Terry Matlen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Terry is a psychotherapist, writer, consultant and ADHD coach specializing in ADHD in adults, with a special focus on women. She is the author of the books, “The Queen of Distraction” and “Survival Tips for Women with ADHD” and is the founder/director of www.ADD Consults.com, www.QueensOfDistraction.com, MomsWithADD.com , and www.MyADDstore.com . Terry also founded the social networking site, WomenADHD.com .
She is the former Vice President and board member of ADDA (currently serving on the Professional Advisory Board), and is immediate past Coordinator of E. Oakland County CHADD (Michigan). Terry is the founder and moderator of the first internet mailing list for ADD professionals.
Terry is certified through the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching as a Senior Certified Coach (SCAC). She offers online group coaching for women with ADHD at www.QueensOfDistraction.com .
A nationally recognized speaker on the topic, Terry has a passion for raising awareness of the special challenges for women with ADHD and the unique issues they face as parents when both they and their children have ADHD. Her professional interests also include advocating for children with special needs.
Terry received a B.A. in Art Education, a M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and studied painting at the Art Student’s League in NYC. She is licensed to practice in Michigan and New York.
Married with 2 young adult children (one of whom has ADHD) Terry also has ADHD herself. In her spare time she likes to paint (and has shown her work extensively), play guitar and various other instruments, read and spend time with her family.
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