Career Counseling Chicago

Are you searching for career counseling Chicago resources? Below is a list of private practice counselors and community agencies offering services for individuals looking for career counseling, guidance, and job search help.

Assess your needs first. Career professionals come from a variety of professional backgrounds – some provide career counseling and others – job search coaching in Chicago. You need to assess your needs before you choose a career counselor or coach.



Counselors in private practice generally offer individual, flexible and confidential counseling focused on your specific circumstances and goals for your career and personal concerns.

Confused about your career path? Do you need to find a direction and assess which careers might be best for you?  

» Choose a career counselor to help you understand who you are, your talents and strengths, and provide guidance for career discovery and exploration.

Overwhelmed with your job search?

» Choose a career coach to help you develop a job search plan, keep you accountable, help you with your resume, LinkedIn and targeting companies.


Arlene Hirsch, LCPC Career counselor, downtown

Jessica Janicki, MBA  Professional certified coach, downtown

Michael Komie, PhD  Psychologist offering career counseling

Jody Michael Associates Executive and career coaching


Career Life Choices  Kris Kirilova, LCPC – that’s me! Career  therapist. Workplace challenges, burnout, job loss, mental health & career counseling. Virtual sessions available.

Fettner Career Consulting  Marilyn Fettner, LCPC – career coaching in Northbrook

Lauri Dishman, LCPC,  Counselor and therapist in Oak Park, IL 

Career Vision  Career counselors in Glen Ellyn, IL 



The community resources below provide job search help and workshops in different Chicago areas:

Career Transitions Center of Chicago – The CTC is a not-for-profit organization, which provides professional support to those seeking a job and undergoing a career transition. The CTC offers a range of seminars, workshops, and networking groups to help individuals from all fields, and all career levels, create plans to meet their goals. Chicago downtown office.

Jewish Vocational Services –  JVS offer job search coaching, career assessments, and networking in one-on-one or workshop format. Low cost individual counseling and coaching include testing and assessment, evaluating educational options, and transferable skills. Career Counseling, Job Placement. Services are available in Chicago downtown, Skokie, and Buffalo Grove offices.

Upwardly Global – National non-profit organization that helps work-authorized immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S.  Offering professional job-search coaching and access to employers with global talent needs.  Chicago downtown office.

Evanston Public Library – Career Resources. National Able Network, a non-profit organization specializing in  workforce development programming for individuals and communities, has partnered with the Evanston Public Library to offer career services for job seekers.

Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL – Career Services at Oakton College offers career counseling / coaching to students, alumni, and community members. Career counselors work with individuals to facilitate career decisions through an assortment of activities.

Harper College in Palatine, IL – The Career Development Office provides career services in the community. Career exploration and planning, job search and assessment testing.

College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL – Career Services offers a variety of resources to help individuals with career goals and help businesses with staffing needs. Students, alumni and community residents turn to Career Services for effective job search strategies and advice on setting realistic career goals.

Career Resource Center in Lake Forest, IL – CRC provides expert job search coaching and decision making help from professional volunteers from a wide variety of professions. CRC offers weekly sessions with career advisors, workshops, networking opportunities. Clients pay $15 per workshop or session or $145 for unlimited access to services for one calendar year.

Career Place and Executive Network Group in Barrington, IL – Career Place provides job search training, coaching, and compassionate support in a safe, positive, high-energy environment. Offering one-on-one career coaching, workshops, and networking.

Career & Networking Center in Naperville, IL.  The Career & Networking Center offers a variety of services and programs for individuals in a job search or career change, ranging from coaching conversations, workshops, networking, and accountability groups.


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