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2,124 people sought career counseling help in Massachusetts 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 Salem 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?

Picking a career path is difficult when you have no idea what you want to do with your life. Bouncing between options and never settling on anything can even bring on mental health issues when allowed to go on for too long. Not to mention that even when you have chosen a career, there comes the new stress of finding that perfect job. Or maybe you’re already working and decide that you’re in the wrong career.

There’s no doubt that embarking on a new career or job—at any age—is one of life’s major events. For this reason, there are professionals dedicated to helping people find the career that is best suited for them. These professionals also help their clients to find a successful and meaningful job, one that brings the individual happiness and fulfillment.

If this sounds like a service you could benefit from, reach out to Thriveworks Salem Counseling to schedule career counseling now. Our career counselors and coaches would be honored to work with you.

Career Counseling: How Does It Work?

The good news is that there are so many excellent career counseling services around these days. Most of these employ highly trained vocational counseling therapists who can work at all levels. What this means is that no one has to go through this difficult time alone. It’s amazing how much easier an otherwise complicated decision-making process can become with a little professional guidance.

Students have a clean slate; they haven’t even started in the workplace yet. Older workers have things a bit tougher. It can be easier to find a job when you have a job, but not always. You might need to retrain for something but just don’t have time because of your current work commitments. If frustration goes on for too long you need to watch out for the following signs:

  • Feelings of insecurity
  • Feelings of failure and worthlessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Overwhelm of stress

Obviously, these are all things that will only hinder and never help you to move on with a career.

How Can Career Counseling Help Me?

There is a simple solution to this complicated problem and that is to use the services of a qualified career counselor. Career counseling and coaching can help in the following areas:

  • Help to overcome uncertainty/difficulties
  • Help to improve time management
  • Identifying skills acquired and skills needed
  • Expert guidance for career direction and planning
  • Self-presentation and marketing
  • How to write an impressive resume
  • Mock job interview training

Our Thriveworks Salem career counseling services are wide-ranging and aimed at the specific needs of the individual. Whether you’re a student, a senior, or somewhere between the two, we’re here to help. If you’re at a crossroads in your life or just need a little guidance in making decisions, give us a call today and we’ll schedule you an appointment.

Schedule Career Counseling at Thriveworks Salem

You can schedule career counseling at Thriveworks Salem Counseling right now. We have career counselors and coaches on staff who are ready to partner with you. We believe that you’ll find great value in starting a relationship with one of our career counselors. See for yourself—call in to schedule an appointment today.

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 Salem therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Salem
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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★★★★★
The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Read more The therapist at Thriveworks ( Stephen Medina) is absolutely fantastic. He is very well educated and is able to get me to open up.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Read more Outstanding from first call to assigning me a therapist for my particular needs. I would recommend them to anyone. My therapist is top notch!
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Read more My therapist, Stephen Medina is professional, caring, smart and is very good at gaining my trust. He is highly skilled in PTSD. I am starting to feel whole again.
Sharron Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Celine is very compassionate and professional
Debra Dec 2023
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Salem is located in McIntire Historic District on Washington St. where it intersects with Lynde St. We share a building with MassHire North Shore Career Center - Salem, Koto Grill & Sushi, and other businesses.

Phone number

(978) 637-8213

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  • English
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