William B. Benninger, Ph.D., Psychologist
As a psychologist that has specialized in ADHD for more than 20 years, has diagnosed and treated thousands of ADHD patients and has lectured nationally on teaching other parents and professionals about the important aspects of ADHD, I am highly aware of the most important and useful interventions for treating this disorder. One of the newer, most important and highly effective interventions for treating this disorder is ADHD coaching. My first choice for an ADHD coach is Christine Kotik. Because ADHD is a problem of “doing”, not of “knowing”, ADHD coaches for children, adolescents, college students and adults are an extremely important part to help them “do what they know”. Christine is an individual who taught in an ADHD specialty school for many years and who has now been a professional ADHD coach for many years and brings extensive, varied experience and knowledge to her coaching role. Relaxed, easy to communicate with, conscientious, knowledgeable and compassionate, we are very fortunate to have Christine as someone that we can count on to provide the best possible interventions for so many of the individuals that can benefit from a professional ADHD coach.
The first time Ms. Kotik worked with my high school senior, he said ”She gets it! She knows how I think!” Ms. Kotik has ADHD herself, and understands the journey because she’s lived it. “In the trenches” with four children of her own, she understands family dynamics and what is required of kids in and out of school. Most importantly, our son likes and respects her, and they’ve developed a good working relationship. Our family life has improved immensely because Dan’s developing the skills he needs to manage things himself. My husband and I can send our son off to college knowing that he has a multitude of coping skills, and that Ms. Kotik will be there through Skype to help him (and us!) along the way. The peace of mind she’s given us is priceless.