About Me

I help clients to increase workplace satisfaction and success.

Talents, Needs, Vocation
Here are some other things to know about me:

    • Before I became a psychologist, my first career was in tech in software development, marketing, project management, and recruiting. I still enjoy working with clients in the tech industry.
    • When I worked in recruiting, I felt sad about how often my job forced me to reject candidates for jobs, so I started doing volunteer work to teach people how to land the jobs they wanted. That’s how I became interested in career counseling.
    • I moved eight times before I finally decided to make my business location-independent and to offer virtual career coaching and counseling.
    • I’ve lived in California, Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.
    • In 2013, I published a book about career choice. The updated and revised book is being published in 2018.
    • I’m a fan of career and personality assessment. I view assessment as one of the best ways to start a dialogue about a person’s core strengths, interests, personality, and values.
    • I’ve worked in universities, community mental health agencies, hospitals, corporations, start-ups, and private consultation with individuals.
    • From 1999 to 2008, I founded and ran Bridgeway Career Development, a Seattle area career and leadership coaching firm.
    • From 2009 to 2011, I managed the career counseling team at University Career Services (UCS), University of Houston. UCS assists 38,000 students and 200,000+ alumni with all aspects of career development.
    • My coaching practice specializes in career development services via webcam, telephone, and email.
    • I am certified as a Master Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching, the leader in coach training for professionals with graduate degrees.
    • In addition to running this coaching and career counseling business, I have a separate telehealth practice that offers psychotherapy services to Texas residents.
    • My educational background includes a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
    • My dissertation research found that changeable aspects of personality are predictive of overall life satisfaction.

    Janet-Scarborough-Civitelli
    To explore whether I can help you with your career, please contact me.

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