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  • Meet Our Founder!

    Dr. Teri Krakovich (aka “Dr. K.”) founded Achieve Quality of Life, in order to solve every-day problems for families who are looking to make meaningful changes in their lives. Many of the families who benefit from Achieve Quality of Life’s services are impacted by Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or neurodiversity (e.g., a family member has been diagnosed with a condition such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, or Dementia).

     

    Dr. K.’s brother was diagnosed with Autism, Moderate ID, and ADHD in the 1990s. Through her own life experiences and while working as a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Brain Health Coach, Dr. K. has had the pleasure of getting to know families across a variety of settings (e.g., residential, academic, medical, skilled nursing, and assisted living) while living and working in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nebraska, and Denmark.

     

    Dr. K. has researched (and observed) the stresses of parenting individuals with disabilities as well as the role that being a sibling to a disabled individual can play in impacting the non-disabled sibling’s development and outcomes. Her academic work included studying topics such as interventions/treatments for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as burnout and retention for support staff who work with those who have Intellectual and Developmental disabilities.

    As a clinical psychologist, Dr. K. has had the privilege of working with hundreds of families and clients to assist them in achieving their goals.

    Dr.K. recognizes how raising children with disabilities affects mental health and tests people financially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically in unique ways. She also recognizes that disabilities and mental health conditions can co-occur in families across generations, which makes treatment even more critical! The decisions that we make affect our bodies and can also impact our genes, thereby impacting our loved ones.

     

    As a clinician, a mom, and an athlete, Dr. K. is very passionate about brain health and utilizing natural treatments to reduce stress and to build skills. She is passionate about alternative approaches to healing including psychotherapy, coaching, integrative medicine, exercise, essential oils, nutrition, energy healing, and supplements and vitamins to reduce symptoms of mental health conditions and to optimize brain functioning.

     

    Personally, Dr. K. is a wife and mom. She currently resides with her family in Carmel, Indiana. As someone who is balancing career, family, and personal goals, Dr. K. knows that she too, is working to achieve her own Quality of Life, just like the rest of us!

     

    Achieve Quality of Life was born with the mission of assisting families in improving their quality of life for current and future generations.

     

    How Are We Unique?

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    Typically, a family may receive services from therapists or professionals who work for different organizations and don’t talk or collaborate with one another.

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    Families may receive services to address one aspect of quality of life (e.g., physical health or emotional health) but may be neglecting other important areas (e.g., relationships or spirituality).

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    Due to geography or distance, families may not be able to access all of the services they would benefit from, if they are not offered in their area.

     

    By offering a multi-disciplinary team within a “one-stop shop”, online, we aim to solve these 3 problems!

    Who We Have Helped!

    “Lisa’s workshop on Autism and suicide in Autistic high school students was excellent. Her presentation was concise and so informative. She gave our staff a new insight into the world of Autism and the impact this can have on our students. I know she positively impacted the way in which our staff interacts and thinks about our Autistic high school students. Thank you so much, Lisa!”

    Sandy Lulow, M.A. CCC-SLP

    “Jamie has been my rock and right hand through this process. Not only is her intelligence a ’10’, her caring, compassionate, and loving spirit made me feel right at home!”

    – Cindy Myers

    MORE TESTIMONIALS: COMING SOON!

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