Life Coaching in Oregon for Autism or ADHD
Are you neurodivergent and living in Oregon? If you’ve been diagnosed with autism or ADHD, you may wonder what’s next for you, after your diagnosis.
If you’re depressed or overly anxious you might need therapy, and it would be smart to find a counselor who is neurodiversity-affirming. But maybe that’s not you. You don’t need therapy, you just need someone to talk to, a cross between your bestie and your best friend’s mom. You’d probably benefit from Life Coaching.
What is Life Coaching?
Life Coaching can help you increase your executive function skills, things like time management, organization, setting goals, and reaching them. Life Coaching can increase your productivity and improve your self-esteem. Whatever life throws your way, Life Coaching can help you deal with the challenges. Many people in Oregon find it helpful to have a Life Coach to bounce ideas off of. A Life Coach for ADHD and autistic adults can help with accountability if you’re trying to build better habits for yourself. Just remember, Life coaching is not therapy or counseling, so if you’re living with significant anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, then find yourself a therapist or counselor. Otherwise, consider Life Coaching. It might be right for you.
What Makes Neurodiversity Affirming Life Coaching Unique?
Neurodiversity Affirming Life Coaching includes the firm belief that there is nothing wrong with having a different kind of brain. Your neuro-differences are to be respected, as is your unique style of looking at the world. Here at Adult Autism Assessment & Services, we have a neurodiversity-affirming Life Coach who accepting new coaching clients in Oregon. We don’t see autism or ADHD as diseases to be cured, disorders to be remediated, or problems to be solved. Your Coach will never try to change you. They won’t try to get you to be more like the neuro-majority. Your Life Coach is here to listen to what you need, not to tell you what they think you need. You are in the driver’s seat.
Why do people choose Life Coaching in Oregon?
Many people all across Oregon from Portland to Medford want to work with a Life Coach. They may want someone to talk them through specific situations they’re facing. Whatever kind of coaching support you need, we are here to help.
What are the Benefits of Life Coaching in Oregon?
Life Coaching has a great many benefits, not only for people in Oregon, but across the United States. It’s a good choice for anyone who doesn’t actually need therapy, but who wants to meet with someone who really understands them and wants to see them succeed in life.
Here are a few other examples of the benefits of Life Coaching:
Life Coaching sessions will be productive
Move forward at your own pace, choose how high you set your goals and how quickly you want to pursue them.
Your Life Coaching sessions will be practical
Meet with your Life Coach on your own terms. You can connect from your own home, by telehealth. You decide how often you want to schedule your coaching sessions.
Your sessions will be priced right
Save money with Life Coaching, as compared to traditional counseling or psychotherapy. Here at Adult Autism Assessment & Services, Life Coaching is one of the most affordable services we offer.
Your Life Coaching sessions will be personalized
Work on the life issues that are the most important ones for you. Your Life Coach will never tell you what you should work on. Only you are in control of your own Life Coaching program, so make it personalized and just right for you.
What Different Kinds of Life Coaching Programs are Available in Oregon?
There are a few options to choose from, or you can plan your own direction for your Life Coaching personal program.
Self-Diagnosis Without Imposter Syndrome Life Coaching Program
Maybe you’re already pretty sure you’re autistic, or you know in your gut that you have ADHD. You’ve read about it, you’ve watched the YouTubers and the TikTokers share about their neurodiversity. You can see yourself and your own experiences and history reflected in what you see and read. You know who you are.
But, if you already know that you’re autistic or an ADHDer, why do you need a formal diagnosis?
You might not.
But, if you want to ask for accommodations at work or school under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), then it’s likely that your HR department or the Disabled Students Services department at your college or university may require a formal, written diagnosis. However, if you don’t need a piece of paper to get your needs met, you just might be able to self-diagnose. Save the money you would have spent on a diagnostic assessment. Many people self-diagnose, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Who besides you knows your history, your behaviors, and your responses? No one, that’s who. You know how to research online, and you know yourself, so self-diagnosis makes perfect sense.
But maybe you still wonder if you’re right about your own diagnosis.
