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What is ADD/ADHD Coaching?
Coaching is a powerful tool a person with ADD/ADHD can use to deal with challenges arising from this condition. A coach helps a person set goals, formulate specific steps to reach those goals, and develop the skills needed to achieve the desired results. A coach is also the client’s cheerleader, providing non-judgmental support and encouragement throughout the process.

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John G. Ratey, M.D., authors of Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood, have stated, “We particularly like the idea of a coach. . .the coach can stave off a reversion to old bad habits: habits of procrastination, disorganization, and negative thinking.”

The Coaching Process

The coaching process begins with a two-hour initial meeting. Clients provide general information and begin identifying life areas they wish to focus on and goals they want to achieve. Weekly follow-up sessions are 30-40 minutes, by phone or in person. These may be supplemented with a daily check-in by phone or email. ADDed Dimensions has 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year coaching programs. Cost is based on the program chosen and factors such as number of in-person contacts desired. To enroll in a Coaching Program or receive more information, please Contact us.


Benefits of an ADD/ADHD Coach

An ADD/ADHD coach partners with you to provide professional support in the following areas:
  • Help you understand and demystify your ADD/ADHD diagnosis
  • Provide information on possible co-occurring conditions
  • Inform you of treatment alternatives, and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Develop and sustain positive habits in school, business, and self-care
  • Eliminate clutter
  • Set up organization systems for home and business
  • Implement time management strategies
  • Develop effective communication techniques with family members, partners, and co-workers
  • Help you stay focused and on track
  • Celebrate your victories, support you with challenges
  • Support businesses in recognizing and developing strategies for managers and employees with ADD/ADHD