Frequently Asked Questions

Why conduct a vocational and career assessment?

Vocational and career assessments help individuals make realistic career choices based on their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and realities of the job market.

Vocational and career assessments can help?
  • Determine an individual’s potential
  • Determine an individual’s employability and ability to adapt to different work environments
  • Counselors, rehabilitation professionals, and employment specialists work more effectively with their clients
  • Trainers and instructors adapt to the needs of an individual with disabilities
  • Administrators use resources more effectively
  • Employers make better hiring decisions
What are some challenges that prompt people to seek therapy or counseling?
  • Cognitive decline
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic motivation
  • Career choice confusion
  • Substance abuse
  • Family relationship conflicts
  • Financial stress
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Intimacy, commitment, or relationship issues
  • Identity concerns (ethnic/racial identity, sexual orientation, spiritual identity)
  • Thoughts or feelings of suicide or self-harm
  • Anger or thoughts of violence
What can I expect from therapy?

Therapy is an individualized process that varies depending on the unique needs of the person seeking assistance. Typically, the first few sessions are spent clarifying specific challenges and examining what solutions have already been tried. This process allows the counselor to determine which counseling strategies will be most effective and help delineate counseling goals. The ultimate goal of therapy is to increase self-awareness, provide new problem-solving or coping skills, and encourage individuals to explore life patterns and gain a better sense of how they’re affected by their surroundings.

What types of therapy are provided?
  • Individual
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Group
  • Mental health
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Readjustment and deployment stress