Imposter syndrome- it’s real.
Many people really struggle with self-doubt, especially when it comes to self-diagnosis. If this sounds like you, it might be smart to consult with a Life Coach who understands self-diagnosis. Your Life Coach can help you clear away your doubt and conquer imposter syndrome. Your Life Coach can’t diagnose you, and if you need a clinical diagnosis and written diagnostic report, you really should ask for a free consultation with one of our assessment team members. However, if what you want is just to feel more confident in the self-diagnosis you’ve already completed, through self-reflect and talking to someone who gets it, then perhaps Self-Diagnosis Without Imposter Syndrome is the right choice for you. You can have either a single session, or dive deeper with multiple sessions, until you feel affirmed in your own self-diagnosis.
Time Management Coaching
Many autists and ADHDers in Oregon and everywhere find time management particularly challenging. They’d love to get a handle on it, but time keeps on slipping between their fingers. They apologize again and again, because they were late, or forgot plans and appointments. Does this sound like you? You’re intelligent, capable, and thriving in many areas of your life, but you still struggle with time management. You might benefit from the Life Coaching for Time Management program.
A lot of people find it helpful to meet with a Life Coach and talk about the different aspects of Time Management. These include Time Comprehension, Time Planning, and Time Transitions.
If you feel like time is an enigma, a mystery, and you can’t predict whether a job will take 15 minutes or two hours, Time Comprehension Life Coaching can help you.
If your problem is with organizing your time and planning out your days, weeks, and months so you can get a lot of things, you might want Time Planning Life Coaching.
Isn’t it hard to switch gears and change from one activity to another? A lot of people feel this way. If this sounds like you, too, then you might benefit from Time Transition Life Coaching. You’ll get tips and strategies for making transitions easier.
If one or more than one of those time challenges are true for you, then you could really benefit from Time Management Coaching, personalized to fit your needs.
A lot of neurodivergent people in Oregon are looking for support from Dating Coaching. They want a coach they can talk to about their dating disappointments, as well as their hopes and dreams. It helps to have a neutral third party to offer a different perspective. Working with a Dating Life Coach can give you confidence, and help you take the steps you want to take forward into your future.
Choose Your Own Adventure Life Coaching
Many neurodivergent people living in The Beaver State want tips and strategies to help improve their personal life. This might include organization, decision-making, self-advocacy, or coping with sensory or social stressors. With Choose Your Own Adventure, you’re the one to decide what you want to work on. Your Life Coach will follow your lead. If you’re not really sure what you want to do, let your coach help you choose. Your free consultation is a good place to start to help you find your direction. Choose your own Life Coaching adventure, and you set your own goals, with your coach at your side to help you achieve them.
Is Life Coaching Effective?
Whether you live in the heart of bustling Portland, or way off the beaten path in Alford Desert, you can benefit from online Life Coaching.
Autistic adults have learned to accept and even value their unique way of looking at the world. They celebrate the wonder of their neurodivergence, while at the same time learning to take off their masks, free to live their lives in any way they choose.
Adult ADHDers have learned to take control of their time and goals, rather than being called away by every shiny thing or squirrel that crosses their path. Highly sensitive adults have learned coping strategies that allow them to participate in the world without becoming overwhelmed by it. What do you want to get out of your Life Coaching?
Begin Life Coaching in Oregon with Adult Autism Assessment & Services.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Ducks fan or a Beavers fan, wherever you live in Oregon, from the coast to the high desert, you can have Life Coaching services that are right for you, from the comfort of your own home. Start with a free, 30-minute online consultation with one of our Life Coaches. Our Practice Manager, the marvelous Meagan, can get you started. Email her at [email protected] or call her at (503) 850-2361 and ask for a free consultation. She’ll take it from there. You deserve to live your best, truest, and most authentic life. Adult Autism Assessment and Services is here to support you on your life journey.
Neurodivergent Services Offered in Oregon
Are you interested in neurodivergent affirming survives but you don’t want life coaching? We also offer online therapy throughout Oregon. Additionally, if you want a formal diagnosis we also offer autism testing and ADHD testing.