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posted: Friday February 15th - 1:51pm

Psychologist or Coach — Which Should I See?

"What is the difference between an ADHD coach and a psychologist? Should an ADHD coach be certified? Does an ADHD coach address emotional challenges from having undiagnosed ADHD for years?"

Beth Main - ADHD Coach and ADDitude Blogger
In general, psychologists facilitate healing, while ADHD coaches facilitate action. A psychologist spends more time on the emotional aspects of having ADHD and can treat co-existing conditions such as depression and anxiety. Coaches help clients develop skills and strategies to overcome executive function deficits such as planning, organizing, and time management. Coaching provides more accountability, so a coach may offer more frequent (possibly daily) contact between sessions...
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