Creativity and ADHD Women – 2023

with Terry Matlen, LCSW


Though there are few studies on this topic, I will be sharing my own observations as a psychotherapist working with adults with ADHD, as well as my personal experience as an adult with ADHD who has enjoyed a lifetime of creative, successful endeavors, including an upcoming one-woman art show of my oil paintings, being a multi-instrumentalist, and the author of two books (on ADHD, of course).

Creativity isn’t only about the arts, though. I’ll be discussing other creative outlets (I’m talking to YOU, entrepreneurs and all-around creative thinkers/problem solvers!), as I take you into the world of our hits and misses:

– What makes us creative?
– What causes roadblocks and how do we unleash our creative impulses and needs?
– How do we come to terms with successes and failures?
– and much more


About Terry Matlen, LCSW

Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in women, is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach. She is the author of the award-winning book, “The Queen of Distraction” and “Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD”, and runs , an international online resource serving women with ADHD, www.QueensOfDistraction , an online coaching program for women with ADHD, and, an online ADHD directory. With over 25 years of experience helping women with ADHD, Terry is a sought- after presenter at conferences and webinars, and has authored hundreds of articles. Terry has been interviewed by NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, HuffPost, and more.

In addition to her ADHD work, she is also an award -winning artist who has shown her paintings in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. Terry can be reached at [email protected].

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