What is Career Counselling?

By: Dr. Kim Saliba, Mar 27, 2020
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Counselling & Psychotherapy, Your Milton Psychologist, Career Counselling,

All About Career Counselling

You could benefit from career counselling if you are;

  • choosing a college or university major
  • in a job or career that does not quite seem to fit
  • wanting greater satisfaction and meaning from your work
  • considering a change of careers
  • facing an unexpected change in your career path
  • planning for a fulfilling retirement

The assessment begins by attaining an understanding of your current skills (e.g. education and training), interests (e.g. nature, business, helping, science), personality (e.g. sociable, logical, creative), and values (e.g. work life balance, need for challenge). This is attained through a combination of individual sessions with the career counsellor, a review of your academic/work experience, and questionnaires completed by you.

With this information in mind you will work with the career counsellor to establish professional goals that account for the realities of your work world and personal life. You will then be supported in developing a strategy to reach those goals.

Dr. Saliba has earned her Ph.D. in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and is completing registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Saliba has trained at the Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Along her work at the practice, she is currently working as a psychoeducational consultant at the Upper Grand District School Board. Dr. Saliba’s previous experiences include a variety of school, hospital, community mental health, and private practice settings.

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