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Aaron Smith

MS, LMSW, ACC, ADHD Coach 
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Hi- I'm Aaron Smith, ADHD achievement strategist and motivational coach.

Specializations
Career coach ADHD coach

FEES from $120 USD to $150 USD for coaching packages. more...

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About me

I provide in-person sessions throughout Greenwich, CT and Westchester County, NY, as well as the Lower Hudson Valley regions including parts of New Jersey. If you live outside of this area I offer convenient online coaching (via Skype), webinar workshops, and sessions by phone nationally. My approach is two-pronged, providing both emotional support, and concrete, evidence-based success strategies for students and their parents.

My work is deeply rooted in the belief that ADHD is not a "disability," but rather I reframe it as a positive attribute with its own blend of challenges (learning opportunities) and wonderful upsides. I help parents to understand their child's ADHD and improve communication, behavior, and academics.

Some key differences of my program are: I start with my client's strengths, I provide accountability and support between sessions, I tirelessly advocate with schools, teachers, and other important individuals involved in the child's life. I firmly believe that every person with ADHD has extraordinary potential, and my aim is to help them reach it.   more...

Coaching with me

RESULTS & GOALS

LEVERAGING YOUR ASSETS

Essentially, we help you or your child by making the most of your abilities, talents, interests, and leveraging everything you have to offer. Through targeted interventions and the strategic application of time-tested systems and routines my sincere hope is to help you/your family will find balance and live a happier life.

I help my clients lean into challenges and see them as an opportunity for growth. The PWR system helps those struggling with ADHD to build on their strengths so they can experience success early on in the program. When someone is feeling accomplished, they’re much more likely to be able to apply themselves to things they find difficult.

HOW I LIKE TO COACH

CORE APPROACH

In working with you or your child, I provide:

* A holistic, client-centered approach
* Training for parents of children with ADHD
* A personalized approach based on my clients’ strengths, assets, abilities and interests
* Effective time management and organizational skills and systems
* Helpful study skills and academic improvement strategies
* Innovative ways of harnessing creative potential
* Practical mindfulness and present-focused awareness exercises
* Behavioral strategies that are positive and goal oriented

EVIDENCE & THEORETICAL GROUNDING

I use a targeted and systematic approach in my work with individuals and families. I combine proven coaching techniques with theoretical models of learning and evidence-based approaches from other disciplines such as positive psychology, social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and reward-based behavioral modification methods.

Yes, that all sounds like a mouthful—but it works.

What it comes down to is this: through a strategic application of these theories and techniques, I help children and families build routines, structures and systems to assist in habituating themselves to helpful behaviors. They practice these skills within a safe and supportive environment (i.e. with me, within the context of coaching), and then over time, once they begin to see the benefits of these changes for themselves, they gradually expand their efforts out into other more challenging settings (school, friends, family, etc.).

At the same time they build confidence and self-esteem by learning how their minds work and using them in creative, innovative and successful ways. When people become mindful about their actions and take personal responsibility for their choices, it empowers them to shift away from the victim mentality and into the resilient mindset of successful people. They learn to stop and think about their choices before acting and to not give in to their emotional states. They learn how acting based on their values rather than their moods brings a sense of personal power into any situation.
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OFFERINGS


PRIVATE COACHING

ALL COACHING SERVICES
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FOR PARENTS

Happy Parent, Happy Child: Working with Your Child’s ADHD

(4-session package)

This package includes:

4 coaching sessions (with parent of ADHD child)
First session is 90 minutes; all others last 60 minutes
Coaching may be in-person, over the phone, or online (virtual meeting)
1 weekly Accountability Check-In between sessions (by email or phone)
Email Support and additional resources provided upon request
Detailed Description:

Even the best parents need some outside assistance every now and then. I know how stressful and difficult it can be to handle it all on your own. Let’s work together to find ways to make your life and your child’s life easier. In this program you will learn targeted, evidence-based strategies that will work for you and your child. Then I support you while you try out these new techniques and address any challenges that may arise. Remember, you don’t have to struggle alone! I am here to help.
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FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN

Productive and Present: Advanced Strategies for Success

(8-session package)

This package includes:

8 coaching sessions (with both parent and ADHD child)
First session is 90 minutes; all others last 60 minutes
Coaching may be in-person, over the phone, or online (virtual meeting)
Up to 2 Accountability Check-Ins between sessions (by email or phone)
Email Support and additional resources provided upon request
Detailed Description:

Raising children with ADHD can be as rewarding and invigorating as it is challenging. Does that sound too optimistic? Well, many parents and their children with ADHD are simply not communicating effectively, and some aspects of their lives could be adjusted to give the children a competitive advantage academically and socially.

As a parent you want what is best for you child, and that’s my top priority in our sessions together. We will work diligently to help your child learn strategies that will lead to success, and I will provide helpful tip and tools along the way to make it all as seamless as possible. This dynamic, cooperative approach to change will empower both you and your child to think about ADHD in a positive light and find a renewed sense of confidence.

