How does ADHD Coaching for Young Adults Work?

Step One: Consultation

First, we can have a free information session by phone or Skype. I will want to talk to you to see what you are looking for. You can get a sense of me and ask me any questions you might have about coaching. After this appointment, we can decide whether to work together.

Step Two: Intake Session

If you want to proceed, you can let me know and we will schedule an intake session—in person or by Skype—that lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • I’ll send you paperwork to fill out that gets you thinking about your goals.
  • If you are under 18 years old, or if your parents are paying, they would have some papers to sign as well.
  • During the intake, you and I will talk about what your goals are. (See “How Can Coaching Help Young Adults?” above for some examples.)
  • We will make the goals very specific so we can monitor your progress toward them.
  • I’ll also help you develop some actions to take towards your goals.
  • You’ll leave the appointment with clear goals and some first steps to take.

Step Three: Regular Appointments

The work of coaching begins.

  • You and I will set a time to meet once a week (in person, by phone or by Skype) for about half-an-hour to see how progress is going on your actions and goals.
  • We’ll look at what’s working and what’s not.
  • We’ll identify your strengths so that you can use them to support goal achievement.
  • We’ll work together to problem-solve as needed, examining any barriers to progress and considering how to handle them.
  • We’ll adjust steps toward your goals as needed, and each week you’ll decide what next step(s) to take.
  • You might also want to email or text me in between our appointments to report on how things are going.
  • I might also recommend some coaching “homework”—something to think about or a new strategy to try.
  • We can add in new goals as you achieve the first set.
  • The more effort you put into coaching, the more you’ll get out of it!

Here’s what you can do now: