Career Counseling and Coaching in Chicago Ridge, Illinois.

Find a top rated career therapist or coach in Chicago Ridge, IL specializing in assessment, strategizing, personal marketing, workplace issues and goal-setting.


Career Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Career counseling first requires an understanding of who you are, what your dreams are and the pros and cons of you present approach. I will refer you for testing if we need the kind of information that only testing can provide, often from a guidance counselor or Psychologist. I find doing this very rewarding in helping people find direction or meaning in their choices.

Career Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. has expertise in career counseling and executive coaching. Dr. Parisi has a second Master's Degree in Personnel Psychology and has often worked as a consultant to industry and schools on issues of vocational uncertainty and personnel selection. We have the capability to do pre-hire testing as well as to administer vocational preference testing which can be very useful to assist in the job search process.

Career Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

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

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

When people hear career counseling, they often think of someone who will help you with finding a job. More specifically, career counseling helps the client with planning, organization skills, addressing anxieties or worries about seeking a new position (or discussing a past job position), and role playing interviews. We will also focus on job inventories when needed to further focus on your strengths and values in a job position.

Career Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

I believe that each of us is created to live a life of purpose and meaning and that we are each uniquely created to connect our best self to our lifework and careers! Are you wondering if you are in a career that is your best fit? Are you thinking of creating a change in your career and need support? Has life brought you to an unexpected place where you now find yourself needing to move back into a career and you are not sure where to begin on this journey? I have journeyed with hundreds of men and women as they have changed, transitioned and reinvented their career path. As a Counselor and Life Coach, I have a unique perspective on how to support the changes that you desire to make.

Career Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Finding or changing a career is more about your self-image than anything else. Ask me. I changed careers in my 50’s. “What do you want to do?” is only the first question. How do you want to live is the important question. Let me use my personal experience to help you through the fears and self-doubts that come with making a major change in your life. I can tell you this: if you are waiting until you have no doubts, you will wait forever. By the way, if you are retired or planning retirement, that is a career change. It was fun getting up every morning with nothing on the agenda, for, what, six months? Then you got up thinking about what the rest of your life was about. Come explore this.

Career Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Have a desire for a meaningful and rewarding career? Unable to figure out where you want to be in ten, five or even one year? My approach to career counseling is to help you understand where you’ve been and where you would like to go by understanding your hopes, dreams, desires and fears more fully. By developing long-term goals and eliminating fears and setbacks we can work together to help you find a career that satisfies, enriches and stimulates you.

Career Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

When doing Career Counseling with my clients I use my skills as a Life Coach. We explore roadblocks to success, review resumes, role-play the interviewing process and discuss what really brings one passion. It's important in today's market to be current, savvy, and to be able to have confidence in what one can offer a propsective employer. Questions to ask yourself--Where do I see myself in five years if I stay on this same career path? Do I like where it is leading? Do I find that I look forward to my work week? Or is your highlight your day off? Are you truly in a place where your passion and talents are being utilized? Am I making a difference?... Work is meant to be meaningful!

Career Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Career Counseling is an effective process that will help you learn more about yourself and help you tackle the ever changing working world in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate. It is about a path that will lead to your way of life and will have an influence on your day-to-day emotions and well-being. At Portrait Health Centers, therapy can greatly benefit individuals and families looking for a career change or for treatment for issues caused by your current job.

Career Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

I work with many young adults who are emerging into adulthood without having yet found their passion and plan for life. I love working with clients in this part of their journey to help them discover their strengths and use those strengths to help them decide which step to take next. Transitioning into adulthood isn't easy and it always helps to have someone at your side.

Career Counselor

Joyce Marter, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Joyce presents to businesses, school and organizations on a variety of topics including: -The Psychology of Success -Successfully Transitioning to Parenthood -Projecting Confidence & Assertiveness -Stress Management -Mindfulness -Communication Skills -Conflict Resolution -Establishing Work/Life Balance -Managing Holiday Stress -Dealing with Difficult People -Topics upon request

Career Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

Definition of the problem and setting goals is the first step in career counseling. I provide support and objectivity. I would work with you on identifying source of job dissatisfaction, identify personal strengths, help with job interview skills, work with self esteem issues that may affect career, explore time management skills, and teach conflict resolution skills. You will probably spend more time at your job during your working years than any other place, so career counseling is an important area to explore.

Career Counselor

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Chicago Ridge

I specialize in helping gifted, talented, and/or highly sensitive adults with the unique challenges they face. This often includes issues around career, work environment, and the difficulty of choosing one specialty when multi-talented. I provide support and strategies for the individual who is outside the norms of general society and needs to design a work-life that most enjoyably and effectively uses their talents.



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Chicago Ridge is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.26 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Chicago Ridge is 14,373 people with 5,303 households and a median annual income of $45,458. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago Ridge, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago Ridge, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Chicago Ridge may have flexibility or sliding scales