Freud, one of the first modern psychologists, said the two main tasks of adulthood were to work and to love. Human work is how we express our individual gifts into the world. It is something we can have mastery over and feel creative and fulfilled within. If this ideal isn’t a reality in your life, then counseling or coaching could be helpful.
People come to counseling for a range of reasons: exploring industries that fit their personality; preparing to ask for a promotion; changing careers; managing a difficult work relationship dynamic; developing a healthier approach to work; meeting goals; and much more. We spend a majority of our lives working, so it makes sense to spend some time figuring out how to make our work lives fit into our overall lives.
Professional coaching can help with
Exploration & skills
Working with your counselor, use assessments to explore growth directions that appeal to you. Nurture your skills in time management, teamwork, interpersonal skill sets, and more.
Career advancements take energy and effort. Collaborate with a therapist to catch a vision for your future and chart a productive path towards it.
The workplace adds a layer of complexity to social norms. Work through the complexities of workplace relationship dynamics with a therapist.
Sharpen your goals and build your skills with professional coaching
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I have brought up things in therapy that were not my therapists area of expertise. Instead of referring me elsewhere or responding in the moment with something less helpful she said "let me do some research and get back to you". The next session she was fully prepared with a plan of action for my concerns and she worked with me to fully resolve the issues I was having. Pam has been incredibly patient and meets me exactly where I'm at with each session while gently prying at the things I need someone to pry at. She's amazing!
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