Career Counseling Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Lindsay Hill
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121
I have 15 years of corporate experience, so a special area of interest is career-transition work, including supporting you as you find your calling and dealing with work-related stress, anxiety and depression.
You should feel seen, heard and understood. You should never feel judged, and you should always feel welcome. If you choose to spend your time with me, that is what you can expect in therapy. Therapy is at your pace, and it starts with us building a relationship. I listen to your story, get to know you and your goals and learn how to best support you. Together, we look at who you are, what you believe and how you cope with challenges to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
I have 15 years of corporate experience, so a special area of interest is career-transition work, including supporting you as you find your calling and dealing with work-related stress, anxiety and depression.
You should feel seen, heard and understood. You should never feel judged, and you should always feel welcome. If you choose to spend your time with me, that is what you can expect in therapy. Therapy is at your pace, and it starts with us building a relationship. I listen to your story, get to know you and your goals and learn how to best support you. Together, we look at who you are, what you believe and how you cope with challenges to determine a treatment plan that is right for you.
(206) 701-9694 View (206) 701-9694
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Carly Claney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
I specialize in anxious & neurodivergent people in career transition who are processing their identity & values. You may feel like they have accomplished everything you set out for and still don't feel happy. You may feel trapped by your career or trapped by your own emotions or relational patterns. You are burnt out, working on fumes, but holding it together enough on the outside that no one really understands how lost you feel. I want to help you align yourself with your life - through insight we can intentionally help you experience true and sustaining change.
I specialize in anxious & neurodivergent people in career transition who are processing their identity & values. You may feel like they have accomplished everything you set out for and still don't feel happy. You may feel trapped by your career or trapped by your own emotions or relational patterns. You are burnt out, working on fumes, but holding it together enough on the outside that no one really understands how lost you feel. I want to help you align yourself with your life - through insight we can intentionally help you experience true and sustaining change.
(206) 203-6489 View (206) 203-6489
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Daniel Kelley-Petersen
Counselor, MAEd, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98126
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals and couples using mindfulness-based techniques and practices that focus on grief, loss, anxiety, depression, men's health and wellness, career concerns, marital and premarital topics, and addiction.
Seeking out counseling is a courageous act of support that you give yourself and is a challenging and rewarding process that is full of support and deep exploration. I am excited to talk with you about what you are experiencing and how to move forward through the challenges you are facing today.
I work with individuals and couples using mindfulness-based techniques and practices that focus on grief, loss, anxiety, depression, men's health and wellness, career concerns, marital and premarital topics, and addiction.
Seeking out counseling is a courageous act of support that you give yourself and is a challenging and rewarding process that is full of support and deep exploration. I am excited to talk with you about what you are experiencing and how to move forward through the challenges you are facing today.
(206) 693-4889 View (206) 693-4889
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Rose Earl
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please Note: I am on a sabbatical and may not respond to queries about availability. Trying harder doesn't always work. If you are feeling stuck or frustrated because there is a gap between where you are and where you'd like to be, counseling can help. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, parenting challenges, identity issues, life cycle changes, academic difficulties, motivational issues, career indecision, career development challenges, and more. We can tailor an approach that fits your needs.
Please Note: I am on a sabbatical and may not respond to queries about availability. Trying harder doesn't always work. If you are feeling stuck or frustrated because there is a gap between where you are and where you'd like to be, counseling can help. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, parenting challenges, identity issues, life cycle changes, academic difficulties, motivational issues, career indecision, career development challenges, and more. We can tailor an approach that fits your needs.
(206) 222-9543 View (206) 222-9543
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LaVonne K Dorsey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCM, CBC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Reach out for consultation. West Seattle office or Virtually. Resolving struggle takes courage, and walking through the counseling door shows me that you're bold enough to face challenges head-on. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, career transitions, self-esteem, relationship troubles or divorce, I will guide you through to a better place by understanding what you need internally and teaching you skills to translate your newfound self-knowledge into a positive direction. We'll build your emotional and cognitive skills to help you be more self-aware and able to access your inherent strength and resilience.
