Career Counseling and Coaching in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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


Career Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Understanding ones qualities and personality is one key to developing a plan that will result in a satisfying career. Many times clients work to work instead of finding what makes them tick and what creates purpose and meaning in life. Clients settle far to often and become dissatisfied and begin to develope a negative self-concept, which leads to more dissatisfaction.

Career Counselor

Marilyn Fettner, LCPC, MCC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

Are you miserable at work? Or just can't seem to get it right? Maybe struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying, trauma, stress, or a horrible boss? Struggle no more. If you're in need of career counseling, I have 14 years experience in career assessment, transition, job trends, resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills, negotiating methods, & entrepreneur & executive coaching. As a Certified Master Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor, LCPC, also certified in MBTI, Highlands Ability Battery & Strong Career Interest test, I can help you move away from misery & toward satisfaction & achievement. Work Happy. Live Happy. Call today to get started.

Career Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

In today's trying times, it is not uncommon to be faced with a job loss or even a career change. Today's job market can be frightening and challenging. Research shows that clients who successfully cope with career decisions may gain skill and confidence in the ability to tackle other problem areas in their life. They may invest more energy into resolving non-career problems because they have clarified career objectives. We will work together to find information on the aspect of developing a career and helping face and overcome concerns about seeking a new job or a new direction in life. For more information, please contact me.

Career Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

If you are struggling and unclear about what your career should be and/or having difficulty getting employment with your career the counseling I will do will (1) identify the things that are getting in the way of knowing what your career is or keeping you from finding employment (2) help with a plan for developing your career and finding employment (3) provide resources for both determining your career and finding employment

Career Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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.

Career Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Downers Grove

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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Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.50 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Downers Grove is 49,732 people with 19,579 households and a median annual income of $83,513. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Downers Grove 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