Career Counseling and Coaching in Darien, Illinois.

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


Career Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

Hate your life because you are miserable in your job? Transitioning into a new position or career can be frightening and anxiety producing - but it can also be a time of great discovery. I'm well-versed in helping people improve job performance and get back on top of their game. The majority of my practice is made up of executives and professionals who are stuck, frustrated, or burned out and want improvement on the work front.

Career Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Darien

Are you happy at work? Considering how much time we spend at work, research shows it is vital to one's own mental health to be happy at work. Even better? Be PASSIONATE about work. So, are you? Through counseling and specific clinical assessments, clients can explore career or education fields that would lead to a higher level of career satisfaction. When clients experience higher rates of career satisfaction, they are promoted more frequently, have higher incomes, report emotional happiness, and higher levels of overall positive well-being.

Career Counselor

Katie Bogacki, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Darien

As we mature and have more experiences in work and life, the career path we set out on might not be what we actually find fulfilling. I assist clients in determining what their goals are, what is unsatisfactory in their current situation, and identify specific goals to more accurately align their ideals with their reality. I will map out with you what you are looking to achieve and how to get there.

Career Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

Work can be an enormous source of stress for many people. For some it's a feeling of anxiety to perform under unrealistic expectations, for others it's due to work place conflict or unhealthy work environments. For others it's a feeling that their job just isn't the right fit. The first 20 years of my career I worked in human resources and business consulting for large and small companies and I have 10 years of experience doing workplace counseling and executive coaching. I will help you get to the root cause of your stress and begin to identify changes you can make to improve your work life and lead a less stressful life going forward.

Career Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

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.

Career Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

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

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of Darien

I have traveled the country teaching police supervisors how to be effective leaders by developing a culture of acceptance. I have also written extensively on the subject of job burnout, compassion fatigue, morale, effective leadership and ethics for multiple law enforcement publications. In my office I have also coached those who are starting their careers to those who are high level executives on pursuing their professional goals.

Career Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

Within driving distance of Darien

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.



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Darien is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 6.19 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of Darien is 22,256 people with 9,121 households and a median annual income of $80,048. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Darien 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