166: How She Learned to Accept and Embrace ADHD- a Therapist’s Story – Julie Reichenberger

Julie Reichenberger is a counselor in Denver, Colorado.  She primarily works with adolescents and adults with ADHD.  Julie, who has ADHD herself, found accepting her ADHD to be a real struggle.

In this conversation, you will hear Julie’s story of discovering she has ADHD.  At a certain point, she had what she calls a “final acceptance” of her diagnosis.  Some of her stories involve her not being as self-aware at younger ages.  We talk about the idea of whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware.  When Julie sits in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat, we talk about her struggle with naming her business.  We go through some of the legal and strategic things to consider in this process.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:56] – Julie shares when she discovered that she has ADHD.  She explains her history with medication.

  • [08:35] – Julie talks about coming to a “final acceptance” of her ADHD diagnosis.

  • [12:10] – Julie does crisis evaluations for work.  She was talking with some co-workers that had observed some ADHD tendencies.  We talk about the term “ditzy” being a trigger word.

  • [15:30] – We talk about being aware and whether or not things are easier if you’re less self-aware.

  • [23:23] – Julie talks about working on the areas in which she has self-awareness.

  • [27:53] – I ask Julie how she deals with “the yawn” as a therapist.

  • [33:00] – When Julie was in college, she was a cheerleader.  She describes this experience.

  • [39:17] – Julie sits in the ADHD reWired hot seat.  She is having trouble naming her practice.  We discuss some of the legal and strategic considerations when naming her business.

  • [52:00] – When looking at options to come up with a name for her business, we talk about sharing information with clients.

  • [1:01:30] – Julie shares what energizes her with her work.

  • [1:04:05] – I call BS on one of Julie’s statements.

  • [1:14:00] – I commend Julie on her organized space.

​Interview Video

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