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Maternity Leave Career Counselling

Find the Right Career Path for Your New Life Stage

Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D. Calgary Registered Psychologist

Having gone through a significant life transition, you find yourself at an ideal juncture to benefit from career counselling. As your maternity leave nears its end, you’re contemplating the type of job that best aligns with your evolving family demands. Dr. Susan MacDonald’s career counselling enhances your self-awareness, empowering you to make decisions with newfound courage and confidence, underpinned by solid reasoning and comprehensive insights. Perhaps the job you had before becoming a parent no longer fits your priorities and lifestyle. Career counselling helps you gain clarity on what will best suit your new chapter in life.

Why is career counselling after maternity leave a good idea?

You have gone through a significant life transition, and at an ideal stage in life to benefit from career counselling. You are close to completing your maternity leave, and you’re thinking about what kind of job is going to best fit with your new family demands. Career counselling increases your self-awareness, so you are making this decision with courage and confidence, and backed by the solid rationale and information that comes from this process. Maybe the job you had prior to having a baby is no longer a fit for you, and it’s time to rethink your priorities and lifestyle. Career counselling certainly helps you understand what is going to best fit for you.

Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

Now that I’ve had a baby, what should I be considering regarding my career?

There are so many considerations after having a baby! Maybe you’re wanting work that has reduced hours or greater flexibility so you’re able to manage your family demands. Or perhaps you’re hoping to perform some or all of your work from home. Maybe this is a time to consider going back to school, and online programs might offer you the flexibility to work around your family’s schedule. Finding ways to minimize childcare costs may also be a consideration. There are so many decisions to make at this time in your life.
Typically 3-4 hours and 4 tests work really well for most people. Some people may benefit from more sessions if they require further clarity with their career decision, if they are looking at various educational routes, or need to overcome any obstacles standing in their way for their career success.

Investing in career counselling is a valuable step towards shaping your future. The cost of our services varies depending on the number of sessions and assessments required to meet your unique needs. For a personalized quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more detailed information about our pricing.

You may pay by cash, cheque, credit, debit, or e-transfer. A receipt is issued for reimbursement through your extended medical plan or health spending account. It is also a tax-deductible medical receipt on your income tax return.
The four tests I use are a career personality, career interests, career values, and career conflict scales. All these tests have high validity and reliability, and provide a wealth of information for your career counselling process. The tests I use are only available to professionals that are specifically trained and certified as career counsellors.

Career counselling opens up the world of work to you to possibilities that you’ve maybe never considered. Or it can validate and confirm that a new education path or a change in career path is indeed right for you. The knowledge you gain from career counselling can help you overcome any road blocks you may encounter as you pursue your dreams. Career counselling gets you off on the right foot and to a good start as your balancing your work and family life. You want what’s best for you and your family. Career counselling after maternity leave can be truly a positive experience!

Ready to Take the First Step?

Fees can be reimbursed by your extended medical plan or health spending account (and also through your partner’s plan).