Career Counseling Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Mary K. Johnson, LIMHP, P.C.
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, PC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
I have many years experience assisting people with depression, anxiety, relationship, parenting, career, abuse, grief/loss and trauma issues.
I believe that within a safe, trust-filled therapeutic relationship, people can decide upon and implement the changes necessary to improve their lives.
I have many years experience assisting people with depression, anxiety, relationship, parenting, career, abuse, grief/loss and trauma issues.
I believe that within a safe, trust-filled therapeutic relationship, people can decide upon and implement the changes necessary to improve their lives.
(402) 296-8401 View (402) 296-8401
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Rose Kirkpatrick
Counselor, MSCC, PLMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Some of my specialties are: EMDR, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Career Counseling, Caregiving, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQIA+, OCD, Behavioral, Mood & Personality Disorders, PTSD, Relationship and Women's Issues, Self-Discovery, Self Esteem, Stress, and Trauma.
Are you struggling with daily living, situational stresses, family issues, depression, or anxiety? Feeling lost or stuck? Need someone to believe in you & you in yourself? I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and walks of life to thrive as human beings, employees, students, partners, friends, and family members. No issue is too large or small for us to tackle together. I serve adults, couples, teens, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy helping clients with the challenges of mental health & daily living and counsel from a practical & experiential perspective. I believe in understanding clients from their own experiences outward.
Some of my specialties are: EMDR, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Career Counseling, Caregiving, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQIA+, OCD, Behavioral, Mood & Personality Disorders, PTSD, Relationship and Women's Issues, Self-Discovery, Self Esteem, Stress, and Trauma.
Are you struggling with daily living, situational stresses, family issues, depression, or anxiety? Feeling lost or stuck? Need someone to believe in you & you in yourself? I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and walks of life to thrive as human beings, employees, students, partners, friends, and family members. No issue is too large or small for us to tackle together. I serve adults, couples, teens, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy helping clients with the challenges of mental health & daily living and counsel from a practical & experiential perspective. I believe in understanding clients from their own experiences outward.
(402) 207-9281 View (402) 207-9281
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Megan VanBenCoten
LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I am skilled at helping through the day to day struggles of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, although my door is always open. Therapy should feel like a safe space to begin working through the tough stuff that has come up in life, and my goal is to help you discover the tools and skills to press on in this journey no matter what the circumstances. My job is not to tell you what to do, but rather to support you as you journey unfolds.
I am skilled at helping through the day to day struggles of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, although my door is always open. Therapy should feel like a safe space to begin working through the tough stuff that has come up in life, and my goal is to help you discover the tools and skills to press on in this journey no matter what the circumstances. My job is not to tell you what to do, but rather to support you as you journey unfolds.
(402) 313-4806 View (402) 313-4806
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Michael A Robbins
Counselor, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
I provide a safe environment to help foster open communication for teens, adults, and couples focusing mainly on relationship, drug and alcohol, and career concerns.
Are you feeling stuck? Confused about changes in your life? Stressed about romantic, personal, or professional relationships? Do you feel like your life is dominated by specific tasks or people, and lacking a healthy balance? Therapy may be a positive choice for you. Talking with a qualified therapist can help bring control and clarity to areas of your life, areas that may need more attention then they have received in the past. Making the first step towards improving your mental health can be a stressful decision. With so many options, I work to make this process easy and hassle free.
I provide a safe environment to help foster open communication for teens, adults, and couples focusing mainly on relationship, drug and alcohol, and career concerns.
Are you feeling stuck? Confused about changes in your life? Stressed about romantic, personal, or professional relationships? Do you feel like your life is dominated by specific tasks or people, and lacking a healthy balance? Therapy may be a positive choice for you. Talking with a qualified therapist can help bring control and clarity to areas of your life, areas that may need more attention then they have received in the past. Making the first step towards improving your mental health can be a stressful decision. With so many options, I work to make this process easy and hassle free.
(402) 819-8122 View (402) 819-8122
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Anne Rosenkranz
Counselor, MS, PLMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
I have built a rewarding career helping others and dedicating myself to the kids and families I serve. With nearly a decade of experience, I understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment to facilitate meaningful relationships with both my clients and their families. I have practiced in a variety of settings in various states, including Illinois, Ohio, and now Nebraska. As a licensed school counselor in Illinois I worked with students and families in both middle and high school settings before my family and I moved to Ohio, where I focused on providing social emotional learning in before and afterschool settings.
I have built a rewarding career helping others and dedicating myself to the kids and families I serve. With nearly a decade of experience, I understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment to facilitate meaningful relationships with both my clients and their families. I have practiced in a variety of settings in various states, including Illinois, Ohio, and now Nebraska. As a licensed school counselor in Illinois I worked with students and families in both middle and high school settings before my family and I moved to Ohio, where I focused on providing social emotional learning in before and afterschool settings.
