The need for purpose is one the defining characteristics of human beings and is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life. Studies show that people are likely to have a healthier outlook on life and be more resilient to stress when they feel like they have a sense of purpose.
The same is true in the world of work. I firmly believe that one’s career needs to fit with one’s sense of purpose. People deserve to work in a role, and for an organization, where their personal purpose shines. Workers are likely to be more satisfied and more productive when they feel connected to the deeper purpose behind their work.
Discovering what is meaningful and motivating to you is not up to your company, your boss, or your team. It really comes down to how YOU define and enact your purpose. A sense of purpose is not easy to find. However, the reward for success is much greater and the journey itself more enjoyable when you are guided by an experienced career counselor.
My career counseling practice helps people develop a clear and stable picture of who they are and what they want from life. I can help uncover your unique approaches to meaning making, purpose, and life direction using a variety of evidence-based, empirically-validated career counseling tools.
Problems I can help with:
- Finding your life’s purpose
- Lack of direction or feeling “stuck”
- Facilitating positive change
- Creating work-life balance
- Discovering your career-related abilities, needs, values, interests
- Planning for the future
- Stress management
- Career indecision
- Low motivation
- Job burnout
- Poor work performance
- Managing difficult co-workers
- Handling tough bosses, managers, supervisors
I also have specialized expertise as a psychologist that can help you:
- Succeed at work while living with physical or mental illness
- Cope with work-related discrimination (i.e. racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, etc.)
A word about expertise…..
The field of career advisement has exploded in the past decade. A quick Internet search will lead you to dozens of “career consultants” or “career coaches” who promise everything from finding you your “dream job” to leading you to your own personal nirvana. Look behind those promises and you will also unfortunately find slick sales pitches from people with questionable credentials, inadequate training, and limited knowledge of the science of career development.
I am one of the only Master Career Counselors in Los Angeles who also holds a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in California. I am credentialed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the CA Board of Psychology. This means that I have, at a minimum, two times the education, training and experience than professionals who hold a Master’s degree in career counseling and over four times the education, training, and experience than professionals who call themselves career coaches, advisors, or consultants.