Like many women I was diagnosed late in life with ADD. Up until that diagnosis, I knew something wasn’t right. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but I always felt that these were symptoms of an underlying problem. I could see my peers moving ahead in their lives and saw myself struggling, always struggling to keep my head above water. I was smart, educated, had big ideas, big dreams, just couldn’t get traction and move ahead. The frustration was maddening!
A lot became clear when I stopped just saying “I’m so ADD!” and began to study it. I started to see patterns that made sense of my struggles. I found self-compassion and a supportive community and strategies that helped me get my life on track. Most importantly, I found a coach. I spent years in therapy talking myself in circles and despairing that I would ever find the help I needed. I gained more insight and made more progress toward my goals in a month of coaching than I had in years of therapy. Relief! Hope! Excitement! Possibility! and Celebration.
I am happier and more effective than I ever imagined I could be. I am moving forward in all the areas of my life that are important to me.
I began my career as a psychotherapist with a specialty in chronic pain management. Studied, lived and worked in a spiritual retreat for years in New York. Moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to train in empathic listening and Nonviolent Communication. Taught NVC for over 10 years to inmates in San Quentin State Prison. After completing a training in ADHD Coaching, I bring all these skills and experiences to bear in helping my clients find the freedom to succeed.