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.


Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Career Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94023 - Nearby to 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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Career Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94086 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

A wise person once told me, "Find something you love to do and find someone to pay you to do it." But the reality is that many people find themselves in careers they don't enjoy or lose the career they did enjoy. Whether you are disatisfied with your career, dealing with work related stress, or wondering what you are going to do next, counseling can provide a framework for you to work through the dissonance in your work life and get on the path of meaningful fulfillment with regards to your work or career, regardless of what stage in your life you are at.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Career Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Career Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94027 - Nearby to 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)

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Career Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 94025 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

With over 30 years of experience in Finance, Marketing, IT, Manufacturing, Operations and Management, I offer a practical approach to career counseling. Focusing on skills versus deficiencies has always proven to be successful and strengthening a "can do" attitude increases ones's worth in the marketplace. The rest is about persistence, working with people, peers and management and relationships. These are key to the most successful people. And then there is luck and timing, over which we have no control. Learning better communication skills, how to deal with negative bosses and co-workers and how to set boundaries in the workplace are additional skills that can be learned.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Career Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to 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.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Career Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Work is an enormously important part of our lives. As is often said, we spend more hours of our lives at work than anywhere else. So making that work as good as it can be is vitally important to our health, sanity, and general well-being. Yet that, like so many things, can be easier said than done. I can help you explore your upbringing and education, your personal values, needs, and desires, along with ambitions and fears to help you find and succeed along a well-chosen professional path. This kind of support and guidance is just as important for someone just embarking on a career as it is for someone well along the path. It's never too late to take control of your direction.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Career Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to 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.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Career Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to 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.

Elena Gorrow, LCSW
Career Counselor

Elena Gorrow, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

We will work together to understand your goals and explore interests that may help you to better define your goals. Once you know what direction you are looking to explore we will explore the field to try to better understand what you can expect and where the opportunities may exist for you. Then you can start exploring the available opportunities that will make you feel successful and fulfilled in your future career.

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC
Career Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94040 - Nearby to 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.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Career Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95124 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

Are you stressed or anxious about work? Struggling with career issues? Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of Anxiety Treatment Services can help you gain clarity, composure and confidence in your career. Dr. Dufford has over 25 years experience and provides specific tools and techniques within a caring, supportive environment for personal insight and change. Please call now for a free 10 minute phone consultation.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Career Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Losing interest or passion in your career can be a challenge that seems to penetrate to our core identity and sense of worthiness. Through the therapy process with me, I will guide you through identification of your wants and needs, support you in learning how to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue, help build new habits that sustain motivation, and work with you through the emotional blocks that keep you from taking action on important career decisions. You can find a sense of contentment about your professional life and therapy can get you there. Call or email today to further discuss your needs and my availability.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Career Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Within the work of career counseling, there are generally themes that exist. These can include: issues with bosses or co-workers, lack of fulfillment, feelings of stress or overwhelm, difficulty creating balance between work and home life, or low motivation. Once we identify what is causing career related issues, we can identify specific interventions to address these issues. Some of these can include: effective communication skills, boundary and limit setting, ways to create structure, calming strategies to cope with stress, and values exercises to explore what aspects of work do energize you. By implementing appropriate strategies; you can experience fulfillment with work.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Career Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

Given the important role work plays in our lives, it's not surprising that when we're facing career issues, find ourselves out of work, or in a position we find unfulfilling, it can lead to relationship problems, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I’ve been providing career counseling for over 20 years, and through the online career counseling services I provide you can assess your interests, values, and personality, review your options, and discover or create a career path that's fulfilling and rewarding. Please visit my website for more information or contact me today to schedule a consultation... I look forward to helping you create the professional life you deserve and desire!

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Career Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to 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.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Career Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95051 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

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.

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT
Career Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94043 - Nearby to 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.

Peter Cellarius, LMFT
Career Counselor

Peter Cellarius, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95120 - Nearby to Palo Alto.

I was a Vice President in a billion-dollar high tech firm for several decades before becoming a therapist. I know better than most the stress, the challenges, the politics and also what it takes to succeed. I have worked with founders and CEO's, as well as with entry level contributors and managers. Let's figure out what success looks like for you, and how you can get back on track.


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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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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palo Alto public health department.