Are you thinking about starting therapy? Not sure how to choose the right therapist? You may have questions about what it’s all about. People often want to know what therapy is really like and what to expect.

In this post, we share 12 common questions that we receive at QLC. The following information will simplify the process of finding the right therapist for you. If you have additional questions, please contact us at QLC.

1. Why go to therapy when I can just get advice from friends and family?

Leaning on friends and family certainly can be helpful. That said…


Individual Career Coaching

Are you struggling with a career choice? Do you feel stuck in your job and unable to make a move? Are you feeling unmotivated and burned out? Would you like to make a change, but feeling unclear about what that change should be?

Or . . . maybe you know where you want to go in your career, but you’re unsure how to get there?

Meeting with a career coach can help you gain more clarity and create more meaning in your career and life. …


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America, it’s the second leading cause for quarterlifers (ages 25–34). In honor of the upcoming World Suicide Prevention Day, we’ll look at both active and passive suicidal ideation. How do these two differ and how may they impact your life? Let’s get started.

What is active suicidal ideation?

Active suicidal ideation occurs when you have thoughts of suicide or self-harm and have developed a plan to carry it out. …


Life transitions that occur in your twenties and thirties can be exciting for couples, but they are also stressful. Building a life together is a wonderful thing, but it also can create significant tension and anxiety. As couples consider taking their relationships to the next level, whether it’s moving in together, planning for marriage or having a baby, they often experience increased conflict and miscommunication, decreased sexual intimacy, and even doubts about their compatibility.

At QLC, we understand how these transitions affect couples, and we are here to help you work together as a couple to navigate these challenging times.


Emily is a licensed clinical social worker and certified trauma specialist who has extensive experience working with young adults in their quarterlife stage. Emily sees clients for many reasons including: trauma & PTSD, life transitions, identity, relationship and family dynamics, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Emily’s therapy style is collaborative and empowerment focused. She believes that connection and authenticity are at the core of a strong therapeutic relationship. When not providing therapy, Emily enjoys yoga, spending time with her family and her goldendoodles Sunnie and Teddy, watching spooky movies, and gardening.

Education:

  • MSW, George Mason University
  • BS in Psychology, Lynchburg College


Prior to the pandemic, “invisible disabilities,” like mental health struggles, were already prevalent and now they are even more. A silver lining of the pandemic is that mental health is receiving much-needed attention and more people are recognizing its importance.

As a result, companies must amp up their mental health support and learn how to properly respond to employees in need. If you’re looking for resources for your company, keep reading! This is bound to have a positive impact on your office dynamics and bottom line.

How Can Management Help?

1. Recognize the value of vulnerability

It wasn’t too long…


Being a young adult can be fun, but it can also be pretty daunting. You may have wondered if you’re having a quarterlife crisis.

Dr. Christine Greer O’Connor, Founder of the Quarterlife Center, shares 3 signs that you should look for.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, you may be having a quarterlife crisis. Facing it sooner rather than later is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment or you’d like more information, please contact us.


As a career coach with 11 years of experience, Krasi empowers individuals to explore their curiosities and design meaningful careers and lives. She guides quarterlifers through clarifying their career vision, crafting and owning their stories, optimizing their LinkedIn profiles, and engaging with purpose and intent to cultivate meaningful relationships.

Krasi also leads sessions on professional storytelling, self-care & work-life balance, cultivating meaningful relationships online and offline, and navigating LinkedIn. …


Are you a parent, grandparent, friend, or loved one of an adult quarterlifer? Quarterlifers are individuals who are in their twenties or thirties. They’re the millennials or Gen Zers in your life who you may notice are struggling right now. Whether they’re back home living with you, suffering from unemployment, generally lacking motivation, sleeping a lot, socially isolating themselves, or just not opening up to you about it, then you may wonder…

What can I do to help?

If you think someone you know is having a quarterlife crisis, you can help. Here’s what we suggest.

What should I do if I think my loved one is having a quarterlife crisis?

If you know a quarterlifer who is struggling, you’re not alone. We often hear from family members or other loved ones who believe that their child or friend is suffering. This is what you can do.

1. Recognize the symptoms

Symptoms of a quarterlife crisis include:

  • Lack of motivation
  • Irritability
  • Tearfulness
  • Anxiety about the future
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Changes in appetite…

Have you felt a general slump in your productivity since the start of the pandemic? If so, you’re not alone. Toxic productivity has entered the lives of many as they balance remote work and home life without much social interaction to balance it. Let’s look at how this new brand of “workaholism” may be impacting you.

What is toxic productivity?

Toxic productivity is the unhealthy desire to always be productive and at all costs. If you’re feeling the need to go that “extra” mile at home and work — to be useful even when it isn’t expected of you —…

Quarterlife Center

Our licensed therapists specialize in helping clients in their 20s & 30s navigate life transitions. www.quarterlifecenter.com

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