Reaching Goals with ADHD Coaching with Abigail Levrini

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Abigail Levrini, licensed psychologist and ADHD expert. In this episode we discussed the challenges of reaching long-term goals while struggling with ADHD. Listen in to discover how ADHD coaching is helping people learn specific ways to excel in their personal and professional lives and reach their biggest goals.

About Dr. Abigail Levrini

Abigail Levrini, Phd is a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD specialist, renowned speaker, and bestselling author. She is the owner of Psych Ed Connections (www.psychedconnections.com) with locations in Florida, Virginia, and Kentucky. She earned her doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology at Florida State University in 2008, where she was part of a team that spearheaded a now nationally recognized ADHD coaching intervention.

Dr. Levrini has published numerous scientific articles on ADHD and presents her coaching model in professional settings throughout the country. She can be found throughout the media on WebMD, The Washington Post, NAMI, APA, PsychCentral, and many other popular means of press.

Dr. Levrini's first book is an American Psychological Association (APA) bestseller, ("Succeeding with Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help you Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life", 2012). Her second book was published in June of 2015 and is titled, "ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals". Dr. Levrini also stars in the American Psychological Association's Therapy Video Series on Adult ADHD Treatment.

1:18 Introducing Dr. Abigail Levrini

2:46 Dr. Levrini's early years

  • Family dynamics
  • Strengthening experiences

8:31 Overcoming vulnerability

  • Mental changes before physical changes

11:03 Personal challenges that led to growth

  • Making difficult decisions

16:07 The road to cognitive behavioral therapy

  • ADHD coaching intervention
  • Expanding coaching in Florida

21:07 Executive functions

  • Effects on working memory, activation, self-talk
  • Charismatic traits and emotional regulation

28:22 Patterns in executive dysfunction

  • Coaching to create a personal toolbox
  • Realistic, long-term goals

33:06 ADHD coaching considerations

  • Passion vs qualifications
  • Redirecting efficiently

38:08 Reaching goals with routines

  • A relaxed morning routine
  • Getting to bed on time

42:22 Dr. Levrini's resources

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