Maddy has an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Certified ADHD Life Coach.

I can provide both Mental Health Counseling and Coaching services to individuals living in the state of Georgia, and I can provide Coaching services to individuals living outside the state of Georgia.

What is ADHD Life Coaching?

An ADHD Life Coach is someone who helps people decrease their struggles with their specific ADHD symptoms, and nurture positive change. I do this by partnering with the individual client (or group) in weekly sessions to examine the areas of their life they deem problematic and want to change. I help the client foster awareness of what aspects of their life are helping or hindering them from achieving success. This relationship helps the client bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. I do not tutor students with ADHD in whatever subject in which they may be struggling. I do not tell my clients what to do and solve their problems for them. I do not prescribe medication. Each session we discuss the clients’ goals, break down the weekly chaos, and brainstorm creative solutions and strategies to help the client become the person they want to be. 

How do you combine Coaching and Mental Health Counseling?

Counseling sessions can work very similarly to ADHD Life Coaching, but the ethical scope of practice is much larger. In counseling sessions, we can still do ADHD Life Coaching, as coaching is a part of mental health counseling. While there are certifications for ADHD Life Coaching, which I have, Life Coaching is not, at this time, a licensed profession like Mental Health Counseling. Sometimes coaching doesn’t quite provide enough help for clients, and sometimes the clients concerns would benefit from both counseling and coaching. I can provide individual, couples, and family therapy both virtually or in person through Grant Park Counseling Group. The sessions are 50-minutes long. Not to get to jargon-y, but I operate from a social constructionist viewpoint. What that means is I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and will work collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapy goals. This kind of therapy also highlights what behaviors and beliefs have been influenced by forces larger than us- society and culture. That’s not to say that we just blame everything on society and take no responsibility for our actions and life. Of course we can’t do that. This kind of therapy empowers the client to re-write their own narrative, fosters self-awareness, and provides space to brainstorm solutions to problems. There is no one right or wrong way to live your life, so I want to meet you where you’re at currently, honor what is important to you, and help you grow to live the life you want.

Because many clients with ADHD also have other diagnoses or concerns they struggle with, I also specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, overwhelm, are going through difficult life transitions, experience low self-esteem, feel stuck, and have blurred boundaries.

Is ADHD Life Coaching or Counseling right for me or someone I love? Take this quiz to find out!

  1. Are you, or someone you love, struggling with ADHD Symptoms? Y/N
  2. Are you wanting to treat your or your your loved ones ADHD from every possible angle? Y/N
  3. Do you, or someone you love, have goals that feel unattainable? Y/N
  4. Do you, or someone you love, feel stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out of it? Y/N
  5. Are you, or your loved one, wanting to become more self aware? Y/N
  6. Do you, or someone you love, have some bad habits you want to change? Y/N
  7. Do you, or someone you love, feel like there are some gaps in your life you want to fill? Y/N
  8. Are you, or someone you love, willing to work with someone as a partner in total honesty to examine what’s getting in the way of what they want to accomplish? Y/N
  9. Are you, or someone you love, ready to hold yourselves accountable? Y/N
  10. Are you, or someone you love, open to creative problem solving and brainstorming? Y/N

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, you may be a good candidate for ADHD Life Coaching or Counseling. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation and would be happy to answer any of your questions then. Shoot me an email to schedule!

Curious about journaling?

A lot of people find journaling to be a great resource to help de-clutter their mind, help with their memory, a good place to vent, and come up with ideas. Other people enjoy it as a creative outlet. If journaling is something you’ve always been curious about, but don’t know where to start, I can help you! I can send you 365 journal prompts for FREE. That’s a year’s worth of journaling! All you have to do is find a journal you like, an shoot me an email to request the prompts!