(402) 383-5176 View (402) 383-5176
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Dr. Marquisha Frost
PhD, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
I am a certified life coach, counselor, and consultant (NOT a therapist), who specializes in personal, academic, and career-related coaching, mental health counseling, and consulting. I enjoy working with those who have a desire toward balance, self-improvement, and capacity building. If you're wanting to improve, restore balance to your life, elevate your career to the next level, or need help navigating personal transitions, academic requirements, relationships, etc., I am here to help! Please note: (1) I do not currently accept insurance and am a private pay practitioner. (2) It typically takes 24-48 hours for a reply.
I am a certified life coach, counselor, and consultant (NOT a therapist), who specializes in personal, academic, and career-related coaching, mental health counseling, and consulting. I enjoy working with those who have a desire toward balance, self-improvement, and capacity building. If you're wanting to improve, restore balance to your life, elevate your career to the next level, or need help navigating personal transitions, academic requirements, relationships, etc., I am here to help! Please note: (1) I do not currently accept insurance and am a private pay practitioner. (2) It typically takes 24-48 hours for a reply.
(402) 627-8842 View (402) 627-8842
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Kimberly Pratt
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief/loss, boundary setting, life transition, relationship and family concerns, traumatic experiences, seeking life purpose, self-care, burnout, chronic illness coping, and career concerns.
"The wound is the place where the light gets in." -Rumi The very awareness of your wound is the opportunity to allow the light in. My intention is to help you explore the wound to find healing and growth. For my part, I provide authenticity, openness, and support in a safe place. This journey can be difficult and frightening at times but in the end, the wound is filled with hope, validation, and acknowledgment of the hard work.
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief/loss, boundary setting, life transition, relationship and family concerns, traumatic experiences, seeking life purpose, self-care, burnout, chronic illness coping, and career concerns.
"The wound is the place where the light gets in." -Rumi The very awareness of your wound is the opportunity to allow the light in. My intention is to help you explore the wound to find healing and growth. For my part, I provide authenticity, openness, and support in a safe place. This journey can be difficult and frightening at times but in the end, the wound is filled with hope, validation, and acknowledgment of the hard work.
(402) 313-4971 View (402) 313-4971
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Erin Cox
Counselor, LMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68114
Relationships with people, career, money, food, etc.
Whatever challenge, struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many transitions. Let's work on calming the chaos and healing past hurts so you can become the confident, loving person you were meant to be.
Relationships with people, career, money, food, etc.
Whatever challenge, struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many transitions. Let's work on calming the chaos and healing past hurts so you can become the confident, loving person you were meant to be.
(402) 495-0275 View (402) 495-0275
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Asa Nathanael Russell
Counselor, LIMHP, LCPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68131  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I take a collaborative approach to therapy and believe you carry with you the answers necessary to move toward change and healing. Whether we are working toward a particular goal or engaging in a broader process of self-discovery, it is my job to facilitate, engage and empower. Your role is to bring your whole self and be open to the process as we build skills, increase internal motivation, and work toward a newly imagined future experience.
I take a collaborative approach to therapy and believe you carry with you the answers necessary to move toward change and healing. Whether we are working toward a particular goal or engaging in a broader process of self-discovery, it is my job to facilitate, engage and empower. Your role is to bring your whole self and be open to the process as we build skills, increase internal motivation, and work toward a newly imagined future experience.
(402) 207-5942 View (402) 207-5942
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Jeannie Hughes
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I provide in person and virtual counseling. Life can be messy. Sometimes we just need someone to help us untie the knots. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or anxiety, feel a bit lost, or wonder if your emotions are not quite as "in control" as you would like, counseling is a tool to consider. My job is to help you identify the issues you want to tackle and provide you with tools for the journey. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to schedule a free consultation today!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I provide in person and virtual counseling. Life can be messy. Sometimes we just need someone to help us untie the knots. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or anxiety, feel a bit lost, or wonder if your emotions are not quite as "in control" as you would like, counseling is a tool to consider. My job is to help you identify the issues you want to tackle and provide you with tools for the journey. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to schedule a free consultation today!
(402) 545-5445 View (402) 545-5445
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Kim Story
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
My specialties include working with client’s who are struggling to find their place in their life, whether that is due to career issues, relationship issues, stress management, anxiety management, or someone that is just in need of developing new skills to be successful in their life.
How did I get here? Why can’t I figure this out? Why do these thoughts/feelings overwhelm me? You are not alone in these ? These are common ?s most of my clients or families have. I empower you with tools to not just find answers, but the solutions. I am passionate about meeting you where you are, helping you redefine what is important and achievable, and creating a path to get there. I utilize a varied approach and have training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy to assist you in resolving distressing images and decreasing negative physical sensations. I look forward to meeting you, discussing your story and creating a new chapter.
