Career Counseling Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Denise Tyus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, GCDF, BSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48221
One of the most difficult times in a person's life is time of uncertainty. Are you confused as to the direction your life is headed? Do you have questions that you need help sorting out the answers to? Do you lack motivation and passion about your future? Do you have a vision with no focus? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then we need to have a conversation. Together we can work to analyze what would help add direction, zest, and vitality to your life. Who knows better than you what would make your life meaningful. My job is to assist you on the journey.
One of the most difficult times in a person's life is time of uncertainty. Are you confused as to the direction your life is headed? Do you have questions that you need help sorting out the answers to? Do you lack motivation and passion about your future? Do you have a vision with no focus? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then we need to have a conversation. Together we can work to analyze what would help add direction, zest, and vitality to your life. Who knows better than you what would make your life meaningful. My job is to assist you on the journey.
(947) 207-3638 View (947) 207-3638
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Eugene D McDonald
Counselor, Eugene , MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
I have worked with teens struggling with delinquency & identity, adults dealing with depression, career instability and other life concerns.
At times life’s struggles can lead to a need to adjust to things thrown your way unexpectedly. When feelings of anxiety, sadness or adjustments become overwhelming, we may benefit from an objective partner to help us think things through and sort out our choices. I specialize in working with Black, BIPOC, African American teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, chronic health concerns, work related issues and life transitions. If you could benefit from a safe space, an empathetic ear, a non-judgmental voice or a reflective place of insight, my training and experience can be of assistance to you.
I have worked with teens struggling with delinquency & identity, adults dealing with depression, career instability and other life concerns.
At times life’s struggles can lead to a need to adjust to things thrown your way unexpectedly. When feelings of anxiety, sadness or adjustments become overwhelming, we may benefit from an objective partner to help us think things through and sort out our choices. I specialize in working with Black, BIPOC, African American teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, chronic health concerns, work related issues and life transitions. If you could benefit from a safe space, an empathetic ear, a non-judgmental voice or a reflective place of insight, my training and experience can be of assistance to you.
(248) 985-2960 View (248) 985-2960
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Laurel Bourgeois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I spent the first 6 years of my career working in admissions for psych &detox. I love working with a variety of clients ranging from those coping with depression and anxiety to traumas. I have a passion for working with mothers (single moms, those with a partner, working moms, those trying to conceive, those who are grieving, those needing a hot cup of coffee...oh wait, that is all of us!). I also have a great desire for helping clients who are working through past trauma, work stress and other related disorders. I am open and excited to working with all populations and would love to talk more to see if its a good fit for us both!
I spent the first 6 years of my career working in admissions for psych &detox. I love working with a variety of clients ranging from those coping with depression and anxiety to traumas. I have a passion for working with mothers (single moms, those with a partner, working moms, those trying to conceive, those who are grieving, those needing a hot cup of coffee...oh wait, that is all of us!). I also have a great desire for helping clients who are working through past trauma, work stress and other related disorders. I am open and excited to working with all populations and would love to talk more to see if its a good fit for us both!
(269) 291-0327 View (269) 291-0327
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NY Jackson Consulting Svcs, LLC-4Ur Health Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SCL
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48223  (Online Only)
I am Nina Jackson, Owner of NY Jackson Consulting Services. My service to you includes over 20 years of experience in the counseling field as a school counselor, academic advisor, and mental health therapist. The primary population I serve are teens, young adults/adults as well as all types of families. I have worked with clients addressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and family/parenting problems. I also specialize in life skills development, goal setting, and career development.
I am Nina Jackson, Owner of NY Jackson Consulting Services. My service to you includes over 20 years of experience in the counseling field as a school counselor, academic advisor, and mental health therapist. The primary population I serve are teens, young adults/adults as well as all types of families. I have worked with clients addressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and family/parenting problems. I also specialize in life skills development, goal setting, and career development.
(947) 207-3689 View (947) 207-3689
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Kylie Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with 16 years of experience. I have worked extensively with young and middle-aged adults on concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma to eating disorders, relationship challenges and academic & career transition issues. I am an avid runner, former college athlete and spend lots of time outdoors with my family (husband and two boys aged 7 and 10) in all seasons kayaking, camping and skiing.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with 16 years of experience. I have worked extensively with young and middle-aged adults on concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma to eating disorders, relationship challenges and academic & career transition issues. I am an avid runner, former college athlete and spend lots of time outdoors with my family (husband and two boys aged 7 and 10) in all seasons kayaking, camping and skiing.