Reach out for consultation. West Seattle office or Virtually. Resolving struggle takes courage, and walking through the counseling door shows me that you're bold enough to face challenges head-on. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, career transitions, self-esteem, relationship troubles or divorce, I will guide you through to a better place by understanding what you need internally and teaching you skills to translate your newfound self-knowledge into a positive direction. We'll build your emotional and cognitive skills to help you be more self-aware and able to access your inherent strength and resilience.
(206) 735-4961 View (206) 735-4961
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Liz Adcock
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
I specialize in ADHD, women's issues, career counseling, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma. When you encounter these things in adulthood, there's often no one to walk you through the difficulties they bring. You need help from someone who specializes in this, who understands how you're feeling and can be with you on your journey, and has tools to help. I'd love to hear how I might be able to support you. I offer Authentic + Empowering Therapy for Adults in Seattle, WA. Accepting New Clients (Updated 1/8/24)
I specialize in ADHD, women's issues, career counseling, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma. When you encounter these things in adulthood, there's often no one to walk you through the difficulties they bring. You need help from someone who specializes in this, who understands how you're feeling and can be with you on your journey, and has tools to help. I'd love to hear how I might be able to support you. I offer Authentic + Empowering Therapy for Adults in Seattle, WA. Accepting New Clients (Updated 1/8/24)
(206) 312-9334 View (206) 312-9334
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Dr. Sylvia Broetje
PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are struggling with some aspect of their professional situation. Challenges include making career choices, dissatisfaction in the current career, dealing with stress or difficulties with colleagues or superiors, desire for a change or finding it hard to combine work and healthy living. Issues can range from vague dissatisfaction to ready-to-tackle plans. I offer talk sessions as well as a more structured approach that includes professional psychometric assessments. My clients range from young persons making their very first career decisions to experienced professionals.
I work with clients who are struggling with some aspect of their professional situation. Challenges include making career choices, dissatisfaction in the current career, dealing with stress or difficulties with colleagues or superiors, desire for a change or finding it hard to combine work and healthy living. Issues can range from vague dissatisfaction to ready-to-tackle plans. I offer talk sessions as well as a more structured approach that includes professional psychometric assessments. My clients range from young persons making their very first career decisions to experienced professionals.
(206) 829-6704 View (206) 829-6704
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Carol M. Foltz
MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102
My mental health training, 10 years volunteer work on the Crisis Line, expertise in career pathway consulting, extensive experience increasing student success has honed my skills to approach the development of individuals in a holistic manner.
I believe each individual has a special gift to give. Sometimes this gift is clear to a person, but in many of us it takes self-discovery to bring out our innate gifts, which ultimately provide meaning and purpose in our lives. I work from a strength-based philosophy, highlighting the positives, moving clients toward awareness of where they are in the moment and provide them options to move forward to meet their stated goals. My responsibility is to provide career guidance to students and adults. I play a critical role helping clients clarify their interests, values, skills and needs.
My mental health training, 10 years volunteer work on the Crisis Line, expertise in career pathway consulting, extensive experience increasing student success has honed my skills to approach the development of individuals in a holistic manner.
I believe each individual has a special gift to give. Sometimes this gift is clear to a person, but in many of us it takes self-discovery to bring out our innate gifts, which ultimately provide meaning and purpose in our lives. I work from a strength-based philosophy, highlighting the positives, moving clients toward awareness of where they are in the moment and provide them options to move forward to meet their stated goals. My responsibility is to provide career guidance to students and adults. I play a critical role helping clients clarify their interests, values, skills and needs.
(206) 701-6376 View (206) 701-6376
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Renee Jackman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
I am knowledgeable and experienced in the modern world of work and can help you navigate practical career challenges such as excessive stress, dread, failure, interpersonal conflicts, or lack of purpose, satisfaction, and meaning.
