Hi, and thanks for stopping by! Some people know me as Shmuel, others as Sam, and yet others as Rabbi Reich. I’m good with any of those, so what I’m called is not all that important. What is important, though, is what I do, so here goes:
Those who live with challenges of ADHD know that they include a lot more than just those mentioned in the name - erratic attention and hyperactivity. ADHD also affects one’s ability to plan ahead, prioritize tasks, and one’s short term memory, among other things. All of these symptoms can present distinct challenges at home, school, and the workplace. Chronic lateness, falling behind in chores, projects, and other responsibilities, poor sleeping habits, and impulsive behavior can turn into a highly frustrating norm. As an ADHD coach my mission is to help people navigate these challenges.
The coaching method is a collaborative one. This means that the preferred solutions are the ones thought of by the client.
Clients and I work together to find the best strategies to suit their unique situations, personalities, and strengths. I use something called a “strength based approach”. What this means is that we identify a client’s strengths and use them as a starting point to create effective routines and new, healthier habits.
In my work with adults I help them become more productive at work - whether it means minimizing external distractions, staying on task, or relating better with employers and coworkers. I also help them become more settled at home. This can include establishing routines for waking up on time, building healthy relationships with spouses and children, addressing chores such as driving carpool and paying bills, and getting sufficient sleep.
I help teens create strategies to succeed both in school and at home. Challenges in school can include regularly coming late to class, handing in work late, disruptive behavior in class, and difficulty focusing both in class and while studying or doing homework. Challenges at home can include impulsive or immature behavior, or emotional dysregulation - all of which can lead to strained relationships with parents, siblings, or even extended family or neighbors.
In coaching parents of younger children I help them understand more about what their child is experiencing as someone with ADHD. Through this we can create strategies to address challenges in school such as handing in homework late, disturbing or “spacing out” in class, or social issues. We create strategies at home for challenges such as difficulty getting ready for school on time, getting started on homework, tantrums, and bedtime.
Does this sound like it can be helpful to you or someone you know? If so, check out how to contact me. During our complimentary phone conversation we can determine whether or not I’m the right fit you. Looking forward to hearing from you!