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

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

A successful career contains more than money. One's emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing need to be challenged within a tolerable range to maintain a sustained level of interest, advancement, and growth. What we experience as limitation in career is related to how we see ourselves and how we perceive the world. Areas of stagnation and deadness within career are related to conscious and unconscious biases that prevent us from accessing what could be possible. I work collaboratively with professionals to identify these areas while providing new ways of relating to one's self and career.

Career Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

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

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

Jennifer Twardowski, MA, AMFT

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

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

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within driving distance of San Mateo

Frustration with coworkers, your boss, and your work situation indicate the need for change. Talking to a therapist can help you figure out the direction you need to go to have a fulfilling, successful and lucrative career. I help clients guide themselves to change by following sparks of passion and joy. Therapy can give you an objective perspective on what you can change in your work situation and what you can't. Therapy can help you figure out what's important to you in your career and life.

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

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

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

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of San Mateo

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

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.



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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