I am a certified ADHD and Executive Function Coach, working primarily with teens, young adults and their parents. I trained and completed my advanced training at ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), the global leader and pioneer in ADHD coach training, and the only comprehensive ADHD coach training program fully accredited by ICF and PAAC. I earned my Master’s degree from New York University in Education.
In my practice, I provide clients and parents with education about their own, and/or their child’s specific ADHD. I collaborate with both students and parents to create individualized strategies, which help them overcome their ADHD symptoms and challenges. Compassion is a big part of my practice! Coming from a place of devoted understanding helps to lessen the intensity and weight that so often accompanies life with ADHD. Yes, ADHD is a deficit, but I believe there are powerful strengths common to many people with an ADHD diagnosis. I help clients identify their unique strengths and utilize them to achieve their goals.
After my youngest son received an ADHD diagnosis, I struggled to find the right resources to help him at home and in school, but always came up short. As eager as people were to help - therapists, teachers, school psychologists, and friends - they were not able to provide the adequate tools applicable to ADHD. There was a desperate need in the community, and I decided to fill it. During my training, I discovered that I was much more impaired by my own ADHD than I had ever realized. Not only did I have to learn how to parent my ADHD child, but also how to be a parent with ADHD, which has its own demands. My personal experience enables me to be a more empathetic coach, and each day, I enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve accumulated with other ADHD families.
I adore my interesting, energetic, creative clients and give my utmost to ensure that each one understands how unique he or she is. After years of feeling slightly different than everyone else, I now feel strongly that I am a member of a special tribe, and strive to make all clients feel like they have found a safe, judgement-free place where they belong and can grow.