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Hampden Career Counselors

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Laura Fay Life Coaching, LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda G.
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I have been able to observe the counseling/ coaching skills of Laura Fay firsthand, and I would like to commend her as an outstanding coach. As a teacher for more than 30 years, lay counselor for over ten years, and a current student in professional counseling, I see in Laura wisdom and compassion which complement her warm, encouraging, engaging, and empathetic level of interaction with women. She has a well-developed ability to ask stimulating questions that lead to deep insights. I highly endorse Laura as a coach. Linda Geel

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Chine O.
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An amazing experience! She is efficient, timely, and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be returning to Mrs. Harris for more career coaching in the future!

JC Esaw HR Consulting
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon M.
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I was applying for a new job that I was very familiar with; however, my resume hadn't been touched in years! It was geared towards teaching in a classroom which isn't where my career path had led me. I had went into online education and needed some major edits! Charlene was amazing and worked with me to cater the resume to the new position! She was very responsive and quick to make the necessary changes. Loved working with her! Oh, and I got the new position :) Thanks Charlene!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Justin M.
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Patrick is amazing knowledgeable and helped me personally and professionally in my career. Not only does he have years of interviewing under his belt, he's seen countless resumes. He helped me polish up my resume in terms of wording, look, and feel. I couldn't thank him enough for the candid career advice and tools to help make me successful.

DMV Coaching and Therapy
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Francis M.
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I am very happy I found Dr Dan among the many other therapists out in the DMV area. He helped me figure out a new career path after working for same employer for over 20 years. He helped me embrace changes by confronting my fears and making the best out of every situation. Thanks Dr. Dan.

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Harry S.
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Raffi, was professional, insightful, and helped us.

Dr. Caitlin Faas
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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She has been helping me find a career path, and has been very good at responding back to my questions, giving great feedback, and giving great suggestions to try and help to get me on my way to finding a path.

Coaching HER
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Candy L.
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I met with Liz King for a free thirty-minute consultation and loved her. She seems perfect for me, so we're starting a counseling relationship. I've very excited about working with her.

Anne Chow
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Kate Z.
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Ann is a great life coach! Whether helping me plan my next career move or setting goals for the new year, she always keeps me on track and focused on my priorities.

Center of First Thought
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Aryka B.
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The fall of 2014 was a turning point in my life. I was experiencing a crisis in that I was turning another year older and needed to find some perspective and direction in my life. My inability to truly understand my purpose created a state of panic and anxiety and I didn't know what to do. During this time I was referred to Center of First Thought. At first I was a little apprehensive about seeing a therapist but I was immediately put at ease. My therapist, Rose Shelton and I talked about my life path. I was able to put a lot of things into perspective. I thought of her as like a coach. Thanks to Ms. Shelton I have learned to see things more clearly and a lot of my anxiety about the future has disappeared. I am still growing and learning my path but I don't know if I could have come this far if it had not been for Ms. Shelton and Center of First Thought.

Fresh Water Alchemy, LLC.
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olivia B.
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Leslie’s approach to life-coaching is completely unique and it works. She gets to the heart of the matter, quickly and effectively with an approachable and formidable style. Her personal experience and deep understanding produced new insights that for me, were invaluable. The wisdom in Leslie’s coaching was key in gaining new vision and moving people through cloudy areas of their life. A key foundation to her success in life coaching is her engaging and active listening skills and ability to identify areas for improvement in a supportive way. I reached out to Leslie for assistance with achieving greater balance in my life as I was juggling five children, a potential career, and managing my own life. I highly recommend Leslie as a Life Coach, she is easy to talk to, honest, direct and has a great sense of humor.

Rick Bell
from 1 review
    Christopher P.
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Rick on a number of occasions to utilize his expertise in career coaching, resume writing, and business consulting. As a coach and consultant, he is a great listener and provides useful feedback and ideas for action. I have found him to have good availability and always responds quickly. He is professional, discreet, and I trust him completely. I recommend him highly! Christopher Porter

    Possibilities Plus
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sultan A.
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    John was very prompt in getting back to me when I needed to revamp my resume. He is very easy to work with and will make sure that your resume is nothing less than perfect. I can hardly recognize my resume now from it's original draft and I've very pleased with the results. Not only did John help me with the content and formatting of my resume, but also gave me suggestions for my job hunt. Bottom line, I was absolutely satisfied with the experience.


    Do you want to get your life back on track? Do you have specific needs or life goals? Are you looking for support on your spiritual journey? Are you looking for direction and support? Do you want to become your ultimate self? Then look no further. We provide services to adults, teens, children, couples (married and premarital), LGBTQ, people with special needs, and seniors. Together, we can move you towards the best possible life you can have.


    Get the job you really want quickly! I am a career services professional and job search trainer and coach. I have taught literally thousands of people of different ages and from diverse backgrounds how to launch a successful, self-directed job search, and get the jobs they really want, in half the time it usually takes. I’ve achieved this success by creating and developing cutting-edge job search skills, learning programs for state-licensed and nationally accredited career schools, and workshops and seminars for academic institutions, including Molloy College and Miami University of Ohio, private placement agencies, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training, and the Chester County Pennsylvania CareerLink. I’ve also developed student recruitment programs that, along with self-directed efforts, have resulted in placement rates in the 90th percentile. I also help individual clients write stand-out cover letters and resumes, as well as create successful strategic job search plans.


