Many people need help defining career interests at different stages in their adult lives. During early adulthood, individuals are often unsure about which career path to follow. During middle age, individuals might feel that they chose the wrong path and want to make a change. Later in life, people might seek guidance on how to focus more personal and professional time on their special interests.
I provide consultation services to help individuals better define and understand their interests, style of working, and personal values so they can make better choices about their career direction.
My background in psychotherapy provides an added dimension of understanding to my evaluation. I take a practical approach to helping clients decide how their career choices might realistically fit into their lives, and how to turn ideas into action.
If you think career evaluation might be helpful for you, please contact me for a complimentary, brief, phone consultation to learn about my services. Career consultation typically takes place during three one hour meetings, typically over a two month period of time. I recommend that clients complete all three meetings to maximize the benefits of my evaluation and recommendations.
My approach to career evaluation is highly personalized. Each individual's results will vary based on their work and educational background, results from the Strong Interest Inventory (included in the consultation), available resources, and readiness for change.
During our first meeting, I will conduct a thorough interview of your background and goals, including your work and education history. You will also take the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) to be completed online before our next meeting. The SII gives you an overview of your work profile, and compares you with people of the same age and gender, who are known to be satisfied in their jobs, to make career recommendations.
I will provide you with an overview of the SII and go through your specific testing results including your occupational and basic interests, personal work style, and specific job recommendations as generated from the testing.
We we will discuss the results of your SII as they relate to your initial interview, and together identify directions for you to research and the best ways to proceed.
In our third meeting, we will discuss the results of your research and narrow down a specific plan for your career change that is personalized to your interests and specific circumstances. I will provide you with resources for pursuing your next steps.
Career evaluation can be a useful addition to the individual psychotherapy you are providing for your patient. Please contact me directly to discuss a potential referral. After an evaluation is complete, with the client's consent, I will discuss the results and recommendations with you.