I am here to support you.

I have extensive personal and professional experience as a parent, educator, and coach supporting children, youth, and adults with ADHD, behaviour challenges, and anxiety.

I understand that visiting this site might be just one stop along a long road of doctor’s appointments, parent/teacher meetings, and medication attempts. I hope that we can work together to make a plan that is successful for you and/or your family.

neilson mahoney adhd coaching

I offer two coaching options:

1. Positive Parenting Coaching for Parents struggling to support children with ADHD and challenging behaviours in their homes.

2. Strengths Based ADHD and Behaviour Coaching for Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults.

Positive Parenting Coaching

For parenting coaching, I use a positive behavioural approach that considers the strengths and needs of you, the parent/s as well as the strengths and needs of your child/ren. Some areas that we can explore are the home environment, the school environment, structure, routines, specific strategies and holistic approaches (including nutrition). I can even coach you through gaining more support from your child’s school including the IEP process for designated students and I can attend school meetings. Your child does not need a specific diagnosis for us to work together. I also offer education and background on ADHD itself for interested parents as a tool for better understanding your child. I always recommend starting with parenting coaching when navigating supporting a child younger than age 12. See my Coaching Services page for more details.

Strengths Based ADHD and Behaviour Coaching

For individual coaching for adolescents, young adults, and adults we can also explore the home environment as well as the school or work environment. We will explore your strengths and build in structure, strategies, and routines that play to those strengths. My focus is to always actively problem solve together. We will use strategies and techniques that are based on brain based understanding of ADHD as the backbone for our work. We can talk about the supports available from secondary and post-secondary institutions. We can also talk about advocating for accommodations and supports in the workplace. We will work together to assess what is going on in your life and make a plan with goals that work well for you. Each session is followed up with a goal/to do list emailed to your inbox. I offer packages that include text and email communication between sessions for accountability support.

Research shows that coaching does help children and adults with ADHD! Check out what CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) has to say about coaching here: 

Coaching can be a complimentary intervention alongside medication or it can be a stand alone intervention for families wishing to pursue non-pharmacological steps. My target is to help you and your family thrive. By focusing on strengths and with a deep understanding of the brain we can tailor a plan that leads to success and the meeting of goals.

Strengths Based ADHD and Behaviour Coaching

Check out my Services pages to sign up for a preliminary bundle of appointments and for more details. You can also sign up for a 15 minute free consultation to discuss your needs.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.