Career counseling, sometimes called career coaching, helps individuals choose or change their careers. This type of counseling is led by a therapist, life coach, or another professional who is trained to discuss general career information and career development.

Research indicates that the average person will change occupations several times. With this in mind, career counselors provide valuable resources and also administer job ability assessments. 

Anybody and everybody can benefit from career counseling services. For professional help in making important career choices, consider working with a career counselor at Thriveworks.

How Does Career Counseling Work?

The right career and the educational decisions that might get you there are not always clear. Choosing your career path, learning the necessary skills, adapting on the job, or even leaving our career one day can all affect your mental health.

Thankfully, a Thriveworks career counselor can help with career planning and assist you with exploring your career options, including future opportunities. They can help you analyze your professional strengths and weaknesses and provide career assessments to further your growth. 

Learn more about career counseling at Thriveworks below.

What Are the Benefits of Career Counseling?

Multiple studies indicate that people who are dissatisfied with their jobs experience more psychological distress and are more likely to develop a mental health condition, such as insomnia, depression, or anxiety.

At Thriveworks, our counselors can help you analyze, understand, and decide between potential job opportunities. It’s their job to mediate your frustrations, guide you to think more clearly, and explore whatever decisions you’re faced with (so you can focus on writing a winning resume and cover letter).

The following are common and significant focuses of conversation in career counseling:

  • Job environment preferences (e.g., does the client like fast or slow-paced environments?)
  • Potential for growth (e.g., are there opportunities for advancement?)
  • Short- and long-term career goals
  • Interests and personality type
  • Demands of your current lifestyle and work-life balance
  • Potential earnings of your given career path
  • Necessary skills and/or education for a given career
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What Does a Career Counseling Session Look Like?

Each career counseling session is designed to cater to your specific career issues, work experience, desires, and skills. Career counselors may pose questions like:

  • What are your interests?
  • What are your strengths?
  • Do you want to be active throughout the day or are you interested in a desk job?
  • How much money do you need/want to make?
  • Do you want/are willing to move or travel for your job?
  • What core values do you live by?
  • Do you hope to challenge yourself or take on a less demanding career?
  • What are you qualified to do?
  • Do you want to be a leader?
  • Do you want to do more independent work or collaborate with a group?
  • What do you most want out of your job?

Questions such as these are designed to determine if a current job is a good fit for the client and to help them paint a clear vision of what they want in the future.

Services Offered by Thriveworks

Career counseling at Thriveworks can cover a wide range of work-related issues, and our career counselors adjust their approach to fit the needs of the client. Through career counseling, Thriveworks enables clients to identify their strengths, achieve personal growth, and equip them to be successful in a career path(s) throughout their lives.

Thriveworks is a great resource for individuals seeking career counseling options and resources. Our providers can support you and help you gain insight into a career path that would suit your personality and unique strengths.

Benefits of Professional Career Counseling

Career counseling at Thriveworks is:

  • Customized to fit your specific needs and strengths
  • Unique, individualized experience from start to finish
  • Able to offer an overview of multiple career and aptitude areas
  • Able to increase personal insight
  • Able to help you identify professional goals
  • Designed to make achieving your professional goals easier

One of the benefits of professional career counseling at Thriveworks is that it’s customized to fit your specific needs and strengths. We offer a unique, individualized experience from start to finish.

Schedule a Career Counseling Appointment Today

Navigating career decisions isn’t easy — in fact, it’s often very difficult. Thriveworks wants to help you through this difficult process. Whether you’re embarking on the very beginning of your career journey, we encourage you to partner together with one of our providers for support.

If career counseling sounds like something you want to pursue and could benefit from, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks. You can meet with a career counselor near you, by finding your local Thriveworks office. Or, if you’d like to talk to a counselor virtually, consider online counseling at Thriveworks instead.