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ADHD Student Coaching

Heidi Posavac, Ph.D., HSP, ADHD-CCSP 

Licensed Psychologist and ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider

Trouble keeping track of assignments & due dates?

Always putting off homework or studying until the last minute? 

Are long-term projects difficult to manage?

Poor study habits, difficulty starting or completing assignments, missing assignments, late assignments, and underachievment ?

ADHD coaching can help

Many students want to succeed and moreover have the ability and talent to succeed. The problem is following through. Students with ADHD often struggle with executive functioning skills such as planning, organizing, and time management. While medication for many with ADHD is essential, it does not help develop the executive functioning skills needed to succeed in school. This is where an ADHD coach can help.

Being a Licensed Psychologist and an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider, I am uniquely qualified to help students reach their academic potential. I have the training to recognize and address conditions that often co-exist with ADHD, such as anxiety, depression, and learning disorders. This enables me to provide more comprehensive care as ADHD affects all areas of one's life, including emotional well being and learning. I offer ADHD coaching that integrates therapeutic techniques to help students feel better and get stuff done.

 

I offer ADHD coaching for:

 

  • Middle school students who, due to increased homework and organizational demands often find themselves struggling to keep track of assignments.

  • High school students to increase self-management skills so that they are less reliant on others (parents) to complete tasks. 

  • College students to provide a bridge between the structure of high school and the freedom of college.

  • Graduate Students ADHD coaching can be useful for post graduate students who struggle with time management and organizational issues.

What is my ADHD coaching process like?

  • Because I am a psychologist, issues common to ADHD like avoidance, procrastination, worry, and pessimism are addressed and reduced, often allowing students to actively engage in coaching. When left unaddressed, these issues can interfere with a student's ability to participate in coaching.

  • Clear achievable goals are identified.

  • Practical strategies are used to achieve those goals AND

  • Executive function skills that were never acquired are taught.

  • Each week smaller, intermediate goals are planned to be carried out in simple action steps.

  • In-between coaching sessions, students check in with me by email or text to help them stay on track, offering the high level of structure and support needed.

Video conference (on HIPAA compliant platform) or office sessions in Brentwood,TN.

Schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation.