Helping to make work work for you.

Adult career counseling in Baltimore and throughout Maryland

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Does this sound familiar?

You've been stuck in what feels like an endless loop of work you don't enjoy. Or you've been trying to figure out what you want to do with your life and you don't know where to start.

You feel confused, discouraged, maybe even a little nervous. Everyone around you seems content in their jobs, and that makes it feel like you "should have figured this out by now" or "should know what to do next." (Looks like you have a case of "The Shoulds.") You're ready to make a shift.

You've come to the right place.

I'm Dr. Jill Garfinkle. I've been there, too.

I know what it's like to question your place, to fantasize about your next move, and to go ahead and take that leap. As a psychologist who has experienced this in my own life, I can provide you a warm, comfortable, non-judgmental space where you and your career journey will actually be understood. Together we will clarify your goals and dreams, and identify interests you may not even realize you had. I will help you build your confidence and plot a path to satisfaction in your work.

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Help! Where do I start?

When you're just starting out, it can feel overwhelming to find direction and focus in your career. Let's work together to find what you enjoy and help you feel better about making decisions.

Are you feeling frustrated in your career, or feeling like you've lost your motivation? Are you seeking a shift but not sure what you want to change? Let's figure it out together.

Re-Entering the Workforce

Whether you took time away from working to raise children, or you're beginning to work after going through a major life change such as a divorce or a relocation, together we will assess your goals and build your confidence as you take your next steps.

You're ready if you...
  • are at the beginning of your career and are searching for direction and motivation.

  • are re-entering the workforce or preparing to make a shift and would like some guidance.

  • have been working for a while and are finding yourself frustrated with your path, or wondering where your motivation went.

  • want to build your toolbox so you can navigate your career and its twists and turns independently and confidently in the future.

  • would like to build your confidence as you make career decisions.

  • are ready to take the reins as you embark on your next chapter and forge your new path.

    If you see yourself in the descriptions above,
    let's talk. I'd love to hear from you.

You may not be ready yet if you...
  • are looking for a resume writer or placement specialist.

  • want someone to network for you, or to get you an "in" to a particular job.

  • are hoping to predict occupations with certainty.

  • are seeking someone to make career decisions for you, or to tell you what you "should" or "shouldn't" do with your career.

  • want a magic recipe for your personal best work-life balance. This is different for everybody, and I believe that you are the expert on you.

    Career counseling with me is not the right choice for everyone, and that's okay. If you're not sure, I can help you figure it out.

Free consultation

Click the button below to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to decide if I'm the right career counselor for you.



Let's dig in. Together we'll explore and refine your goals and examine the obstacles that have been getting in your way. I'll help you get to know yourself better and build your confidence so you can experience long-term satisfaction in your career.


Go for it

Feel more comfortable knowing that you don't have to remain stuck as you step into your confidence, taking charge and making career decisions moving forward. Everyone deserves to write their own next chapter - go ahead and pick up that pen.

Appointments to fit your busy schedule

I am based in Baltimore County, Maryland, and I am happy to welcome career counseling clients from participating PSYPACT* states using a secure online platform.

You just need a private space and a strong, reliable internet connection.

*Please click here for the most up-to-date map of states currently participating in PSYPACT. If you reside in one of these states, please contact me for more information as regulations vary from state to state.

Everyone deserves to write their own story.
Your next chapter begins today.