The work we do is vastly different to typical “talk therapy” or counseling. As many parents have learned traditional therapy/counseling is not designed for boys which is why many boys become adverse to participating in therapy. We teach practical skills and strategies, not talk about feelings week after week. Aside from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) the methodologies used do not come from the mental health field, rather most come from the speech-language pathology field (Social Thinking, executive functioning strategies, etc). Both kids and parents find this work to be a welcome change from traditional therapy/counseling.
What is unique about what you do for ADHD? We’ve tried therapists who said they specialized in ADHD but they didn’t seem to offer anything specific.
Typical counseling was not designed for individuals with ADHD or related challenges. Lagging skills in the areas of executive functioning, social skills and emotional regulation are the foundation of ADHD. Traditional therapy does not address these skill deficits. Many parents have shared with us that they have worked with mental health professionals who claimed they specialized in ADHD yet did not offer anything to address executive functioning or social skills challenges. ADHD cannot be treated simply by talking about it, it requires specific training and education in order to address these areas of lagging skills.
Do you know someone in (insert your town here) who does what you do?
Ryan sought out training outside of the mental health field that he knew would be useful to working with individuals who present with ADHD, anxiety with ADHD and related challenges. The combination of training Ryan has acquired is unique and there is no training program etc. where someone can gain the training that Ryan has acquired. This is why you will not find psychologists, counselors, etc. who do similar work.
What are your fees and do you accept insurance?
Coaching is not covered by insurance and insurance companies will not permit you to submit an invoice for reimbursement
Individual sessions with Ryan Wexelblatt:
- 55-Minute Session: $140
- 30-Minute Session: &70.00
- Telephone consultations and email correspondence requiring more than 15 minutes will be prorated at $90/hour
A credit card is required to book the initial appointment. Your credit card will not be charged unless: you are a “no-show” meaning you do not call to cancel within 24 hours of your appointment or you do not pay at your first session.
How often do we need to meet?
The work we do involves “building blocks” to learning skills and strategies. Ryan meets with most clients on a weekly basis. If appointments are less than twice per month it is difficult for parents to see real progress.
What age kids do you work with for online coaching?
Ryan can work with individuals ages 12 and up. Those younger than 12 are not good candidates for online sessions thus if your son is under 12 parent coaching would be best for you.
Does Ryan do online executive function coaching?
While Ryan can teach some executive function skill-building strategies in online sessions the work he does is not executive function coaching. Most boys do not respond well to online executive function coaching and many parents have reported that when they tried online executive function coaching they found it was not a productive use of their time or financial resources. There are many individuals who offer online executive function coaching but this is not a service Ryan provides.
How old does my son need to be to participate in your Summer Trip Camp?
Boys who have completed 5th grade through 8th grade are eligible to participate in Summer Trip Camp. Summer Trip Camp is a small program in order to provide a high degree of individualized instruction in executive functioning and Social Thinking concepts. Early registration is strongly encouraged Please go to our Summer Trip Camp website to learn more about this amazing summer experience.
Please contact Ryan to discuss next steps