Various needs and difficulties can lead you to use a guidance counselor (c.o.), regardless of your age, your level of education, your personal or professional experience. Counselors can help you with multiple problems such as choosing a career that best suits your personality, creating a plan of action to help you with your professional integration, indecisiveness about your life choices and paths, defining new career paths as a result of a life changing event (ex. disability), not feeling ready for retirement and planning for life’s changes once retirement begins, etc. Counselors can be found in private practice or working in the public sector. In Quebec, counselors are educated in psychology, personality development, identity and intellectual, cognitive, and affective functioning. Their training also involves psychometric testing, individual and group counseling, psychopathology, and theories of vocational development. Some counselors may also have a psychotherapy license and practice psychotherapy with a license from l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Counsellors are licensed by l’Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec.