Apr 30, 2012
I am a Career Counselor. I have a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. I have successfully passed the NCC and completed years of supervision. Career Counseling is my specialty, but I have the same degree as a mental health counselor. Sometimes I’m a tad bit disappointment when my colleagues don’t understand or appreciate the intersections of our work. Please allow me to straighten up a few misconceptions.
Apr 23, 2012
A career counselor is hard pressed to have a counseling relationship with a woman without discussing appearance. Our relationship with image in the workplace is a touchy one at best. We are urged to watch the length of our skirts so that we don’t assume the image of office skank, watch the padding in our jackets so that we don’t look too manly and the amount of makeup, perfume and accessories that we wear so that we do not become a distraction. I cannot tell you the last time I had a male client inform me that his supervisor said that he was dressing too sexy on the job and people are starting to talk, but I have had that come up on multiple occasions with my female clients.