Before the age of 60, the average person will change careers between 3 and 7 times. Fifty percent of the workforce is unhappy in their current position, and a significant number of people are dissatisfied with their relationships at work, either with coworkers or their boss. If you are frustrated with the direction of your current job and contemplating a career switch, you are not alone. We spend a lot of time at our places of employment, and most of us want to find a degree of meaning and fulfillment in the time and energy expended at work.
I use a strengths-based, holistic approach in career counseling to assist clients in identifying and assessing career options, as well as improving current work performance. I attempt to get a thorough understanding of the life a client ideally wants to live - work-life balance, leisure, family relationships, social support, financial planning, health and wellness, spirituality, etc. With this information, clients will set clear and attainable goals, paired with objectives to attain the life he or she wants. I frequently ask my career counseling clients to engage in assignments and homework outside of sessions to maximize their time in therapy and find direction. I will also provide practical tips and advice on writing and building a resume, writing an awesome cover letter, "networking, networking, networking", and whether to enlist a recruiter.
In addition, I assist many who wish to boost their current work performance by helping clients to develop higher-level communication and social skills such as management techniques, conflict resolution, etiquette, and assertiveness techniques. I also work with clients to establish effective time management and organizational strategies.