Career Counseling and Coaching in San Mateo, California.

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


Career Counselor

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

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within driving distance of San Mateo

Are you stuck or unsatisfied in your career? Do you want to make changes in your professional life, but aren't quite sure what that looks like or how to begin? Are you struggling to find the motivation in identifying your strengths/passions and exercising them to their fullest potential? I can help you advance and redirect your career direction by getting you to develop and utilize internal strengths while maximizing your potential for success. Careers aren't something that just happen. They are something that you can create. Despite the various road blocks that you may face, I can help and support you in finding creative ways around those challenges to have the career you want.

Career Counselor

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

Do you want work that nourishes and inspires you to grow? Work that gives you more than a paycheck? A career that allows you to leverage your best strengths? Are you wondering what motivates you from deeply within? Starting a new career can feel so daunting. It is like stepping into the unknown. If you think of changing careers you may be scared that you have to start all over. I help you identify transferable skills that you can apply to your new career. Structured exercises between sessions can help you clarify your interests and strengths. We can also address insecurities and limiting beliefs that may hold you back from having the career you want.

Career Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Jennifer Twardowski, MA, MFTi

Holistic Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

Knowing how you come across inter-personally can be a huge asset in advancing your career. Are you soft? Are you a yes-man? Do you come across as angry or controlling? Are there "communication skills" that stop you from getting that promotion? If so, we can use our relationship to explore how you come across. I can provide you honest and direct feedback that others are too uncomfortable to tell you. We can come up with a game-plan concerning how to come across the way you want to. It could involve merely practicing and being aware of how you come across and it could involve longer term therapy that gives you an enhanced sense of self so you come across with more confidence naturally.

Career Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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!

Career Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

I help you overcome obstacles to knowing what you want to do, including negative self-esteem and lack of experience. I point you toward informing yourself about the job market, what's available and getting informational interviews. I counsel you on how to assess workplaces by learning what the "norms" are (unconscious rules about what we do and say here) and whether the norms are abusive. Is the atmosphere tense? Are people forced to work very long hours? Are they given necessary time and support to get the task done? These are questions you want to answer somehow, perhaps by interviewing people who work there before you apply.

Career Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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.



You have found the Best Career and Life Coaching and Therapy in San Mateo, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California page of career therapists and life coaches in San Mateo, California who are ready to help you move ahead.  You need someone who is skilled at assessment, personal marketing, goal-setting, and can help you identify your gifts and talents and find a brigther, more successful future than the path you are currently on. Theravive has the top career therapists and life coaches in San Mateo, California who are ready to help you get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

San Mateo is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 12.12 square miles and a water area of 3.75 square miles.  The population of San Mateo is 103,536 people with 37,861 households and a median annual income of $90,208. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Mateo, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in San Mateo is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees