A significant factor in being happy in one’s life is being engaged in work that is meaningful, pleasurable and allows for one’s desired lifestyle (both in terms of time and money). In our society, what one does professionally is a significant part of one’s identity and in the current economic climate, one’s career is seen more and more to be one’s most valuable asset.
That said, many people struggle in the process of pursuing work that fulfills these criteria. Some people have found work that is financial lucrative but is soul numbing. Others have clear interests but have difficulty navigating the process of networking, applying, and/or interviewing to actually land their desired work.
Many people wrestle with the challenges of juggling work demands with other meaningful activities in their lives such as being with and caring for loved ones. Still others are haunted by a sense that they still haven’t figured out what they want to “be when they grow up,” long after they would have hoped to have done so.
As a psychologist who has worked with many hundreds of individuals who have wrestled with such concerns, I bring a complex understanding and an array of resources to help clients to get unstuck and find their way to happier personal and professional lives. Some of the resources that I use to help individuals include standardized career tests such as the Strong Interest Inventory, Career Leader, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B and others.
While it is always wonderful to meet with people face-to-face if they are in the greater Boston area, I have worked successfully via telephone with people across the US and around the world. I would be happy to speak with you to see if I could be helpful to you in your process of finding a happier, more successful work life.