What is ADHD/ADD?
Many people suffer from ADHD/ADD and go undiagnosed until adulthood. Could this be you? It is a real disorder that causes real challenges for those that have it. Common symptoms of ADHD/ADD are the inability to manage time, disorganization, unable to set priorities, difficulty managing emotions, unable to focus, lack of motivation and effort, and inability to self-regulate. Not all of these symptoms need to be present and by no means is this list exhaustive.
How do I manage my ADHD/ADD?
In order to manage your ADHD/ADD, it is important to first identify what areas you are struggling with. Next, you need to create systems that help you manage each area successfully.
For example, are you having a hard time deciding where to direct you energy and time in any given moment? I will help you figure out the context in which you are working, figure out how much “real’ time you actually have, how much energy is needed, and which task is most important to start first. You could also be struggling at work and home with starting and completing tasks? I can help you get started by visualizing the outcome first. Next, creating a “mind-map” of what is actually involved in doing the project, organize it by breaking it down into smaller tasks, and then listing the action steps to get you started. I can also help you learn techniques for focusing on one task at a time and how you can better manage those times when you get “Hyper-focused”. Mindfulness is also something I find helpful in slowing down the over-active, ADHD mind!
My job is to help my clients clear up the clutter in their lives. We accomplish this together by defining your goals and then breaking them down into manageable and attainable steps. I like to use a more structured program in order to keep client’s moving forward and often times homework is giving to provide a continuity of care in between sessions. Overall, through education and the development of individualized strategies and structures, clients are able to gain a sense of control over their lives.