“I just spent 6 sessions with a psychologist who told me she was a career counselor. She was nice and did help me deal with my unhappiness better. But I ended our work together because I realized that we had done very little to figure out what I wanted to do.”
Melanie, a twenty-something client from Fairfield, Connecticut, relayed in her initial e-mail to Career Counseling Connecticut.
If you are unhappy with your career, you likely do not need to spend money with a counselor to uncover “why”. You likely know why: you don’t enjoy your work, the work is not a fit, you don’t like the people, the money is insufficient and so forth. Those reasons are helpful to Career Counseling Connecticut’s process only so much in that it will help identify areas to avoid in new career paths or new jobs within the same career path.
You don’t need “therapy” in the sense that we need to uncover deep psychological challenges related to your unhappiness with your current job. I would be happy to discuss these issues if it served my client’s interests. But, my clients are not investing their time, energy, and money to sort out WHY they are in unhappy work. They want to know HOW to find happy work.
Career Counseling Connecticut teaches: “HOW”.
Let me add one qualifying statement: if you are miserable to the point where you are facing diagnosable depression or anxiety then definitely see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist also. They will help you deal with your psychological issues through a combination of biological intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy.
When those issues are under control, contact us for help changing your career.