Q: A career counselor ask me to commit to 15 sessions, but he wasn’t a lawyer. Should I?
A: Selecting a career counselor is a personal endeavor. If you are thinking about leaving the law, you really connected with the generalist counselor, and the idea of a many session relationship suits your pace and preferences…sure, assuming you can and want to afford the price tag.
But know there are lawyers-turned-career-counselors who have practiced, who know the profession, its pressures and paths who charge a lot less because they require a much smaller up-front commitment, and may be a better personality fit for you. Contact a couple of them, too, ask some initial questions, and then make your choice.
Momentum matters in a search, so don’t put off working with a credentialed counselor you like in order to find the most perfect counselor for you. You may never find him/her and it will take you a lot longer to change jobs, too. Make a good decision and move forward.