Career Counseling

Are you in the right job? Are you as successful at work as you could be? Does the work you do bring you happiness and satisfaction? Do you want to make a career change but don’t know where to start? If you are asking yourself these or other questions about your professional life, you might benefit from career counseling. The focus of career counseling is usually on issues like career assessment, career changes, personal professional development and crisis management. A mental health professional specializing in career counseling can help you to identify what really matters to you personally and help you to make tough decisions. 

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Perhaps you’re unhappy with your job, unsure about your career choices, or just looking for a change. We can collaborate to find what isn’t working about your current situation and explore steps towards a more rewarding career. This can range from practical work like job searching, resume building, or specific tests, to navigating the internal and interpersonal patterns that hold you back.

Career counseling helps you understand yourself and the world of work and make satisfying career, educational, and life decisions. I can help you make smart choices for your present and future, so that you are engaged in your chosen career field and compensated in a way that is commensurate with the work you do.

Whether it is finding your vocation as an adolescent, navigating a mid-life career change, or bringing new life to your existing career, I can work with you to bring self-awareness and authenticity to your work in the world. Contemplative career counseling takes a whole-life perspective, allowing you to integrate your soul\'s expression with your livelihood.

Whether seeking to transition, advance, leave or re-launch a career, I take a deeper dive to assess how your skills, values, purpose, passions and interests intersect with your professional goals. We can strategize to make your current career more satisfying, change employers, start a business or think through the steps of an entire career change.

Identifying your strengths and interests to pursue the roles where you will thrive.

I use my experience as a management consultant to inform my training as a counselor, to help clients make career choices.

As life coach and career counselor I help clients to find their true vocation based on an inner calling away from merely outwardly motivated career choices. The key is that one\'s life work needs to be passionately supported from within.

In my approach to career counseling, we will assess your interests, values, strengths and skills, but also your potential and resources to acquire new skills. From there, we explore options and develop strategies to take your career into the right direction. I will help you plan and realize practical steps to get you moving on that track.

I believe that clarifying what it is you are here to do is an important part of finding deep meaning and purpose in your life. I collaborate with you to explore your career interests and dreams and then create a practical plan for change with you, so that you are empowered to pursue your chosen work with passion and competence.

I am currently a part-time Career Counselor at a community college. I have taught Career Planning and helped scores of women find their path to financial success and new accomplishments. I love the excitement of helping people explore their dreams and linking them to practical resources, drawing a map for how to get there.

I have 12 years experience as a business manager and development coach, prior to receiving my Master's degree in counseling. As part of my graduate work, I was trained further in the unique fields of career counseling and organizational consulting/development. I have worked with several clients with career concerns as their primary focus. NOTE: Career Counseling is not covered by insurance.

Uninspired by your career choices and wanting to become more fulfilled by your life\'s work? I help clients determine who they are and how this can fit into a financially successful option. I have years of experience from a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in addition to being a business owner and a deep curiosity and understanding of both traditional as well as entrepreneurial fields.

I have over 15 years experience helping people figure out their \'calling\' and helping them get to where they want to be.

I have received additional training outside my Master\'s degree from UC Berkeley in Career Counseling and assessment. I have a detailed understanding of a variety of career assessments, such as the MBTI and the Strong Interest Inventory.

If you want to talk with a geek (who also knows how to provide mental health counseling) about your issues, I\'m the therapist for you. Before I started the process of becoming a licensed clinical social worker, I had a twenty year computer carrier. This deep understanding of the technical world is present in my understanding of the world and I can help you with emotional and social issues.

Careers are integral to the identities of many people, while for others careers are simply means for attaining a happy life. Whether you’re developing your first career or looking to switch careers, I use a combination of assessment batteries and counseling to explore my clients’ goals, preferences, and aptitudes to identify their career path and develop a plan for achieving it.

Very often people feel stuck in their work OR feel like their career has not even started. Being in a job that is a poor fit can be frustrating & even lead to depression. This impacts our personal life & relationships. Further, the rapid advancement in technology is creating new opportunities, but can seem overwhelming to know where to start. Lets put our heads together to see what is possible.

Finding the path you were meant to be on! What are your unique skills, strengths, and goals? What lights you up?

I have up-to-date knowledge of career development techniques, information systems, and interest inventories and extensive training in helping clients sort out their true gifts and talents.

Internship experience working in job placement, job skills training, and motivation/support related to career. Training specialist in previous career.

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