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Episode 199: How to Get Diagnosed with My Checklist

Okay, so you did a bunch of learning and self-reflecting and you suspect you might have ADHD. Now what? The process of getting an ADHD diagnosis can, ironically, be super inaccessible for the ADHD brain, so I wanted to do an updated re-release of my episode on how to seek out a diagnosis for those of you who don’t know where to start. 

EP. 199: How to Get Diagnosed with My Checklist

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Okay, so you did a bunch of learning and self-reflecting and you suspect you might have ADHD. Now what?

Episode 40: How to Prepare for a Meeting with an ADHD Doctor

In this episode, Tracy gives you a simple, ADHD brain-friendly understanding of what is required to obtain an ADHD diagnosis. She also includes a checklist that she created to help you prepare for your meeting with an ADHD professional.

EP. 40: How to Prepare to Meet With Your ADHD Doctor

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode, Tracy gives you a simple, ADHD brain-friendly understanding of what is required to obtain an ADHD diagnosis. She also includes a checklist that she created to help you prepare for your meeting with an ADHD professional.

Episode 35: How To Respond When People Tell You ADHD Isn't Real

In this episode, Tracy talks about how to respond when a friend, family member, teacher, coworker or boss tells you that there is no such thing as ADHD? Tracy starts out by sharing her thoughts with anyone who is listening to this episode and doesn’t believe in ADHD and tells them why their viewpoint is hurting their relationship with their ADHD friend, family member or colleague.

EP. 35: How To Respond When People Tell You ADHD Isn't Real

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode, Tracy talks about how to respond when a friend, family member, teacher, coworker or boss tells you that there is no such thing as ADHD?

Episode 33: How Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Can Change Your Life with ADHD Expert Diann Wingert

In this episode, Tracy speaks with Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Diann Wingert. Diann worked for 20 years as a psychotherapist. She was also an adjunct faculty member with the USC School of Social Work, training graduate students to become therapists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She made the transition from psychotherapist to coach because she found coaching to be more successful at affecting real, positive change in her clients.

EP. 33: How Cognitive Behavioral Coaching Can Change Your Life with ADHD Expert Diann Wingert

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode, Tracy speaks with Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Diann Wingert. Diann worked for 20 years as a psychotherapist. She was also an adjunct faculty member with the USC School of Social Work, training graduate students to become therapists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Episode 32: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Can it Help ADHD?

In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, tracy talks about the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); what is it, who is it for, how does it work with ADHD. Learn how: CBT incorporates cognition(what we’re thinking), behaviours (what we do) and emotions.

EP. 32: What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Can it Help ADHD?

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); what is it, who is it for, how it works with ADHD.

Episode 18: The 10 Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Their ADHD Students

In this podcast, Tracy talks about the 10 things she wishes every teacher knew about their ADHD students. She decided to do a podcast on this subject because she noticed that many women in her Facebook group ADHD for Smart Ass Women really struggled in school and are still struggling in school despite the fact that they are clearly bright.

EP. 18: The 10 Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Their ADHD Students

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast, Tracy talks about the 10 things she wishes every teacher knew about their ADHD students.

Episode 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed

When Tracy was first diagnosed she went into hyperfocus mode and researched everything she could about ADHD, especially ADHD as it related to women. She had spent the previous 8 months researching everything she could find about ADHD and kids. This podcast is about what she has learned and how her viewpoint on ADHD has changed.

EP. 17: The 10 Things I Wish I Would Have Been Told About ADHD When I Was First Diagnosed

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast Tracy talks about the ten things that she wishes she would have been told when she was initially diagnosed with ADHD.

Episode 5: ADHD & Medication

Tracy shares her experience with medication for her son and herself. When my son was diagnosed medication was the only thing recommended which didn’t feel right to us.

EP. 5: ADHD and Medication

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Tracy Otsuka Show Notes Title: ADHD and Medication Tracy shares her experience with medication for her son and herself. When my son was diagnosed medication was the only thing recommended which didn't feel right to us.

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