Excel with ADHD
Living with ADHD can feel like a life-long curse.
As you know all too well, you constantly struggle to keep things together. What appears easy to most people often feels impossible for you. You sometimes feel like your life is one crisis after another.
Having ADHD causes problems on all levels of your life – with your spouse or family, with your boss or colleagues at work, in social situations, and in friendships.
The problems are pervasive and repeat themselves over and over.
Common Adult Symptoms of ADHD That Can Be Helped With Coaching and Counseling:
Having ADHD Can Make You Feel Badly About Yourself
If living with the symptoms of ADHD weren’t bad enough, like most adults with ADHD, you end up having low self-worth, anxiety or depression. Throughout your life you may have been criticized and you often never understood why. No matter how hard you try, people often seem to be upset with you for one reason or another.
Do any of these Symptoms of ADHD sound familiar?
The Good News is That ADHD Counseling or Coaching Can Help You Overcome Your Problems and Help You Excel.
My name is Leslie Rouder. I provide ADHD coaching and counseling for adults and adolescents. I’ve been helping people with ADHD for over 22 years. I’m certified in Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Grief Recovery, and I am also an experienced Couples Counselor.
I know the struggles you’ve had with ADHD and I want to help. As an ADHD coach and counselor, my goal is to help you go beyond finding ways to manage your ADHD. I want to help you excel – yes, excel – in your life. I want to help you set and achieve goals that are beyond what you could have previously imagined.
With all the chaos and pain you’ve experienced, it might be difficult to believe that you can actually have success in all areas of your life. I want to show you that you can. Hundreds of my coaching and counseling clients with ADHD have done it and you can too.
Are you Aware of the Benefits of Having ADHD?
Although most people with ADD don’t realize that having this condition also has plenty of benefits, through therapy and coaching I can show you how to capitalize on that fact. For example, people with ADD are often big thinkers, creative, and make great entrepreneurs. People with ADD can achieve as much or more success as other people. Really.
Through ADHD Therapy or Coaching, I can Help You:
Imagine what it will feel like when people start reacting more positively towards you. Imagine what it will feel like when you get to appointments on time and feel good about yourself. Imagine what it will feel like when you are meeting your fullest potential.
ADHD Therapist & Coach
This was a question I asked myself several years ago after I began studying and working with people with ADHD. After being assessed by 2 professionals, it was, and remains unclear whether I fit the classic definition of ADHD. My sense is I probably do, but on a practical level it doesn’t matter. I know I have some symptoms of ADHD and my work in this field has helped me immensely in terms of developing practical strategies for overcoming some of the challenges I’ve had.
Over the years, I have come to implement the advice I give to my clients and have benefitted greatly because of it. For example, I have developed strategies to stay organized, manage my time better and to stay better focused on tasks. My experience managing these ADHD-like challenges has helped me deepen my understanding and ability to help my clients with ADHD.
Professional Background as an ADHD Therapist & Coach
I have worked with a wide variety of clients as a therapist and coach since 1997. I’ve provided counseling to specific populations including those with ADHD, adolescents and their families, couples, and those experiencing a life transition or grieving a loss. I have a strong focus in working with women, as well. As a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Certified Hypnotherapist, I have also helped many people who suffer with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, smoking cessation, and weight loss.
From 2000 – 2011 as the Director of Disability Services at Barry University (in Miami Shores, Florida), I had the opportunity to assess and provide counseling and coaching to hundreds of students with ADHD and various learning and physical disabilities. At the same time, I ran a part-time private counseling and coaching practice that specialized in working with ADHD clients in Boca Raton and Miami.
Having developed a passion for, and then becoming an expert in the field of ADHD for more than a decade, as of July 2011, I expanded my private coaching and counseling practice to full-time. My work is now devoted to helping people with ADHD and their families.
In addition to my therapy and coaching work, I’ve conducted and hosted numerous workshops, trainings, and radio shows related to ADHD.
Strengths as an ADHD Coach & Counselor
As an ADHD coach, holistic therapist, hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) my strengths lie in my ability to build a strong rapport with my clients, which is critical to the success I achieve with them. Through my work, I am able to help my clients become more self-aware, communicate more effectively, and to quickly change patterns of mental and emotional behavior that negatively impact their lives.
As my mentor Janis Ericson says, “NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is about wisdom and vision.”
Because I expect results, I am very direct and provide a great deal of feedback to my clients. While empathic, I know that for you to make improvements in your life, you will need more that my supportive ear. To that end, my objective is to help you set concrete goals and then help keep you on track so you can achieve the results that you want.