KELLY AKEHURST, LPC
Greenwich | Stamford | Westport | Fairfield
Whether you are just beginning your search for a career or would like a career change after many years, it is possible to find a career that you truly enjoy. In my practice, I utilize evidenced based tools, personality assessments and occupational categories to match individuals with career options. One approach that I use is the trait-and-factor model which includes working on the knowledge of the self and aptitudes and interests, knowledge of jobs and matching you with the work. Our work together also involves gaining a greater perspective on your identity, values, and genuine interests.
Career can be defined as the total work one does in a lifetime plus leisure. A person oftentimes spends more time at work than they do anywhere else. Most studies show that students would like more help with career planning. Research indicates that 50% of all college students struggle with career choices. One in five workers lands a job based on chance and 60% of all workers would like more information about the world of work if they had to do it all over again.