My Ph.D. in psychology combined Clinical and Counseling work, so I have been doing career counseling since I was in graduate school. I work with a wide variety of vocational issues, everything from students trying to pick a major to top executives who are successful but unfulfilled and unhappy. I also work with homemakers trying to re-enter the workforce and people ready for a second act after retirement.
Career counseling is surprisingly short term. I usually meet with the client for a session and get to know them. Then I send them away with a bunch of tests and excercises to do at home. We get together and put the pieces of the puzzle together regarding what is the right direction to take. The majority of career counseling clients have discovered their right direction in less than four sessions.
I have written The Career Doctor advice column for Q. Magazine, the fifteen flagship newspapers of the Gannett chain and the Larchmont Gazette. While each of these have stopped publication, I would enjoy writing a career advice column again.