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Career & College Counseling

Therapy for students and working adults seeking motivation and passion.

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“Mental health is based on a certain degree of tension, the tension between what one has already achieved and what one is still ought to accomplish, or that gap between what one is and what one should become.”

Viktor Frankl

Think about the number of hours we spend at school or a job. It’s a ton. And when these hours are full of stress or dissatisfaction, it can feel like it more than just ripples into your personal life—it crashes into it like waves.

 

Maybe you can relate to these feelings:

  • Your school or work feels soul-sucking.

  • You feel indecisive about where to take your education or career.

  • You wish you had a better idea of what you liked and what you’re good at.

  • Managing tasks at school or work feels overwhelming.

  • You worry about the future and how your education or career choices will affect it.

  • You are burnt out. Exhausted. Wrecked. Fed up. Done.

 

In our work together, we can approach these concerns and others using concrete, practical, solution-focused strategies, or through deeper inner exploration—things like your sense of meaning and purpose, and how this has been shaped by history, family, culture, and identity. Oftentimes a blend of both is helpful, but we can work together to figure out the approach that's right for you.

What’s your experience working with issues relating to school and work?

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many clients of different backgrounds, identities, and ages as they navigate the challenges of school and work. Living in a college town, it comes with the territory—which is great, because watching people connect with their strengths and passions is pure magic.

Entering the mental health field the very same month that COVID-19 lockdowns began, it was impossible not to come into contact with the burnout of increasingly demanding jobs as well as the loss so many experienced as other jobs disappeared. I’ve also worked with young people who spent a significant amount of time feeling disconnected from peers and school material due to remote learning and anxiety. 

How do you work with college and career issues?

My hope is to help you figure out who you are—not necessarily through personality tests, but through the deep insights that arise when we feel safe to be our honest and authentic selves. This comes with time and trust.

So first, I get to know you and your goals. I want therapy to respond to who you are, what you want, and how you prefer to get there. 

From there, I’ll ask questions, make observations, and offer information intended to help you move toward goals, or update them based on what you learn about yourself.

Some questions or themes we may get into include:

  • Practically, what strategies or tools help you achieve your goals?

  • What are the messages or core beliefs currently directing your decisions, and what’s the story you truly want to live?

  • What institutional barriers exist? How do we navigate these in empowering ways while advocating for change?

  • How are your past experiences placing barriers in your present?

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