Radical Approach to Treating ADHD Women, Part 1 — Sari Solden, M.S., LMFT
Sari Solden, M.S., LMFT
This talk is based on the premise of our upcoming book with my co author, Dr. Michelle Frank, which is the “radical” but simple idea that instead of trying to fix herself, a woman with ADHD can simply learn to be herself. The key is learning to untangle her core sense of self worth from her brain based challenges. As we say, “only dogs and furniture need fixing.” Women can learn to embrace their neurodiversity and lead full and bold lives without waiting for their executive function challenges to go away!
Sari Solden, M.S., is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and consultant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan who has counseled adults with AD/HD for over 30 years. She is the author of the pioneering books Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Journeys Through ADDulthood, and is the co- author of the upcoming book, A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD to be released July, 2019. Ms. Solden is a prominent keynote speaker at national and international conferences. She serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA and was a past recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional. Her areas of specialization and focus include women’s issues, inattentive ADHD, acceptance of neurodiversity and the shame, self image, and emotional consequences that occur when one’s self- worth becomes tangled up with brain based challenges. Ms. Solden trains mental health and helping professionals in the subtleties of the internalized gender role expectations for women and the healing process for women as well as adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD. Ms. Solden works with individuals, couples, and groups as well as mental health professionals with ADHD.