Executive functioning (EF) skills are the mental processes necessary for us to manage life. These skills include paying attention, remembering directions, planning out and preparing for projects, and multi-tasking.
These are all skills that develop over time, and don’t fully develop until late adolescence/mid 20s. However, some common mental health disorders can impact these skills as well, such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression disorders, a history of trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Feeling overly stressed or burned out can also impact your EF skills.
For both adult and child clients, our short-term EF Coaching Service will work on building your executive functioning skills. In addition, we have specific parent-sessions built into the child-based service. This additional component teaches parents how to support their child’s executive functioning development. Clients typically work with one of our trained therapists for 6-8 sessions that focus on:
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