Career Counseling and Coaching in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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


Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Career Counselor

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

I work with individuals who are dissatisfied in their current work or careers. I help them work through why they are unhappy and I help them put together a workable plan to change their career paths. I also help individuals transition from working for someone to working for themselves. I help individuals face the fears that are holding them back from making changes and going for what will make them happy.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60068 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Career Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Life happens. Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where a change of employment may be necessary. Whether it is an expected transition or the result of unforeseen circumstances, change is difficult and can cause stress related illness. We can assist with making the transition less stressful. Life can be fulfilling and balanced, relationships can be honest and satisfying. Old wounds can heal, self-control can be gained, happiness can be experienced and personal change is attainable. Invest in yourself and be the person you want to be.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Career Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

I am passionate about helping people feel fulfilled and purposeful in life and their careers. I specifically enjoy helping people discover their unique strengths and wire up. Together we use problem solving to explore and opportunities professionally. I use various assessments to help in this discovery process and partner with the client on viable and fulfilling options in their career.

Lori Corrigan, LCPC
Career Counselor

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60084 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Satisfaction with our environmental health - where we live, work & play - is one of the most important dimensions of life wellness. If we aren't happy or fulfilled with our careers or the location or company culture where we work then it is important to take action toward figuring out what exactly will make us happy because we typically spend 1/3 of the time in our day engaged in our careers. I meet people where they are at and seek to understand what is important to them & why. I utilize a career interest inventory to gather information about your unique personality and match that information to careers that may be more suitable to who you are and what you like to do.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Career Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Career Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Career counseling is most expertly provided by our office because a psychologist receives more training in providing assessments than any other professional. The psychologists in our office have unique knowledge of and access to the newest state-of-the-art career assessment instruments. These tests are exhaustively researched, tested and proven. They make your decision in choosing a career much easier because they match your responses with those of the most successful people in various careers. When receiving scientific career testing from a psychologist in our office you remove the guesswork from the process by being matched against other people of proven ability in certain jobs.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Career Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Career Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Every person has to find their purpose in life. But sometimes people have difficulty deciding which career path is for them. Exploring interests, personality style and life goals can help being the process . Career Counseling can help with creating realistic plans, improve self confidence, learn how to solve problems, take the steps nessacary to achieve personal goals.

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT
Career Counselor

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60015 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

If you feel like you're burning out in your profession and are looking for a change, but are afraid to take the plunge, I can help you process your decision. Together, we can figure out if your career is still a good fit for you, if you're ready for a change, or if there is room for change within your current career. In therapy, you will have a space to share your frustrations, disappointments, hopes, fears, and any other feelings that go along with your personal career journey.

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Career Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

In 60301 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

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.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.
Career Counselor

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

If you are experiencing burn-out, career-related fatigue and stress, and career questioning, I am here to offer support and guidance. Through various therapeutic techniques and interventions, as well as appropriate career assessments, we can collaborate together to reach your goals and pinpoint solutions. Through our collaboration together, it is my hope for you to find career-satisfaction, self-confidence, and the stress-relief you deserve.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Career Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

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.



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Des Plaines is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.34 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Des Plaines is 58,677 people with 22,191 households and a median annual income of $65,109. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Des Plaines, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Des Plaines are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Des Plaines public health department.