For many years Dr. Kirsten Milliken's clinical practice has focused on working with kids, teens and adults with learning disabilities, including ADHD. This work led Dr. Milliken, Ph.D., PCC, to study the connection between ADHD and play and see the positive results clients had when incorporating play into their days. Mood, productivity, relationships and overall life satisfaction improved. She created PLAYDHD to create a specific awareness of the connection between ADHD and the value of Play, in all its forms. PlayDHD is dedicated to the art of using play to activate your ADHD strengths in order to achieve your goals and enjoy life to its fullest!
Dr. Milliken lives with her partner, her two sons and two dogs in Portland, Maine. A dynamic,energetic individual who thrives on diverse experiences, Kirsten worked for several years as a consulting psychologist with the NYPD. In this position she was often thrilled to be “speeding down the West Side Highway with lights and sirens in the middle of the night” to deal with crises. Kirsten took on many roles when she developed and ran a nonprofit, Back on Track, which continues to offer treatment services to juveniles in Maine. While she has held MANY other jobs, she has also maintained a private practice for over a dozen years working with clients who have ADHD and other learning differences. In addition to being an ADHD Coach, Kirsten has been the Co-host of Jeff Copper’s Attention Talk Radio and is the co-owner of PlayDHD, LLC.