My practice is rooted in the idea that symptoms such as anxiety, disruption, or discontent can guide us in life if we step beyond formulas and certainties, toward a more curious and imaginative mode of being. By artfully seeking to understand emotional suffering, and through deepening relational connection, we can arrive at relief and healing. Uncovering and accommodating what has been previously outside of awareness releases meaning and allows for greater freedom of thought, self-expression, and wholeness.
I am knowledgeable and experienced in the modern world of work and can help you navigate practical career challenges such as excessive stress, dread, failure, interpersonal conflicts, or lack of purpose, satisfaction, and meaning.
My practice is rooted in the idea that symptoms such as anxiety, disruption, or discontent can guide us in life if we step beyond formulas and certainties, toward a more curious and imaginative mode of being. By artfully seeking to understand emotional suffering, and through deepening relational connection, we can arrive at relief and healing. Uncovering and accommodating what has been previously outside of awareness releases meaning and allows for greater freedom of thought, self-expression, and wholeness.
(206) 279-7539 View (206) 279-7539
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Linsey Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
Ready to get started? I offer a playful, warm, and conversational therapy environment to address ADHD, career issues, relationships, anxiety, depression, and more.
Life as an ADHDer can feel like persisting in a world not built for you. You got that message from teachers if school became overwhelming and you weren't taught new coping skills. Or you might be burnt out at work, comparing yourself and feeling behind. Those closest to you may not understand your struggles with organization, time management, impulsivity, and sensitivity. Maybe you've been in therapy before, but focusing on just anxiety or depression hasn't helped much. And all of this is more confusing if you were diagnosed as an adult or aren't yet diagnosed. Ultimately, you just want to feel in control of your own life.
Ready to get started? I offer a playful, warm, and conversational therapy environment to address ADHD, career issues, relationships, anxiety, depression, and more.
Life as an ADHDer can feel like persisting in a world not built for you. You got that message from teachers if school became overwhelming and you weren't taught new coping skills. Or you might be burnt out at work, comparing yourself and feeling behind. Those closest to you may not understand your struggles with organization, time management, impulsivity, and sensitivity. Maybe you've been in therapy before, but focusing on just anxiety or depression hasn't helped much. And all of this is more confusing if you were diagnosed as an adult or aren't yet diagnosed. Ultimately, you just want to feel in control of your own life.
(206) 222-6608 View (206) 222-6608
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Yi-An Lo Burleson
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone can explore internally and foster potential to create a brighter outlook of life. Through open-minded and non-judgmental collaboration, I work with many individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal, family dynamic issues, career concerns, trauma, grief, parenting, and body image issues. Almost 20 years of experience, I assist children, adults, families, and couples exploring self-understanding, identifying emotional and behavioral patterns, develop new perspectives and emotion and stress management skills, making meaningful interpersonal connections, and making career decisions.
I believe that everyone can explore internally and foster potential to create a brighter outlook of life. Through open-minded and non-judgmental collaboration, I work with many individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal, family dynamic issues, career concerns, trauma, grief, parenting, and body image issues. Almost 20 years of experience, I assist children, adults, families, and couples exploring self-understanding, identifying emotional and behavioral patterns, develop new perspectives and emotion and stress management skills, making meaningful interpersonal connections, and making career decisions.
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Dr. Ramon Velez-Zumbrunn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, EdD, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I specialize in queer (LGBTQI2S+) counseling, life transitions/adjustments, anxiety, and career counseling.
Congratulations on taking a huge step toward prioritizing your emotional self-care. Your story matters. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a part of your support system. I am so glad you are here!
I specialize in queer (LGBTQI2S+) counseling, life transitions/adjustments, anxiety, and career counseling.
Congratulations on taking a huge step toward prioritizing your emotional self-care. Your story matters. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a part of your support system. I am so glad you are here!
