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Private Practice FAQs

How many sessions do I need to do with a career counselor?
What is the difference between a coach and a career counselor?
What is the training of Career Journeys Career Counselors?
How do I pick a career counselor?
How do the fees work?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What if I want to buy services as a gift?
How does confidentiality work?
Can I stop career counseling at any time?
Why a private practice versus a career center?
Is there a difference in price for career counseling by phone versus in person?

FAQ’s Corporate:

Can training be customized?
We don’t have a career program, how do we use your services?
Won’t career development encourage our employees to leave the company?
How much corporate experience does Career Journeys have?

FAQ’s University:

Do you come on site with services?
Why use Career Journeys when we have career counselors on site?
How much university experience does Career Journeys have?

Private Practice FAQs

How many sessions do I need to do with a career counselor?
You and your career counselor will determine how many sessions you need to complete your career goals and objectives. It can vary from two session to ten sessions or more.

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What is the difference between a coach and a career counselor?
There is a difference in training and credentialing.  Career Counselors have extensive graduate level training, supervised hours, and extensive coursework in assessment, counseling, career development, and more.  For more information on the field of career counseling, go to the California Career Development Association at: ccdaweb.org

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What is the training of Career Journeys Career Counselors?
Career Journeys Career Counselors are all professionally trained career counselors with graduate degrees in counseling and specialized coursework in adult career issues, career assessment, and more.  Additionally, all Career Journeys career counselors have worked thousands of hours in the field and possess several years of experience in counseling as well as the world of work.  All are National Certified Counselors (or currently obtaining that status) with several additionally working  toward licensure.

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How do I pick a career counselor?
The two most important factors to consider when selecting a counselor include:

  1. Your fit with the counselor’s style and methodologies
  2. Their training and ability to meet your needs

For additional information on selecting a career counselor go to the California Career Development Association at: ccdaweb.org

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How do the fees work?
You pay for each session at the beginning of session.

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What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check or credit card.

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What if I want to buy services as a gift?
You may purchase a session for a friend or relative.  Upon request, we can give you a gift certificate for services.  Services must be paid for, prior to use.  Please note that confidentiality between the client and counselor will not be broken by the gift giver as details about session, etc. will not be shared.

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How does confidentiality work?
The session between a client and counselor remains confidential. More details and information about confidentiality are provided on an initial client consent form received by each client who uses services at Career Journeys.

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Can I stop career counseling at any time?
It is your right to stop career counseling at any point in time as long as payment has been made for services completed.

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Why a private practice versus a career center?
You must decide what environment works best for you.  In a private setting, you receive the personalized attention and service that can work quite effectively for clients.  Others prefer a different setting based on need and budget.

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Is there a difference in price for career counseling by phone versus in person?
Both cost the same as the strategies and work done remain the same in both circumstances.  The use of technology does not change the quality or integrity of the session.  It is the client’s choice as to which method of service delivery he/she would prefer.

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FAQ’s Corporate:

Can training be customized?
Absolutely.  In fact, training can be customized by industry, company, group, individual or manager needs.

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We don’t have a career program, how do we use your services?
You don’t have to have a career program to use services.  You may choose to select an a la carte approach of conducting a training for your group, a few coaching sessions for your employees, or consulting on a project.  We can align our individual services to your company needs whether you have an overall career program or not.  If you need help designing an in-house career program, we can also offer assistance and bring much experience in that arena.

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Won’t career development encourage our employees to leave the company?
Quite the contrary.  A company showing its desire to help its employees grow, studies show, actually increases retention and productivity.

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How much corporate experience does Career Journeys have?
Career Journey has over 15 years of corporate career experience and over 30 years in leadership development.  We offer experience ranging from delivering hundreds of training sessions internally at companies, to designing major career programs for thousands of employees.

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FAQ’s University:

Do you come on site with services?
We can deliver services on site or at our offices.  We have experience running full alumni programs for major universities right from our offices in Old Town Pasadena, servicing alumni around the world.  We are also experienced at coming on campus to deliver services.

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Why use Career Journeys when we have career counselors on site?
Your team may not have the time nor resources to service alumni populations.  We have a successful alumni program (proven at major universities) that we can deliver at our site or yours.  Also, our experience working with professional adults for over a decade offers us a unique perspective that aligns well with alumni populations.  Lastly, your alumni will appreciate the personal touch of having access to career services through a private practice office.
If you are interested in undergraduate or graduate services, consider us as an extra resource, to supplement your services either on or off campus.

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How much university experience does Career Journeys have?
Career Journeys has over a decade of experience with colleges and universities.  With successful alumni programs operating for over five years and experience providing counseling and teaching on campuses across the state for over ten years.  We understand that each campus has its own culture, unique needs and unique populations.  We have experience working with (in counseling and teaching) undergraduates, graduates, and alumni.

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