    Greetings! My name is Kate, and I am a counseling professional in the Washington D.C. area. I have been working in the field of psychology since 2006, and I have been practicing as a family therapist since 2012. I am trained in the Functional Family Therapy model, an evidence-based, short-term model of therapy. Other areas of practice include marriage counseling as well as individual counseling. I am offering professional counseling services to clients in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. As a professional in the field, I have come to appreciate the importance of engaging the individuals, couples and families with whom I work in a setting that is most comfortable and convenient, for them. I travel to my clients at times and locations they specify. From the busy mom who has a few hours free while her kids practice after school sports to the business professional who'd like to utilize the office's empty conference room during their lunch hour, I make my services available at times and locations most comfortable for my clients. I also offer virtual therapy sessions at a reduced rate. Please check out specifics in the questions and answer section on my page. Please note I do not accept insurance; however, I believe you will find my prices to be reasonable. Because I am still in the process of fulfilling licensing requirements, I accept a reduced hourly rate for my service. Specific pricing information is located in the questions and answer section as well. Please note I do not complete formal assessments or diagnostics for severe psychological conditions. I am also unable to prescribe medication, as I am not a medical doctor.


    We are a full-service adult group practice, designed to optimize life experiences for the adults we serve at the many stages and junctures of their lives. As the director of career services, I offer individual career counseling to adults who are transitioning careers or reentering the workforce. I oversee the resume services and the other career coaches, including workshops for young adults entering the workforce. Our practice offers assessments, such as the Myers Briggs and EQI.


    I provide and require premarital counseling to the couples I marry. Marriage is a divine institution created by God that permits two single heterosexual adults to enter into an intimate covenant relationship with each other and make an unconditional lifetime commitment to God to remain with an imperfect person. Singleness is not a relationship status but a position every Christian must attain.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I have over 20 years in the field of counseling and working with families. I have developed and do a group called "The Me Nobody Knows". It is a group that helps people begin the process of emotional healing from things that have blocked their paths to reaching their full potential towards their personal goals.


    My team of three helps review and write resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles; teach interview skills; and perform all other job-search-related activities and documents. We are geared toward student and recent graduates but have advice for every level. Let us help you get where you want to go!


    I provide the same services that I provided when I was Pastor. I do marriage and family counseling in various areas that my clients need. I also do life coaching and mentoring.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a career coach?

    If you’re interested in furthering your career and want expert help, a career coach is a smart solution. A career coach is a professional you hire to guide you during a job search or a career transition, or to help you improve and advance in your current position. A career coach analyzes your work situation and learns what your professional goals are. They then create a strategy to help you achieve your targets. Throughout the process they should provide objective feedback and guide you in approaching the process strategically. Here are some of the tools and tasks a career coach may assist you with:

    • Helping you build a strong resume that reflects your work history, potential, and skills
    • Coaching for interviews and strategies for solid answers built around your resume and the target job
    • Defining your career goals
    • Creating a plan for job searching
    • Improving networking strategies and skills
    • Developing strategies for negotiating raises or promotions
    • Assessing why you’re not getting where you want to go
    • Identifying new positions or career opportunities that fit your skills

    What is a life coach?

    A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

    Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

    Why is career counseling important?

    Career counseling can help you discover your career path, help you overcome challenges preventing you from finding happiness in your job, or help you learn more about career opportunities that are available to you. Career counselors are typically counselors who specialize in helping guide people into their best career choices. As professionals, they have typically completed a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career counseling and bring a nuanced understanding of the emotional blocks that prevent someone from doing what they love or getting ahead in their current position. Here are some of the ways that career counseling can help:

    • Identify your skills and talents and how they correlate to different career paths
    • Educate you about the educational requirements for launching in various careers and what earnings can look like
    • Help you understand the kind of environment you want to work in, and which careers are best suited for that
    • See opportunities to transfer your existing skill set to other career areas
    • Help you identify causes of tension or unhappiness in your current career and how to overcome those difficulties
    • Help you create a game plan for moving forward
    • Provide a safe space for you to understand your feelings about career choices you’re making

    How much does a life coach cost?

    A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

    What is a career counselor?

    If you’re feeling lost in your career path, overwhelmed, in need of a job but confused as where to start, or ready for change but uncertain what you want, a career counselor is a good choice for you. A career counselor is typically a licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree in counseling — likely with an emphasis on career counseling. Each state has different licensing requirements for career counselors, so be sure to research before reaching out to a pro.

    Due to their academic backgrounds, career counselors often have a more holistic and in-depth approach than a career coach. Career coaches are not regulated by states and also tend to be more business-focused — a good fit for those who know what they want but need help achieving it. On the other hand, a career counselor provides guidance and clarity around some of the more emotional aspects that job hunting and career movement entail. Career counselors meet with you in a series of one-on-one sessions. They assess your personality and learn what drives you. They get a detailed understanding of your work history and your hopes, and often work to help you discover any internal blocks preventing you from going where you want to go. Hiring a career counselor is appropriate at any time in your career, from recent graduate to executive-level management.

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