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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 Portland 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?

All too often people waste far too much time in the wrong career. The consequence of this is a work-life that is simply miserable and bleak. Those who invest their time into good career counseling are much less likely to go through the pain and misery caused by bad career choices. Ending up in the wrong job can lead to the following:

  • Chronic stress
  • Too little reward
  • No or very little hope of progress
  • Locked into a lengthy contract

Vocational counseling can prevent poor career choices from happening in the first place. Quite often a qualified counselor can see things in the client that they are unable to see in themselves. Our career counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Portland, ME will help you find these strengths and also build upon your weaknesses to build a successful career.

Embrace New Challenges

There can be a lot of new challenges for a person looking for that perfect career. Trying to figure out everything alone can result in failure to secure the occupation they want in the company of their choice. A better approach is to look at challenges as opportunities to shine rather than obstacles to stumble over. Having the right mindset is half the battle here.

Why Work with a Career Counselor?

Qualified career guidance counselors will often know a lot more about what you want and what you’re capable of than you do. They can assist in the following ways:

  • Assume a stanch and passionate “failure is not an option” stance
  • Develop a methodical and workable plan of action
  • Full and realistic awareness of the current jobs market
  • Tools to cope with psychological and emotional stress caused by rejection
  • Develop a killer interview presentation and techniques
  • How to sell yourself professionally
  • Identify both your weak and strong points

There is no “one plan fits all” as each person and their circumstances are unique to them. A professional career counselor knows this. It is why they tailor specific plans around the individual and their circumstances.

Portland career counseling professionals at Thriveworks Counseling have been helping people find their way in life for years. With our expert guidance, job seekers have been able to explore all their options. They then get to go on to make better-informed decisions in their career choices.

Call us today and speak with one of our professional career coaches to see how we may be able to help you move forward in your life.

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 Portland therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maine | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Portland
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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My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★☆☆☆
My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Portland is located at the corner of Ashmont Street and Forest Avenue. We share a building with Normandeau Associates and Maine Celtics Sportswear store among other businesses. At the corner, you will find the Forest Ave and 550 Forest Ave bus stop for the 2 bus line.

Phone number

(207) 994-7555

Languages spoken by ME providers

  • English
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