Career Counselors In NYC

Find the best therapists for career counseling in NYC. The average American spends a third of their life at work – and job-related stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. For help with choosing, changing, or leaving a career, consider seeing a career counselor. All practitioners listed below are credentialed and trained therapists who’ve received additional training in career counseling.

Most of our NYC therapists are based in Manhattan with the majority concentrated in Midtown. But there are a number who practice in Brooklyn and Queens as well.

While career counseling itself is not a service covered by health insurances, if your therapist determines that job-related stress has caused or results from a diagnosable mental health condition, your sessions can covered by your health insurance benefits. NYC therapists who offer career counseling accept payment from a variety of insurances, most commonly Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is possible, but more difficult, to find therapists who are available and in-network with insurances such as Aetna, Beacon Health, Brighton Health, Emblem, Medicare, and UnitedHealthcare. If you end up paying out of pocket, expect to pay anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session in New York City. Career counseling can be easily conducted remotely, and including online remote sessions as an option in your search can increase your options to include therapists who offer lower fees.

Career counseling sessions typically last 45 minutes to an hour with sessions taking many different forms. For example, if you’re a college student interested in choosing a career, your therapist might offer an aptitude or personality test in addition to a standard interview. If you struggle with stress related to strained relationships with your boss or dissatisfied career choice, it’s more likely your therapist will try traditional talk therapy.

Find vetted therapists for career counseling below. Click on any therapist to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

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How to find an NYC career counselor

How can career counseling be beneficial for New Yorkers?

With the city's high cost of living and competitive job market, it's easy for New Yorkers to feel job-related stress. Over time, this stress can lead to conditions like anxiety and depression.

Consider seeing a therapist with expertise in career counseling to assess your condition (if any), discuss your values and aspirations, and help you develop a plan to make your working life better.

How much do therapists charge for career counseling in NYC?

In NYC, career counseling typically costs anywhere from $175 to more than $250 per session if you’re paying out of pocket. If your therapist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per visit. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $175 to $250+ per session until your insurance starts contributing.

It is also possible to find career counselors who offer sliding scales, or lowered fees for clients who can’t otherwise afford sessions. In NYC, sliding scales for career counselors can be as low as $100 per session. Consider increasing your search to include counselors who offer remote online sessions for greater range of fees.

Does health insurance cover career counseling in NYC?

If you need career counseling to treat a diagnosable mental health concern like depression or anxiety, insurance will cover your sessions. In NYC, it's easiest to find therapists who are in-network with plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. It's more difficult to find a therapist who takes Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.

If you're having trouble finding an in-network therapist, expand your search to include therapists outside your plan who are willing to take out-of-network reimbursements.

Where are most therapists for career counseling located in NYC?

Most NYC therapists who offer career counseling see clients in Manhattan. The majority are located in Midtown, but there are a number on the Upper East and West Sides as well as in Greenwich Village, SoHo, and the Financial District. There are also career counselors  throughout Brooklyn and Queens as well, most concentrated in downtown areas.

What should I look for in a therapist for career counseling?

If you're thinking about changing careers, your therapist may focus on personality or aptitude tests. If you're struggling with job-related anxiety or depression, your therapist might try talk therapy or CBT to tweak troublesome habits or thought patterns.

From there, you'll work up an action plan designed to effect the change you seek - relief from a bad boss, a better work-life balance, or a job that's more meaningful.

Just be sure your therapist has specialized training in career counseling and experience with your area of concern. For example, you may want to seek out a provider who is also a Certified Career Counselor (CCC) through the National Career Development Association (NCDA).