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FOR TEENS

Individuality and Independence: Without the Drama

(8-session package)

This Package Includes:

8 coaching sessions (must be 16 years or older)
First session is 90 minutes; all others last 60 minutes
Coaching may be in-person, over the phone, or online (virtual meeting)
Up to 2 weekly Accountability Check-Ins between sessions (by email or phone)
Email Support and additional resources provided upon request
Detailed Description:

Is your teenager hard to handle? Are they acting out in self-destructive ways or needing support socially? Is it hard to deal with their mood swings and the ways they demand their space?

Raising a teenager is difficult for any parent, but adding ADHD into the mix can be all the makings of a perfect storm. In my experience, teenagers are seeking guidance and support, but they just don’t know how to ask or want to be seen as “needing help.” I work from a positive framework and support them in ways that counteract that resistance. I also try to encourage them to make choices that lead them closer to their goals and pause long enough to think through the consequences of their actions. Likewise, I help teens understand the importance of communicating their needs and improving any academic/behavioral/social concerns that parents may have.

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FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Set-up for Success: In College and Beyond

(8-session package)

This Package Includes:

8 coaching sessions (must be 16 years or older)
First session is 90 minutes; all others last 60 minutes
Coaching may be in-person, over the phone, or online (virtual meeting)
Up to 2 weekly Accountability Check-Ins between sessions (by email or phone)
Email Support and additional resources provided upon request
Detailed Description:

Have you enrolled in Life 101 for ADHD? This package is essentially just that, providing college students with the study skills, self-directed advocacy, organizational habits, and social acumen that will set them up for success in college and beyond.

If you are in college and struggling to manage your time, study effectively, prioritize your day, and reach your potential, or if you’re the parent of a young adult who is getting ready to attend college and you’re worried they might flounder (a very real possibility) when all the structures and support they enjoyed at home are gone, then this package is the perfect solution. You (or your child) will learn strategies and skills to help ensure a successful time in college, and build a strong foundation for their future aspirations.

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FOR ADULTS

Competitive Edge: Strategies to Increase Productivity and Confidence

(8-session package)

This Package Includes:

8 coaching sessions
First session is 90 minutes; all others last 60 minutes
Coaching may be in-person, over the phone, or online (virtual meeting)
2 weekly Accountability Check-In between sessions (by email or phone)
Email Support and additional resources provided upon request
Detailed Description:

Do you have certain skills or abilities in one area, but somehow always seem to come up short in other areas of your life? Do you find yourself consistently underperforming, forgetting details, showing up late to important meetings, trouble prioritizing your time, scrambling to get things together before the deadline, or having of performance related issues at work? Do these issues also spill over into your relationships with friends, your spouse, co-workers, or other loved ones?

Many people with ADHD struggle to live up to their potential and set high standards for themselves (sometime unreasonably high). This can lead to low self-esteem, frustration, discouragement, multiple failures, and negative thoughts (that play like a broken record over and over in your head). Living with ADHD can be both challenging and rewarding. By working together we will systematically work toward strengthening your resolve, improving your daily routines/choices, and help you get back on track. Together we will find ways to calm the chaos and creatively harness the power of your ADHD, in ways that create the best scenario for future success and give you a competitive edge.
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ONLINE COACHING

All of my packages are available online individuals living outside of NY.

Short courses or group coaching

ADHD SUPPORT GROUPS
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Parents of Children with ADHD Support Group

Join my bi-weekly group entitled "Parents of ADD/ADHD Children Resources & Support Group." This group is a place to connect with other parents, get valuable tips and strategies to help you work with your child's ADHD, and have an opportunity to ask specific questions about your child's situation.

Experience, Certifications and Training

CERTIFICATIONS AND DEGREES
  • Certified Associate Coach (ACC)
  • Licsensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Columbia University Masters of Science Advanced Clinical Practice
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT TAKEN
  • JST ADHD Coach Training - Empowering Students Through Coaching (80hrs)
PROFESSIONAL AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

My Story - From Struggle to Success

I know all too well the negative impressions and stigma that society places on those with ADHD. Having dealt with them all my life, I know it can be a highly stressful and challenging experience for both parents and children.

I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7. Luckily my parents were psychologists and so I got early care, going through the gauntlet of traditional ADHD treatments. However, I still had numerous academic issues, was labeled as "learning-disabled," and experienced frequent conflict at home and school because of my behavioral issues.

As a teenager I went from delinquency and risk-taking behaviors to nearly being expelled from school. I’ve gone through many trials and tribulations on my path through life, but I also gradually realized how often I did certain things that got in the way of my success and productivity. Eventually I hit on a key insight — I did have what it took to succeed, and with the right kind of dedication, support, structures and training I could learn to harness those capacities and maximize my potential.

With persistence and diligence (not to mention numerous failed attempts along the way), I cracked the code for ADHD-based achievement. Eventually, I went on to complete two bachelor degrees and graduated from Columbia University with my Masters in Social Work. I believe that the skills I’ve learned along the way can help others have an easier time coping with the social stigma and life barriers that accompany an ADHD diagnosis.
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Fee description

Fees: from $120 USD to $150 USD

I offer competitively priced coaching packages that are chalked full of value added services and additional supports. Depending on the type of package I offer multisession discounts and therefore my fees vary are highly dependent on the particular needs of my clients, duration or contracted services, and type of coaching package. To ask me questions or explore my offering in greater detail please call or email me for your FREE Strategy Session/Introductory Coaching Call.

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