Adult ADHD is not what people think it is. ADHD is not just about being "hyper" or "spacey" - it is much more than that. ADHD involves some common core problems, such as issues with executive functioning (planning, memory, flexibility), and emotion regulation, and it impacts each person individually. Check-out my blog post about ADHD conference to learn some interesting stuff about ADHD that’s not common knowledge.
Professional Involvement in the Field
I am a Professional member of the following premiere organizations focused on helping people with ADHD:
* ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
* Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
* Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Additionally, I have given presentations and blog interviews on related topics. For example, I spoke on the topic of ADHD and Addiction at the 2018 Annual International Conference on ADHD, and am exited to be presenting again at the 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD. Although mine is a mens-only practice, I enjoyed presenting at the 2019 ADHD Women’s Palooza. Finally, I’m very much looking forward to speaking at this years On the Right ADHD Trail mens telesummit (link coming soon).
In addition to my clinical licensure, I am a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with a special focus on ADHD Coaching. ADHD coaching is a collaborative process wherein/whereby we take a nonclinical/nontherapeutic approach to identifying how ADHD manifests in a person’s life, how it is holding us back, and how we can develop strategies to mitigate. Go here for more information on my Coaching Practice.
In addition to the ADHD related articles I reference on my Facebook page, below are some links to national resources:
The worlds leading adult ADHD organization is the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). They provide mountains of resources for both individuals struggling with ADHD, as well as tools for coaches and clinicians.
The original (and longest running) organization focused on ADHD is CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Among their resources, CHADD hosts local support groups (alas, none currently in Athens), and online communities for both Parents and Caregivers of People with ADHD, and Adults with ADHD. CHADD also provides the National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC), a science and research based program affiliated with the CDC.
ADDitude magazine has a "Living with Adult ADHD" resource page
Jessica McCabe’s How To ADHD is another fantastic and fun resource. She speaks particularly well to the Gen-Y/Millennial and Gen-Z crowds, which is probably why her YouTube Channel is so popular. (linked below is her video that has been viewed over a million times)
Please note that I am not a Psychologist, and thus do not perform formal ADHD diagnostic evaluations. Additionally, I am not a Psychiatrist, and thus do not prescribe ADHD (or any other) medications. I am happy to provide referals for those services.