Dr. Heller’s Therapeutic Approach to ADHD/Executive Functioning Coaching
Dr. Heller’s approach to this form of treatment is somewhat unique in that as a psychologist he can blend ADHD and executive functioning coaching with psychotherapy. While there is definitely a strong focus on specific practical strategies, he takes a collaborative approach with individuals to help them develop insight and tools themselves to make changes in their life. This helps them become more invested in the process. A strong focus on the process involved in these skills is important for long-term change as well as being able to effectively adapt time management and organizational skills over time as the demands of the environment change (i.e., going off to college, functioning in the workplace). Furthermore, as a psychologist, Dr. Heller is able to address underlying issues that are impeding one’s ability to take steps to improve their time management, organizational, study skills, etc. Finally, follow through and sustaining changes is often one of the most difficult things to do, and great focus is given to facilitating success with this.
Concerning what to expect, Dr. Heller tailors his approach to each individual that he works with based on what they need. If one has had previous testing completed, he will review evaluations and use that information to assist in developing interventions. As a clinician who also does testing, Dr. Heller is very knowledgeable in how to translate testing findings into real world interventions. He is also happy to collaborate with professionals that an individual currently works with such as a psychiatrist, therapist, speech and language therapist, tutor, etc. to help ensure the most effective treatment. Furthermore, Dr. Heller is happy to collaborate with teachers, counselors, etc. at school as appropriate.