What is a Career Counselor?

Career counselors for one offer coaching and advising on the practicalities of job search such as exploring and choosing a career path, writing for resumes, cover letters and social media, as well as strategizing with clients to find relevant job leads and networking opportunities in line with their professional goals.

But Career Counselors are also, well, counselors. We are licensed professionals who use theoretical principles to provide mental health support for those facing challenges within the working world. This could include managing depression or anxiety from enduring a layoff, learning to shift power and reframe negative self-talk when dealing with a hostile boss or workplace, working through the challenges of career transition or underemployment or simply being that objective ear to someone weighing the pros and cons of returning after being out of the workforce for a while. And that just scratches the surface!