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The Benefits Of ADHD Coaching


Do you have ADHD?  Have you ever been to a therapist who analyzes you day in and day out and you feel as if you are going nowhere?  This can be draining and overwhelming, for anyone who has ADHD.  Have you ever considered ADHD coaching instead of a going to a therapist on a regular schedule?  This article will provide readers with a brief definition of ADHD coaching, as well as a few benefits of ADHD coaching.

What Is ADHD Coaching?

According to addca.com, the following information can be provided on ADHD coaching:

ADHD coaching is an ongoing partnership that helps clients live more effective and satisfying lives by deepening their learning, improving their performance, and enhancing their quality of life.

Clients with ADHD have the same human needs as any coaching client, and also face unique challenges related to ADHD, which can interfere with their quality of life. These challenges might include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention, as well as the belief that they can’t reach their goals because they have ADHD.

What Are The Benefits Of ADHD Coaching?

ADHD Coaching Is Practical

Unlike therapy which can be very analytical and draining, ADHD coaching can be very practical and energetic.  Therapy has a tendency to focus on the problem and veer toward the past.  ADHD coaching, on the other hand, has a tendency to focus on the solution and focus on the present and even the future.  This is very practical and suitable for individuals who have ADHD.

ADHD Coaching Is Very Solution-Oriented

In addition to being very practical, ADHD coaching is very solution-oriented.  ADHD coaching asks the client what is his/her goal, what steps can he/she take toward achieving his/her goal, are there any limitations that may get in the way of achieving this goal, and also on a final note how likely is he/she likely to complete his/her goal.  It is very solution-oriented.


To conclude this article, ADHD coaching is quite different than therapy for individuals with ADHD.  Unlike therapy, ADHD coaching focuses on the moment and even future and the solution as opposed to the problem, as opposed to therapy, which focuses on the past and the problem.  Based on this article, ADHD coaching is very practical and can even be very solution-oriented to individuals with ADHD.  Consider giving it a try if you suffer from ADHD and are looking for a different alternative than therapy.


The Benefits Of ADHD Coaching

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). The Benefits Of ADHD Coaching. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/04/the-benefits-of-adhd-coaching/


Last updated: 3 Apr 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Apr 2017
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