Do Your Days Look Like This?

If So, Keep Reading Because You’re a Prime Candidate For ADHD Coaching!

Dr. Kirsten Milliken is a dynamic and unique clinical psychologist and certified ADHD Coach who lives and works in the Portland Maine area.  Yes, she has ADHD!  Kirsten has used her insight and knowledge of ADHD to develop her playful style as well as her companies, ADHD Executive Coaching and PlayDHD. Kirsten espouses that Play is the best non medication intervention for people with ADHD.  While Kirsten works with all age ranges, she focuses on working primarily with adults from around the world in her practice.  Kirsten earned her degrees and training from SUNY Stony Brook, Alliant University, and ADDCA. She is an ICF certified coach and is also trained as an ADHD career services specialty coach.

Dr. Kirsten Milliken offers Coaching to executives, entrepreneurs, students and business owners who are struggling to break through barriers to fulfill their dreams. By working in a partnership her clients develop awareness of their unique set of strengths and challenges. Each client then builds their path to Personal Excellence by minimizing unwanted challenges and capitalizing on their unique set of strengths. Having a coach can help you reach your goals in a way that is enjoyable and repeatable.

Is Coaching The Same As Therapy or Counseling?

Short Answer-Nope, completely different!

Long Answer-There are several big differences between coaching and therapy. 

The first difference is that I do not “DO” therapy with my clients. Coaching is a present and future oriented process that is focused on developing insight,action and forward momentum towards goals. Often in therapy clients are revisiting aspects of their past to “understand” themselves and their habits.

Secondly, I use coaching strategies rather than a therapy model with my clients is that I love witnessing my clients achieving their vision of their life, rather than just talking about it. In therapy the relationship is typically contained in the session and there is little contact between sessions. As a coach, I often have contact with my clients between through email, phone or texts to communicate about their successes or problem solve around challenges. My clients have amazing creativity and positive intentions. They have ideas that can change the world, their community, their family, their situation and themselves.

Supporting my clients as their intentions become reality is my primary role as a coach! 

What Should You Expect From Coaching?

 As your coach, I will partner with you to:

  • Understand your unique ADHD profile
  • Identify and learn how to capitalize on your natural abilities
  • Overcome internal and external obstacles
  • Learn to prioritize
  • Manage “stuckness” in emotions, thinking and behavior
  • Create structures and organization that work for you
  • Become more resilient
  • Improve time management skills
  • Develop insight and motivational strategies
  • Improve personal habits, such as exercise and nutrition

 Most importantly, we will become partners working towards the things that are most important to you!

More From Dr. Kirsten

The Portland Sun : A Member of the ADHD TRIBE “While diagnostic labels are not my favorite part of psychology, I found that having a diagnosis gave me a foundation to start understanding my unique brand of ADHD and begin identifying strategies to improve my relationships, work habits, and life,” Read the whole article here

Elephant Journal

Adventure Deficit Disorder & ADHD Relationships. ~ Kirsten Milliken

What I am talking about is Adventure Deficit Disorder. The lack of the thrill that was there when your relationship was new. The waning of the intense connection felt when falling in love. The lost feeling of neurotransmitters constantly flooding the brain, creating a feeling of being focused, motivated, interested and “on.” Read more

Attention Talk Video

ADHD: In Every Job That Must Be Done, There Is an Element of Fun

Impact ADHD Seeing Good Intentions Even When Kids Are Acting Bad Someone once told me that “people do not act with the intention to ‘be bad.’” Essentially, there is a positive intention behind every action. Read the article here


Learning and ADHD: What’s Play Got to Do With It? Which teachers had the biggest impact on your learning?  Do you remember how they taught you?  Did it involve play? I bet it did.  Read the article here 

Friends of Quinn Friends of Quinn is an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them.  Read Dr. Kirsten Milliken’s blog posts here
Attention Talk Radio The leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on ADHD and ADD including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD.  Listen to shows with Dr. Milliken as a guest and co-host here

Grab Your Copy of Dr. Kirsten’s Book!

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PlayDHD is about using the most effective non-medication intervention for managing  Adult ADHD—play!

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