You are smart, creative, and funny. Despite your degree, you may believe you got through school, and now maybe work, on luck. No matter how intelligent you are; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can cause enormous amounts of shame, stress, and anxiety; as well as low esteem, and even depression. I get it, and I can help.
Do these tasks seem difficult?
- Shopping for groceries
- Keeping track of things
- Paying bills
Many girls with ADD, have trouble with what was typically ‘women’s work,’ says therapist and author Sari Solden. These girls often, “See their trouble prioritizing, organizing, and paying attention as character flaws.
No one told them it’s neurobiological.”
Personally, I never would have suspected my difficulties were symptoms. I assumed messiness; forgetfulness and inattentiveness were signs of personal failure, and not a neurotransmitter issue.
Has anyone ever said you might benefit from treatment for ADHD? But, you felt that since you can focus well on some things and aren’t hyper, the label doesn’t apply?
Therapists have discovered different variations of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One, ADD includes being able to hyper-focus on things that interest you. Why might you have slipped through the cracks of both the medical and school systems, and no one saw you as having a medical issue?
- The science is relatively new
- ADD girls with high IQ’s or supportive families are highly adaptive and hide their difficulties
- These girls can hyper-focus on what they love doing
- ADD girls often do not have the hyperactive/behavior issues some ADHD boys have. Instead, girls can present as chatty.
Consequently, in school many of us were told we were smart and ‘if we just tried harder and paid more attention, we could do better’. Wrong! We do try hard! And, we are smart! I love my work helping women with depression, anxiety, and those who may need treatment for ADHD.
When we work together, you will:
- Coping skills
- Holistic ways to perhaps ease symptoms
- Dietary changes that may help
- Thought or behavior changes to issues that you feel no longer serve you
- Trust your inner wisdom
- Have more compassion for self
- Experience your authenticity in an empowered and positive light
- Maximize your strengths
- Define success on your own terms
- Create community of those that support and understand you
If you are ready to ease your sense of overwhelm and shame, and increase balance in your life, I can help. Call for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Check out Sari Solden’s, Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life