Career Counseling and Coaching in Walnut Creek, California.

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


Zlatena Theodore, PsyD
Career Counselor

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94104 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

If you think of your career as a life long journey, there can be a lot of twists and turns. Making decisions and choosing which opportunities to pursue and which to turn down can be challenging and overwhelming. From increasing efficiency, navigating challenging workplace relationships, and managing mounting pressure, I can guide you to find the right path for you and help move your career forward.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW
Career Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Career Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Who benefits from career counselling? You might be a student looking for direction or a person considering a career change. You may also be looking to delve deep and assess your talents, skills, interests, personality or learning style. Learning more about who you are and how you want to spend the next decades of your life are all considerations in career counselling. Assessment tools can be very helpful in making informed career choices and developing a personalized career path but are best utilized along with an experienced counsellor. Psychotherapeutic tools such as EFT and Mindfulness Based approaches can provide depths of understanding one's self.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Career Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Career Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Career Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Career Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

As a certified International Life Coach, my approach to career counseling focuses on forward movement, and discovering together solutions to maximize one's strengths. I help my clients clarify values, which in turn, leads to uncovering their authentic selves. Knowing and owning who you are, are invaluable in discovering the best career choice and path. I utilize unique tools to unearth your own personal blueprint for your career and life. When we are young, we fall into our careers. When we mature, we choose them. I will help you to understand the ways in which your career needs have changed to fit your uniqueness.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Career Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilling your purpose or are you not living into your potential? Do you wake up thinking "I was made for this" when it comes to career or do you struggle to get motivated for what lies ahead. Career satisfaction is highly correlated with life-satisfaction. Careers matter beyond how we generate an income. Learn to unblock where you are being held back. Learn the skills essential to make that next career move. Develop leadership skills to grow your company. Identify places you or your company need to make changes for your health and well-being or that of your employees. When we are happy and feel cared for at work, our productivity increases and so does our life satisfaction.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Career Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)
Career Counselor

Shohreh Schmuecker, MA. LMFT (#105346)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94549 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

I can offer support as you make a transition, try to redefine, or explore new career options and goals. Whether you are would like to explore what drives you in your career or what you would like your role to be, therapy can be a great way to provide space for your process. I offer therapy for women for a variety of needs including career counseling.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT
Career Counselor

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

In today's complex job market, many individuals find themselves grappling with confusion, diminished confidence, and paralysis when facing career decisions or difficulty workplace dynamics. As a seasoned therapist, my approach to career counseling is both empathetic and innovative, recognizing the profound impact that work-related struggles can have on one's overall well-being. I employ creative solutions to help clients identify new opportunities in their professional lives, providing personalized support that goes beyond traditional methods. You will not only gain clarity and direction but also the confidence and resilience needed for professional fulfillment and balance.

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT
Career Counselor

Suzanne Greene, JD, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, LMFT

Available for Online Therapy

Career Counseling is about change. Whether you are changing a career position, seeking a new field, or a student changing a major, the core of career counseling is preparation and the understanding of your goals and how they affect your life as a whole. In my practice, I do not use assessments or aptitude tests, as I believe the client is the best source of information. Together we will review your education, interests, work history and the reasons to make a change at this time in your life. Additionally, we will evaluate your level of risk taking, relationships and approaches to pursue a new career path. My style is comprehensive and tailored to you to help your reach your career goals.

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP
Career Counselor

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94110 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

One aspect of therapy that many people may not be aware of is "Solution Focused Therapy." This is the intersection of therapy and coaching. So, if you are looking to make a change in your life, improve your financial outlook, and grow in your career, you are in the right place! I have extensive experience working with young adults entering their career field for the first time, supporting small business owners navigate complexities, and supporting mid-career professionals with making change. Meeting your career aspirations requires a positive mood, motivation, energy, and confidence-- tools that you will learn in therapy with me. I will motivate and help you.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Career Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Elena Gorrow, LCSW
Career Counselor

Elena Gorrow, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Career Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94703 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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, LMFT
Career Counselor

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to Walnut Creek.

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.


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Walnut Creek is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 19.75 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Walnut Creek is 68,910 people with 30,317 households and a median annual income of $82,120. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Walnut Creek, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Walnut Creek 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Walnut Creek public health department.