Charlotte Career Counseling

Career Counseling and Coaching – Therapists and Counselors in Charlotte

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.

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Gabrielle Montez

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.
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Great Counselor

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.
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Good therapist

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.
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Caring and personal

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.
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Great place for healing

This is a very safe place. The therapists and staff are knowledgeable and patient. I have had a really positive experience and I am learning and growing.
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Genuine and Comfortable

Charlotte has a team of Therapists that are skilled and compassionate. Matt and Kim have taken great care to ensure that client care is a priority. The environment is warm and welcoming. This is a group of Counselors who can really relate to the everyday challenges we all experiences.
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Great people…great office

I am a big fan of Thriveworks! I have known Matt and Kim for some time now and I feel like I have known them forever. They are approachable, helpful, and just great people. Their office is comfortable and inviting. is a place where anyone can find a little peace. Give them a try :)
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Owners have great experience and are caring individuals.
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Not servicing patients

A place/facility that isn’t accepting any new patients. You rave about how you are here to help and treat people but really you aren’t at all. How is some one supposed to get help if you aren’t willing to help them. Very disappointed with Thriveworks and their lack of assisting.
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For my son

The service was fine. We came in for an evaluation for my son Bryant. Mrs. Hamel was professional and seemed to be able to talk with Bryant although his lips sometimes get in the way of being understood by others.
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