Living with ADHD means learning to overcome challenges other people do not face. These may include, difficulty
These and other related problems may exist because of poor executive functions. Executive functions are like the air traffic controllers of our lives, inside and out.
Psychotherapy can be very beneficial for individuals with ADHD, offering many the help they need in understanding and accepting the realities of living with ADHD. They also help overcome negative feelings and patterns of self-blame. Yet, individuals with Executive Function issues may struggle to transpose therapeutic insights into everyday life. Something may seem extremely important in the office, but once outside or in the car or on the way to the next task, that sense of importance is lost. Or a person may make a very real commitment or resolution that somehow gets lost in the shuffle or may suddenly seem impossible later on.
People with executive function or attentional issues may have great difficulty completing between-session assignments, remembering appointments, and marshalling meta-cognitive skills to regulate emotions and challenge maladaptive assumptions and beliefs. For many people counseling or therapy alone is not enough.
Coaching helps clients:
Behavior Parent Training for ADHD
Sometimes medication and therapy are either not enough or not an option. Consider behavioral parent training. BPT programs are very effective in helping children to thrive. Parents learn to create healthy, supportive environments and children learn to regulate emotions and develop skills in key areas, including task completion, peer relations, time management, good decision making. Parents will learn and practice strategies for establishing house rules and consistent routines, assisting children with homework and reducing distress, and maximizing the child's natural talents by channeling all that energy. I offer BPT in group workshops and individually - tailored to particular family needs.
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Chester, NJ 07930
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