Career Solutions Inc.

Who we are

The professional career counselors at Career Solutions are committed to helping people in extraordinary circumstances identify and address intense work and family situations. Our approach involves forming effective client/counselor partnerships in which clients can safely share their concerns and issues with complete confidentiality.

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Professional and Compassionate Service -- Our offering is built on our professional counselors' strengths and skills, employing their training in the most effective career counseling tools and resources available. Career Solutions prides itself on being a full-service career counseling organization that provides high-quality, responsive professional assistance and personalized, compassionate service. In every aspect of our operation, we embrace confidentiality, sensitivity to the concerns of our clients, and a fundamental dedication to their needs.


Our Staff

  • Andrea Critchfield
    Senior Career Counselor

    Andrea Critchfield received her MS in Counseling from Kansas State University and a BS in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin.

    Andrea has over fifteen years experience working with "Displaced Homemakers," assisting them in their transition to the workplace through Career Life Planning, both one-on-one and in workshops. She loves to work with clients in the career assessment process, especially with the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She can say, with certainty, that this work is her calling.

    Andrea can be reached directly at 651-647-9961 x204

  • Maria Peterson
    Career Counselor

    Maria Peterson received her MA in Educational Psychology with a focus on community counseling and her BA in Communications and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

    Maria has over twelve years of experience providing community outreach, assessments, individualized plans, counseling, skills training, referrals to community resources, client advocacy and support. Maria knows that when a client is provided with the opportunity to tell his or her career story to a career counselor, it can be a powerful process that can result in the client feeling empowered and regaining his or her self-confidence. Maria is passionate about listening to and providing clients with the tools they need to achieve their career goals.

    Maria can be reached directly at 651-647-9961 x206.

  • Daniel Swalm
    Executive Director

    Daniel Swalm earned his MSE in Guidance and Counseling at University of Wisconsin and holds an MBA Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of St. Thomas. He also holds twin BA degrees in English and Sociology from Augsburg College.

    Daniel has twenty five years of experience in career guidance, adult career development and vocational and psychological testing. An expert in assessing the implications of psychological type in the workplace, he is passionate about providing assistance to individuals who have experienced unexpected or unwelcome mid-life transitions, helping them refocus, rebuild and renew their careers.

    Daniel can be reached directly at 651-647-9961 x202.