My name is Brittany
I am currently working on my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am a certified Professional Life Coach, fellow ADHD'er, Woman in Tech, Mother of 2, and passionate advocate. I would love to discuss your journey and see how I can help you find and create a path.
What is ADHD?
ADHD, which affects more than 13 million Americans, is a neurobiological disorder that results in cognitive challenges including attention, sensory issues, emotional regulation difficulty, dopamine-seeking behavior, poor decision making, and impulsivity.
Many of the symptoms classified as ADHD are actually symptoms of executive function impairments.
Executive function refers to a wide range of central control processes in the brain that activate, integrate, and manage other brain functions.
Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.
Just like how your computer has long and short-term memory, prioritizes processes (tasks), responds to engagement, and detects threats - your brain is functioning on a similar but much more complex level. Like your computer, when you multitask, these internal systems are strained, and the overall system is not working as well as it could.
If your computer isn't told how to react to something, it will error. If YOU arent taught the skills to perform in productive ways - you error!
What is Executive Function?
What is Coaching?
Coaching is about helping people identify obstacles and create plans to remove them. A life coach will sit with you to understand where you are now and where you want to be - and support you through achieving that. Coaching is a form of support that helps people to learn and grow in their careers, personal lives, and relationships.
You should not choose coaching if....
You're looking for therapy.
Therapists tend to be past & present-focused. Coaches are present & future-focused. If you need a licensed therapist, it is strongly encouraged that you seek primary care from them and supportive care from a coach.
You want someone to do it for you.
You will learn how to hold and keep yourself accountable. No one will be able to maintain that, but you. Coaches will discuss your progress, ask you how things are going, and provide some degree of accountability, but you are the one in charge of that. If you can't maintain the progress and work to ensure success, coaching is not a good option.
You are not motivated enough for change.
Keeping an open mind is going to be instrumental in allowing yourself to grow. Fixed mindsets are the death of success. If you are unwilling to see things objectively, practice curiosity, and be open to new ideas - coaching is not a good option.
You want results ASAP
You will see some immediate rewards, but coaches aren't magicians and your life won't be completely changed after 2 sessions. These things take time, effort, and consistency.