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As an experienced Career Counselor and Licensed Professional Psychotherapist & Career Coach, Jim Weinstein, has helped countless individuals find meaningful and fulfilling careers. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to reach out for help, especially when it involves your career or life.  Please know that your decision to do so is a meaningful signal of your determination to surmount the obstacles in front of you.  Also, please know that I will bring to bear all of my experience, wisdom, and energy to assist you. 

Our initial session will be focused on four crucial elements:

  • Outlining as clearly as possible the issues you are facing
  • Defining concrete goals that will embody the solution to these issues
  • Reviewing relevant history (not just employment, but family history and personal values as well)
  • Developing a strong personal rapport between us so that you feel both heard and understood                    

Jim is a trusted and effective advisor who helps you develop the skills, insights, connections and tools you need to be successful in all aspects of your life. Jim's committed to helping you achieve your goals with no-nonsense guidance and a compassionate style. Working with him puts you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your goals.

Margot Lester

I received a promotion and pay raise after working with Jim to help me move forward in my career! Jim was a great help when it came to reaching my career goals. Together, we revamped my resumé and cover letter and put new interviewing skills to practice...


Morgan Long

As an executive search/headhunter I have been lucky enough to partner with Jim on a number of occasions. I have referred several local and remote (Skype, etc.) mid-level to executive-level candidates to him who have reported back to me with rave reviews. Jim has also consulted with me whenever my executive search expertise has been a helpful element to his full-service thoughtful career advice he provides his clients. 100% class act and worth the investment.

Andrew Zalman

I have had the pleasure working with Jim for the past 6 years. I say “working with” as this has been an extremely successful collaborative process. I approached Jim as I was struggling with working through a rough patch in my professional career...

Google User

I’ve introduced Jim to many colleagues and friends - from recent college graduates to CEOs. In every instance, he’s offered sage advice, solid direction, compassionate support leading to superb results.

Alex Orfinger

Asking Jim Weinstein to help me navigate my career path was the best decision I could make in my life. Jim was instrumental in helping me envision a complete change in careers – something I wish I had done years ago, but now have the courage and clarity to pursue. Two years later, and I’m deeply committed in that process...

Alex Koleszar

Jim helped me through a critical time in my business. My market research business had been deeply affected by technology and changes in corporate culture. Do I close the doors and move on? If not what are my options? Is it time for a change? In addition to Jim’s counseling background, he’s a Harvard MBA with years of experience at the highest levels of the advertising industry so he really understood my issues.

Google User

There is no doubt that that individually tailored programs are essential to achieving success. Some clients are unsure of where they want to head, others may know but are unsure of how to get there. Many are looking for an objective evaluation of their circumstances and specific guidance as well as accountability.

I will create a program suited to your needs and your personal style.  You may choose to pay me on a per-session basis, or commit to a series of sessions that will result in a lower per-appointment cost.

Please note that I am not affiliated with any managed care network, as I feel that my work with my clients should not be subject to the review or approval of a company whose primary motivation is to make a profit.  If you have a PPO insurance plan I will be happy to prepare any documentation necessary for reimbursement.

I’ve introduced Jim to many colleagues and friends - from recent college graduates to CEOs. In every instance, he’s offered sage advice, solid direction, compassionate support leading to superb results.

Alex Orfinger

I received a promotion and pay raise after working with Jim to help me move forward in my career! Jim was a great help when it came to reaching my career goals. Together, we revamped my resumé and cover letter and put new interviewing skills to practice...


Morgan Long

Asking Jim Weinstein to help me navigate my career path was the best decision I could make in my life. Jim was instrumental in helping me envision a complete change in careers – something I wish I had done years ago, but now have the courage and clarity to pursue. Two years later, and I’m deeply committed in that process...

Alex Koleszar

Jim is a trusted and effective advisor who helps you develop the skills, insights, connections and tools you need to be successful in all aspects of your life. Jim's committed to helping you achieve your goals with no-nonsense guidance and a compassionate style. Working with him puts you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your goals.

Margot Lester

I have had the pleasure working with Jim for the past 6 years. I say “working with” as this has been an extremely successful collaborative process. I approached Jim as I was struggling with working through a rough patch in my professional career...

Google User

As an executive search/headhunter I have been lucky enough to partner with Jim on a number of occasions. I have referred several local and remote (Skype, etc.) mid-level to executive-level candidates to him who have reported back to me with rave reviews. Jim has also consulted with me whenever my executive search expertise has been a helpful element to his full-service thoughtful career advice he provides his clients. 100% class act and worth the investment.

Andrew Zalman

Jim helped me through a critical time in my business. My market research business had been deeply affected by technology and changes in corporate culture. Do I close the doors and move on? If not what are my options? Is it time for a change? In addition to Jim’s counseling background, he’s a Harvard MBA with years of experience at the highest levels of the advertising industry so he really understood my issues.

Google User

I am able to see clients both during the day and in the evenings on weekdays, and if required, on weekends.  I have also had excellent results with phone sessions, if you are out of town or otherwise unable to meet face-to-face.

The two most important contributors to success in working together are your motivation and the degree of comfort with, and trust of, me.  The "chemistry" needs to be right.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have that will help you decide if I am the right person to work with you in meeting the challenges you face.

If you live in or around the DC area and need to speak with a career coach, call me today!