My typical clients are adults and students with ADHD and/or chronic disorganization.
ADD or ADHD is a brain based condition that affects attention, self control, organization, focus (hyper focus or jumping from thing to thing), follow through, and sometimes fidgeting.
Chronic Disorganization differs from Situational Disorganization which is difficulty in organizing as a result of a new situation in one’s life (death, a new baby, grandparents moving into a new house). Chronic Disorganization includes three parts.
Disorganization has been a factor for much of one's life.
Disorganization persists despite repeated efforts.
Quality of Life
Disorganization affects quality of life in a deep and intense way every single day.
Sample difficulties of my clients:
People with AD/HD and or chronic disorganization – If you are feeling shame, guilt, and/or embarrassment – no worries – I’ve seen and heard it all. I value talking with clients and creating room for new perspectives and together coming up with solutions and systems that people envision themselves using.
Facilitator – I believe in my clients. If a client wants help explaining their behavior in the context of their ADHD I can serve as a facilitator in conversations with family members or colleagues.
Joe, Sixth Grader
“Susan helped me figure out/make a system so now I’m able to find my papers and finish my homework. My grades have improved.”
“Its’ been wonderful working with Susan. My son feels much better about school now, and so do we.”
Ann Arbor Client
“It’s a lot easier for me to go through papers when Susan is here and even when she’s not here it’s easier! It’s less overwhelming because there’s a system in place. I am getting better at it.”