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My name is Angie Shockley and I appreciate you visiting the Q&A website to learn more about our company. Q&A provides a continuum of care for young adults as well as provides individualized programming that can stand alone and meet the specific needs of various clients.

I founded Q&A Associates in October 2010 after spending over ten years working in the therapeutic industry and serving in various positions from direct care to program leadership. Those years and various positions served me well, but they also took me away from my home in WV, my horses and my family. In the spring of 2010, I decided to walk away from my career, spend time with my family and ride my horse around the beautiful hills and mountains of North Central West Virginia.

However, I guess the universe had a different plan for me because after a few months, I began getting calls from colleagues and therapeutic programs requesting me to work with young adult clients. After several weeks of consistent requests, I followed my heart and took my first client. More clients followed, leading me to develop the programs of Q&A Associates.

I have always loved my home in West Virginia, and the communities of Canaan Valley and Davis are perfect locations for the programs of Q&A. As the programs began to take shape, I reached out to several professionals with whom I had worked in the past to find out if they were interested in being a part of my new adventure. Many of them were excited and eager to participate, so we began to build an incredible team of skilled staff. With lots of hard work, Applewood Transitions for Young Women and The Journey for Young Men began to grow. In 2012, we added Cabin Mountain Living Center to our family of programs serving young adults.

Q&A has had great results working with young adults who have struggled with a variety of emotional, educational, and behavioral issues including: anxiety, depression, LD, ADHD, Asperger’s and other developmental issues, ODD, substance abuse, borderline traits, school refusal, family conflict, trauma, grief and loss.

We approach working with young adults differently because our programs are heavily focused on practical life skills and real world experiences, skills that so many of our clients lack. Our clients also have the opportunity to work and play in our commercial horseback riding stables and experience the very real healing that comes from being round and working with horses. We provide opportunities for our clients to learn the fine art of entrepreneurship by operating several businesses including the stable, a thrift store and two restaurants. I love seeing our clients realize that they can create products and businesses, which will serve them well!

Most of our young adults have had lots of therapy before coming to us, and we help them implement what they have learned in a practical way. We also provide an opportunity for each client to continue the clinical and therapeutic support he or she may need.

We are excited about the work we are doing at Q&A Associates and appreciate your interest. If I can answer any of your questions, please feel free to call or email me at 304-642-9070 or ashockley@qa-associates.com.


Angie Shockley