ADHD affects all areas of life: academics, family relationships, friendships, emotions……….well, frankly…getting up, getting ready, getting going, getting started, slowing down, stopping, going to sleep and sleeping. Right? We get that.
Our families come to us confused and concerned. Don’t each of those area require a different professional? How do you know where to go, who to go to, about which concern, and where do you start? We can help.
We assist every family by exploring all areas of struggle and collaborate to address each. We help families through our own academic coaching, parental support, behavior therapy, and counseling services. With us, families are never alone. We guide and support as our families navigate the world of 504 plans, psychiatry, psychological assessment, and etc.
Many of our families tried counseling, and it didn’t work. Why didn’t it work?
ADHDers are notoriously terrible at applying information that was received in one setting, into the future, within another setting. Most counseling is done with the assumption that a child will be able to apply skills learned within the office setting, to their life in the moments that it is needed (also known as ‘point of performance’). The problem is that applying skills at the ‘point of performance,’ involves use of multiple executive functions, of which ADHDers are specifically impaired. It is the same ill fated assumption that plague us parents, drive teachers crazy, and leave many counselors a bit baffled.
Our coaching and counseling services aim to target those struggles in a way that makes sense. The focus is to not just teach the skills, but apply them. We teach kids how to apply skills and strategies that are known to work, at the “point of performance.” ADHD Services include all the wonderful ways that parents can apply strategies essential to supporting executive functions.