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!