Professional Development

Are you under pressure at work? Do you feel stuck professionally, unsure how to move forward? Santa Monica Christian Counseling offers Professional Development services, a program specifically designed for those looking to move ahead in their career, interact more positively with colleagues, better manage job related stress, balance work and home responsibilities, and more.

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Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.. – Colossians 3:23

Professional development can help you break through stagnancy and conflict in the workplace. These services address and help you understand key organizational and interpersonal issues, which can hinder professional growth, so you can move past them and achieve your goals. If this program interests you, connect with one of the highly trained counselor at Santa Monica Christian Counseling to find out how we can develop a plan for your specific needs.

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Professional development can help you with a variety of work related difficulties, such as conflict with your boss, daily coworker interaction, and feelings of boredom and unfulfillment. At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we provide a safe place for you express yourself, one-on-one, with a trained professional development counselor. You will be provided with a private setting to share your concerns and feelings, before working to produce a plan of action to tackle the problems. A neutral party can help provide perspective and strategize with you on how to solve your unique workplace circumstances to achieve your desired growth.

Work-Related Counseling May Address

  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Change in management and being an agent of change
  • Handling stress
  • Integrity in the workplace
  • Servant leadership
  • Career advancement
  • Coworker interaction
  • Boss/Employee relationships
  • Balancing family and home life
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Work fulfilment
  • Personal reflection
  • Bringing faith to your work ethic

Coworker Interaction

Studies confirm one of the top work-related stressors is co-worker relations. Santa Monica Christian Counseling is an expert at training people in the art of conflict management . Learning to deal with conflict well is a worthy enough reason to visit us, and the long term benefits in the workplace will be worth your effort


Behold, I am doing a new thing;now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19

Change is everywhere, including the workplace. Whether you’re working with a new boss, different staff, or Macs instead of PCs, the newness of it all can be difficult and lead to stress. Change, while difficult, is also the chance for new opportunities and unforeseen potential. At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we can help you navigate the uncharted terrain and teach you to be a positive agent of change in your workplace.


Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. – 1 Peter 5:7

Stress may seem like an unavoidable irritation, but if it goes unchecked for prolonged periods of time, it can lead to serious consequences, physically and mentally. Act now, don’t wait for the consequences.Reach out to a counselor. Start to learn how you can minimize your stress and better care for yourself.

Integrity in the Workplace

Jeremiah is right when he says, “the heart of deceitful above all things.” (Jer. 17:9) This is painfully evident in the workplace, from bribery and deceit, to harassment and discrimination, one thing is clear, humanity is fallen. In light of this, how can you live with integrity and a strong moral character surrounded by such negative pressure and social expectation? As experts on professional development and faithful Christians, we can help give you the tools to strengthen and resolve your beliefs so you can stand up for what you know is right.

Servant Leadership

Christian leaders are called to be servants, something this world doesn’t understand. We use Jesus as a model, the one who “did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45). From this starting point, we can help you determine exactly where and how you can be living after his example in your personal circumstances.

Christian Career Advancement

How are we as Christians to “climb the ladder,” while living with our “mindset on things above?” How do you reach for success without manipulating and marginalizing others? How do we remain focused on others, while striving to personally succeed? Professional development can help you process these questions, as well as provide practical guidance and advice to achieve both success and Christ likeness.

Colleague Interaction

Diversity continues to increase in our globalized world, and it is reflected in the many different backgrounds and demographics in the workplace. This presents professionals with a difficult road because, even with the best intentions, people can be hard to deal with. Developing superior relational skills through professional development is a key to improving your daily work experience.

Boss/Employee Relationships

Power dynamics at work are difficult waters to navigate. Whether you are a boss overseeing employees or the employee being overseen, there is an endless number of difficulties that exist between the people who are in charge and the people who aren’t. Professional development counseling addresses both sides of this complex relationship and strives to give you the tools to create healthier workplace interaction, regardless of whether you are a boss or an employee.

Work and Family Balance

Balancing work and home life is often a daily dilemma. Rather than run yourself ragged, we can show you how to realistically examine your workload, compartmentalize your roles, and share your burden with others, in order to help you manage your responsibilities more efficiently and effectively.

Time Management

Have you ever woke up and wondered what you accomplished yesterday? Sometimes time just seems to pass without any real progress?Developing time management skills will greatly improve your productivity and efficiency. As you become more effective with your time, you will find the freedom to focus on other things you enjoy.

Organizational Skills

Organizational skills may seem menial, but by developing them you will strengthen your work performance and save yourself time. At Santa Monica Christian Counseling, we can help improve your organizational skills, resulting in a better overall quality of life.

Personal Fulfillment

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands. – Psalm 90:17

One of the greatest sources of stress is a lack of life-giving experiences.We can help you identify your giftings, and evaluate if you are in the right position, all the while encouraging you to find fulfillment in your personal accomplishments.

Pursuing professional development counseling is an excellent next step for your career because it helps you pinpoint your unique issues and achieve resolution and growth.

You will meet personally with one of our trained professional development counselor, who will listen to your concerns, evaluate your circumstances, and create a realistic plan for helping you move forward.

Don’t let uncertainty or interpersonal skills hold you back, regardless of your workplace circumstance we are here to help you move forward in your career.

Next step?

If you are ready to pursue professional development? Call us at (424) 361-6197 or contact us online.

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