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530 people sought career counseling help in Maryland in the last year

Discover how starting career counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Career counseling

What is Career counseling?

Career counseling, sometimes called career coaching, helps individuals make informed career decisions. This type of counseling is led by one of our Bethesda therapists who is trained to provide career development support.

How does Career counseling work?

Career counseling works to help you navigate your professional career and offer valuable information, such as required skill sets and/or education, regarding a particular position you may be considering. The following are common focuses of conversation that will help your career counselor best help you:

  • Job environment preferences
  • Growth potential
  • Career goals, short- and long-term
  • Personality type
  • Desired lifestyle
  • Potential earnings of a given career

Is Career counseling conducted in person or online?

Career counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Career counseling last?

Career counseling can last for weeks, months, or even years. It all depends on the goals that you're looking to accomplish and whether you continue to want/need that partner to reach your goals. Either way, our career counselors are here and ready to help you get on the right track.

Need more help deciding?

When we are kids, we latch on to jobs that sound dazzling, such as becoming an astronaut, fashion designer, or doctor. And while some of us do go on to pursue these dreams and career paths, many of us change our pursuits. We either develop other interests and hobbies as we grow up, or other factors cause us to shift gears and pursue a different kind of job. For example: Someone who dreamed about becoming a doctor when they were a kid, might have changed their mind when they entered adulthood because they didn’t want to dedicated the amount of time required to become one. They might want to enter their field as early as possible as well as find a job that allows them to spend the utmost amount of time with family.

There are many considerations to make when it comes to thinking about the career and job that is right for you and your lifestyle. This includes what will bring you joy and meaning, as well as what will allow you to pay the bills on time and live a comfortable lifestyle. Securing a job that checks all of these boxes isn’t always easy—especially when you feel indecisive about what you want to pursue. The good news is that there are people who have chosen a career that’s all about helping other people choose a career! These people are career coaches or career counselors. And they have worked hard to possess the skills, tools, and experience that will help you on your career journey.

“The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” -Robert Frost

If you think that you could benefit from meeting with a career counselor and discussing different career opportunities, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda. The Thriveworks Bethesda career coaches and counselors are eager to help you as soon as today or tomorrow. They will help you find a career that best suits you. To schedule your first career coaching appointment, just give us a call at (240) 513-3093. We’ll be happy to help you.

How Does Career Counseling Work? Can a Career Coach Help Me?

The career counselors at Thriveworks Bethesda want to help everybody in the Bethesda, MD area find the career that will bring them the utmost happiness, success, and fulfillment—and allow them to live the lifestyle they desire. They are able to help young college grads as well as those in their 50s or 60s nearing retirement. In any stage of life, one’s career path and job is important to their health and wellbeing, which makes career counseling an important and valuable service.

To best help you explore your options and narrow down the careers that you should pursue, your Thriveworks Bethesda career coach will likely discuss the following with you:

  • What are your interests and hobbies?
  • What are your skills?
  • What background in education do you have?
  • What kind of job would make you happy?
  • What career will allow you to live the lifestyle you desire?
  • What are your morals? Are they important to your career path?
  • Are you interested in local opportunities or do you want to travel?

These are all important questions when it comes to choosing a job. If you think that you could benefit from discussing these questions with a career counselor, in addition to their guidance and support, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda to schedule your first career counseling appointment.

Schedule Career Counseling at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD

Are you unhappy at your current workplace? Are you a recent college graduate unsure of which career path to choose? Are you in your late 40s and curious about other career options? Whatever your specific situation is, a career counselor can help you navigate your options and find the right career opportunities. If you are in the Bethesda, MD area, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda. We have career counselors on staff who are ready to put their skills and training to work. They will work to understand your unique needs, skills, lifestyle, and more to guide you down the right path.

Thriveworks Bethesda is dedicated to helping all of their clients as best they can. We offer next-day appointments, evening and weekend sessions, flexible cancellations, and more. If you need career help and you’re interested in these benefits, call us today to schedule your first appointment. We’re ready to see you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Bethesda
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
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I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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