Dr. Colleen's Story
Two of my greatest loves are writing and helping others achieve their personal and career goals. While these passions have always been present, it was a graduate internship that introduced me to résumé writing and career counseling and I was hooked.
Over the last 20 years, I have written hundreds of résumés and helped countless individuals achieve the careers of their dreams.
I received my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Rutgers University. I am a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Psychologist, and hold over a dozen certifications in résumé writing, career and life coaching, job search, positive psychology, and positive parenting.
My professional background has included work as a psychotherapist, career counselor, university department director, and college instructor. In addition to running RESCRIPT Your Story, I teach Counseling Psychology and Women's Leadership courses at my two alma maters, the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education and Douglass College.
I'm author of the international best-selling book, RESCRIPT the Story You’re Telling Yourself: The Eight Practices to Quiet Your Inner Antagonist, Amplify Your Inner Advocate, & Author a Limitless Life. I'm also a co-author of ten self-help books (including 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career and work featured in the Gallery of Best Resumes 5th Edition), and two scholarly psychology journal articles, blog for the Huffington Post, and have been featured in various media including LiveHappy, Mashable, Aspire Magazine, TheJobNetwork, InspireMeToday, RewireMe, DailyWorth, PRNewsWire, New Jersey Family, Care.com, and The Trenton Times.
I live in New Jersey with my husband, 10-year-old son, and two cats. My family is the center of my world, I love animals, and am endlessly passionate about spreading as much happiness, kindness, and positivity as possible.
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Rutgers University
Masters in Counseling Psychology, Rutgers University
Bachelors in Psychology, Rutgers University
Licensure & Certification
Certified Professional Résumé Writer, PARW/CC
Certified Professional Career Coach, PARW/CC
Certified Job Loss Recovery Coach, WCI
Certified JobsOver50/Boomer Authority Career Coach
Certified Professional in Online Job Search & Reputation Management, CDI
Certified Comprehensive Positive Psychology Coach, TCI
Certified Professional Life Coach, ICBCH
Certified Professional NLP Practitioner, ICBCH
Nationally Certified Psychologist
NJ Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Anxiety Specialist, NACBT
Distance Credentialed Counselor, CCE
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist, AATBS
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, PDA
Certified Time Management Consultant, ER
Science of Happiness Certificate of Completion, GGSC-UC-Berkeley
Career Coaching Intensive Certificate, NACE
Management Development Program, Rutgers University
Business Supervisor Certificate, Rutgers University
Supervisor Development Program, Rutgers University
Leadership Development Certificate, Rutgers University
Coaching & Mentoring Certificate, CCMS, Inc.