Dinorah Meyer, MS, NCC, RYT

Holistic Career Counseling, from the Inside Out


People usually seek out my services because they want to feel more fulfilled at work, handle difficult workplace relationships, or better manage competing work and family or other priorities.

They may have ideas about steps they could take but haven’t been able to move forward for any of a number of reasons. Often, they aren’t sure what exactly they want and are feeling emotionally stuck or overwhelmed.

I call the work I do with clients “counseling from the inside out” because taking action, especially if it means making a significant change, usually entails first looking inward to clarify your true desires, your unique combination of qualities and abilities, and where and how you want to make a difference in the world.

In addition to my training and 20+ years’ experience as a career counselor, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I have found that integrating yoga concepts and practices such as guided breathing and visualization into my career counseling work can complement other parts of the process and enhance the counseling experience for clients.

Here are the kinds of issues we can address in working together:

  • Clarifying what is most important to you in your work and your life
  • Understanding what motivates you and if applicable, what’s holding you back
  • Finding and creating career and work options that feel worthwhile
  • Communicating your story effectively on a resume and cover letter, on LinkedIn, and at interviews
  • Navigating the ups and downs of transitions
  • Managing conflicts between work and other priorities, such as family
  • Addressing work-related stress
  • Pursuing further education or professional growth

What clients have said about working with me:

“Dinorah is intuitive, present, fun, patient, compassionate, and practical. Through her, I saw the strengths and patterns in my nonlinear creative career. And she was curious and insightful about my whole self, including my relationships with friends and family who I needed to include in my career planning. I always felt comfortable discussing anything with Dinorah. She saw the value in my experience and communities and offered excellent advice about how to evaluate and pursue career opportunities. In addition to being an expert at connecting mind and body, and accessing broad vision, she is amazing at connecting people, and precise with details. When I look back at our work together, I am so grateful for Dinorah’s profound support.”

“Through integrating concepts and practices from yoga into her career counseling, Dinorah helped me cultivate better relationships with myself and others. She was a wonderful guide throughout the process of personal exploration and transformation, leading me through the yogic practices of ahimsa (non-harm to self or others), satya (truthfulness), pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (poses and movement), and visualization. I learned what to do when a negative emotion arises, bringing awareness to it without judgment. This allowed me to feel calmer, to accept the truth of what I really want, and to expand my sense of possibility. We practiced yoga poses together that made me feel grounded, fluid, and powerful.”

“Dinorah patiently and thoughtfully guided me through a major career change. She was an excellent listener and very perceptive as she worked with me to identify my goals, my talents, and my ambitions. She helped me repackage my skills and work history to demonstrate to prospective employers that my skills not only translated to other industries but made me an appealing out-of-the box candidate. This involved overhauling my resume, seeking informational interviews, volunteering and freelancing in order to further develop my portfolio, and improving my interviewing skills. And during that process, Dinorah adapted readily as my personal and professional situations changed, using a holistic approach in helping me to refocus my job search to meet new work and life conditions.”

“I’m so grateful to Dinorah for her help in my job search. When I first began working with Dinorah, I was feeling “stuck” professionally. I knew I needed to make a change but wasn’t sure of the right direction. Dinorah helped me crystallize exactly what kind of role I was looking for. Once my goals were more clearly defined, she helped me craft an outcomes-based resume and profile that emphasized my value to prospective employers and targeted the skills and strengths I most wanted to use. If you have the opportunity to work with Dinorah, I highly recommend you take it!”

I am happy to discuss your situation with you briefly before you commit to meeting with me. Call me at 415-982-2636, ext. 5 or email me at dinorah_meyer@cpdicareercounseling.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.