Counseling

Services

I believe we all get stuck and establish certain patterns of behavior that are making our lives more difficult than necessary. Additionally, we all find ourselves in situations and life events that test our strength and ability to cope with life. Stress, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, our career and job, depression, and just a general lack of direction and purpose are all issues that affect us. On a personal note, I feel well qualified to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss in their lives. My wife and I traveled a terrible journey of our own, having lost our beloved daughter to cancer at age 14. 

Career

Services

We will work together during this process that will take you through an exploration of your interests, values, skills, talents, strengths, abilities, and personality and will lead you to the development of your career goals and life plan. Career assessments are normally used to provide us with insight into each of these factors. Career exploration, job search strategies and resume writing are also a component of my comprehensive approach, and are also available. We will work together to develop a high impact resume, job search strategies and interview skills.


Skype/Online

Counseling

Skype/Online Counseling is not for everybody, nor is it appropriate for some personal and emotional issues. That said, it can be a fantastic technology that works great for many individuals. I have extensively used Skype/Online Services for personal counseling, career counseling and LPC Intern Supervision. I have found that more and more people like the flexibility and are comfortable with services delivered through this technology. Often, a combination of both face-to-face and Skype/Online services are a highly effective strategy.  


Testimonials


“The smartest decision I have made was to have career counseling with Dr. Zemel. He was an amazing pillar of confidence and knowledge in my process. I went forward, unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, and came out with a firm resolution. After the sessions, I was able to find and get an approved internship in the career field of my choice. I would, and have, recommended Dr. Zemel to anyone who is on their career path and has even a trace of doubt.” Thank you again so much! I do not know what I would have done without your help. You have been such a blessing in my life. Thank you again so much! Written by a graduating high school senior.

Testimonials


Working with Dr. Zemel was one of the best investments I've made in myself and in my career. I was surprised at how quickly he picked up on my ramblings and was able to compile the information, apply reason and understanding, and help me proceed in a forward direction. Dr. Z is very intuitive, and he uses this intuition to find unique ways to provide perspective. I felt like he used guidance -and a lot of patience- to help me arrive at my own conclusions. Dr. Z is exactly what anyone would want in a counselor- he's attentive, supportive, genuine and genuinely seeks solutions (this is noticeable because he's working for you even outside of scheduled appointments), very well organized, and he knows the right questions to ask in order to arrive at a meaningful conclusion. To me, I've found both a counselor and a friend. The value I got out of these sessions makes Dr. Z VERY reasonably priced. There is also the added benefit of sessions via Skype. Truly a wonderful experience!

Testimonials


 "Dr. Zemel is awesome. His expertise, particularly in career counseling, is unrivaled. His fantastic sense of humor makes every interaction with him very enjoyable. I recommend him very highly."

 

-- Karen Sebung, MA, LMFT-S

Testimonials


"Brook is an amazing facilitator of success. I've had the priveledge of working under Brook's leadership and learned more than I could imagine. What a talented and caring counselor. Brook is gifted in a rare way that helps his clients realize results and feel safe and supported in the process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for guidance."

 

-- Kim Monaghan, PCC, CPRW, Professional Fulfillment Coach & Employee Development Consultant

Testimonials


"Dr. Brook Zemel has the ability to work effectively with people, by taking ideas, hopes, and dreams and putting them into a concrete plan of action. By talking with someone and analyzing talents and abilities, he can define a career path that will be both achievable and rewarding for the individual. Because he has in-depth knowledge of careers and what education and skills are required for those careers, he can set people on sound paths toward success and accomplishment.

 

-- Dr. Laurel Williamson, Deputy Chancellor and President, San Jacinto College, Houston, Texas

Testimonials


"Brook Zemel is a highly knowledgeable expert in the area of career counseling.  He’s helped me so much over the years.  He works effectively with people to figure out what needs to be done and then develop a course of action.  I enthusiastically and highly endorse him!  "

 

-- -- Andrew Wicklund, Owner: Project Risk Consultants LLC, Houston, Texas