Often, people come to psychotherapy feeling a lack of life direction or dissatisfaction with their career paths. They may feel that they are not living up to their potential, or simply that something is missing from their vocation or other significant life projects. It has been noted in psychotherapy that some individuals have a strong unconscious need to defeat themselves or to limit their own success.
Dallas Whole Life addresses career issues through two primary approaches.
First, there is traditional therapy. Sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis until the client feels he has sufficiently reached his career goals. This may involve changing jobs, resolving issues with an employer or co-worker or working through overwhelming workplace stress. As the client strives to reach his goals, the therapist helps him to troubleshoot various emotional/psychological obstacles that arise along the way. Many of these issues may stem from earlier, negative learning about career, money or self-worth.
Second, there is business and career coaching. Generally, this approach is more short-term or on an as needed consultation basis. Although the therapist still helps the client work through emotional and psychological obstacles, coaching encourages the client to actively engage in the process, completing various homework assignments along the way. Coaching is upbeat, maintaining a very positive, solution-focused attitude toward accomplishing concrete career goals.
In many cases, career issues are approached utilizing a combination of traditional therapy and coaching.