ADHD Coaching and Behavior Parent Training

Living with ADHD means learning to overcome challenges other people do not face. These may include, difficulty

  • organizing or planning long-term projects
  • setting schedules and completing tasks
  • keeping track of papers, reports, and other school or work materials.
  • remembering appointments or showing up on time.

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:

  • Build strong habits needed to address other mental health issues
  • Stay on track and meet objectives and goals
  • Make lifestyle changes and establish positive and supportive relationships
  • Get the most out of therapy

 

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.

2 Locations

133 North 4th Street

Easton, PA 18042 

409 Main Street

Chester, NJ 07930

Phone: 908-235-8489 908-235-8489

Email: pjlachance@outlook.com

 

Practice Forms

Intake Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.1 KB]
Treatment Agreement - Chester
Informed Consent Agreement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [95.1 KB]
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