We are all familiar with how important coaches are to success in sports. Coaches can help athletes succeed by defining and structuring goals, providing clear strategies for improvement, and encouraging and supporting the athletes. In a very comparable manner, ADHD (or ADD) coaching can help you or your child find similar benefits in school, college, the workplace, at home, and in relationships.
If you or your child has ADD/ADHD, our ADHD coaching can improve motivation, time management, and organization skills. The need for this type of intervention is clear with the steadily rising rates of ADD/ADHD and the increasing academic demands placed on students and workers. In addition, a substantial body of research indicates that ADHD treatment is most effective when therapeutic interventions such as ADHD coaching are used rather than just medication alone. Though many people believe medication alone is a solution to difficulties related to ADHD, learning the skills necessary to succeed in academic and work settings with this disorder is crucial. If you or your child would benefit from help with time management, study skills, organization, or concentration, we welcome you to contact us at the ApaCenter at (512) 891-1500. We will work together to find the best strategies to overcome your struggles and reach your goals.
What is the difference between ADHD coaching and therapy for ADHD?
At the ApaCenter, our professionals have a great deal of experience working with clients with a variety of concerns related to ADD/ADHD. The difference between ADHD coaching and therapy for ADD/ADHD is largely an issue of definition. However, some of the difficulties addressed through these services may differ.
ADHD coaching typically focuses on the practical issues associated with ADD/ADHD. That is, this service can help people learn to manage time, become more organized, develop goals, make plans, and develop homework or work schedules. Therapy for ADD/ADHD may be more focused on emotional concerns such as the anxiety that stems from failing to accomplish tasks due to ADD/ADHD.
Naturally, services to address practical matters and emotional issues will have some overlap. For example, if you wish to receive therapy for ADD/ADHD because you are experiencing anxiety when you fail to complete tasks in time for deadlines, the therapist will likely initially focus on helping you to develop strategies for successfully meeting deadlines in the future. If your child is receiving ADHD coaching to address academic struggles, emotional concerns related to the stress of managing schoolwork are likely to arise. Since practical problems and resulting emotional issues can be so intertwined, it is important to fluidly address whatever issues are the most pressing. At the ApaCenter, we are interested in helping you or your child with whatever concerns you are experiencing, regardless of the name of the service. We strive to adjust our approach to best suit you or your child’s particular needs.
If you’d like to find out more about ADD/ADHD, please browse the ADD/ADHD section of our site. If you’d like to find out more about our services or to set up an appointment with one of our specialists, please contact us at (512) 891-1500.