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Professional counseling services for a wide range of career and work concerns from career exploration to job burnout.

Get the support you need to create the career and life you want.

Dr. LaRae Jome

Welcome to Work & Life Directions, PLC.

I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in career and work issues.

I offer individual counseling sessions, job search support groups, and workshops/webinars on career and work topics.

Work & Life Directions is located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis.

About Me

LaRae Jome, Ph.D., LP

My passion is helping people create satisfying working lives. Work is an important part of our lives, whether that work is paid or unpaid. I enjoy helping people make career decisions and navigate work and life transitions.

After finishing my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron, I worked as a professor at the State University of New York at Albany for about 15 years. I taught graduate students in psychology and conducted research on career decision making.

In 2014, my husband, two kids, and I packed up and moved to Minnesota to return to our midwestern roots. I continued my teaching career working with doctoral students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

After 20 years of teaching, I decided it was time to make my own career change and spend more time providing career counseling services. In 2016 I opened my private practice specializing in helping people with their work and career concerns.

My approach combines both career coaching and mental health counseling. I provide career guidance as career coaches do, and as a psychologist I work with the mental health concerns that influence people's working lives and career decisions. I apply research-based approaches and strategies to help people successfully navigate difficult career decisions and work situations.

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Dr. LaRae Jome

Career Counseling is the intersection of career coaching and mental health counseling.

Career Counseling Venn Diagram

My mission is to support and empower people to create satisfying working and personal lives.