(206) 222-7168 View (206) 222-7168
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Lanae Williams
Counselor
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
Are you stressed, not in control, and focused on problems that it's negatively impacting your wellbeing and those around you? Whether you are in need of personal development, experiencing life or career transitions, or having self-esteem issues, you can learn how to become more aware, self-manage, and choose how to respond in a situation. Being stuck or unclear about who you are at your core, can lead to stress and overwhelm, relationship difficulties, the inability to think clearly, and much more. By focusing on solutions and strengths, you can be more positive, instead of dwelling on problems that can keep you stuck in life.
Are you stressed, not in control, and focused on problems that it's negatively impacting your wellbeing and those around you? Whether you are in need of personal development, experiencing life or career transitions, or having self-esteem issues, you can learn how to become more aware, self-manage, and choose how to respond in a situation. Being stuck or unclear about who you are at your core, can lead to stress and overwhelm, relationship difficulties, the inability to think clearly, and much more. By focusing on solutions and strengths, you can be more positive, instead of dwelling on problems that can keep you stuck in life.
(206) 452-4012 View (206) 452-4012
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Carolyn Mathews
PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with professionals (corporate, attorneys, physicians) who experience the impact of ADHD, anxiety, workplace stress or sleep issues on their career, relationships and mental/physical health.
I invite you to bring your strengths and motivation to create change in your life. Does ADHD or anxiety impact your life, personally and/or professionally? Perhaps you are challenged by motivation or organization. Or perhaps you feel "stuck" or experience sleep issues. I will work with you to build skills for executive functioning and help you understand and change the root cause of anxiety to build confidence in your life. I offer teletherapy for clients throughout Washington state or coaching for clients throughout the US. Because I live outside Washington, those with severe mental illness are best served by a local practitioner.
I have extensive experience working with professionals (corporate, attorneys, physicians) who experience the impact of ADHD, anxiety, workplace stress or sleep issues on their career, relationships and mental/physical health.
I invite you to bring your strengths and motivation to create change in your life. Does ADHD or anxiety impact your life, personally and/or professionally? Perhaps you are challenged by motivation or organization. Or perhaps you feel "stuck" or experience sleep issues. I will work with you to build skills for executive functioning and help you understand and change the root cause of anxiety to build confidence in your life. I offer teletherapy for clients throughout Washington state or coaching for clients throughout the US. Because I live outside Washington, those with severe mental illness are best served by a local practitioner.
(206) 489-3782 View (206) 489-3782
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Keenya Horton
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with over 6 years of professional work experience. My clinical orientation is primarily Person Centered. I help clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, career difficulties and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
I am a therapist with over 6 years of professional work experience. My clinical orientation is primarily Person Centered. I help clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, career difficulties and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
(425) 517-1942 View (425) 517-1942
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Dr. Katherine Nordell Fort
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in women's issues, athlete mental health, and career coaching.
I hold a PhD in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, providing both short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy to adolescents (over 13 years) and adults. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, self-reflective, and healing environment where we will work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of your authentic self. Together we will strengthen your personal awareness and confidence by exploring, uncovering and sharing your personal truths, life experiences, losses, achievements, fears, goals, and dreams.
I specialize in women's issues, athlete mental health, and career coaching.
I hold a PhD in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, providing both short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy to adolescents (over 13 years) and adults. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, self-reflective, and healing environment where we will work toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of your authentic self. Together we will strengthen your personal awareness and confidence by exploring, uncovering and sharing your personal truths, life experiences, losses, achievements, fears, goals, and dreams.
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Olin J Bittner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
My practice tends to draw career-minded adults and teenage athletes seeking help both generally, and more specifically in their performance-related area.
People often seek out the help of a psychologist, coach or consultant in order to improve in some way. Whether this means at an emotional/social/behavioral level or in a performance-related domain, I take the same basic approach: help you, the client, understand what it is you most need or want, and then work with you to get you there. My general mission as a professional is to help others - adults, teens and couples - grow and develop in increasingly gratifying and successful ways. My office is located in Spokane, but services are provided statewide.