My specialties include working with client’s who are struggling to find their place in their life, whether that is due to career issues, relationship issues, stress management, anxiety management, or someone that is just in need of developing new skills to be successful in their life.
How did I get here? Why can’t I figure this out? Why do these thoughts/feelings overwhelm me? You are not alone in these ? These are common ?s most of my clients or families have. I empower you with tools to not just find answers, but the solutions. I am passionate about meeting you where you are, helping you redefine what is important and achievable, and creating a path to get there. I utilize a varied approach and have training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy to assist you in resolving distressing images and decreasing negative physical sensations. I look forward to meeting you, discussing your story and creating a new chapter.
(531) 530-3297 View (531) 530-3297
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Kristen Menke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68164
I believe therapy provides the listening, understanding, validation, and empowerment everyone can benefit from to navigate life's obstacles. I have experience working with adults and couples from a variety of backgrounds. Many of my clients attend therapy to work through relationship issues, anxiety, academic and career concerns, depression, struggles with identity, and life transitions. I also offer psychological testing services for adults (19+), specializing in ADHD evaluations and gender identity/transgender assessment services.
I believe therapy provides the listening, understanding, validation, and empowerment everyone can benefit from to navigate life's obstacles. I have experience working with adults and couples from a variety of backgrounds. Many of my clients attend therapy to work through relationship issues, anxiety, academic and career concerns, depression, struggles with identity, and life transitions. I also offer psychological testing services for adults (19+), specializing in ADHD evaluations and gender identity/transgender assessment services.
(402) 289-8079 View (402) 289-8079
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Shane M Powers
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
Being a parent is not only the most challenging job I have ever had, but it is also the most rewarding.
I believe that the key to raising healthy well balanced children is to lead by example. Setting and some times re-establishing rules, boundaries and expectations for your children and family is vital for a happy home. My goals as a therapist are to help individuals and families discover balance and peace in their lives and to find a more hopeful perspective of life. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include: treating depressive disorders, ADHD, and issues of self-esteem. I specialize in working with males 12 and up.
Being a parent is not only the most challenging job I have ever had, but it is also the most rewarding.
I believe that the key to raising healthy well balanced children is to lead by example. Setting and some times re-establishing rules, boundaries and expectations for your children and family is vital for a happy home. My goals as a therapist are to help individuals and families discover balance and peace in their lives and to find a more hopeful perspective of life. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include: treating depressive disorders, ADHD, and issues of self-esteem. I specialize in working with males 12 and up.
(402) 810-8832 View (402) 810-8832
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Marla Cohen
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68106
I offer individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, group therapy, counseling around the loss of loved ones through death or divorce, therapy for career changes, and group training experience for graduate counseling students.
My ideal client is open to the exploration of oneself through the ritual of self-reflective storytelling. I listen and help link childhood memories to insights through psychotherapeutic interpretation. My ability to draw from personal loss and experience helps me guide others through the sometimes painful exploration of the self. I work with individuals, often supplementing with group therapy, to help them recognize and understand the obstacles in their way.
I offer individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, group therapy, counseling around the loss of loved ones through death or divorce, therapy for career changes, and group training experience for graduate counseling students.
My ideal client is open to the exploration of oneself through the ritual of self-reflective storytelling. I listen and help link childhood memories to insights through psychotherapeutic interpretation. My ability to draw from personal loss and experience helps me guide others through the sometimes painful exploration of the self. I work with individuals, often supplementing with group therapy, to help them recognize and understand the obstacles in their way.
(402) 835-0081 View (402) 835-0081
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Caitlin (Caity) Richter
Counselor, LIMHP, PCMSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I began my professional career as a specialist and program therapist dedicated to treating eating disorders.
Welcome! I know the process of finding a therapist can be challenging and I hope to make it as seamless as possible for you, a loved one, or a friend. I work collaboratively with clients to create individualized treatment plans that are specific and client focused. Together we will identify achievable, therapeutic goals geared toward improving daily functioning and ultimately creating a healthier individual.
I began my professional career as a specialist and program therapist dedicated to treating eating disorders.
Welcome! I know the process of finding a therapist can be challenging and I hope to make it as seamless as possible for you, a loved one, or a friend. I work collaboratively with clients to create individualized treatment plans that are specific and client focused. Together we will identify achievable, therapeutic goals geared toward improving daily functioning and ultimately creating a healthier individual.
(402) 685-9517 View (402) 685-9517
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Lisa A Wilwerding
Pre-Licensed Professional, LIMHP, PLADC, PC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working addiction, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, family challenges, boundary setting, burnout, career counseling, suicide, life change, self-care, spiritual fatigue, and connecting individuals to resources within the community.
We all bear marks and scars from life’s hardships and trials. Comparison of pain can frequently keep us from reaching out for help because “someone has it worse.” I am here to help you walk through whatever pain has brought you to where you currently are, grief, anxiety, depression, or transitions in life. Taking the step to seek counseling is incredibly brave; it is stepping out and saying you are more than what may seem insurmountable right now.
