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  • I have looked through your website but where do we begin for the 1:1 Coaching?
    If you want to start the coaching process, please complete the applicable pre-screening form here to set up a pre-screening call. On this call, you can ask us any questions and we can assess your needs to see if coaching is a good fit for your situation.
  • What happens after the pre-screening call?
    If it is determined that you/your family member is a good fit for coaching, you will be matched with the coach that can best support your needs. If you have a child/teen, the coach will do a brief 5-10 minute “meet and greet” with them to ensure a good match. If you have a teen, the coach will ask them directly if they are open to coaching. If all systems are a go, the coach will schedule an Initial Evaluation, goals are created, and then weekly coaching sessions begin.
  • How do I know if coaching will work for me or my child and his/her challenges?
    We would be wrong to make a 100% guarantee that coaching will “work”; however research shows that behavioral supports are one of the key effective treatments for ADHD/ EF weaknesses. Traditional talk therapy often does not work for ADHD/ EF struggles but teaching behavioral change through coaching on specific skills and strategies has been proven to work. Clients who are willing, motivated, cooperative and teachable often see a transformational change. Read their experiences here. Please note that if significant mental health challenges or learning disorders are present, this often impedes the coaching process. We recommend therapy or other professional services for these clients.
  • What type of person sees results in the coaching process?
    We have seen over time that transformation occurs in clients who actually want coaching. These clients desire change in their lives and are committed to the journey. They are open to learning new strategies and skills. They want to implement action steps and want to be held accountable. They are open and teachable. They show up. This is true for teenagers and adults. For 12 and under, the child’s temperament and parent involvement/ cooperation is key to support the coaching work we do with younger children.
  • How long will it take?
    Change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. We recommend coaching for a minimum of 3 months to experience the benefits. Some clients finish coaching after 3 months and some continue on for 6-12 months or more. For example, some students commit to a semester of coaching, and some for an academic year or more. No size fits all. This is a customized approach based on the client's needs.
  • What if my child or teen is reluctant? Or if they flat out don’t want coaching?
    Coaching is not effective when your child or teenager does not want it. For very challenging child behaviors, we recommend a licensed behavioral therapist. When teens don’t want coaching, but are forced to comply, it is painful for both teen and coach and a waste of parent’s money. For this reason, the coach WILL have an honest conversation with your teenager directly about this before the Initial Evaluation is scheduled. We do NOT take children or teenagers who do not want coaching. Parents, please discuss with your child/ teen first. If they are resistant, we recommend parent coaching so you can get the support you need as a parent. (We understand it is hard - and you’ll need support!) Once in a while, we get “mediocre compliance”, while these teens listen and appear compliant, change is not often implemented. We can often “lead these teens to water, but we can’t make them drink.” One day, we hope they will apply the lessons learned.
  • How much will this cost?
    The pre-screening call is complimentary. The Initial Evaluation (approximately 80 minutes) is $225. For coaching sessions, you may choose from three coaching options: 4-session package, 12-session package or pay for individual sessions per month. Rates vary per coach based on education and experience. You will be matched with the best coach that fit your needs and budget. Individual sessions range from $130-$185 per session. 4-session packages range from $500-$720. 12-session packages range from $1480-$2100.
  • How long are the coaching sessions?
    Teen, adult and parent sessions are 55-60 minutes. When younger kids are involved, at times, we meet the child for 45 minutes and the parents for 15 minutes. Or we meet the child for 30 minutes. These recommendations will be made after the Initial Evaluation.
  • How do the payments work?
    You may pay by check, or credit card. An invoice will be sent to your email before your session or before your package starts. We have a pay-in-advance policy. Payment is due 24 hours prior to the session; otherwise, it will be canceled.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Unfortunately, health insurance doesn't cover ADHD Coaching. (Insurance will only cover licensed counselors who practice therapy for clients with ADHD). The good news is most HSA/FSA plans cover ADHD Coaching. Please contact your benefits provider regarding any questions on how to utilize your HSA/FSA benefits. We are happy to provide the necessary documentation.
  • Where do we meet?
    In-person or virtually. In-person is only available in the Northern Virginia area. Our office is located in Sterling, Virginia and some coaches have home offices, but many families with students ask us to travel to their homes. There is a $35 travel fee for coaches who travel to your home, or who are asked to meet at another place besides the coach’s office. For virtual sessions, we can take clients from all around the USA and the world! (Note: most of our coaches operate in Eastern Standard Time Zone)
  • Can you give some examples of the goals that clients work on?
    Yes! We sure can! Sample goals for a child: To learn how to start and follow through with my homework. To learn how to manage my big emotions. Sample goals for a teen/ college student: Learn strategies to plan, prioritize, and follow through with school assignments, and turn them in on time. Create and implement an effective sleep schedule, including strategies for waking up on time. Learn strategies to maintain an organized and clean room. Sample goals for a parent: Get educated on what is normative for ADHD behaviors. Learn and implement strategies to reduce conflict with my child. Learn and implement strategies on how to have a more effective homework and bedtime routine. Sample goals for an adult with ADHD: Learn and implement what tools work best for planning, scheduling, to-do lists, etc (ex. paper, digital, planners, white boards etc). Learn strategies so that I can get to places on time. Learn strategies on how to reduce stress in my life and implement self care. Please note: We list your agreed-upon goals in your PCA (Personal Coaching Agreement) and your Coach helps to break down your goals into manageable action steps. You will be working on these action steps in between coaching sessions. Those of you are MOTIVATED to reach your goals CAN ACHIEVE them, with the help, guidance and support of a Coach!
  • What does Executive Function mean again?
    Executive functioning is the term used for a set of mental skills that help us regulate our behavior and accomplish goals. EF Skills include planning, prioritization, organization, time management, task initiation and follow through, working memory, impulse control, sustained attention, emotional control, flexibility, and decision making.
  • I am not sure I understand Coaching. What is it exactly?
    We can’t answer this in a few sentences. That’s why we created this page. Read about it here!
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