Episode 29: Psychotherapist Perry Janssen talks about ADHD, emotion and the importance of learning how to manage your feelings

For our 29th episode, I have invited my friend Perry Janssen to our podcast. Perry lives in Seattle where she has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. Perry has taught at the university level, she’s had her own column, she’s been a radio host where she’s interviewed and learned from the likes of Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Dan Siegel.

EP. 29: Psychotherapist Perry Janssen talks about ADHD, emotion and the importance of learning how to manage your feelings

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. For our 29th episode, I have invited my friend Perry Janssen to our podcast. Perry lives in Seattle where she has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years.

Episode 28: How To Navigate The College Admissions Process As An ADHD Teen?

Today Tracy talks to our youngest group member, Sophia Criscione. Tracy was so impressed with a post that Sophia created in our Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women about how to navigate the college admissions process when you have ADHD, that she just had to have Sophia on her podcast.

EP. 28: How To Navigate The College Admissions Process As An ADHD Teen

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Today Tracy talks to our youngest group member, Sophia Criscione. Tracy was so impressed with a post that Sophia created in our Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women about how to navigate the college admissions process when you have ADHD, that she just had to have Sophia on her podcast.

Episode 27: How an ADHD Diagnosis Changed Danielle Ford’s Life

In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy chats with Danielle Ford from Las Vegas. Danielle dropped out of high school as a junior at 17, on the advice of her high school counselor. She was actually a good student who had to work to support her family.

EP. 27: How an ADHD Diagnosis Changed Danielle Ford's Life

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 chats with Danielle Ford from Las Vegas. Danielle dropped out of high school as a junior at 17, on the advice of her high school counselor.

Episode 26: Tracy’s Strength-Focused ADHD Book List

In this episode Tracy gives you her list of favorite strength-focused ADHD resources/books. If you listened to her first podcast recorded back in October you‘ll notice that her understanding and opinions around ADHD have changed a lot. She is now solidly grounded in a more strength-focused view of ADHD and sees it as a brain difference rather than a brain disorder.

EP. 26: Tracy's Strength-Focused ADHD Book List

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. EP 26: In this episode Tracy gives you her list of favorite strength-focused ADHD resources/books. If you listened to her first podcast recorded back in October you'll notice that her understanding and opinions around ADHD have changed a lot.

Episode 25: ADHD and Addiction

oday, Tracy talks about ADHD and Addiction. She doesn’t like to talk about things that she hasn’t experienced personally but so many members in her Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women did struggle with addiction so she decided that the subject warranted a podcast episode.

EP. 25: ADHD and Addiction

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Today, Tracy talks about ADHD and Addiction. She doesn't like to talk about things that she hasn't experienced personally but so many members in her Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women did struggle with addiction so she decided that the subject warranted a podcast episode.

Episode 24: What Does ADHD Feel Like? Smart Ass Women

n this podcast, Tracy decided to do something different. When she was initially diagnosed she read everything to gleen what other women like her were experiencing. Putting that puzzle together for herself was her number one mission. It’s also why she started the Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart A** Women. So today she’s sharing with you how members answered the question: What Does Your ADHD Feel Like?

EP. 24: What Does ADHD Feel Like From Women Who Have ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast, Tracy decided to do something different. When she was initially diagnosed she read everything to glean what other women like her were experiencing. Putting that puzzle together for herself was her number one mission.

Episode 23: ADHD and Rumination

In this episode, Tracy talks about rumination, what it is and why those of us with ADHD are more partial to engage in it. Discover how hyperfocusing is related to rumination

EP. 23: ADHD and Rumination

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode, Tracy talks about rumination, what it is and why those of us with ADHD are more partial to engage in it. Discover how hyperfocusing is related to rumination.

Episode 22: ADHD And Procrastination With Dr. Christine Li

In this episode Tracy talks about ADHD and weight. When people think of the stereotypical ADHD person they often think of an energetic, constantly moving, constantly talking, climbing the walls kind of boy. They’re hyperactive so that doesn’t square with someone who struggles with their weight.

EP. 22: ADHD And Procrastination With Dr. Christine Li

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. Today, Tracy talks to procrastination coach Dr. Christine Li. Dr. Li is a licensed clinical psychologist with practices in NYC and Westchester NY who has conducted procrastination workshops and trainings at Columbia, NY-Presbyterian Medical School, Fordham University, Barnard College etc.

Episode 21: ADHD and Weight

In this episode Tracy talks about ADHD and weight. When people think of the stereotypical ADHD person they often think of an energetic, constantly moving, constantly talking, climbing the walls kind of boy. They’re hyperactive so that doesn’t square with someone who struggles with their weight. Studies however, show that ADHD symptoms may trigger serious weight problems especially for those with the inattentive type of ADHD.

EP. 21: ADHD and Weight

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode Tracy talks about ADHD and weight. When people think of the stereotypical ADHD person they often think of an energetic, constantly moving, constantly talking, climbing the walls kind of boy.

Episode 20: How To Figure Out Your ADHD Strengths

In this episode, Tracy shares a quick method for discovering your character strengths. Learn why it’s so important for those with an ADHD brain to focus on what we’re interested in and how we can internally motivate ourselves.Tracy talks about the VIA Character Strengths Test and how it can help us determine if we’re moving in the right direction in our careers and life

EP. 20: How To Figure Out Your ADHD Strengths

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this episode, Tracy shares a quick method for discovering your character strengths. Learn why it's so important for those with an ADHD brain to focus on what we're interested in and how we can internally motivate ourselves.

Episode 19: ADHD And Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)

In this podcast, Tracy talks about ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria or RSD. Because Tracy doesn’t struggle with RSD she wasn’t that interested in learning about it but once she realized it was the number one requested topic among the women in her Facebook group, she started doing her research. Discover why emotion is not mentioned in the DSM, despite the fact that all experts believe that it is an integral part of ADHD.

EP. 19: ADHD And Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. In this podcast, Tracy talks about ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria or RSD. Because Tracy doesn't struggle with RSD she wasn't that interested in learning about it but once she realized it was the number one requested topic among the women in her Facebook group, she started doing her research.

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.

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