empathy, and creativity lead to solutions for improved well-being. Looking for creative expression? I offer training in Expressing Your Authentic Self.
You deserve wise answers as well as penetrating questions! This is my fundamental promise. Having high-conflict relationships; experiencing major life transitions, grief and trauma causing insecurity in career or personal life. My specialities include Adult ADHD, ASD, Anxiety and Attachment disorders, PTSD, Sex Therapy. using Positive Psychology, CBT, Mindfulness and meditation. Individuals, Couples, and Families. Focus on your inherent character strengths . My intuition, empathy, and creativity lead to solutions for improved well-being. Looking for creative expression? I offer training in Expressing Your Authentic Self.
(413) 320-4257 View (413) 320-4257
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Amy Myers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
My speciality populations include women's health, pregnancy and postpartum adjustments, career burnout prevention, veterans and college students.
Life can make us feel stuck, unsure, down, scared, stressed, and emotionally drained. With all of life's transitions, ups and downs, adjustments, and surprises, it's no wonder that sometimes we all need a boost. Hope for a better tomorrow can be the first step in making change towards a brighter future. Being vulnerable to take that first step can be a difficult one, however one that can bring transformation, clarity, understanding, and validation that can keep us moving forward.
My speciality populations include women's health, pregnancy and postpartum adjustments, career burnout prevention, veterans and college students.
Life can make us feel stuck, unsure, down, scared, stressed, and emotionally drained. With all of life's transitions, ups and downs, adjustments, and surprises, it's no wonder that sometimes we all need a boost. Hope for a better tomorrow can be the first step in making change towards a brighter future. Being vulnerable to take that first step can be a difficult one, however one that can bring transformation, clarity, understanding, and validation that can keep us moving forward.
(781) 574-8513 View (781) 574-8513
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Emily Manus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02145
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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Elizabeth Marrin, LMHC
Counselor, EdM, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
Therapy hours: 8:30AM-2:30PM Mon-Fri. Individuals work with me in counseling to acquire skills to reduce, eliminate, or manage symptoms, dialog on root issues, explore and unpack deep truths, develop meaning, or for grief or emotional support. I treat anxiety, grief, depression, bipolar, PTSD, military trauma, sexual abuse, many forms of addiction, career issues, existential concerns, impostor syndrome, and relationship issues, including poly and ENM issues. I have worked with many facing complex mental health, personal, relational, and professional challenges. With over 12 years experience, I'm confident I can help you as well.
Therapy hours: 8:30AM-2:30PM Mon-Fri. Individuals work with me in counseling to acquire skills to reduce, eliminate, or manage symptoms, dialog on root issues, explore and unpack deep truths, develop meaning, or for grief or emotional support. I treat anxiety, grief, depression, bipolar, PTSD, military trauma, sexual abuse, many forms of addiction, career issues, existential concerns, impostor syndrome, and relationship issues, including poly and ENM issues. I have worked with many facing complex mental health, personal, relational, and professional challenges. With over 12 years experience, I'm confident I can help you as well.
(617) 934-3243 View (617) 934-3243
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Leah Driscoll García
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02145  (Online Only)
I offer psychotherapy services to adults of all ages with a wide range of concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, social oppression, identity, relationship issues, disordered substance use, body image, life transitions, career / work related stress, and college transitions.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques and motivational interviewing. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, respectful, and adaptable. I always strive to create a therapeutic experience that feels relevant and custom-tailored to my clients. I also hold certifications as a Financial Wellness Facilitator and am a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute.
I offer psychotherapy services to adults of all ages with a wide range of concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, social oppression, identity, relationship issues, disordered substance use, body image, life transitions, career / work related stress, and college transitions.
My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining elements of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mindfulness-based techniques and motivational interviewing. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, respectful, and adaptable. I always strive to create a therapeutic experience that feels relevant and custom-tailored to my clients. I also hold certifications as a Financial Wellness Facilitator and am a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute.
(857) 763-4971 View (857) 763-4971
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Kacie Biddle
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02145  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, navigating relationships, career goals, personal goals, communication skills, life transitions and general stressors.
Are you a young adult, living in either MA, NH, or ME, who is trying to figure out which way to go as life pulls you in all sorts of directions? If you need support improving your mood, exploring your identity, setting & working towards goals, navigating relationships, and/or building healthy habits, there is a good chance that I can help. Just email me and include your specific insurance & detailed availability before 6 PM on weekdays. I try my best to respond to all inquiries.
I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, navigating relationships, career goals, personal goals, communication skills, life transitions and general stressors.
Are you a young adult, living in either MA, NH, or ME, who is trying to figure out which way to go as life pulls you in all sorts of directions? If you need support improving your mood, exploring your identity, setting & working towards goals, navigating relationships, and/or building healthy habits, there is a good chance that I can help. Just email me and include your specific insurance & detailed availability before 6 PM on weekdays. I try my best to respond to all inquiries.