(517) 300-7053 View (517) 300-7053
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Carrie May
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CEAP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
I have over 18 years working in counseling, higher education and career development.
I specialize in supporting working professionals, especially teachers, nurses, and students with anxiety or depression who are struggling in their careers, education or relationships. Many feel stuck, burnt out, angry, and overwhelmed. Chronic stress makes it hard for them to connect with patients, students, administrators, and even their families. Some may prefer to be alone, even though it leads to ruminating over traumatic work experiences and substance use. My clients have demanding jobs, are highly trained and accustomed to solving problems. However, no one is immune to the long-term effects of stress and trauma.
I have over 18 years working in counseling, higher education and career development.
I specialize in supporting working professionals, especially teachers, nurses, and students with anxiety or depression who are struggling in their careers, education or relationships. Many feel stuck, burnt out, angry, and overwhelmed. Chronic stress makes it hard for them to connect with patients, students, administrators, and even their families. Some may prefer to be alone, even though it leads to ruminating over traumatic work experiences and substance use. My clients have demanding jobs, are highly trained and accustomed to solving problems. However, no one is immune to the long-term effects of stress and trauma.
(832) 464-2664 View (832) 464-2664
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The Lost child
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226
Ultimately, the choices and decisions are yours to make my job is to help you learn how to process them.
Here is where your inner child will meet its Match! As a Traveling Therapist, I can meet you and your inner child in your natural setting. My goal is to identify challenges and triggers that will help me identify and connect with your inner child. This will guide me to identify the barriers affecting your ability to communicate, relate and create healthy relationships. My Therapy approaches are perfect for Friends, Family, Parenting, Marriage and Pre Marital Couples.
Ultimately, the choices and decisions are yours to make my job is to help you learn how to process them.
Here is where your inner child will meet its Match! As a Traveling Therapist, I can meet you and your inner child in your natural setting. My goal is to identify challenges and triggers that will help me identify and connect with your inner child. This will guide me to identify the barriers affecting your ability to communicate, relate and create healthy relationships. My Therapy approaches are perfect for Friends, Family, Parenting, Marriage and Pre Marital Couples.
(313) 513-1658 View (313) 513-1658
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Peter Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202
My purpose is to help you become your best self, and to live the kind of life you want to live. Our work together will focus on helping you feel better, and improving your connection with others in the contexts of your personal life, career and intimate relationship. I work with adults who are interested in increasing self-awareness, developing mindfulness skills and reducing self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors.
My purpose is to help you become your best self, and to live the kind of life you want to live. Our work together will focus on helping you feel better, and improving your connection with others in the contexts of your personal life, career and intimate relationship. I work with adults who are interested in increasing self-awareness, developing mindfulness skills and reducing self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors.
(734) 666-3887 View (734) 666-3887
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Restoration U
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48203
My career includes private practice, community mental health, and high schools.
Sometimes you may become overwhelmed due to changes in routine or major events such as a new school, grades, finances, becoming a new parent, losing a loved one, divorce, or conflict in relationships. These life events may lead to anxiety, low self esteem, lack of motivation, and loss of direction. These struggles appear in different ways for each person and lasts for varying amounts of time. However, we can not always recover on our own due to depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other underlying influence. I am a therapist (LPC), here to help you on your journey to healing and becoming your best self.
My career includes private practice, community mental health, and high schools.
Sometimes you may become overwhelmed due to changes in routine or major events such as a new school, grades, finances, becoming a new parent, losing a loved one, divorce, or conflict in relationships. These life events may lead to anxiety, low self esteem, lack of motivation, and loss of direction. These struggles appear in different ways for each person and lasts for varying amounts of time. However, we can not always recover on our own due to depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other underlying influence. I am a therapist (LPC), here to help you on your journey to healing and becoming your best self.
(248) 970-1417 View (248) 970-1417
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Liz Curtis
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
My job is to be your non-judgmental and supportive listening ear.
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
My job is to be your non-judgmental and supportive listening ear.
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
(313) 462-2146 View (313) 462-2146
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The Anger Doctor / Balance Life Mind & Well-Being
Counselor, MA, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48243
My team and I aim to help you move pass relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, frustrated or angry. We are ready to help you if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or have daily feelings of sadness, fatigue or anxiety. We are able to help, if you've had to deal with emotional distress due to physical pain, lack of energy due to medical issues. Perhaps are you faced with job stress/loss, divorce or just an overall feeling of frustration from the daily cares of life? We care and can help you sort things through.
