Career Counseling

I provide a variety of customized Career Counseling services to adults and adolescents in St. Louis and surrounding states.

Career Exploration is the process of discovering the factors important to you which point to occupations that would allow for your greatest job satisfaction. These factors include your interests, skills, values, personality--and may also include current life circumstances, such as re-locating or caring for an elderly parent.

Career exploration is appropriate when you’re:
• deciding on a college major
• re-evaluating your career choice
• dealing with boredom, burnout, or layoff
• going through life changes such as divorce, illness, relocation
• not ready or unable to retire

Your unique situation always informs the process. To facilitate the quickest collection of information, I utilize formal and informal career assessments and guide you through research methods that give you confidence with your career choice.

You also have the opportunity to take the Inspired LifeworkShop , a new, educational webinar that explains the results of your career assessments so you can understand what you’re telling yourself that you need for work to be satisfying. Whether you are just starting out in your career journey, or you want to transition from one field to another, or you want to retire to something meaningful—the information you learn from this seminar is vital to successfully answering this question.

Job Search skills are crucial to securing not only the job you want, but also the company you want to work for at the salary you negotiate. In these challenging economic times, you need a strategy that works now. We’ll review the methods you’re using and enhance them to optimize your search.

You’ll learn how to:
• organize and target your search
• construct your resume
• conduct confident interviews
• work your network
• negotiate a salary
• how, when, and why to use the internet and social media
• manage your emotions throughout the process

Many of my clients have said that my help made their job search easier and faster, and was the best investment in themselves they could make!

Dive into our Inspired LifeworkShop blog to find additional resources on career exploration, the job search, and other helpful tips to create an inspired lifework!

As social beings we thrive from contributing our unique gifts to each other through our work. Being in the wrong job can lead to depression, anxiety, fatigue, absenteeism, productivity problems and other stress-related physical illnesses.

Psychotherapy is sometimes necessary within the course of career counseling when there’s a behavioral or emotional roadblock preventing your success. My specialty is listening for, and working with these issues, eliminating the need for referral to another professional. This creates a seamless solution to your career-related challenges.

This dual emphasis to working with career concerns is often cited by clients as the reason they chose to work with me. Read more about my approach to psychotherapy at the Personal Counseling tab.

Call or e-mail me today for more information or to schedule an appointment.