Blair Oxford, M.Ed., LPC, AAC
Licensed Professional Counselor & ADHD/Executive Function Coach
Adults, Children, Families
Education. Understanding. Compassion.
Unlike the name implies, people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder do NOT have a deficit of attention. In fact, not only can we pay attention, we can hyper-focus (one of the many ADHD superpowers) on something we find interesting.
Challenges arise when our attention doesn't go where we need it to. Our success is not powered by focus or motivation or willpower. (That's why "trying harder" does NOT work for us!)
It's when we harness our INTEREST and live within our STRENGTHS that we truly shine!
Harness your strengths.
Ignite your interests. Learn to shine.
Offering in-office therapy and coaching, as well as coaching sessions
over the phone or via Skype.
Finding the Magic Within
I am a therapist, an ADHD coach and a mother to a twice-exceptional child. After earning my master’s degree in Community Counseling, I worked with adults and families through the various stages of addiction treatment. I thought I could handle just about anything. But becoming a mother to a challenging child turned everything I thought I knew upside down.
In my quest to work through her challenging behavior, I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 39—and was caught completely off guard. The more I learned about ADHD, the more everything began to make sense. In the months that followed, my husband and daughter were also diagnosed with ADHD. Our daughter had the added diagnoses of Oppositional Defiance Disorder as well as a Sensory Processing Disorder. An empathic counselor by nature, I was immediately motivated to learn everything I could to help “fix” my family.
I began training with the ADD Coach Academy. What I've learned has been nothing short of magical. Learning how the ADHD brain works has enabled me to understand myself and my family in ways I never thought possible. Most importantly, my training has taught me that the magic of success lies within each of us. Appreciating our unique brain wiring and living within our strengths helps us develop and nurture genuine compassion for ourselves and others.
As a parent of a challenging child, I have often wished for magical powers. But we don’t have to rely on magic to solve the challenges of ADHD—the true magic is inside each of us, just waiting to be harnessed. Find your sparkle through understanding and self-compassion. Harness your strengths, ignite your interests and learn to shine with ADHD.