My team and I aim to help you move pass relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, frustrated or angry. We are ready to help you if you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or have daily feelings of sadness, fatigue or anxiety. We are able to help, if you've had to deal with emotional distress due to physical pain, lack of energy due to medical issues. Perhaps are you faced with job stress/loss, divorce or just an overall feeling of frustration from the daily cares of life? We care and can help you sort things through.
(313) 474-6805 View (313) 474-6805
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Malanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with a range of needs (e.
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults with a range of needs (e.
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
(616) 208-5418 View (616) 208-5418
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Sharon Bland Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan, and I have a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. I have been a therapist for over 25 years with a lot of experience working with children, the elderly population, the foster care system, and working with the disabled population. In addition, I have a Private Practice, where I provide Individual, Group, Marriage and Family Therapy. I have addressed an array of problems, in the areas of depression, anxiety, disability, autism, stress management, caregiver issues, consulting and career counseling. My therapy approach is eclectic.
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan, and I have a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. I have been a therapist for over 25 years with a lot of experience working with children, the elderly population, the foster care system, and working with the disabled population. In addition, I have a Private Practice, where I provide Individual, Group, Marriage and Family Therapy. I have addressed an array of problems, in the areas of depression, anxiety, disability, autism, stress management, caregiver issues, consulting and career counseling. My therapy approach is eclectic.
(586) 563-8422 View (586) 563-8422
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LPC Institute, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We also offer marriage and relationship counseling, and career and personal development counseling and consulting.
CURRENTLY, THE LPC INSTITUTE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. The LPC Institute welcomes you to our beautiful, serene, therapeutic facility, where we offer culturally-sensitive services to reduce your emotional distress. We understand that life can throw unexpected curves to throw you off balance. We address your issues compassionately, theoretically, and practically, to help you become transformed to realize the best you. We invite you to give us a call to begin your journey on the road to restoration, and to enjoying a meaningful and productive life. Individuals (adults, children, and adolescents), couples, and groups are welcome.
We also offer marriage and relationship counseling, and career and personal development counseling and consulting.
CURRENTLY, THE LPC INSTITUTE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. The LPC Institute welcomes you to our beautiful, serene, therapeutic facility, where we offer culturally-sensitive services to reduce your emotional distress. We understand that life can throw unexpected curves to throw you off balance. We address your issues compassionately, theoretically, and practically, to help you become transformed to realize the best you. We invite you to give us a call to begin your journey on the road to restoration, and to enjoying a meaningful and productive life. Individuals (adults, children, and adolescents), couples, and groups are welcome.
(248) 595-7410 View (248) 595-7410
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Abir Marashi
Counselor, MA, LPC, MTTC, NCC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
I have been practicing for over 9 years with individuals who have PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, marital issues, divorce, self-identity crisis issues, Grief/loss, LGBTQ ,life transitions, Court ordered therapy, career counseling, and most of all LIFE.
It takes courage to make the decision to search for a therapist. As an empath being a therapist has always been my calling. Having a connection with your therapist is crutial to the therapeutic process. Hearing your story is important to me. Is past trauma still haunting you now? Therapy can help you process traumatic events and heal. Is anxiety crippling you from living? I can help you figure out you're triggers and how to cope. Is depression making it difficult for you to get out of bed? I can help you uncover the root cause of your depression and help you find your purpose in life.
I have been practicing for over 9 years with individuals who have PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, marital issues, divorce, self-identity crisis issues, Grief/loss, LGBTQ ,life transitions, Court ordered therapy, career counseling, and most of all LIFE.
It takes courage to make the decision to search for a therapist. As an empath being a therapist has always been my calling. Having a connection with your therapist is crutial to the therapeutic process. Hearing your story is important to me. Is past trauma still haunting you now? Therapy can help you process traumatic events and heal. Is anxiety crippling you from living? I can help you figure out you're triggers and how to cope. Is depression making it difficult for you to get out of bed? I can help you uncover the root cause of your depression and help you find your purpose in life.
(313) 631-1828 View (313) 631-1828
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Talk to Marilyn Counseling & Life Coaching, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48227
I'm a National Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. I treat clients for depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and anger issues, post traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, career and life coaching. I use an integrated theoretical approach that includes Cognitive Behavior and Existential Therapy. I use an empathic and individualized approach to help my clients. I strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each individual; beginning therapy by identifying and understanding my client's goals and establishing a treatment plan based on those individualized goals.
