Who, where, How
Coaching for individuals, couples, ‘bonded pairs,’ and groups
Coaching is available to anyone whose life is touched by ADHD in some way. My definition of a couple includes two people who are a ‘bonded pair’ whose relationship is significant, but not necessarily romantic in nature. I also offer affordable group ADHD coaching, with coaching cohorts starting on a quarterly basis.
Book your Initial Consultation
I offer Initial Consultation sessions by video/audio call to those interested in learning more about ADHD life coaching, about me, and my coaching practice. I offer these consultations for a nominal fee of $20. During that call, you will briefly tell me about yourself, your goals, and any and all challenges you would like to address in coaching.
That conversation helps us decide whether we would like to move forward and work together as client and coach.
You can quickly and easily schedule that Initial Consultation via this online booking form.
geography is not a limiting factor - coaching sessions via Phone and video calls
I work with clients based all across the world—geography is not at all a limiting factor (nor are most time zones!). I typically coach my clients via audio and video calls. This means that you can focus more on the content of our coaching session, rather than stressing about commuting to and from our session. However, I also offer in-person sessions in New York City and Washington, DC, once or twice each month, for those who would like to engage with me face-to-face.
Coaching calls take place via highly secure encrypted software for video and audio calls. Between those sessions, our work together can be supplemented with regular email and text exchanges as well as supplemental info conveyed through my online client portal (I use a system called Coach Accountable) to check in and report on progress and any challenges that have arisen.
Accountability check-ins and support
I provide exercises and support between sessions to help build your roadmap, keep us on track, and provide the accountability support you request as part of our partnership. If part of your ADHD includes an aversion to paperwork, worry not — this material can often (though not always) be covered during our sessions instead and/or the exercises can be accomplished via methods that best suit your personal processing style.
Minimum time committment
I request that my clients commit to an initial three months of sessions, since that is the minimum span of time necessary to get a genuine sense for how coaching can improve their life. a six to twelve month commitment is where you start to see significant transformation through the coaching partnership.
Coaching session Frequency and Duration
Duration: Coaching sessions usually last up to 50 minutes.
Frequency: Our coaching sessions take place once each week, for 3-4 weeks out of each month. I recommend meeting for at least four sessions per month, particularly for those who have been recently diagnosed and who want to figure out how to move forward with their life. Further down the road, clients may feel able to continue to make progress with three (or sometimes just two) sessions per month.
I also offer “Crunch Time” Coaching packages to clients who would like an extra push for a temporary period of time to stay on track with their goals and meet major deadlines. These involve a coaching session each week plus daily check-in calls, and support via text six days each week.
How Coaching Works
The coach-client partnership is unique: at heart, it is a peer-to-peer partnership, in contrast to the more hierarchical relationship typical of psychotherapy interactions. This partnership is nonjudgmental and supportive, and provides a high level of accountability, and is specifically customized to your particular needs and goals as a client.
The purpose of coaching is to help you move forward with your life, rather than focusing on a thorough examination of the past as is often necessary in psychotherapy. To be clear, I am not against psychotherapy. I often see clients who are receiving psychotherapy or counseling at the same time or who may have recently completed therapy. Coaching and therapy have different functions, but can be complementary.
As the coach, I provide guidance, focus, and support. If you don’t know where to begin or what to focus on, I provide support in identifying how you would like to move forward.
As the client, you set the agenda for each session. While the development and implementation of practical skills (e.g. task management and time management) and useful routines are often a focus in sessions, clients frequently find it beneficial to engage in a deeper level of inquiry as a foundation for identifying and implementing the strategies that best serve them.