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Psychologist or Coach — Which Should I See?

on 04/05/2016 - 01:26 pm

In general, psychologists facilitate healing, while ADHD coaches facilitate action.

— Beth Main, ADHD coach

A psychologist spends more time on the emotional aspects of having ADHD and can treat co-existing conditions such as depression and anxiety. Coaches help clients develop skills and strategies to overcome executive function deficits such as planning, organizing, and time management. Coaching provides more accountability, so a coach may offer more frequent (possibly daily) contact between sessions to help keep clients on track.
Coaches can -- and often do -- work on emotional challenges to some extent, and psychologists work on life skills. The difference i ...