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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.

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 Fredericksburg 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.

Need more help deciding?

Deciding on a career or a change of profession later on in life can be daunting experiences for anyone at any age. Another problem many face is uncertainty. For example, they won’t know for sure whether they’ve made the right choice or not until after they have tried it. Just because we think a certain career is a good fit, that doesn’t mean it is; it just means we think it is, at the time. It may well be a perfect fit too but it might not also, and that’s the point.

Remove Frustration

Anyone who carries too much uncertainty around in their head is in for a painful and frustrating experience. With big decisions to make in life, like careers, sometimes it’s better to let others step in and help. Career counseling is a service that can see in people what they are unable to see in themselves. They won’t do the work for you, but they do offer the tools necessary so that you can make better decisions and start off on the right path.

Resolve Conflicts

One of the main problems people run into when trying to decide on a career are the internal conflicts. These are the conversations that go on inside the head; conflicts that don’t usually come to any decisive conclusions. Some of these internal conflicts will include:

  • Constant mind changing
  • No point in applying for this or that because I’m not good or qualified enough
  • Not wanting to enter a career that is different from my major
  • Family or partner wants me do this ‘A’ but I want to follow the path of ‘B’
  • The most enjoyable jobs are the lowest paid occupations
  • The best jobs are in places I don’t want to live

As you can see, there can be more questions than answers when it comes to finding the perfect career fit. Again, this is where vocational counseling and guidance can step in and help.

Fredericksburg, VA career counseling services are here to help. Call us at 540-322-5424 and schedule an appointment today and explore all your options with one of our career guidance advisors.

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 Fredericksburg 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 PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Fredericksburg
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

4.4 Learn about verified reviews
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Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Read more Ann is a great listener, but she is also helpful with strategies for coping and communicating. She does more than "validate feelings."
Melissa Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Read more I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
Fredericksburg Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Read more I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
Fredericksburg Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Read more Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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★★★★★
I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Read more I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
Fredericksburg Oct 2019
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The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Read more The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
Fredericksburg Jan 2019
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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Read more Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
Fredericksburg Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Read more I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
Fredericksburg Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fredericksburg is located in the same building as FireSide Hearth & Home and Simply Home. Across Kenmore Ave and heading towards Charlotte Street is Union Bank Shares. Across the street where it intersects with Jackson Street is Atlantic Union Bank. Nearby is International Parking Institute, and Maury Stadium is also nearby at the intersection of Jackson Street and Hanover Street.

Phone number

(540) 413-0358

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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