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3,355 people sought career counseling help in Virginia 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 Chesterfield 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 were little kids, we all looked forward to a special day in school — Career Day! Our parents might come in and talk about their jobs, or maybe even a firefighter or a police officer would make an appearance and tell us what they did all day long.  We thought to ourselves, “Wow! I’m going to have an exciting job when I grow up, too!”

Then, we got a little older.  We went to college and before we knew it, we had a spouse and children, all who depend on us for everything they need, and so we settled into a job we don’t like just to pay the bills.  Or maybe we just keep bouncing from job to job hoping we land in one that we don’t hate.

Let’s be honest: this isn’t working. If you’re ready to make some career changes and the Chesterfield, VA area is your home, Thriveworks Chesterfield Career Counseling can help you make those changes today!
Being able to get paid for doing what I love — is that really possible for me?”

YES! We are thrilled that you asked and we’re excited to see the changes that will happen in your life as a result of our time together.  Your counselor will hold up a mirror to your life and ask you some questions.  Your honest answers to those questions and what you do with the knowledge you gain could change your entire life.

With a Thriveworks Chesterfield Career Counselor, you’ll learn:

  • What kind of work brings you happiness
  • What kind of work showcases your talents
  • How to define success for your own life
  • How to make an optimistic yet realistic career plan

Why a Thriveworks Chesterfield Career Counselor for Career Planning Services

  • Individual assessment (Typically involves 1- 3 individual sessions)

Since all Career Counseling Services offered at Thriveworks Chesterfield are provided by Licensed Mental Health Providers the assessment process will involve a thorough social history assessment designed to identify emotional, social and behavioral strengths and limitations. A trained Therapist is able to identify means of aligning vocational goals with his or her level of emotional and behavioral health.

  • Career Assessment – (2 sessions)

We typically administer one or more of the following:

  1. Career Assessment Inventory
  2. Myers Briggs Temperament Indictor
  3. 16 PF Questionnaire.

A detailed interpretive report will be generated and shared with you by your Careeer Counselor. You will learn about your:

  • Interests
  • Work-related Values
  • Personality Type
  • Aptitudes
  • Preferred Work Environments
  • Developmental Needs
  • Realities

Development of Vocational Plan with measurable and time limited goals (Typically 3- 6 sessions)

Organizational Apps, Timelines and/or Graphic Action Plan(s) will be developed. Using the following 3 focus areas prerequisite skills and resources will be identified and mapped out in a meaningful way.

  • Occupational- job search, resume development, professional contacts
  • Educational – training needs, interviewing skill development
  • Personal – work-life balance, managing depression and anxiety, marital and parenting concerns

Resume Writing – (Between 1-3 sessions)

Our licensed Career Coach will assist you in enhancing an existing resume or designing one that highlights your experience and interests with those of your chosen field. Resume Writing services involve:

  • Selecting a Style
    • Reverse – Chronological
    • Functional
    • Combination
  • Presentation of Information
    • Contact
    • Resume Introduction
    • Experience
    • Education
    • Additional Information
  • Formatting
  • Developing a Cover Letter

Once you are honest with yourself about your career, you can begin to grow professionally in a field that makes you happy.

Stop gambling with your career and start moving forward!

You don’t have to bounce from job to job and hope you’ll end up somewhere where you’ll be happy.  Call us today at 804-419-4122 and let’s make a plan that we can follow with specific goals for you!  If you contact us today, you can see one of our counselors this week, possibly even the same day that we hear from you.

We can’t wait to see all the wonderful changes you’ll make – let’s start today!

Insurance may cover some of the assessment sessions. For self-pay clientele ask us about discounted Career Counseling Package pricing.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Chesterfield
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Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

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First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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★★★★★
This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Getting here

Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

Phone number

(804) 375-5195

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