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Have you or your clients struggled with...

  • Sending hundreds of resumes into the void of the internet?

  • Attending career fairs and not getting call backs?

  • Being underpaid and overworked?

  • Unexpected layoffs or life changes that disrupt your career?

I'm here to help.

I am a Global Career Development Facilitator with nearly 10 years of experience helping job seekers and career changers rethink their job search, explore their career options, network effectively, and make a memorable, positive first impression during the interview.

I offer career counseling webinars, materials, and an e-course to increase your confidence in working with career clients.

About Ashley Cross

About Ashley

What's the Difference Between Career Coaching & Career Counseling?

What They Have in Common

In both of these approaches, clients examine negative beliefs and way to counter them;
build self-compassion skills; expand their support systems; explore and research potential next steps; and navigate through systemic barriers.

How Are They Different?

Career Coaching is...

  • Action-oriented, solution-focused, and emphasizes the present/future.
  • Goal-specific, educational, and holds clients accountable for their progress.
  • Focused on exploring career options, navigating through the job search, & managing other career transitions.
The coach-client relationship can be socially oriented. It's acceptable to connect online via social media (i.e. LinkedIn) or meet in public settings (i.e.
at a coffee shop). It is also appropriate for coaches to work with clients, regardless of where they are located in the US or in the world.
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Mental Health Counseling is...

  • Process-oriented and often emotion-focused. 
  • Often focused on the past to address more internalized issues/patterns that are affecting your wellness and life.
  • A great way to work on a variety of issues outside of the scope of career coaching, including marriage/family therapy, relationship issues, child therapy, trauma therapy, etc. 
Mental health counseling must adhere to both HIPAA and state/federal regulations. Due to the deep and confidential level of work, counselors/therapists should meet with clients in a confidential environment. Most counselors cannot meet with clients in public settings or connect with them personally on social media due to the need for strict boundaries. Therapists can also only work with clients within the state(s) they are licensed.
Mental Health Counseling (or Therapy)
Can Be More Helpful With:

Anxiety & Depression

ADHD

Bipolar Disorder

Children Acting Out

Coping with Life in General

Dealing with Chronic Pain

Dissociation

Domestic Violence

Eating Disorders

Grief & Loss

Marital/Relationship Issues

OCD

Panic Attacks

Personality Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Suicidal Thoughts

Substance Abuse

Traumatic Experiences

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Resources for Counseling

Websites Where You Can Find A Therapist

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