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.
Bringing Healing to Past Wounds
As a therapist, my role is to guide you toward healing by providing a safe, healing space during a structured session. I utilize Brené Brown’s philosophy of “wholehearted” living, which helps people to understand that in order for us to feel loved and accepted we have to believe that we are worthy of love and acceptance.
Child & Family ADHD Coaching
Identifying Strengths and Learning How to Work Together
Parenting a child with ADHD is a challenge that often leaves the parent feeling drained, frustrated and misunderstood. Every parent deserves judgment-free support and guidance. We can work together to understand your child's unique brain wiring. We will find out what works for your family so you can stop doing the things that don't work.
Adult Executive Function Coaching
Finding Traction to Move Forward
An individual coaching session is much different from a traditional therapy session. The coaching relationship is an equal partnership. You, the client, are the expert on your life. Coaching goals are client driven. I will collaborate with you to meet your goals, provide accountability in a safe, judgment-free space, and offer education and information when asked.
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.