Do you have a vision for your future but no clear plan how to get there? Are you in panic mode so deeply you can’t even think about the future? Are you stuck in a rut and feel like the future is going to be just more of the same rut? If you answered yes to any of these questions, coaching can help. Coaching is about finding what lifts your heart, brightens your smile, or sings to your soul and making it part of your successful future.
No. Many people recognize the descriptions and behaviors of ADHD in themselves and seek coaching.
Therapy is designed to help you understand how your past has influenced your present. It can help with traumas, unhealthy relationships, etc. Coaching is taking you where you are now, to where you want to go. It is future oriented.
ADHD coaching specifically helps do these things while working with the special wiring of your brain. If you are seeking a coach and are ADHD, please be sure to get one that specializes in ADHD.
If you feel like you are progressing with your therapist and get value out of it, by all means continue that relationship. If you are still in a feeling of stuck, or you have life struggles that are not addressed in therapy, like how to get to work on time, how to find and keep a job, or how to not procrastinate on a project until it is the last painful, panicked instant, coaching can help you.
It is reasonable to have a coach, a therapist, or both. It is like getting ice cream. They don’t generally ask “Do you want chocolate sprinkles or whipped cream?” with the intention of giving you only one or the other. They are different from one another, good alone, and good together.
As a general rule, we do not. There are three specific reasons that we prefer to use Zoom or just a phone call.
Fees vary depending on the coach and whether it is individual or group coaching. A coach with specific training in ADHD may charge more than one who is a life coach. In general, individual sessions are going to be more expensive than group sessions.
We offer group sessions when we have a number of people that are in similar situations. For example, frequently have a group for parents who have ADHD kids. We discuss everything from how to deal with discipline to processing the feelings that parents go through when they find out their child has ADHD. Individual sessions allow the coach and client to focus more exclusively on the needs of the specific client.
Unfortunately, in the US, it is not. Clients do sometimes use their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to cover the cost.
Coaching varies by the client’s needs and style. Sign up for a free coaching session to determine whether we would be a good fit.
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