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  • ADHD Coaching

    If you would like to be coached to improve your ADHD symptoms and behavior, either in addition to or instead of your medication; or you would like to explore how we can help you receive accommodations at school, on standardized testing (such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT or GMAT), or at your workplace; please call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Some of the ADHD signs to look for are:

    • Trouble with time management
    • Difficulty paying attention to details
    • Procrastination
    • Difficulty achieving goals
    • Disorganized work habits
    • Inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities

    If you would like coaching to improve the symptoms of your behaviors either in addition to your medication or instead of your medication please call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Specific Areas Targeted through building skills and coaching:

    • Better managing time
    • Breaking down tasks into smaller chunks
    • Organizing yourself and your surroundings
    • Rewarding yourself when tasks are completed
    • Prioritizing the things most important to you
    • Planning for the short- and long-term

    Specific Areas Targeted by Therapy

    While part of therapy will focus on skill-building and coaching, another part will focus on how aspects of some of your past experiences might underlie current problems and work with you on:

    • Gaining self-awareness and insight
    • Increasing self-esteem
    • Improving relationships
    • Learning about emotional barriers
    • Increasing motivation

    The Benefit of Coaching

    Treating adult ADHD takes dedication and consistency from both the client and therapist. Our professionals will help you to recognize how you cope with your ADHD. They will also teach you new ways to cope based on your needs. They can help you to better achieve your goals by:

    • Preparing and working towards success
    • Realizing your options and prioritizing among them
    • Establishing systems of support to help you through your challenges
    • Helping you to feel accountable for your actions
    • Celebrating your progress
    • Monitoring your improvement

    Additional skills our professionals will help you develop include:

      • Reducing your distractions
      • Improving your time management
      • Recognizing when you are not achieving your goals
      • Enhancing your social and communications skills
      • Growing your network of support
      • Setting better boundaries for yourself and others
      • Overcoming, and learning from your setbacks

    Meet Marlena Wu, Psy.D.

    Marlena M. Wu, LCPDr. Marlena Wu is an empathetic and talented ADHD Coach, with extensive experience in improving the academic and workplace performance of adults and teenagers (age 15 and above) who suffer from this condition.

    She is especially knowledgeable about how to assess for and receive accommodations for her clients under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    She is passionate about working with patients to help them achieve more effective outcomes and attain more confidence and self-esteem through identifying, developing, and implementing new daily routines. Her coaching focuses first on assessing the unique symptom presentation and academic/workplace challenges faced by her clients, and their strengths and weaknesses; and then providing useable techniques for time management, procrastination, positive study and work habits. This translates into a better home life as well for family members who live with ADHD.

    View complete curriculum vitae for Marlena M. Wu, Psy.D.

    Learn More about ADHD Coaching at Potomac Psychiatry

    Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314