(978) 378-5025 View (978) 378-5025
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Soroya Pognon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
I specialize in aiding individuals grappling primarily with anxiety disorders, as well as providing support to entrepreneurs striving to expand their businesses, assisting those facing significant life changes, and guiding individuals seeking stress reduction strategies.
I specialize in aiding individuals grappling primarily with anxiety disorders, as well as providing support to entrepreneurs striving to expand their businesses, assisting those facing significant life changes, and guiding individuals seeking stress reduction strategies.
(617) 693-4922 View (617) 693-4922
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CampusCare Counseling, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
CampusCare Counseling is a group practice providing quality mental health services exclusively to college students. In recent years, the number and severity of mental health difficulties experienced by students are increasing. College students need mental health services that recognize developmental characteristics and needs of this stage. Our goal is to meet their needs by providing compassionate, committed, and empowering services. We are here to facilitate students in reaching their personal, social, academic, and vocational potentials and aspirations.
CampusCare Counseling is a group practice providing quality mental health services exclusively to college students. In recent years, the number and severity of mental health difficulties experienced by students are increasing. College students need mental health services that recognize developmental characteristics and needs of this stage. Our goal is to meet their needs by providing compassionate, committed, and empowering services. We are here to facilitate students in reaching their personal, social, academic, and vocational potentials and aspirations.
(617) 741-5901 View (617) 741-5901
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Betty Jo Bolin LICSW Revive Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MAPA
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
I invite couples, adolescents and adults to identify strengths, acknowledge challenges and develop strategies to solve a range of problems. We can explore ways to save and enhance your relationship. In the first session, I teach tools that you can use immediately to enhance your partnership, open the lines of communication and reconnect as a couple. If you are an overwhelmed parent, I can help you reach out to your teen by employing techniques that can be used in the moment. My professional experience encompasses coping with anxiety, managing chronic illness, grieving losses and achieving balance for an enriched life.
I invite couples, adolescents and adults to identify strengths, acknowledge challenges and develop strategies to solve a range of problems. We can explore ways to save and enhance your relationship. In the first session, I teach tools that you can use immediately to enhance your partnership, open the lines of communication and reconnect as a couple. If you are an overwhelmed parent, I can help you reach out to your teen by employing techniques that can be used in the moment. My professional experience encompasses coping with anxiety, managing chronic illness, grieving losses and achieving balance for an enriched life.
(781) 422-8073 View (781) 422-8073
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Melissa Nilles
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I support men, women, and non-binary and transgender folx with ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, or a history of trauma on their journey to build a better relationship with themselves, learn helpful mental health survival skills, and unlock their true potential. I also help artists, musicians, writers, poets, philosophers, and all creative types who are building creative careers or juggling multiple careers to explore interests, hone their path, work with a complicated world, and get out of their own way to enjoy greater creative engagement and personal freedom. I help my clients break down barriers of shame & self-doubt and find their supports.
I support men, women, and non-binary and transgender folx with ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, or a history of trauma on their journey to build a better relationship with themselves, learn helpful mental health survival skills, and unlock their true potential. I also help artists, musicians, writers, poets, philosophers, and all creative types who are building creative careers or juggling multiple careers to explore interests, hone their path, work with a complicated world, and get out of their own way to enjoy greater creative engagement and personal freedom. I help my clients break down barriers of shame & self-doubt and find their supports.
(617) 644-4757 View (617) 644-4757
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Bryan Christie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02145
*Accepting new clients* My work aims to help individuals develop a deeper connection with themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Together, we will cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness to drive positive change in your life. I tend to focus on identifying maladaptive patterns in thoughts and coping strategies, understanding where these patterns stem from and what maintains them, and exploring more sustainable, affirming approaches. Often times this means examining attachments and ruptures in early development to consider how they continue to present in day-to-day life.
*Accepting new clients* My work aims to help individuals develop a deeper connection with themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Together, we will cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness to drive positive change in your life. I tend to focus on identifying maladaptive patterns in thoughts and coping strategies, understanding where these patterns stem from and what maintains them, and exploring more sustainable, affirming approaches. Often times this means examining attachments and ruptures in early development to consider how they continue to present in day-to-day life.
(617) 440-7637 View (617) 440-7637
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Elly Humphrey
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a therapist who is knowledgeable, experienced, and affirming around LGBTQIA+ issues, you have come to the right place. I have an extensive background in supporting LGBTQIA+/queer clients working through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and identity. Maybe you're looking for someone who can help you decide what identity fits best and where to go from there. Maybe you need to talk to someone who understands the unique intersection of trauma and queer identity. Maybe you just need a therapist who understands what it means to be poly/kinky/queer. I'm glad you're here.
If you are looking for a therapist who is knowledgeable, experienced, and affirming around LGBTQIA+ issues, you have come to the right place. I have an extensive background in supporting LGBTQIA+/queer clients working through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and identity. Maybe you're looking for someone who can help you decide what identity fits best and where to go from there. Maybe you need to talk to someone who understands the unique intersection of trauma and queer identity. Maybe you just need a therapist who understands what it means to be poly/kinky/queer. I'm glad you're here.
(617) 297-9566 View (617) 297-9566
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.