Areas of practice include:
- Stress Management
- Career Transition
- Quarter Life Crisis
- Work/Life Balance
- Job Search Prep
- Passion Finding
- Entrepreneur Readiness
- Confidence/Self Worth Management
Stress is a part of day to day living. You may experience stress meeting job related demands, juggling multiple family responsibilities, or dealing with many of life’s other “gifts.” The stress you experience is not necessarily harmful. Mild forms of stress can act as a motivator and energizer. However, if your stress level is too high, medical and social problems can result.
Our goal is not to eliminate stress but to learn how to manage it and how to use it to help us. Insufficient stress acts as a depressant and may leave us feeling bored or dejected; on the other hand, excessive stress may leave us feeling “tied up in knots.” What we need to do is find the optimal level of stress which will individually motivate but not overwhelm each of us.
Working together we will examine the events, attitudes, behaviors and thought processes that result in unhealthy stress and develop a plan to help you not only manage your stress, but learn to use it to your advantage.
Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, underutilized at work? Are there “rumors” of lay-offs that keep you in fear? Have you grown bored with the work that you produce? If you are not receiving the desired effect from your work, it may be time for a transition.
Transition coaching and counseling consists of an intensive discovery process. We will work collaboratively to uncover your passions, interests and dreams. Multiple processes including self-assessments, career assessments, research and bibliotherapy are employed to help you clearly identify your new direction. Once your goal has been identified we will work together to develop a timeline and a career plan. You will have a partner in your success.
Quarter Life Crisis
This wasn’t your plan. This wasn’t where you expected to be. This can’t be all there is to life. What in the world am I doing? These are some of the thoughts expressed by 20 - 30 somethings that are not satisfied with their life’s position and want to do something about it. Quarter Life Crisis is a real phenomenon that can lead to anxiety, unhealthy stress, poor health and depression.
As a master’s level career counselor, I have extensive experience working with young adults and new professionals. I can assist you through this gray time in your life and help you to emerge healthy, happy and productive.
The multiple demands of the today’s lifestyle can be extremely stressful. Many of us have jobs, children, significant others, friends, family and community and/or church obligations that are constantly pulling us in a million different directions. Overworked women often have similar symptoms: depression, anxiety, irritability and conflict or unhealthy stress in their family or romantic relationships.
As my client we will work together to examine your world as it is and as you would like it to be. I will work with you to develop a plan to assist you in achieving optimal wellness and then hold you accountable to taking care of you.
Job Search Prep
Today’s job search requires a comprehensive plan of action. Having a killer resume is only a tiny part of landing your ideal position. As a job search client, we will begin by ensuring that you have great understanding of your field and the culture and norms associated with it. We will boost your professional network and help you tap the hidden job market. We will examine your image, interview skills and follow up processes. You will develop a professional portfolio that will help you become competitive regardless of your field of interest.
Are you seeking meaning in your work? Are you looking to contribute to your community or society in a greater capacity? Are you constantly unfulfilled? Do you feel like you’re giving to an organization that is not giving to you? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may benefit from passion finding work.
Through a series of assessments, introspective exercises, homework and activities you will have the opportunity to gain greater insight on your passion and purpose. Upon recognition of your newly discovered path, I will work with you to put a plan in action so that you can begin living your dream.
Want to go from idea to entrepreneur? There are really simple reasons most businesses fail within the first three years. Poor planning, lack of vision, scarce funds and a shallow network are some of the top reasons. Don’t go at it alone. My clients are successful because they have taken the time to develop their business while considering life holistically. Where will your kids be while you’re working extra hours? How will you afford your marketing and promotional material? How do you secure funding with poor credit? These are the realities that you MUST consider before taking the plunge. With a combination of both group and individual sessions your business will be a success in no time!
Confidence/Self Worth Management
Do you suffer from poor self-esteem? Do you constantly allow yourself to be taken advantage of, passed over for promotions or generally ignored? Confidence is learned. You have spent your entire life learning to under value yourself. Let me help you gain the confidence that you need to live well.
Poor confidence can negatively effect every aspect of your life. How you look, feel and eat are all reflections of how you feel about yourself. Your work life, relationships even your spirituality are reflective of your self-esteem. Parents, teachers and care givers are also in the position of passing their poor self-worth on to others, further perpetuating their ill beliefs. There is help. You don’t have to continue to feel down.