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Consultations are 30 mins, held virtually (Google Meet) or by phone. We talk about your hopes for coaching, any questions you may have, and decide if I am the right fit for your needs. There is no charge for an initial consultation.
What is ADHD & Executive Function Coaching?
It's more than to-do lists and calendars.
Coaching focuses on strengthening foundational skills so you can develop positive and sustainable habits. You gain insight into how you learn and work, so you can find techniques and tools that are right for you.
Your unique experiences deserve unique solutions.
Your individual coaching plan is specific to your personal strengths and challenges, and gives structure and accountability (and lots of encouragement!) to meet your goals.
Move at a pace that's right for you.
Like any skills, executive functions take time and practice to develop. Coaching keeps you motivated and focused through ups and downs. There's no timeline for success! We move at your pace.
- ARTICLE: What is an ADHD Coach? - ADDitude Magazine
- VIDEO: What is Executive Dysfunction? - Kati Morton
Who I Coach
My coaching strengths are in working with:
girls and nonbinary/GNC tweens, teens & young adults
young adults in transition (navigating college, a new job, etc.)
twice-exceptional (2e) youth
women with a recent ADHD diagnosis
parents & families with ADHD
Do I need to have an ADHD diagnosis to work with you?
Short answer: No.
The current wait for assessment services makes getting an accurate ADHD diagnosis a long process, and access is fraught with financial and systemic barriers. I'm willing to work with folks who are still navigating the system or have not been able to access support. Executive function deficits are a part of many different conditions and diagnoses, and EF coaching is still effective and helpful for many people. If I feel I have the knowledge and experience to meet your needs, I'll be happy to work with you. Otherwise, I will do my best to refer you to any available services that may be a better fit.
Teens & College Students
Transitions through the teenage years and early adulthood include a lot of rapid change, and coaching helps set a good solid foundation for establishing healthy routines, learning self-regulation, and strengthening skills that increase independence, encourage positive self-esteem, and reduce stress. Coaching may include specific support with:
Independent study/work skills
Positive daily schedules and routines
Healthy communication with peers and teachers
"Adulting" life skills & independence
Strategies to balance responsibilities
Self-regulation and mindfulness tools
Girls & Women with ADHD
ADHD in girls & women frequently goes unrecognized and misdiagnosed, forcing the development of survival strategies to cope with and mask the impact of ADHD. The heavy societal pressures on girls & women can be especially damaging to individuals with marginalized identities and needs, including ADHD. For many women, an adult diagnosis means re-framing a lifetime of experiences and letting go of internalized shame.
Coaching helps you identify your strengths, recognize your capability and value, and add more skills to your toolbox as you celebrate your worth. Coaching sessions are based on your individual goals, and may include:
Identifying your skills and areas of strength
Prioritizing and balancing responsibilities and tasks
Tools and techniques to improve attention regulation and focus
Communication strategies for personal and professional relationships
Modifications to home/work environment to reduce stress and improve concentration
Creating positive self-care routines (sleep hygiene, meal times, etc.)
Learning more about how ADHD shows up in daily life
Parents & Families
Parenting in a neurodiverse household demands flexibility, creativity and patience. For parents with ADHD and/or children with ADHD, coaching offers support with strategies to balance your own needs with those of your family, encourage the development of healthy relationships, and find tools and techniques that help create an ADHD-friendly home. Coaching is individual to your needs, and can include:
Routines that benefit youth with executive dysfunction
Parenting support for neurodivergent & neurotypical caregivers
Strategies for setting boundaries & navigating conflict
Respectful communication & conflict resolution tools
Developing parent-youth behavior contracts
Productive ways to support homework
Tools for communicating with teachers & schools
I am not a licensed therapist or mental health professional. I cannot diagnose or treat mental health conditions, prescribe or manage medication, create or monitor treatment plans for addiction/substance abuse or eating disorders. I can provide recommendations for therapists, psychiatrists, and treatment facilities. I am not able to bill health insurance for coaching services.
Under Oregon law, I am required to make a report if a minor discloses any of the following: intention to harm self in a life-threatening manner, intention to harm another, known or suspected physical or sexual abuse or neglect.