I provide personalized consulting, strategizing and coaching help to parents of teens with ADHD* who:
– Are at their wits’ end and don’t know what to do next to make things better;
– Are tired of having to cope with all their parenting challenges alone;
– Are ready to finally get off that crazy emotional roller coaster ride they’re on but aren’t sure how; and,
– Are finally ready to get the results they have been yearning for (a happy, productive teen and a calm, relaxing home environment) but are out of ideas on what to try!
(*For purposes of my coaching, I define “teens with ADHD” as kids between the ages of 12 and 20 who have been formally diagnosed with ADHD.)
CLARITY: Sometimes when you’re smack dab in the middle of all the chaos and stress of parenting a teen with ADHD, it’s hard to have perspective and objectivity. About the only thing you know for sure is that what you’ve been doing up to now hasn’t been working; but because you’re so close to the situation (and so overwhelmed), it’s no surprise that it is difficult for you to figure out why, let alone to know what to do or try differently. That’s where I come in. I’ve been told that my ‘superpower’ is my ability to see the forest for the trees—when presented with what seems/feels like a big, frustrating, complex ‘tangled-ball-of-yarn’ type of situation, I have a knack for being able to see clearly what is going on and why*, which then allows me to pinpoint and recommend the strategies and solutions that would be most helpful to work on with you in order for you to get the results you have been yearning for but not seeing up to now.
*When dealing with parenting, specifically parenting teens with ADHD, I have found that the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ most often involve three main areas: 1. your mindset; 2. your parenting techniques as they relate to your parenting goals; and 3. your relationship with your teen. (Which one(s) of these do you think need the most focus and attention in order in your life in order for you to get the results you’d like? Don’t worry if you’re not sure: I’m here to help you figure it out!)
SOLUTIONS: After you’re clear on your ‘whats’ and ‘whys’, my goal is to help you fill your ‘parenting tool box’ with tools, strategies and techniques that you can use now and well into the future so that you can meet your parenting goals and get the results you desire moving forward.
Note: I know that you’re here needing and wanting help in part because your teen is probably driving you crazy. I get it! But it’s important to keep in mind that we can’t change or control anyone else but ourselves (as much as we wish we could!). So, the focus of our work together will be on the things you can actually control: (your thoughts, feelings and reactions), NOT on changing or ‘fixing’ your teen. My goal is to show you how you can feel better and more confident and be effective as a parent no matter what your teen does or doesn’t do (and I’ll also show you that when you change what you’re thinking/feeling/doing, it often has an incredibly positive ripple effect on others)!
SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT: Anytime we try something new, it can be a two-steps-forward-one-step-back situation. I’m here to help you every step of the way as you put new strategies in place. No more having to figure out things that sounded good on ‘paper’ but were impossible to put into practice! I’ll be in your corner to help you through any bumps in the road, and to cheer you on through the tough times and the accomplishments.
WORK + FUN: I like to work hard and take things seriously, but I also think it’s so important to find the humor where ever we can! Laughter is so good for the soul!
My services are personalized and tailored to the unique needs of each individual parent so before I know exactly how to best help you, it’s important that I first get to know you a little better! (And it’s important that before you commit to a coaching relationship with me, you get to know me a little better too!) That’s why I offer a FREE no-obligation consult call.
This call is truly free and no-pressure–you are not obligated to move forward with any further consulting or coaching with me after this call. This call is a simply a great way for me to get to know you better so that I can better understand what your needs are. And, it’s also a great way for us both to have a better idea whether we would be a good fit working together–personality-wise and goal-wise (and to determine whether I’m the best person to help you with your issues and concerns.) It’s also a great first step toward you getting some much-needed perspective and clarity into your situation–sometimes it’s so hard to see the forest for the trees when you are so close to the situation!
To schedule your complimentary consult call, just use this link:Schedule an appointment
Since our time together on the phone is limited, it’s helpful for me to know a bit about you, your most pressing problems and what goals you hope to achieve by working with me before we talk. So at the time you schedule your appointment, you will be asked a few pre-consult questions. All you have to do is fill in the form that will pop up when you are scheduling your appointment and I’ll receive and review your answers before we get on the phone together.
At the designated time, I will call you and we will talk for 30 minutes. Toward the end of the call, I will give you my recommendations for books, resources, programs, etc. that I feel might help you achieve your goals–which may include offering you one of my own one-on-one coaching package options.
If at the end of your free consult call we mutually decide that working together is the best way to help you achieve your goals, you can choose from one of my one-on-one coaching options. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’ll still be happy to share other resources that I think might be useful.
Are you ready to get some objective, understanding input and clarity into your situation (and find out what it would be like to work with me one-on-one)? All you have to do to get the ball rolling is click the “Schedule Appointment” button below to schedule your free call. I look forward to talking with you soon!Schedule an appointment
“It has been extremely helpful to me to be able to express my concerns to Joyce and to have her listen and give me sound advice. She has gotten to know me well and help me see my weaknesses and strengths. I feel like Joyce guides me in the right direction and helps me find the strength to parent courageously.” ~W.S., West Jordan, Utah.
“The relationship between my son and me had always been strained when it came to his bad grades. Recently it reached a tipping point and things went from bad to worse….In desperation I reached out and found Joyce. The techniques and “tools” that Joyce shared with me during our conversations allowed me to change my entire perspective on the situation….It will take work and vigilance on my part, but I feel that I am now prepared to take on this challenge….I just wish I had talked to Joyce earlier.” ~J.S., Denver, Colorado.
“Coaching with Joyce was an empowering, eye-opening experience. I knew how to parent, but had lost my way struggling with my ADHD son over the years. I had become a worrying, hovering, controlling Mom. I knew what I was doing wasn’t working, but I didn’t know how to change. Joyce helped me see that all my worrying wasn’t helping, and was actually hurting my son….The fact that Joyce has been in the trenches with her own son validated what she was teaching me. It’s sometimes hard to take advice from someone who hasn’t been where you are. Joyce has, and has real-life experience and knowledge of what it’s like. I’ve seen my son step up and be more independent already in response to my changes in how I interact with him. I look forward to a more peaceful relationship with him as he transitions into adulthood. Thank you Joyce!” ~ G.K., Kansas City, Missouri