Dr. Chris­tine M. Hand Gon­za­les — known as “Dr. Chris” to her stu­dents — is a tal­ented and ded­i­cated pro­fes­sional with over 30 years in col­lege coun­sel­ing. As a moti­va­tional speaker, author, and con­sul­tant she assists fam­i­lies in mak­ing healthy, pro­duc­tive choices as they plan for col­lege. Her work with high school juniors and seniors has focused on career explo­ration, col­lege search and the appli­ca­tion process. She has coun­seled stu­dents from both pri­vate and pub­lic schools. Her pas­sion­ate com­mit­ment to help stu­dents is evi­denced with a 91% success/acceptance rate for stu­dents to their top choice schools and 100% accepted into college.

Dr. Chris has authored five books on career and college planning. entitled, " A Book of Questions to Jumpstart Your Career Search,"  "College Bound: Proven Ways to Plan and Prepare for Getting Into the College of Your Dreama," the companion workbook, "My College Bound Plan," "Paying for College Without Breaking the Bank -- The Ultimate Student, Parent, and Educator Guide to Over 500 Verified Links to Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources," " Your College Planning Survival Guide: Smart Tips from Students, Parents, and Professionals Who Made It Through," and "A Book of Questions to Jumpstart Your Career Search."

Dr. Gonzales earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, FL., a Master's in Counseling Education from the University of Bridgeport, CT., and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art Education and Economics from St. Lawrence University, NY. Dr. Gonzales taught in UCLA's online College Counseling Certificate Program, created course content for two courses within that curriculum, and wrote the text, "College Bound" for the course "Using the Internet for Career and College Counseling." To contact Dr. Hand-Gonzales or learn more about her services, books and college planning blog - visit http://www.College-Path.com.