Finding a Career with Heart
:  This course will guide you through a series of engaging exercises designed to help you:

• Identify the work that is most fulfilling and meaningful to you.
• Create a vision of your life’s work.
• Construct a plan and begin taking concrete steps toward your vision.

This process is deepened by the interaction, sharing and support of the course participants.

Career with Heart Team Building:  An essential component to creating work you love is to surround your self with others who are doing the same! Take the next step and learn how to form a support group to infuse positive energies and keep the momentum going with others who are pursuing their career with heart. Completing “Finding a Career with Heart” is a prerequisite for this course.

Third Thursdays:  A FREE evening of interactive activities designed to help individuals focus on ways to create the career and life they want. These casual gatherings will be held on the Third Thursday of each month.




This individualized program provides an opportunity to work one-to-one by phone or in person on all of the activities and exercises covered in the course “Finding a Career with Heart.” This option allows for flexible scheduling and working at your own pace.





This Intention Focused Counseling approach helps you clarify and work toward your intentions to create the work and life you want. This approach can be, especially, helpful for focusing on a specific change you want to make in your life. In addition, it can help you work through personal blocks or counter-intentions that interfere with your progress toward your intention.






YOUR BODY KNOWS: Uncover the Psychological Roots of Physical Symptoms                                               
with James Yates, PhD, LPC

Uncover and work through self-defeating psychological patterns that contribute to physical dis-ease. In this introductory workshop, you will learn mind/body techniques drawn from Gestalt Therapy for working with troubling physical symptoms.

This workshop is part of the Third Thursdays Free Workshop Series, and is co-sponsored by the Appalachian Gestalt Therapy Institute. The general public, helping professionals and students are invited.

When: Thursday, April 17th, 7 - 9 PM
Where: Orange Hill Wellness Center, 401 Orange Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

To register, click box to your right or call 434-977-6918.




James Yates, Ph.D., L.P.C is dedicated to helping you create the career you want doing the work you love.

James developed the Career with Heart coaching program to help participants discover the work they love and create a vision for their life’s work. Participants are provided with the tools and support to take steps towards their vision and to overcome personal obstacles to creating a fulfilling and productive career. Methodically presented, James’ approach brings humor, play and creativity to the table as he weaves the possibilities for change and growth in concrete and sustainable ways.

Drawing upon nearly two decades of experience as a psychotherapist, coach and group leader, James works with a multi-modal approach that is responsive to each individual’s needs and respects their life circumstances and personal learning styles. He uses a range of experiential exercises including guided imagery, interactive games, improv, movement, awareness techniques and much more. As a skilled group leader, he is dedicated to developing a trusting, supportive atmosphere that encourages sharing and interaction, while drawing on the unique and valuable resources of the group.

Dr. Yates is co-owner of Orange Hill Wellness Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been in practice since 1991.


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