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Career Counseling

With a specialized focus on mental wellness

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Is Career Counseling Right For ME?

Feeling Stuck?

  • Do you find yourself uninspired by your current job?

  • Are you bored or frustrated with your job, but don’t know what other career(s) you could pursue?

  • Are you having trouble standing out from the crowd in your job search?

  • Are you unsure what you would like to do for a career?

  • Recent change of life i.e graduation, retirement, laid off?

  • Have an idea about change, but don't know where to start?


 If you answered  YES  to any of these questions,

Career Counseling may be a great place to start making the change you want in your life

What is Career Development?

  • A lifelong practice that, whether you know it or not, started when you were born!

  • It's the process of managing life, learning, and work over your lifespan!

  • Several factors influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and life circumstances.

  • Throughout your life, you will change, situations will change, and you will continually have to make career and life decisions.

  • Thus, the process of career development starts, evolves, and repeats — and never ends until retirement (and in many instances, not even then).

What is Career Counseling?

  • A practice that will help you enhance your awareness and understanding of yourself and the world of work to make career, educational, and life decisions.

  • This includes making academic choices, exploring a career, managing career transitions, and dealing with other issues such as job-related stress and burnout.

  • Career Counseling empowers you with the knowledge and support to make career decisions in various phases of your life. 

Who benefits from Career Counseling?


  • Since career development is a lifelong process, Career Counseling is appropriate for people of all ages and stages of their careers.

  • Whether you're just starting and looking for guidance on a career path or looking to make a career change, Career Counseling can help you.

How will you benefit...

  • Self-Discovery regarding education, career, and life

  • A safe, non-judgmental space to sort out and make sense of your career and educational related 

  • Identify the factors influencing your career development

  • Assess your interests, skills, values, and personality type

  • Explore career paths that best fit your personality, values, and lifestyle goals using evidence-based assessments.

  • Helps you investigate and utilize career resources to make informed decisions.

  • Guides you in developing a plan to achieve your goals and determine next steps.

What's Included: 

  • Weekly One-Hour individual sessions with your counselor 

  • In-depth assessments of your interests, values, and personality to help determine person-environment fit.

  • SMART Goals outlined for each session, customized to your individual needs

  • Assistance with setting realistic goals and creating an individualized plan for success.

We'll provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make the best decisions for your future!

Meet the Director of Career Counseling and Development

Alyssa DiPadova, B.A., M.A., MHC-LP

Alyssa earned an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and has over a decade of experience in market research and data analytics. Alyssa integrates life roles, culture, mental wellness, work values, interests, and personality into her holistic and equity-minded counseling approach. She leads her clients through career exploration and assessments to empower them to make meaningful and fulfilling career decisions at all life stages. She recently completed an MS in Mental Health Counseling, specializing in career development and occupational wellness. Alyssa uses her unique background and expertise to support her clients in identifying their strengths and interests while guiding them to develop an action plan that best fits their career goals and needs.


Meet the Assistant Director of Career Counseling and Development

Chanel Weathers, B.A., MPA, MHC-LP

Chanel has a background in job readiness throughout her 15 year career in Human Services. She earned an Masters of Public Administation. Chanel integrates life roles, culture, mental wellness, work values, interests, and personality into her counseling approach.

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I'd love to sign up.. how much?


Career services typically range from $125 to $500 per hour, or from $375 to $3,000 per package .. whoa!


Ray of Light offers two options:

Use an accepted insurance provider


 $100.00 per 60 min session 

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