Mar 24, 2022
Have you ever wondered if you need therapy for your ADHD?
That question can feel overwhelming for ADHD mamas. You’re thinking:
Do I really need therapy if I’m not in crisis?
What if my therapist doesn’t understand my ADHD brain?
What if they tell me I’m just a hot mess and there’s no hope for improvement?
What if I don’t like my therapist and I’m stuck in weekly sessions I don’t know how to get out of?
I hear you mama, and I’ve been there.
But what if I told you I knew someone who could answer all these questions–a licensed psychologist, consultant, speaker, educator, and most importantly–a mom with ADHD?
Meet Dr. Han Ren–she’s our guest for this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, and she addresses all these questions and SO much more. We talk about:
-Dr. Ren’s own journey to ADHD diagnosis, and how she felt like she was “tricking” her psychiatrist into prescribing stimulants (Until she realized she ACTUALLY needed them!)
-The cultural impact of ADHD, breaking generational cycles, and how Dr. Ren worked to decondition her belief that it was a character flaw
-Navigating friendship with ADHD–and how to handle it when you feel like you’ve been “too much” in your relationship
-Normalizing indecision and changing your mind–why it’s totally okay to hobby hop
-When to go to therapy–and how it can help ADHD moms thrive, even when we’re not in crisis
-How to choose the right therapist for you, AND how to fire your therapist if they're not a good fit–no guilt, shame or ghosting necessary!
-Parenting well with ADHD–Dr. Ren shares how it’s made her a more compassionate mom
-How Dr. Han sucks at cleaning her house (YES, she really is just like us!)
Mama, you deserve to feel your best, and if that means finding a therapist to walk through life with you, then I support you 100%, and this episode is for you!
I want to thank Dr. Han Ren for gifting us with her incredible knowledge, inspiring activism, and empathy as an ADHD mom.
To watch Dr. Ren normalize therapy and lift up communities of color through relatable and educational content, follow her on Tik Tok: @drhanren and Instagram: @dr.han.ren
To learn more about Dr. Ren’s therapy practice, visit her website.
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