Janine Dowling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work. As a therapist in the Boston area she focused on working with individuals, couples, and families. She was particularly interested in working on dynamics between people, supporting them to resolve communication issues, mutual life goals, and the impact of moods and stress on their relationships. In addition to talk therapy, she explored mindfulness, stress management, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help foster change.
She received her coach training from The Institute for Life Coach Training. This school specializes in transitioning therapists into the coaching field. So many of our natural skills as therapists are valuable as a coach, and yet there are important and powerful skills that coaching provides. Being able to listen to another person on several levels and thinking of the big picture helps Janine hold space for her clients to develop new skills. Going through their training coursework has energized her focus on supporting people in realizing their goals. She enjoys partnering with clients as they remove what blocks their best life from emerging. Using powerful questioning, direct communication, and a cognitive behavioral coaching framework supports her client’s movement toward their results.
As a former therapist I have always enjoyed working with people toward change. In addition to my therapy background, I developed and ran a successful business outside of the therapeutic field. As an entrepreneur I have a unique perspective on the challenges of developing and running a business in this increasingly fast-paced world. The dynamic between people, their businesses, and their lives is a consistent pressure in striving for balance. Having the unique perspective of a successful career change adds a personal dimension to my understanding of career development, transitions, and organizational challenges.
I look forward to talking with you.