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Methods and Details of ADD/ADHD Coaching

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Coaching is provided in-person (N.E. Seattle in the Wedgwood neighborhood) or over the phone if you live far away or find it more convenient.

Benefits of Phone Coaching:
If you have never considered coaching by phone, it works very well! All you need is a private space and a notebook or other method to take notes as we talk. Here are some benefits and reasons why many of my adult and college student clients prefer this method.

  • No matter where you are, we can talk from the comfort of your own environment.
  • You save gas, time, and parking fees.
  • We can schedule our sessions to fit into your life wherever you have access to a quiet private space. I have a client who talks with me in a conference room during her lunch hour at work. Another meets with me from the warmth of her car during her son’s soccer practices. And yet another calls me from the usually empty study room in his dorm.
  • We can talk during nap or movie time for your kids so you don’t have to pay for a babysitter or after school care. And I am very patient if you get interrupted. (I understand because I have three kids of my own!)
  • You can pace, fidget, or do whatever helps you focus while we talk. You don’t have to worry about sitting still or being observed in any way.
  • We can occasionally use the “seize the moment” coaching approach. If there is something you absolutely HAVE to get done but keep putting it off, I can call you every 15 minutes (or whatever time interval you would like) until you get it done or at least started and well on your way. This has helped people with everything from paying their bills to finishing a math assignment.
  • You can come to our sessions in your pajamas!

Time Commitment:
Because self-understanding, developing new habits, and change take time, I ask that you commit to coaching for at least one month – although almost all of my clients have been with me longer. Most of my high school and college students remain in coaching for most of the academic year until they feel comfortable using their new skills and strategies on their own. (I love it when my clients graduate from coaching!)

Hours:
Coaching is flexible. I save one hour a week for each client and we can break up the time into whatever format works best for you. For example, I often meet with high school students for about 30 minutes in my office followed up with consistent email, text, or short phone calls between sessions.  I have found that most college students prefer twice a week phone calls for support and to help them stay on-track. Adults often choose once a week 50 minute sessions with some email or text check-ins between sessions. During our first meeting, we figure out what you prefer.

Fees: For information, please see Fees and Payments page.