Q&A Associates, Inc. works with young adults ages 18 and up, providing opportunities for each of them to develop independent, functional, and happy lives with a high level of quality. Our clients have struggled to reach independence for a variety of reasons such as the inability to develop and/or implement the life skills needed to be successful, or struggling to obtain consistent employment. Our goal is to help these individuals find meaning and an authentic purpose for their lives and a practical path to achieve their goals.
Our emphasis on learning and practicing applied life skills in a real world setting, along with healthy individual decision making, gives clients the skills they need to cope with day to day responsibilities of adulthood in a successful and productive fashion.
Although all of our clients want to live differently, these young men and women struggle to find what they need to successfully and happily sustain lasting and positive change. We strive to honor what our clients have previously learned and help them implement those lessons in a positive way. We help them discover their own personal values and goals, and then show them how to integrate all they have learned in real life applications.
Our clients struggle to find ways to fully enjoy life while living in a healthful manner. At Q&A Associates, Inc., we recognize that boredom and a limited ability to simply have fun leads young adults back to less positive ways of living. Instead of emphasizing this old behavior, we focus on creating a positive environment where having fun and developing a sense of adventure in living are recognized as valid goals.
Many of our clients have missed out on learning critical life skills that help them navigate into and through adulthood successfully. The anxiety and even shame associated with being unable to independently manage basic life tasks can trigger intense periods of emotional and behavioral disregulation and intensify underlying clinical issues and associated behavioral patterns. Ultimately, the client falls back on less satisfying and dysfunctional ways of living. Our emphasis on learning and practicing applied life skills in a real world setting, along with healthy individual decision making, gives clients the skills they need to cope with day to day responsibilities of adulthood in a successful and productive fashion.
We provide recovery support for clients struggling with substance abuse, but we are not a primary treatment for addiction.
Our young adult clients come to us with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to:
- Chronic Stress
- Bipolar Disorder
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Failure to Launch
Clients who may not be appropriate for our programs generally fall into these categories:
- Substance Dependence
(currently using or unable to maintain sobriety)
- Inability to initiate self-care
- Psychosis/severe mental illness
- Active desire for self-harm/suicidal
- Active eating disorder