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.