Jane Frisch, MS, LPC, CCC
I believe that it is important to find balance between our work lives and our many other roles. I also believe that trying new things and connecting with others brings a richness to our lives and helps us bring our best selves to work.
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.
I have worked as a therapist but found that my true love is career work because, as I have seen in my own life, finding the right fit at work makes everything in life easier.
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, a scary venture indeed, 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 for career growth is one of my favorite parts of this job.
My Training and Experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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.