Learn the skills you need to thrive.
When you are an adult with ADHD, survival mode often feels like the norm. But there are concrete steps you can take to get to a more calm and successful place. I specialize in helping women and members of the LGBTQ+ community improve their wellbeing by understanding their ADHD brains and building adaptive skills and strategies that fit their lives. I also work with the partners of ADHD clients who want to create a supportive and loving environment.
Here is just a small sample of the types of skills and strategies my clients ask for help with:
- how to manage a to-do list
- how to prioritize tasks
- setting up daily routines and habit stacks
- how to get unstuck with a task or project
- support while conducting a job search or finding a new career
- exploring a new meditation practice
- finding a path to consistent physical activity
- improving impulse control
- escaping cyclical thought patterns
- improving social and relationship skills
- forming better habits around sleep, screens, and shopping
These are the same skills and strategies I’ve put focused attention into growing for myself as a late-diagnosed woman with ADHD and as a spouse of a partner with ADHD. We have used therapy, medication, and coaching plus a ton of trial and error to learn how to work with our ADHD rather than against it.
Your ADHD Brain
I love ADHD brains. I take a neurobiological approach to understanding ADHD, but I use stories and metaphors to help you understand what is happening in your brain so that you don’t need a biology degree to get a clearer picture of your ADHD.
& Time Management
Organization and Time Management skills are rarely gifts we ADHDers possess. We can work to improve and train these skills, or I can help you develop and learn adaptive strategies to reach specific goals.
Learning How to
Set and Meet Goals
I use the SMART Goal System to guide clients to set clearly defined goals. If we can set targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound, we can start to notice and celebrate our successes. These goals can be small, but their effect is not.
An ADHD Coach fills in the gaps left by the other professionals in your treatment circle.
- A therapist isn’t going to help you find your best to-do list strategies or give advice on how to get your kids out of bed on time in the morning.
- The psychiatrist probably wont have helpful ideas for how to make screen time limits for your family.
- The doctor that diagnosed you will probably not have the time to help you discover the ways ADHD has been holding you back at home and at work.
A coach can help with all of these things and more.
As a coach, I use evidence-based information to educate my clients about their ADHD. I work with them to help develop stronger emotional regulation and executive function, create practical solutions in their day-to-day lives, and help them find self-acceptance and self-love.
I help my clients find strategies that work for them and replace their dependency on stress to succeed. I find that stress, shame and blame are usually the tools undiagnosed and untreated ADHD adults use to to make it through life. It does not have to be that way!
In coaching, I don’t apply any generalized program to my clients. There is no script. There is no “one-size fits all solution” to ADHD. I may suggest articles, books or podcast episodes that will help you make sense of your ADHD symptoms, but everything we do will be based on your own experiences and what you wish to change. I work toward helping you be self-sufficient and all of our exercises and strategies will be geared to preparing you to thrive without me.
Your first step to becoming a client is to schedule a
free 30 minute introduction call.