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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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +13 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +2 more

With almost 20 years of experience, I understand how to help others navigate the stressors of life.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +17 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +8 more

In the immortal words of Marcus Aurelius, “Our life is what our thoughts make it."

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +17 more
Behavioral Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

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Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Stress, ADHD, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression

Good to see you today. You must have something bothering you, and need to find the right place to go. How may I be of help?

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +17 more
Anger, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +4 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS, +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +4 more

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 Columbia 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?

Nowadays, students are leaving college with a great education, but with that education comes thousands of dollars of debt. It is essential for these students to leave college and find a great job in order to start paying back their debt. However, even though you have been in school for four long years, few people leave knowing exactly what they want to do. Finding a job that fits your career is challenging enough. Actually choosing a career can be even tougher. Whether you are a recent college graduate, someone right out of high school, or an adult looking to make a career change, too many folks start their professional lives as people who are unemployed or under-employed. There are also those people who are professionally challenged from the outset. The pace of life is so fast these days that by the time some students graduate they have already got outdated skills. And there are older workers who find it hard to keep their skills updated.

A bad career choice can result in you becoming a part of a dying industry. There is enough emotional turmoil in life as it is, without the added burden of career blunders. There has never been a better time to seek the services of career counseling. Getting proper guidance before, during, and long after an education is a smart move for anyone. There are two big questions that people should ask themselves when they find they’re at a crossroads in their lives. How you answer this question will help to determine your path: Is my primary focus a high-paying job or job satisfaction?

With so much job uncertainty around, it’s tempting to become salary-focused; however, it’s important to remember that you will be spending a long time working. Five or six days a week is a lot of time to spend being miserable. It’s important to be mindful of this fact if you choose a career that pays well but offers little in the way of job satisfaction. Not being satisfied with your career could cause unhappiness in other places in your life. Your career is a huge part of who you are. You want to make sure that you love what you do. Thriveworks Columbia wants to guide you in making the best decisions for you! Vocational counseling is a good way to allow someone other than yourself to help guide your decision-making process.

Striking a Balance

A good career choice is often about striking the right balance. It’s all about finding job satisfaction with an acceptable salary. Career counseling can be useful here. It helps people who are confused and overwhelmed to make better informed decisions about their future.

Work is an important part of your life; however, you want to balance work and play. If you are struggling with the balance between work and home, we can help guide you on what a good balance looks like for you.

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Columbia Today

The life coaches and counselors at Thriveworks Columbia may be able to guide you. We have the potential to help you simplify what may seem like an overwhelming and thankless task. If you’re having problems working out what you want to do next, or how to go about organizing things, schedule an appointment today.

At Thriveworks Columbia we strive to create a personalized treatment plan for everyone we meet. In this manner we try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. At Thriveworks we accept many different insurance plans as well as offering flexible hours with weekend and evening availability. Thriveworks has a “no waiting list” policy. We want our clients to get the help they need as soon as possible, and new clients can have an appointment set up within 24 hours.

One of our Thriveworks Columbia counselors would be happy to discuss your career choices with you. We want to see you thrive! Call our office today to schedule an appointment. (410) 910-2708.

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
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 have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Read more I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Mary Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I felt a good session
Kadesha Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located inside the The Shoppes at Wilde Lake shopping center, between Twin Rivers Road and Cross Fox Lane. Adjacent to the shopping center, you will find Vista Wilde Lake Apartments. Parking is available in front of the main entrance.

Phone number

(410) 724-1137

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • French
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