Question: Some other career counselors only meet once, I see that you typically meet for 3 sessions. What's the difference?
Answer: For many people this may be the only time they will seek out career development advice. If you decide to invest valuable time, energy and money it makes sense to maximize the experience.
Bottom-line, the more information I’m able to provide you with, the fuller picture you can expect to receive about yourself and your life work options. The rich combination of understanding both your personality and your interests is extremely useful in charting your future course.
Career development, also, is more a process than an event. There’s just no quick substitute for having the extra time to sit down and dialogue on the issues. Because it is process oriented, it takes some time for the significance and relevance of these insights to unfold and take shape.
I am personally committed to providing you with the highest level of career counseling. Some career counselors will meet with you one time, tell you exactly what they think you should be doing from your career assessment results and then try to leave you with the impression that they have given you good career advice; I personally don’t take that approach. I’m committed to quality, not high volume. And quality requires more relational engagement, more investment and more time.
Question: How do you administer the assessments you use?
Answer: After you decide and let me know you would like to get started, I will direct you to a link where you will take your online assessments. The two instruments I prefer are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. The two should take you less than an hour to complete.
In additions you will be sent a set of worksheets to begin filling out. Both the assessments and the worksheets should be completed before our first session.
Question: As a parent, should I sit in on my son or daughter’s sessions or not?
Answer: My preference is to meet with them alone. I've found that most kids are more open, begin to find their own voice and the dialogue is less complex if it’s just the two of us. However, you know your son or daughter far better than I do, so I leave the final decision to you.
Either way, you will receive a detailed written report from me. I also make myself completely available to you for follow-up discussions by phone if you'd like to talk more about anything.