ADD/ADHD Counselling and Coaching

As an ADHD specialist, I am here to help adults and adolescents alike who may have or have ADD/ADHD to:

    1) better understand, manage, and celebrate their ADD/ADHD,
    2) experience the great benefits I found in knowing all I can about ADD/ADHD,
    3) minimizing the negative impact of the side effects.

Word as a father...
I am a proud ADHD-father of two adult sons. One has ADD and the other ADHD. I can speak about ADHD as a therapist/coach as well as a father. Like many parents I want to be able to educate my sons and people around me about ADHD. This is why I have educated myself around ADD/ADHD. As a expert ADD therapist and coach, I have helped thousands to better understand, manage, and celebrate their ADD/ADHD.

What to bring to your first appointment?
Complete the following questionnaires prior to your initial appointment:

  1. Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist
  2. Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD/ADHD Screening Quiz 

These ADHD questionnaires are for your entertainment and possibly educational use only and do not replace in any way a formal psychiatric evaluation. Remember for a diagnosis, you need to contact a licensed mental health professional. We do not provide a diagnosis.

ADD/ADHD Counselling and Coaching Benefits:

ADD/ADHD Education:

  • Become an expert of your ADD/ADHD,
  • Enjoy your strengths and unique gifts, 
  • Become an advocate of your ADD/ADHD.

Develop ADD/ADHD Life Skills: 

  • Impulsivity and distractibility,
  • Time, organization and financials,
  • Work/life balance and self-care,
  • Boundaries, routine, structure,
  • Improve social and communication,
  • Decision-making and prioritizing,
  • Manage conflict confidently.

Realize Goals: 

  • Make your dreams a reality, 
  • Own and enjoy fully charged batteries,
  • ADD/ADHD-friendly education-career plan,
  • ADD/ADHD-friendly life/work balance,
  • ADD/ADHD-friendly social relationships.

Strengthen Emotional Intelligence:

  • Remove blame and shame,
  • Improve self-confidence and self-concept, 
  • Reduce stress, overwhelm and chaos, 
  • Learn emotional language (EQ)
  • Manage emotions: anger, stress, frustration

ADD/ADHD is...?
ADD - “attention deficit disorder" or ADHD - “attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD/ADHD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly active but easily distracted minds. In my opinion, "ADD/ADHD is a gift with disabling side effects" - not a disorder. When it is managed properly, it can become a huge asset in one’s life. Both I and many people have the gift.

As I like to describe it, ADD/ADHD is like having a silent or loud race car with:

  1. an overly active engine for a mind, and a low physical energy battery.
  2. You try to stop, relax, unwind, slow down your mind or cruise at the average human pace, but you can't - the gear-shift is stuck in HIGH speed.
  3. You try to keep your eyes focused on what people say to you,
  4. You try to wrap up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done,
  5. You try to get things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization or
  6. You try to keep your attention when you're doing boring or repetitive work, but you can't - the battery is constantly under charged and the brain wants to fall asleep.

ADHD is now recognized as being lifelong and is most commonly identified in school aged children but that carries on throughout adolescence and into adulthood for many people. Read about the history of ADHD.

My ADHD Story

Prior to finding out that I have ADHD, I found myself in the grip of depression, anxiety, marital problems, social fears and low self-esteem - that made no sense to me...

ADD/ADHD Resources

Best help with: organization, focus, time management, school and university achievement, career and work success, dating, relationships, friendships, and marriage...

ADD/ADHD Support Group 

ADD/ADHD Online Community where you have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. 

Famous People Who Have ADHD

If you have ADHD, you are in very good company with the list of famous people who either have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, or have many of the symptoms of this disorder that suggest they may have had it.