Are you unsure or dissatisfied with your current academic major? Do you dread going to work each morning? Did you “follow your passion” but now find yourself feeling unfulfilled and frustrated? Are you wondering if changing your career is the right move? Many of these existentially-embedded questions can be and often are overwhelming, especially when tackling them without any directed assistance.
The percentage of Americans’ career satisfaction has oscillated from valleys of 45% to peaks of 85% over the last 30 years. What persists, however, is the pressure to find a career in which a person finds pleasure and fulfillment. This pressure exists because we recognize that a person’s career satisfaction has a substantial impact on their overall wellbeing. Career dissatisfaction can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and negatively impact our relationships with our friends and loved ones.
Career counseling is a therapeutic process in which a person’s career development is the focus of the work. In a career counseling session, you and I may discuss:
- Your values, interests, and skills to determine the degree of fit between you and different career options
- Daily lifestyle and working environments
- Additional educational opportunities, recommendations, and requirements
- Opportunities for advancement and potential earnings associated with various careers
- Personal characteristics and behaviors that may be acting as obstacles to job satisfaction and performance
If you are dissatisfied with your current career, struggling to construct a plan on how to move forward, and interested in exploring career counseling, please contact me. I would be happy to work with you in accomplishing your goal of obtaining a fulfilling career.