College Planning & Career Counseling Services

Professional counseling and coaching services to help you achieve your life goals. Serving high school students and adults encountering transitions. Check out most requested options below. Services will be tailored to each client’s needs. Hourly fees also available.

Most Requested College & Career Services

Career Coaching

You spend a large portion of your life at work. Doesn’t it make sense that your work be satisfying? The goal of career coaching is to support clients as they make informed decisions about their career development. This may include your initial job search, assessing your current work environment, or considering a change in employers. Coaches encourage clients to be reflective, mindful and intentional as they develop their personal plan.

College Planning

Feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Not getting the individual support with the college search you need? Let’s talk about what’s important to you and your family. Location, programs, size, activities, cost and employment are a few of the many considerations in creating your list of options. No one can guarantee admissions, but learning how to explore possibilities based on your strengths, interests, academic performance and goals generally means a better fit. We’ll aide in exploring, applying, and transitioning to college.

Personal Counseling

Feeling overwhelmed or anxious about decisions you are trying to make about college or career? Are there other issues that are getting in your way? Brief, solution focused counseling lends an unbiased perspective and encourages self-discovery. Everyone’s story is different, therefore everyone’s needs are different. Together we can consider options for you to make a decision right for you.

Transitioning to College

The excitement of the acceptance letter has worn off and now you’re preparing to launch. This transition may include roommates, professors, creating schedules, living away from home, money management, time management, communicating with parents, boundaries that may be new for you. The goal is to provide a safe place for conversation and encourage you to “think ahead” then create a plan to handle some of these new scenarios as they arise.

Resume Writing

Skills sell! Is your resume representing you to prospective employers enough to get the interview? Some employers use scanning systems without ever looking at your resume initially. Others will spend less than thirty seconds glancing for key words. Don’t just “dust off” that resume you used last time and change your phone number. The goal is to help you construct a resume that gets attention and share important strategies you can use again and again.

Workshop / Speaking

Is your organization looking for an experienced professional to provide a group presentation on career or college planning? Topics I’ve shared in the past include career planning, researching colleges, college visits, resume writing, interviewing techniques and more. Do you have an idea you’d like to discuss. Let’s talk!

Contracted Service Packages

  • Career Coaching

    Series of (5) weekly 50-minute coaching sessions. Client driven. Action oriented. Choose in person, phone or FaceTimeTM option convenient for you. Cost: $400.00

  • College Planning

    Series of (6) 50-minute sessions to include some of the following based on student needs: self-assessment activities, prioritizing college needs, tools to research colleges, programs of study to explore, making the most of a college visit, applications and essays, and decision making. In person sessions at community location. Cost: $500.00

  • Resume Writing

    Series of (3) 50-minute sessions to include overview of work history and transferable skills, review of resume styles, tailoring skill match, client created draft, edit and finalization. Cost: $250.00

  • Workshop / Speaking

    We get excited about groups! It’s fun to learn and interact with others who have some of the same questions we have. Fees for individualized workshops or guest speaking can be negotiated and may depend on topic, group size and depth. We offer a no-cost brief (15 minute) presentation to New Hanover area PTA’s & civic groups when appropriate.