My practice tends to draw career-minded adults and teenage athletes seeking help both generally, and more specifically in their performance-related area.
People often seek out the help of a psychologist, coach or consultant in order to improve in some way. Whether this means at an emotional/social/behavioral level or in a performance-related domain, I take the same basic approach: help you, the client, understand what it is you most need or want, and then work with you to get you there. My general mission as a professional is to help others - adults, teens and couples - grow and develop in increasingly gratifying and successful ways. My office is located in Spokane, but services are provided statewide.
(206) 203-8938 View (206) 203-8938
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Evolve Vocational Services LLC
Counselor, MS, CRC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Are you managing a non-apparent disability (conditions that are not obvious to the on looker) and experiencing any of the following at work: Maintaining work expectations, productivity and meeting deadline? Struggling with executive functioning issues, such as focus & attention, organization & prioritization. Dealing with work stress that is impacting your personal life. Are you at risk of been placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP)or already placed on one and struggling to get off it? Are you neurodivergent and struggling with people understanding you and how you work? Are you exploring career change?
Are you managing a non-apparent disability (conditions that are not obvious to the on looker) and experiencing any of the following at work: Maintaining work expectations, productivity and meeting deadline? Struggling with executive functioning issues, such as focus & attention, organization & prioritization. Dealing with work stress that is impacting your personal life. Are you at risk of been placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP)or already placed on one and struggling to get off it? Are you neurodivergent and struggling with people understanding you and how you work? Are you exploring career change?
(702) 623-9349 View (702) 623-9349
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Andrew Tessmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ concerns, career exploration, career development concerns, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, perfectionism, social skills, procrastination/motivation and ADHD.
Are you unhappy about where you are in life and fear others won't accept you for who you are? Do you feel as though you have to hide facets of yourself? Do you feel stuck and want to change? If so, you may find it helpful to connect with someone who has been through these feelings and understands the challenge in managing feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, insecurity, and even depression. I understand the struggles with exploring one's identity and finding the confidence to love and value your unique self.
I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ concerns, career exploration, career development concerns, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, perfectionism, social skills, procrastination/motivation and ADHD.
Are you unhappy about where you are in life and fear others won't accept you for who you are? Do you feel as though you have to hide facets of yourself? Do you feel stuck and want to change? If so, you may find it helpful to connect with someone who has been through these feelings and understands the challenge in managing feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, insecurity, and even depression. I understand the struggles with exploring one's identity and finding the confidence to love and value your unique self.
(720) 330-3479 View (720) 330-3479
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Dr. Bethy Campbell
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMFT, CCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98116
As a WA and AAMFT-approved supervisor, I provide hours for licensure, support in your personal and professional development, and guided coaching for a successful career.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Find unwavering support at Life Directions Counseling. Guided by Dr. Bethy, our interns, Emily and Kassie, offer personalized individual and couples therapy. Whether it's personal struggles or relationship issues, we provide a safe haven for self-exploration and growth. In couples therapy, we specialize in fostering communication, trust, and intimacy, guiding you to rebuild and strengthen your connection. Life's setbacks are opportunities for renewal, and we firmly believe in that journey. Join us as we embark on the pursuit of a positive and balanced life together.
As a WA and AAMFT-approved supervisor, I provide hours for licensure, support in your personal and professional development, and guided coaching for a successful career.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Find unwavering support at Life Directions Counseling. Guided by Dr. Bethy, our interns, Emily and Kassie, offer personalized individual and couples therapy. Whether it's personal struggles or relationship issues, we provide a safe haven for self-exploration and growth. In couples therapy, we specialize in fostering communication, trust, and intimacy, guiding you to rebuild and strengthen your connection. Life's setbacks are opportunities for renewal, and we firmly believe in that journey. Join us as we embark on the pursuit of a positive and balanced life together.
(509) 414-7986 View (509) 414-7986
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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.