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2,280 people sought career counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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 Bethlehem 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 a counselor to help you reach your goals. Either way, our career counselors are here and ready to help you get on the right track.

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Counseling for Management Skills in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks Lehigh Valley

Some people are natural-born leaders. Others have to put a lot of time and effort into becoming an authoritative figure. In any case, though, most individuals in leadership positions can benefit from improving upon their management skills.

Do you see the value in improving your management or leadership skills? The counselors at Thriveworks Bethlehem can assist you: whether you’re hoping to snag that promotion, you’re interested in a new leadership role, or you want to take your organization to new heights. Their wide-ranging skills can help you acquire or improve upon your own skills in your management position.

What Are Management Skills?

Management skills are those that an executive should possess and utilize in their leadership position. When used effectively, these skills can lead to greater success at the given organization, company, or workplace. Oftentimes, these abilities are learned through experience, but they can also be learned—or expanded—in counseling.

Without good management skills, an organization can’t thrive—it’ll likely plummet instead. That said, when leadership skills are optimized, the organization becomes a force to be reckoned with. These skills can be grouped into a few different categories. According to Robert Katz, a social psychologist, the basic breakdown is as follows:

  • Technical skills, which encompass the manager’s ability to utilize different practices to achieve his or her goals. These might include marketing skills, production skills, sales skills, and so on.
  • Interpersonal skills, which consist of a manager’s ability to interact and work well with people. These empower an individual to collaborate with others and make the most of this collaboration.
  • Conceptual skills, which involve the manager’s ability to think outside of the box, come up with innovative ideas, and problem-solve. These skills help the individual to predict and prevent issues that may arise.

All of these skills enable a manager to run a successful organization or business and achieve their goals. Ultimately, they help a manager ensure everything is running smoothly and going according to plan.

What Management Skills Can I Learn in Counseling?

As mentioned previously, you can work to acquire or build on your management skills in counseling and get one step closer to your career goals. Here are a few essential skills your counselor can help you to understand and utilize to your benefit:

1) Effective communication

Effective communication skills are crucial for an individual in a leadership role. This can make or break a team’s functionality, determine whether or not a given job gets done properly, and ultimately affect the overall success of an organization. Your counselor can help you to understand which communication skills you lack and improve them.

2) Decision-making
Another important skill set revolves around decision-making. Managers have to make important decisions day in and day out. Whether or not they make the right ones, though, depends on their decision-making skills. If you think yours could use some improvement, your counselor is here to help. They can help you to understand what goes into making the right decision as well as the importance of taking responsibility for the decision that you made, no matter the outcome.

3) Delegation
Often, leaders have a difficult time delegating tasks. That said, delegation skills are incredibly important to a manager’s success. The hard truth is that you can’t do it all. That’s why it’s important you hire capable people whom you trust to help you get the job done. If your delegation skills need some work, your counselor knows just how to help. They’ll help you to see the value in delegation, understand your hesitation to delegate, and start allowing others to assist you.

These are just a few skills that prove important to a leadership role. Your counselor can help you develop or improve these skills as well as many others.

Schedule a Counseling Session at Thriveworks Bethlehem Today

Are you looking for someone to help you expand your management skills? A counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem is the right person for the job. Their wide set of skills, their extensive experience, and their determination will enable them to help you become the best manager you can be. The work you put into your sessions will lead to greater efficiency and overall greater success in your management position at your organization.

If you’re ready to get started, book a session with a counselor today. Just give us a call at 484-241-2848 and a scheduling specialist will get you all set up! We look forward to it.

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 Bethlehem therapists and counselors accept 42 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Bethlehem
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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So far I have had good experiences with the clinicians and the management.
Susan Feb 2024
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My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Read more My experience with Thriveworks and the Counselor I was assigned to has been good so far. The Counselor is I had hoped, compassionate and intelligent. I am looking forward to continuing with her.
Susan Feb 2024
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Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Read more Kenneth Fulton has been my psychologist for over a year and a half. He has brought meaning back to my life, after losing my mother in February 2020 and dealing with covid. I can never put into words what his counseling has done for me. I went from a very dark place back into the light again. He's the greatest at what he does. I could go on and on about this counselor but that would take too long. Thank you Ken for everything you've done.
Bethlehem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Read more Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
Bethlehem Feb 2020
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I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Read more I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
Bethlehem Jul 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Read more Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Read more I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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★★★★★
Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Read more Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
Bethlehem Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethlehem is located off of Linden St, just north of Bethlehem Memorial Park. We currently share a building with Our Serenity Therapeutic Massage, and our office is neighbored by Purevon. The closest bus stop is Easton at Jennings, and parking is available in our parking lot at the front of the building. If you have trouble finding our office, please reach out to us! We'll be happy to provide specific instructions.

Phone number

(484) 246-8486

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
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