At Symmetry Counseling, we understand that finding success and fulfillment in your career takes time, effort, and dedication. That’s why we offer counseling services for career development and planning to help you get there. Our therapists can provide valuable insight that will aid you on your journey to a successful career. Learn more about our counseling services, and reach out to us to schedule an appointment.

Studies have suggested that over a lifetime, an individual may hold over a dozen different jobs and may make several career changes. Furthermore, the hours that we spend at work can consume a significant amount of our waking hours, and have the possibility of bringing us a sense of accomplishment or extreme amounts of stress. In our success-driven culture, finding enjoyment in your job is key to managing stress and remaining fulfilled and productive.

Many common issues may arise around career planning and development ranging from managing day to day stress levels, choosing and transitioning into a new career, or debating a return to school or graduate school. At Symmetry Counseling, the top-rated career planning and development counseling firm throughout the United States, we want to help you with your next career step. Keep scrolling to learn more about some of the issues you may encounter when considering your next career step, or contact us to get started on your services today.

Assessing Your Strengths and Interests

The first step towards effective career planning is understanding your unique strengths, skills, and interests. Our counselors utilize various assessment tools and techniques to help you gain clarity about your personality, values, and passions. By exploring your strengths and interests, you can identify potential career paths that align with your personal preferences and goals.

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Setting Clear Career Goals

With a deeper understanding of your strengths and interests, our counselors work with you to set clear and achievable career goals. Whether you aim for career advancement, a change in industry, or starting your own business, we will help you define realistic objectives and develop a roadmap to reach them. Setting clear goals allows you to stay focused and motivated throughout your career journey.

Managing and Maximizing the Day to Day

Every job brings with it some level of stress and anxiety. To a degree, this is normal; however, when stress levels remain high consistently, the effects can be damaging. Not only can poor stress management impact your day to day effectiveness, but can also be physically dangerous, increasing risk of illness and injury. Symptoms of poor stress management include: crankiness and frustration, difficulty focusing on tasks or conversations, constant worrying or ruminating, and poor self-care habits, such as maintaining good sleeping and eating patterns. If you think you may be struggling with the day to day aspects of your job, Symmetry Counseling is here to help you with professional counseling and stress management solutions.

Developing Career Strategies

Navigating the job market can be challenging, especially with evolving industries and job trends. Our career planning and development services equip you with essential strategies to succeed in today's competitive job market. From resume writing and interview preparation to networking and personal branding, our counselors provide the tools and guidance you need to stand out and make a positive impression on potential employers.

Choosing a New Career

If you’re unsatisfied in your current career, it may be time for a change. However, planning and executing a move to a new industry or discipline can be a difficult and frustrating process. Some key steps include considering what would be purposeful and meaningful to you, what your key transferable skills are, and determining what you value in a career, all before planning out careful steps toward achieving your goals.

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Embracing Career Transitions

Life is full of changes, and your career might evolve over time as well. Whether you are considering a career transition, dealing with job loss, or seeking to balance work and personal life, our counselors offer support and guidance during these pivotal moments. We can help you navigate the emotional challenges of change and assist you in making informed decisions that align with your long-term career objectives.

Debating a Return to School

Returning to school, full time or part time, is an enormous commitment of both time and resources. Earning a degree can open up your career options enormously and increase your value as an employee. However, the process of returning to school requires careful consideration and financial planning. Researching programs, meeting with professors and admissions counselors, taking requisite entrance exams, and finally beginning courses are all uniquely stressful.

Transitioning In and Out of the Workplace

While the ubiquity of the stay at home mom has faded with the changing cultural landscape, many women and men are opting to rethink the ways in which they choose to raise young children. Supporting a family on one income can be quite difficult, and figuring out how to create flexibility enough in your career to make space for a child can be yet another source of additional stress. And of course, just as difficult as choosing to leave the workforce can be, so can re-entering it after a period of absence. For more information, please see CHALLENGES OF PARENTHOOD.


Unemployment is perhaps one of the most stressful experiences one can face. Whether a result of a poor economic climate, recent completion of a portion of your education, or something else, the absence of a steady income and a regular schedule can not only be extremely frustrating, but can exacerbate other pre-existing issues in one’s life. Individuals who are unemployed and actively seeking out work often experience feelings of anxiety or depression, which may worsen over time.

Trust Our Compassionate Team

Your career is a significant aspect of your life, and finding success and fulfillment in it is essential for your overall happiness and well-being. At Symmetry Counseling, we are committed to providing specialized counseling services for career planning and development. By assessing your strengths, setting clear goals, developing effective strategies, and embracing career transitions, we strive to empower you on your professional journey. Our experienced counselors are here to support and guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you make informed decisions and achieve your career aspirations. Take the first step towards a brighter future, and contact us today to embark on a path of success and fulfillment in your chosen career. We look forward to providing you with the guidance you need!