5 Results in category Coaches and Organization

Psychologist or Coach — Which Should I See?

on 06/14/2017 - 01:45 pm

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

A psychologist spends more time on the emotional aspects of having ADHD and can treat co-existing conditions such as mood disorders 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 is the degree to ...

How Professional Organizers Help ADHD Families Clean Up Clutter

on 12/07/2015 - 10:58 am

I have a secret. A shameful, embarrassing secret. I spent hundreds of dollars to get high. My drug of choice? Sessions with a professional organizer.Don’t laugh! I swear, the high was unbelievable! Unfortunately, as with many drugs, the high didn’t last. I’d beg, borrow—even steal--to get the feeling back again.


The knee-deep clutter my child with ADHD creates leads me to crave the extreme opposite: precise, militaristic, obsessive-compulsive order. I want every item in our house to have a designated space. I want containers that are labeled—in two spots—on the lid and on one side. The labels should be computer generated, not hand- ...

What You Need to Know about ADHD Coaching

on 10/27/2015 - 10:57 am

You're an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) and you need to make a change.
You want to switch jobs or stop chronic disorganization and lateness, which have been hurting your marriage. Or perhaps your child needs help with completing the piles of homework he gets, now that he’s in middle school. The solution, in each case, may be to team up with an ADHD coach.
The key, of course, is finding the right one. “You need to be an educated consumer,” says Harold Meyer, co-founder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), of New York City, and The A.D.D. Resource Center.
“You should know what you want to ...

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an ADHD Coach

on 12/05/2013 - 04:37 pm

Important considerations every adult with ADD should make when interviewing prospective coaches.
By Susan Lasky and Harold Meyer

Coaching is an investment of time and money. Spend them wisely. Here are some basic questions to ask a prospective coach:

 How long have you been an ADHD coach?  Do you coach full-time or part-time?
Approximately how many people have you coached—and over what period of time? How many of your clients have had ADHD?
What kind of training do you have, and how extensive is it?
What are your areas of expertise (working with entrepreneurs, artists, parents, couples, men, or women; setting goals for  relationships, career development, or ...

Your Guide to ADHD Coaching: What You Need to Know about ADHD Coaching

on 12/05/2013 - 02:55 pm

Shopping for a Coach
By Laura Flynn McCarthy

What’s in an ADHD Coaching Degree?

Anyone can hang out a shingle and call himself an ADHD coach. While training in ADHD coaching doesn’t guarantee life-changing results for the client, it is one clue that the coach is qualified to work with clients who have the condition. Consumers need to understand what constitutes training, says coach Nancy Ratey.
“A coach receives a certificate that says they’ve completed training from an accredited institution,” she explains. “The certificate doesn’t tell you how long they’ve been coaching or how competent they are.” With thos ...