I'm a National Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. I treat clients for depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem and anger issues, post traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, career and life coaching. I use an integrated theoretical approach that includes Cognitive Behavior and Existential Therapy. I use an empathic and individualized approach to help my clients. I strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each individual; beginning therapy by identifying and understanding my client's goals and establishing a treatment plan based on those individualized goals.
(947) 800-4056 View (947) 800-4056
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Vince Anila
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48208
I help adolescents and adults who in some way feel broken connect with their inner wholeness. A mindfulness instructor since 2003, I offer a deep level of presence that meets you where you are, building trust for the exploration and location of all necessary strengths and resilience within your own history and experience. I can coach you through a career transition, help you process painful experiences, and help your teenager navigate the new challenges he or she faces. I can help you make sense of your past, live more joyfully in the present, and gain newfound hope for the future.
I help adolescents and adults who in some way feel broken connect with their inner wholeness. A mindfulness instructor since 2003, I offer a deep level of presence that meets you where you are, building trust for the exploration and location of all necessary strengths and resilience within your own history and experience. I can coach you through a career transition, help you process painful experiences, and help your teenager navigate the new challenges he or she faces. I can help you make sense of your past, live more joyfully in the present, and gain newfound hope for the future.
(313) 329-7699 View (313) 329-7699
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Deborah Johnson Spence
Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NBC, SLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48219
You can trust us when you need to talk to someone with expertise to either get your life on tract, to keep on tract, or find a better track. We have professionals with various specialties, who will give you unconditional positive regard and actively address your concerns. We treat depression, relationship challenges, grief, career paradigm shifts, executive function improvement, stress & anxiety, cognitive & emotional challenges, communication challenges, and personality challenges. We exercise the expert leadership and skills to help you navigate your destination. Free consultations visit: https://www.needtalk.com/to/DrDeb
You can trust us when you need to talk to someone with expertise to either get your life on tract, to keep on tract, or find a better track. We have professionals with various specialties, who will give you unconditional positive regard and actively address your concerns. We treat depression, relationship challenges, grief, career paradigm shifts, executive function improvement, stress & anxiety, cognitive & emotional challenges, communication challenges, and personality challenges. We exercise the expert leadership and skills to help you navigate your destination. Free consultations visit: https://www.needtalk.com/to/DrDeb
(313) 924-1365 View (313) 924-1365
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Best Life Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Best Life Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting provides empathy, understanding, and client-goal-directed solutions. We want to help you heal your emotional distress, and explore and discover your purpose to grow and thrive in life to be and enjoy the best you. Dr. Cheryl will begin accepting requests for group workshops in September 2023. Dr. Cheryl is state-licensed clinical mental health therapist and provides services to address issues like anger, anxiety, career, and life changes. Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting services are available and can be integrated at clients' requests.
Best Life Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting provides empathy, understanding, and client-goal-directed solutions. We want to help you heal your emotional distress, and explore and discover your purpose to grow and thrive in life to be and enjoy the best you. Dr. Cheryl will begin accepting requests for group workshops in September 2023. Dr. Cheryl is state-licensed clinical mental health therapist and provides services to address issues like anger, anxiety, career, and life changes. Coaching, Counseling, and Consulting services are available and can be integrated at clients' requests.
(248) 213-8752 View (248) 213-8752
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Dr. Krystle Woods
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
The KW Coaching System encourages clients to set goals in multiple life areas: health, relationships, personal growth, spirituality/emotional health, home, finances, fun, and career.
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Woods, a fully licensed clinical psychologist and a lifestyle coach. At LifeStance, I do individual therapy with adults via telehealth, with sessions billed through the client’s insurance. I have training and experience using psychodynamic, interpersonal, dialectical, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. To ensure a collaborative framework, I view clients as the experts on themselves, while I try to serve as the expert on psychology. Only by working together can we overcome your current challenge. If you think I may be a good fit, feel free to reach out! I also provide lifestyle coaching thru self-pay.
The KW Coaching System encourages clients to set goals in multiple life areas: health, relationships, personal growth, spirituality/emotional health, home, finances, fun, and career.
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Woods, a fully licensed clinical psychologist and a lifestyle coach. At LifeStance, I do individual therapy with adults via telehealth, with sessions billed through the client’s insurance. I have training and experience using psychodynamic, interpersonal, dialectical, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. To ensure a collaborative framework, I view clients as the experts on themselves, while I try to serve as the expert on psychology. Only by working together can we overcome your current challenge. If you think I may be a good fit, feel free to reach out! I also provide lifestyle coaching thru self-pay.
(248) 985-9263 View (248) 985-9263
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.