Career Counseling and Coaching in Palo Alto, California.

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


Career Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

I help people who work for others or in their own business explore ways to improve their focus on being successful and growing their skills. We can work on interpersonal relationships and ways you may be sabotaging your own success by being too stressed, demanding or invisible. We will focus on what you can do now to improve your attitude and your relationships to make work more enjoyable for you and the people around you. This works with customers, bosses and peers. We can also look at new skills you may want to get to expand into new roles and careers.

Career Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

While most career counselors love to give you capacity based profiles of what your talents and interests are for your best bet career choices, Grey Matters international believes that most people make predictably irrational decisions and then after making them learn way to make them fit into their identities using various types of rationalizations and strategies. We are able to assist folks in career counseling type settings by giving a deeper look at their decision making profile so they can better understand where the core frustration or desire is coming from in the world of work. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Career Counselor

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

Finding the right career means aligning one's work with who they are as a being. Therapy can help you discover your strengths, interests, priorities, and goals. It can also provide support as you pursue new paths or navigate through current ones. It can also be a safe environment for sharing interpersonal issues experienced at the workplace. Together, we can explore where you are today and where you want to be in the future. We can create the steps to achieving the happiness and success you desire.

Career Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

Our work is one of the most important parts of our lives. Most of us spend a quarter to half of our hours at work. We may spend more time working than sleeping. Sadly, the work we currently do may not be meaningful or fulfilling. We may have never found work that we do well. We may have lost a job we did for many years and now we can't find a new position. I have been doing career counseling for over 20 years. By assessing your interests, values, and personality, we can work to discover a career path that fits. We will consider all the dynamics of these choices about work: children and family, retirement, retirement, education, and financial considerations.

Career Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

Do you feel stuck in a job that doesn't bring you joy? Are you doing work that doesn't allow you to shine? We spend so much of our lives working, and research shows most people will have several careers in their lifetime. Wouldn't it be great if our work made us and others happy? Maybe it's time to reinvent yourself professionally. Depth psychotherapy can help you better understand who you are and what you have to contribute to the world. Together we can explore what brings you to life and how you can turn that passion into a career.

Career Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

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

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

Our careers make up a major part of our life. Careers can be pivotal for creating happiness in life or creating the opposite. In earlier days, people found their first job after high school or college and stayed in that job for the rest of their life. In past decades, the “one job for life” has evolved into six to ten job changing and career changing episodes. Every job change and career change often leads to anxiety, depression, fears, interview panic, lack of self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, somatic reactions and a devastating feeling that includes a lack of self-worth. Being fired and being hired revolve around rejection and the strive to be accepted. Career counseling works to make the above issues more tolerable and rational. It is directed...(view profile to read more)

Career Counselor

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, MFTI

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

If you are contemplating a career change or feeling like you want to start your own business, I can help you by delivering life coaching. This will help you to identify your goals and ensure they are appropriate for you and a good fit with your priorities and values. I can also help you to break down the journey to achieving your goals into small achievable steps and keep you supported and motivated along the way.

Career Counselor

Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

I specialize in career counseling for teenagers through retirees. I teach career counseling at Sofia University and have written on a wide variety of career topics for an educational website called Remilon. I can assist you or your teen with thorough career assessment, career decision making and planning, career transition, job search, workplace conflict, burnout and work-life balance. I practice what I call "holistic career counseling," which means we look at personal, family, cultural, and spiritual influences on your career development. Together we can help you resolve career problems and find meaningful and fulfilling work.

Career Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

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

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

My work as a therapist is to compassionately, safely, and successfully create a context for change. Helping individuals understand and step away from old limiting beliefs is a powerful process that moves one from frustrated attempts to change, into authentic change that brings solid results. Regardless if this is a corporate move, new career, starting over, or building a business from the ground up, I can help with the self transformation that is pivotal to successful career building. I have the resources and experience for you to find your way on the road of career success. You owe it to yourself to get the support and tools that can change your life now. Please call me to learn more.

Career Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

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

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Palo Alto

Many of us will spend more time at our job than in any other single activity in our lives. It is important that we are feeling okay about the work we do, the people with whom we work (and our interactions with them), and that we return home with enough energy to enjoy life there as well. For many of us, this is not the case. I work with clients to assist them in either trying to make their current job work or get clear that it is time to make a change in employment so that they can find this important part of life fulfilling. I draw on my own experiences in corporate US and Japan, my training as a coach, as well as the counseling skills I have garnered through my education.



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Palo Alto is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 23.86 square miles and a water area of 1.90 square miles.  The population of Palo Alto is 66,853 people with 26,087 households and a median annual income of $136,519. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Palo Alto is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment