I’m Dr. Rachel DuPaul, a psychologist specializing in helping people navigate quarter-life and mid-life crises. Ask me anything!
<EDIT: Wow! I am so grateful for all of the vulnerable and insightful questions and comments that you all have shared. I have really enjoyed this AMA, answering questions about quarter-life and mid-life crises and reading any stories you have shared. I am going to try to answer many more questions over the next few days, but I wanted to provide some resources as I am wrapping up.
You can learn more about me at my website: https://www.betterbalancepsychology.com
I also try to occasionally post helpful information on my Facebook page and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/betterbalancepsychology @better_balance_psychology
Please feel free to reach out to me through my website if you have follow up questions about major life changes or would like a free consultation.
Again, thank you all for helping this be such a success and take good care of yourself! - Dr. Rachel>
I’m a licensed psychologist and business owner of an all-telehealth private practice. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate the stress, fear, and confusion that come up for them when they are questioning their status quo. This can look like trying to identify a college major, craving a new career path but not knowing where to start, or examining the pros and cons of a long-term relationship.
I specialize in helping people increase their clarity and confidence so that they can make the choice most aligned with their values, even if it’s a bold move. There is no greater feeling than the freedom, success, and contentment that you experience when living fulling aligned.
While I can’t provide therapy over reddit, I am happy to answer general questions about why change is hard, indecisiveness, stress, self-compassion, and identifying values.
Fun fact: If this wasn’t my day job and I wasn’t so gung-ho about counseling, I would be the founder of a big cat sanctuary. I absolutely love all things cats, especially the big ones!
My proof: [https://www.facebook.com/betterbalancepsychology/photos/a.112372093826251/332492315147560/](FB business page proof photo)
Disclaimer: This post is for educational and informational purposes only and not therapy or a substitute for therapy. If you're experiencing thoughts or impulses that put you or anyone else in danger, please contact the National Suicide Help Line at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your local emergency room.
EDIT 12:57PM CST: I'm loving all of these questions you all are asking! I am trying to get to them as fast as I can! Will be working on responding throughout the day! Keep them coming!
EDIT 3:23PM CST: Sorry folks, had to step away for a few hours. Back at commenting now!