Jane Frisch, MS, LPC, CCC

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I believe that one of the main drivers of change in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. I became a therapist because I am genuinely curious about people and want to help them learn better ways to face the challenges of life. I also believe that it is important to find balance between our work lives and our many other roles. I enjoy encouraging my clients to try new things and find new ways to connect with others, because I know that this can bring more richness to their lives.

My Own Career Journey

My career started in civil engineering, and I spent several years working as a project manager where I learned to develop a plan of action and motivate people to meet deadlines. I decided to change careers because I wanted a role where I could help people create satisfying and meaningful lives, and I committed to making this change by returning to school and getting my master’s degree in counseling.

Through my work as a therapist, I have seen how important finding meaningful and satisfying work is to my clients’ mental health. I chose to pursue additional training in career counseling so that I could provide more effective guidance for clients facing workplace challenges.

Cultivating a growth mindset is an important value to me. I don’t just ask my clients to try new and scary things, I do it myself. For example, I learned to ride a horse as an adult, which was a challenging venture, but one that helped me learn that moving outside my comfort zone can be rewarding. Encouraging my clients to practice stretching themselves so that they are prepared to accept new and exciting opportunities in their lives and careers is one of my favorite parts of this job.

My Training and Experience

I have practiced counseling in a variety of settings, including a college counseling center, a youth residential treatment facility and outpatient counseling settings. I have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, a master’s in counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, and I am also certified by the National Career Development Association as a career counselor.

How I Live a Balanced Life

Hobbies are important to recharging and contribute to a healthy professional life. My favorite things to do when I am not working involve spending time in nature and with animals. I also love reading and learning new things by listening to podcasts.

Articles and Media Appearances

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