LIFE/ADHD COACHING

Coaching is a solutions-oriented process, and the coach and client collaboratively identify where individuals are trying to go, what is keeping them from getting there, and specific solutions to goal achievement. Coaching creates an environment of support and accountability to help people accomplish their objectives. There is a fair overlap between counseling and coaching (at least for those who are trained and licensed as Counselors), and I have actively engaged in formal training for my Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification.  My particular focus of training is in ADHD Coaching. 


Online counseling for online addiction?

As ironic as it may sound, many in the Millennial generation prefer to meet in an online environment rather than in-person.  A recent article in Inc. Online magazine lists “5 Reasons Millennials Aren't Answering Your Phone Call”  (Distracting, Presumptuous, Superfluous, Ineffective, Time-consuming; see full details below). I think a similar argument can be made for choosing online counseling… 

I have completed advanced training in online counseling and coaching (also known as Distance Counseling, Telemental Health, etc), and learned some pretty interesting stuff.  For example, research has found CBT sessions conducted online and in-person to be equally effective, texting is highly utilized by crisis centers, and the use of these and other distance tools is “skyrocketing” in the mental health field.  In sum, people DO succeed with online counseling and coaching.

I have worked online with students who are studying abroad as far away as India, as well as from their dorm rooms located 3 miles from my office.  I have worked with busy professionals too busy to make the drive from Atlanta, and have participated in online meetings with members spread around the country. 

If you think you could potentially benefit from counseling and/or coaching, but are unable (or unwilling) to attend in-person sessions, contact me so that we can explore the option of online sessions.  It works.


TM: Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE). 

Note: Online counseling and coaching is NOT reserved for only those struggling with online addictions; it is beneficial for a multitude of other purposes (ADHD, etc). I make this clarification b/c the tagline above implies that it does. I simply used this line because, quite honestly, its catchy! :-) 


The excerpt below is from Ryan Jenkins article "5 Reasons Millennials Aren't Answering Your Phone Call" published Nov 17, 2015 in Inc. online.

1. Distracting
     -Calls can sever focus, disrupt work flow, and draw people away from crucial projects.
    -Texting allows users to respond at a convenient time between tasks.

2. Presumptuous
     -Calls presume that the person you are calling should drop everything and adhere to your agenda.

     -Texting (like email) is passive communication that doesn't presume a real-time interaction.

3. Superfluous
     -Calls give the perception of more airtime, so callers can neglect to gather the necessary information up front and will talk out loud until they land on the intended message.
     -Texting forces you to put your thoughts into words, which can be edited or condensed, and allows you to communicate the essential information for maximum efficiency.

4. Ineffective
     -Missed calls result in phone tag, a supremely idiotic and unnecessary game in an age of bountiful communication alternatives.
     -If a picture is worth a thousand words, is an emoji worth 500? Texting is effective and efficient. Ninety percent of all SMS text messages are read within three minutes.

5. Time-consuming
     -The time costs of a "quick five-minute call" can exceed 20 minutes, including the salutations, pleasantries, small talk, goodbyes, and time it takes to refocus on the original task, which, some experts say, can take 23 minutes after a disruption.
     -Texting limits unnecessary salutations and the exchange of irrelevant information, and the time cost can be as low as a few seconds.