ADHD Coaching for Adults
It disturbs me that the myth of ADHD being a childhood disorder is still so prevalent in our society. But, it gives me hope to see how many adults are now being accurately diagnosed and receiving appropriate treatment. It is never too late to address your ADHD and work toward living the life you want and deserve.
Undiagnosed, unaddressed, or undertreated ADHD can cause serious problems in our lives as adults, just as it can in our childhood and teenage years. It is easy to ask the question, what can’t I do? But, it is equally important to ask the question, what can I do, but at an unreasonable cost?
In terms of our work lives, ADHD adults are notoriously underemployed and often working below their level of intellectual competence because they can’t manage the daily demands of their job. It often doesn’t matter if your work is outstanding if you regularly miss important deadlines. Conversely, it doesn’t matter how quickly you get the work to your boss if you rush though it and the quality isn’t what is required. And, if you do excellent work that is on time, but it requires staying up all night three days in a row, there will likely be negative repercussions in other facets of your life. I help each of my clients learn how to be the best version of him/herself. With the right strategies and the right understanding, we can be more productive, more efficient, and have less stress.
Even if you are brilliant at work, unaddressed ADHD can be disastrous at home. It can create serious problems in a marriage or any relationship. But, with treatment, communication, understanding, and life strategies, there is no reason that ADHD needs to affect your marriage negatively at all. I work with many of my clients to help them learn how to be a better partner and how to help their partner understand them better.
In my experience it is also extremely important to understand how ADHD can affect girls and women differently. More than half of my adult clients are women. I think they appreciate the fact that I have made it a point to understand the issues that they deal with on a daily basis in a way that many men might not be able to. Understanding how an ADHD man and an ADHD woman may react differently to a similar situation really allows me to understand my female clients’ behavior even better.