ADD coaching focuses on practical issues confronting the ADD adult, such as organization, managing time and setting and reaching goals. ADHD Coaches can be therapists, although coaching is not therapy. See The ADD Journey: Help for the Road Ahead to learn more about ADHD Coaches and how their services differ from those offered by other treatment providers.
Search Tips – Most ADD coaches work over the phone. It’s possible that you won’t find one nearby. It may be more important to find one who deals with your specific needs rather than one close to you. With any site, just choose Coach as the Service Provider Type and the Age Group looking for help. To narrow the search further, make a selection from Coaching Focus. If you prefer someone nearby, your choices will be much more restricted.
Any ADHD Provider Directory will have a number of listings for Coaches.
You’ll find other listings through AD/HD Coach Certification or Training Programs.
AD/HD Coach Certification
The specialized field of ADD Coaching is still largely unregulated. No certification past that granted by the following organizations is required to call yourself an ADD Coach. Most of the Associations seeking to establish standards for ADD Coaching require applicants to have met the training requirements for Life Coaching set up by the International Coach Federation (ICF), International Association of Coaching (IAC), or the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) with David Giwerc.
On the other hand, there are now ADHD Coaching Associations and specific ADHD Coach Training that credit specialized training in working with clients with ADHD.
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches seeks to advance the field of AD/HD Coaching through the development and delivery of a professional credentialing standard for AD/HD Coaches worldwide. (No training available- instead they rate a coach’s experience and training to ascertain what ranking they should receive.) PAAC Certification requirements
ADHD Coach Training
ADD in the Spirit ADD Coach Training with Peggy Romundo and Madeline Griffith-Haynie.
Sandy Maynard offers Individual Coach Training
As does Susan Sussman
Additional Coach Training to work with Children and Teens with ADHD
Edge Foundation – Provides coaching for teens and college students as well as ADD coach training to certified life coaches. Find a coach for your teen here.
Finding Specialty Coaches or programs
Parent Coaching, Teen Coaching or Group coaching – Most ADD Coaching Groups are offered periodically by a just a few different coaches.
To find them, your best bet may be Google or another search engine. Try ADHD teen or parent coach – ADD Group coaching. I do know of two regular groups.
Parent Group Coaching – Parent Success System from ImpactADHD – Two Group Calls per Month – Workbook – Access to the Audio Library ($147.00 a month)
Coach Marla Cummin’s ADDed Perceptions Mentor Group 3 months for $150.00
Online or phone-based – Parent Support Group or 4-week workshops for Adults with coach Robin Nordmeyer – ($57 a month with 3-month commitment) ($97.00 for session)
Parent Coaching with Margit Crane Luria – http:// Margit Crane.com – Join in her Free weekly group call to get to know her approach.
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