My typical clients are adult 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 in). 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.
"Working with Susan has changed my life! I have inattentive ADHD and have benefited with working with a coach ever since I first started doing so in college. Susan and I have been working together for about a year now and it is wonderful. She has an analytical brain paired with patience, equanimity and a wonderful sense of humor. She always finds a way to help while being interested in and VERY supportive of my own particular process. With Susan, there's no "right way" or "wrong way", there's just "MY way." I have learned a lot about myself and gained confidence and trust in myself!"
"Susan is very aware of workplace dynamics and has an interest in supporting minorities in the workplace who are negotiating for work supports / accommodations. Through my recommendation, my workplace hired her and she facilitated my team and I through a re-organization of our workspace that was ADHD friendly, while keeping the other non-ADHD workers up to date and involved in the process. This was very important to me and Susan helped us a huge amount!"
“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.”