I have experience working addiction, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, family challenges, boundary setting, burnout, career counseling, suicide, life change, self-care, spiritual fatigue, and connecting individuals to resources within the community.
We all bear marks and scars from life’s hardships and trials. Comparison of pain can frequently keep us from reaching out for help because “someone has it worse.” I am here to help you walk through whatever pain has brought you to where you currently are, grief, anxiety, depression, or transitions in life. Taking the step to seek counseling is incredibly brave; it is stepping out and saying you are more than what may seem insurmountable right now.
(402) 415-2283 View (402) 415-2283
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Tracy L Grothe
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LIMHP, LPC-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68135
Together, we can handle life's curve balls such as dealing with illness, adjusting to college and/or work with a disability, overcoming job related fatigue/burnout, enhancing advocacy strategies for caregivers of disabled family members.
Sometimes life throws us a serious curve ball; whether it's coming to terms with a new medical diagnosis, adapting a disability, coping with the stress of career transition, or the loss of a significant relationship, these dilemmas can send us reeling. Any traumatic life event can leave us angry, sad, anxious, confused, isolated or just plain stuck and overwhelmed. My practical counseling philosophy supports clients with grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, financial stress, health issues, and vocational challenges presented by change, loss, new or existing disabilities.
Together, we can handle life's curve balls such as dealing with illness, adjusting to college and/or work with a disability, overcoming job related fatigue/burnout, enhancing advocacy strategies for caregivers of disabled family members.
Sometimes life throws us a serious curve ball; whether it's coming to terms with a new medical diagnosis, adapting a disability, coping with the stress of career transition, or the loss of a significant relationship, these dilemmas can send us reeling. Any traumatic life event can leave us angry, sad, anxious, confused, isolated or just plain stuck and overwhelmed. My practical counseling philosophy supports clients with grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, financial stress, health issues, and vocational challenges presented by change, loss, new or existing disabilities.
(402) 704-3519 View (402) 704-3519
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David Martin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68132  (Online Only)
I have particular expertise working with Trauma, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Couples, Career struggles, and issues with Self-esteem and Identity.
Accepting Teletherapy Appointments Only. I work collaboratively with my clients, empowering them to find balance, wholeness, and greater happiness in life. My broad experience both in a variety of psychological treatment modalities (Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy), as well as in working with a wide range of clients, enables me to provide therapy that is both deeply compassionate and well-rooted in psychological science. I’m here to help you create stronger, more fulfilling relationships, make peace with yourself, and start living a life of fulfillment and connection.
I have particular expertise working with Trauma, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Couples, Career struggles, and issues with Self-esteem and Identity.
Accepting Teletherapy Appointments Only. I work collaboratively with my clients, empowering them to find balance, wholeness, and greater happiness in life. My broad experience both in a variety of psychological treatment modalities (Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy), as well as in working with a wide range of clients, enables me to provide therapy that is both deeply compassionate and well-rooted in psychological science. I’m here to help you create stronger, more fulfilling relationships, make peace with yourself, and start living a life of fulfillment and connection.
(516) 715-3461 View (516) 715-3461
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WilliamReeseTherapy.com
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68105
My Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Couples, Family Counseling, Parenting Support, Grief Counseling, Career issues, Stress Management, Addiction & Recovery, Conflict Resolution.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, I'll meet you FREE online for our First Interview!
My Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Couples, Family Counseling, Parenting Support, Grief Counseling, Career issues, Stress Management, Addiction & Recovery, Conflict Resolution.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, I'll meet you FREE online for our First Interview!
(831) 531-3388 View (831) 531-3388
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Laura L Christensen
Counselor, LIMHP, MS
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
I have therapeutic experience in a variety of areas including: Marriage/relationship counseling, Separation/Divorce, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Abuse/Neglect, Career Issues, and Family Therapy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner whose approach to therapy is individualized based on my clients' needs and personal background. I will establish a safe and secure therapeutic environment, free of judgement and pre-conceived notions. I strive to provide you with a therapeutic experience that is both genuine and provides unconditional acceptance to help gain your trust as I help you develop the skills needed to reach your goals and be successful in your therapeutic journey.
I have therapeutic experience in a variety of areas including: Marriage/relationship counseling, Separation/Divorce, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Abuse/Neglect, Career Issues, and Family Therapy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner whose approach to therapy is individualized based on my clients' needs and personal background. I will establish a safe and secure therapeutic environment, free of judgement and pre-conceived notions. I strive to provide you with a therapeutic experience that is both genuine and provides unconditional acceptance to help gain your trust as I help you develop the skills needed to reach your goals and be successful in your therapeutic journey.
(402) 382-9822 View (402) 382-9822
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.