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758 people sought career counseling help at Charlotte in the last year

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

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I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand... I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand that each path is unique. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +20 more
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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for peo... As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for people of color at all stages of life to access quality and culturally relevant mental health care. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +21 more
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Change is a life-long journey requiring acceptance and commitment to motivate oneself towards change.

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As a woman of color who has experienced her own mental health challenges, I understand the unique struggle of starting your healing journey.

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Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Depression

As a clinician with a background in multiple settings, I am able address a variety of clinical needs.

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As a wife and mother of 3 adopted children, one who identifies with they/them pronouns and is in a same sex marriage, I have experience with diversity... As a wife and mother of 3 adopted children, one who identifies with they/them pronouns and is in a same sex marriage, I have experience with diversity. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +19 more
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I am a strength-based professional who will be your personal cheerleader for your emotional growth and healing!

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 Charlotte 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?

Allen has sold industrial equipment for the last fifteen years. He enjoys the work, and he’s good at it, but lately he’s become concerned about a shift in the market. Allen likes having a plan, so he’s been considering options for shifting his sales focus in the coming five years. Though he generally thinks things through, he could still benefit from a couple of sessions with a career counselor. A counselor will function as a neutral third party to bounce his ideas off to make sure his plans are based on sound reasoning. A career counselor can also help him explore options Allen may not have considered.

Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, Thriveworks Charlotte career counselors will help you consider the most effective way to move from your current circumstances toward your future goals. The majority of your day—of your life—is spent at work. Let us help you make the most of that time.

There are many reasons why people find themselves in need of career counseling. A recent college graduate, someone who recently lost their job, a mother reentering the workforce after decades of child rearing; anyone in these situations has a lot of decisions to make regarding their future.

The mention of a career counselor often brings to mind high school guidance counselors who administer an aptitude test, the results of which are often long-forgotten by the time the student must make a career choice. From the time they’re old enough to talk, we ask children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers are varied when they’re young—astronaut, farmer, deep sea diver—but without help, as those children grow they are often left listing the same half a dozen popular choices—doctor, lawyer, teacher, accountant, nurse, and law enforcement.

The fact is, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of careers out there, but sometimes we need a little help finding one that best suits our interests and talents. These many options are exciting, but they can also be completely overwhelming.

Thriveworks Charlotte career counselors will help you find the job that best suits your skills, as well as fulfills your income and lifestyle needs. Some people thrive in social settings, working with others in a busy environment. Others prefer to work autonomously, having little interaction with coworkers. Personality plays a large part in determining your best career. Thriveworks Charlotte career counselors will help you understand more about yourself and then more about your best career pursuit.

One of the benefits of career counseling is that you will learn more about yourself. You may discover facets of your personality and talents that you were previously unaware of. As your understanding of yourself becomes more complete, you’ll be in a stronger position to make a career change that will bring your lasting fulfillment. You don’t have to feel stuck or unhappy in your career. You can make a change for the better. All it takes is one phone call to Thriveworks Charlotte to get started.

How Can a Career Counselor Help?

While traditional counseling is focused on helping the client improve their mental health, be it recovering from a breakup, coping with anxiety or depression, or improving relationships, the goal of career counseling is to find a path that best suits the person you are and that will allow you to become the person you want to be.

There are several ways Thriveworks Charlotte career counselors go about this process. First, you may take a personality test called the Meyer’s-Brigg’s test. Don’t worry—the only “grade” you’ll get is an answer that describes multiple aspects of your personality, including facets you may not be totally aware of. This will allow you to get to know yourself better, but also to be realistic about what types of careers you would be happiest and most successful in. You may also discuss career successes and failures to date, as well as the specifics of what you’ve enjoyed in different positions.

While income isn’t shown to drastically improve happiness, worrying about money isn’t either. A career counselor can help you set a realistic budget, taking into account bills, preferred lifestyle, and retirement planning. With that information, you and your counselor will be able to find the career choice most suited to both your personality and income needs.

One of the benefits of seeing a career counselor is that they’re simply aware of many options. The truth is, there are a thousand different career paths, probably more, but many of them aren’t as visible as the first six mentioned previously, and so often we aren’t aware of the position right outside our proverbial door that would bring fulfillment, a strong sense of purpose, and an acceptable income.

One of the most difficult things to consider when changing careers is whether you’ll need to first pursue a degree or additional certification. The desire to shift gears may be tempting, but the several steps between where you are and where you want to be often get in the way. The good news is, Thriveworks Charlotte career counselors are experts at helping clients get to where they want to be. If you do need additional education, we can help you develop an action plan to get it, including planning your time and finances so making the career shift doesn’t become overwhelming.

Thriveworks Charlotte Career Counseling

When you call Thriveworks Charlotte, we will put you in touch with a licensed professional counselor immediately. We have appointments for new clients available within 24 hours. If you’re not completely satisfied with your current career trajectory, contact us to get on the road to a new path.

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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