Career Counseling and Coaching in Castro Valley, California.

Find a top rated career therapist or coach in Castro Valley, CA specializing in assessment, strategizing, personal marketing, workplace issues and goal-setting.


Career Counselor

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Jonathan gets vitalized around helping clients of any age find their strengths and passion around career and calling. He loves and is both highly creative and effective at guiding clients to strategize around improving their livelihood. Clients have increased their income by as much as 1000% through these strategy sessions. More important, they have greatly increased their satisfaction with work.

Career Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Careers are integral to the identities of many people, while for others careers are simply means for attaining a happy life. Whether you’re developing your first career or looking to switch careers, I use a combination of assessment batteries and counseling to explore my clients’ goals, preferences, and aptitudes to identify their career path and develop a plan for achieving it.

Career Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I've worked for many years in the corporate environment, first as CEO of a technology company and then as consultant and executive coach. There's excellent research on what skills will help you advance in your career, if you take time to learn them and apply them to the way you work. If you are struggling with work issues or want to plot out your next career move, I invite you to give me a call to talk about how we might work together.

Career Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

We spend so much time at work shouldn't we put some rigorous thought into finding a career that will offer us a positive experience? It seems like it would be easy to figure out which direction to go in when it comes to finding the right career but many people can feel overwhelmed and confused. I will work collaboratively with you to make links between your past and present that will help us to better understand what career might work best for you. Whether you are feeling stuck in your job and want to explore different options or just want to take your current career to the next level our therapy can help generate movement in a positive direction.

Career Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Life is short. Going to a job everyday that you hate is a good way to waste it. Knowing what job is right for you is not easy. You really need to look at who you are and what you want from life. Getting to know who you are, and not who your parents, spouse, or children think you are is one of life's most difficult challenges. What I love doing most is helping people discover who they really are. But, once you know who you are and what you want to do, you also need to develop a reasonable transition plan to get from here to there. This takes a grounded and realistic approach in additon to liberating your creative juices. Being both a visionary and an engineer, I can help you master both.

Career Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Having made a career transition myself in my mid-thirties, I understand the variety of issues involved with this process. Some may know what they want to do but have difficulty managing the transition, for financial or other reasons. Others may lack clarity about what they even want to do, while others still may be uncertain if the primary issue resides with their work or other factors which make it unsatisfactory, such as a difficult manager, or concerns around performance or self-confidence. Our work is an important dimension of our lives and an expression of who we are, so wherever the block lies, I'll help you resolve the impediments that are in the way of having a fulfilling career.

Career Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

With the instability of today's economy and job market many people are finding themselves unexpectedly unemployed or stuck in jobs they don't like. Even those who have managed to avoid the massive cuts and lay-offs may be left with fears and anxiety about the future. Unfortunately, it is our most important relationships, our partnerships and our families, that suffer the most from this burden. It is even more important now to be sure that a family has sufficient communication and understanding to support it's members through these ever changing and difficult times. Therapy can provide those tools and encouragement you need to help you and your family stay connected, supported and strong.

Career Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

It's been said that people have around three careers in one lifetime. But how do you know when it's time to switch paths? How do you know if you want to switch paths at all? You might need a career overhaul, a career tweak, or a career change. The uncertainty is daunting and exciting. "Will I need to go back to school?" "Will I have to take a pay cut?" "How can I continue to bring in income while I'm pursuing my goal?" I will help you identify your skill sets, identify and organize your need to haves and nice to haves, and figure out your next right step.

Career Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

What would you really like to do with your time? Work takes up so much of our week, finding something you would love to do with all of that time would make such a difference. Sometimes what stops us from pursuing our dreams is a belief that it just isn't possible. Being free to explore and take just one step towards our dreams can make a world of difference. Let's explore the possibilities.

Career Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Most of us spend at least 1/3 of their lives at work. Given this amount of time, finding a career that we enjoy can be very important. We are most alive and fulfilled when we are using our gifts and talents. Counseling can be the ideal place to explore and identify these. Furthermore, some clients prefer a coaching approach, processing any obstacles that arise on their career path.

Career Counselor

Jennifer Twardowski, MA, AMFT

Holistic Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

Maybe you are unpleased with your current employer and wanting to look for other options. Maybe you're wanting to become self-employed. Or, maybe you are wanting a total career change. Regardless, finding a career path that provides you with a sense of meaning and purpose can be difficult. In my work, I support my clients in the process of uncovering what it is that lights them up and gives them a reason to wake up every morning.

Career Counselor

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

If you are trying to decide what you want to do with your life, you are not alone. On average, people change jobs at least 12 times. I will work with you to sort out your ambivalence, fears and help you get clarity on the direction you want to go. This therapy may be brief and solution-focused if this is your main goal. My specialty in this area is with women trying to determine if and when to get back in the work world, when they have been out due to being home raising children. This work is fun and energizing.

Career Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Castro Valley

I help people decide what they want to do with their lives, and make it happen! Over 10 years of experience as a psychologist has taught me the importance of our career choices. You may feel stuck in your current career or paralyzed at the thought of choosing one path over the other. You may have obtained your dream job, only to be struck with a nagging "impostor syndrome" that leaves you feeling anxious an unsure about your competence. The benefit of therapy is that you have someone to talk with, who has studied the experiences and beliefs that hold us back, as well as the ways to overcome them! I am happy to provide a free initial phone consultation to answer your questions. Call me today!



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Castro Valley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 16.73 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Castro Valley is 62,363 people with 22,164 households and a median annual income of $85,596. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Castro Valley for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees