Career Counseling

Career Counseling

Are you looking for new directions in your career?
Would you like to think more creatively about how to make a living?
Do you need help taking specific next steps?

If you feel uneasy about where your career is headed, you’re not alone. Did you know that the top two biggest regrets that people experience across many life domains seem to be education and career? This means that are more likely to regret our career choices than, for example, the decisions we make in our romantic life.

This is where career counseling can help. It will help you figure out where you want to go with your education or professional life. It will help you get focused and plan specific next steps to into the right direction. By taking action, you can prevent those regrets later in life.

In my approach to career counseling, we will assess your interests, values, strengths and skills, but also your potential and resources to acquire new skills. From there, we start exploring options and developing strategies to take your career into the right direction. Throughout the process, I will help you plan and realize immediate practical steps to get you moving on that track.

How I can help you:

  • Career development and exploration
  • Strategic career planning
  • Career and productivity coaching
  • Educational and academic achievements
  • College planning
  • Study skills and learning techniques
  • Job search strategies and skill building
  • Trouble-shooting and problem solving
  • Transitioning to retirement

Are you ready to start or would you like to find out more? Schedule your first career counseling session or a brief phone call to discuss options.

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What previous clients say about career counseling:

“What I like about Ursina’s career counseling style is that she managed to bring clarity into situations that felt overwhelming to me, and she helped me break down vague goals into specific next steps and manageable tasks. I also appreciated the fact that I always left her with immediate action plans and changes that were simple and realistic, but which had all the more impact on my daily life.”
Gustavo Vallejas, Systems Analyst

“I would highly recommend Ursina as a career counselor. Working with her really helped move me forward professionally. It helped me define my overarching goals and values, but then also get down to the knitty-gritty of taking concrete steps. For example, it helped immensely to be held accountable for progress between sessions, and to get specific support and guidance for things like doing informational interviews and making connections.”
Emily Wu, Project Manager

My career counseling credentials:

  • Career counselor license from Switzerland
  • Facilitation of post-graduate training courses for career counselors
  • Development and evaluation of a career decision training program at Swiss high schools
  • Teaching career counseling classes at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon
  • Professional member of the Oregon Career Development Association (OCDA)

Here’s more about my background and expertise.