How Are We Different?
We are a team of experts who specialize in working with individuals who are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and Intellectual Disability.
We understand the importance of not only developing skills, but in building relationships and a life, from which one can find meaning!
Life can be hard enough sometimes, and having a disability on top of every-day stressors can make things even harder. This can lead to feelings of frustration, overwhelm, or even anger.
Disabilities and mental health conditions can impact the entire family! That is why we aim to serve the entire family unit, rather than just one family member.
We bring our uniquely developed programs, resources, and creativity to a one-stop-shop, where you can access it all!
What does Quality of Life have to do with anything?
Human beings are complicated! Do you like the feeling of growing and progressing? Do you strive for more, for you and your family? We are always going to have strengths, as well as areas that we can improve upon. Quality of Life can be broken apart into a number of areas. At Achieve Quality of Life, we view Quality of Life as 6 domains:
(1) Physical, (2) Emotional, (3) Financial, (4) Vocational, (5) Social, and (6) Spiritual.
I’ve never worked with a coach or a therapist before. Can’t I just talk to a friend, my parent, or a significant other?
You could… but sometimes we need the kind of help that our loved ones are not able to provide. A trained professional can help you to approach your situation in a new way, by teaching you new skills!
We can assist you with things such as:
- Learning how to make/keep friends
- Processing a traumatic event
- Handling obsessive-compulsive behaviors and anxiety
- Coping with depression or suicidal thinking
- Developing skills for the work force
- Couples counseling
- Exercising for your body type
- Financial planning
- Finding a diet that meets your needs to fuel your body and to improve your mental health
Can’t I just take a pill to feel better?
Medications and supplements may be effective, at times, but they are not “magical cures”. There may also be side effects! Our team can assist you in finding evidence-based treatments that will work best for you and your loved ones! Research demonstrates that a combination of treatments, such as therapy, coaching, and medications/supplements is helpful for achieving our goals.
How long will it take to reach my goals?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique and the length of time will vary from one person to the next. It also depends on what your goals are! It can be fun (and a little addicting!) to set goals, to improve our lives. While some may require just 4-6 sessions, others might prefer to have regular check-in/maintenance sessions, which can continue for months or even years.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
We are so glad you asked! To get the most out of your sessions and to achieve your goals, it will be critical to attend your sessions regularly, and to complete any “assignments” that your coach or therapist has taken the time to assign to you.
My question has not been asked above, and I would like to get in touch.
Please reach out via our “Contact” page and we will be happy to assist you!
All the best,
The Achieve Quality of Life Team