Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW

I’m Terry Matlen, Founder of the Women with ADD ADHD and Moms with ADD ADHD Facebook groups.

If you love these groups, please help support them by clicking the “donate” button at the bottom of this page.

Over  17,000 20,000 22,000, 37,000 women with ADHD (and counting!) from around the world have joined these groups to find and lend emotional support. They are great groups with smart, sensitive and caring women and I’m proud to offer this service to women with ADHD as a free resource. It is my goal to keep it free for as long as possible, but I can’t do that without your help. 

Along with my fabulous volunteer moderators, I spend quite a bit of time moderating the groups and screening potential members to make sure the groups are safe havens for women with ADHD. 

Why do I do this? Because in the 20+ years of working with adults with ADHD, I’ve learned that we- women with ADHD- have a need to connect with one another. Most of us don’t have local groups where we can share our stories and get and lend the support that we so badly need.

My world changed– in a good way- when I attended my first ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Assoc.) meeting  and found adults with ADHD losing their hotel keys, forgetting names of people just met, bumping into walls, and all the rest. I’d found my tribe! And I wanted to offer that same kind of experience here, online, for women needing that same kind of connection. All the years of shame that many of us have endured because of our ADHD made me want to do something- something that anyone with a computer could access- at no cost. Thus, my Facebook groups came to be: a place where shame is thrown to the curb. A place where women with ADHD can finally be understood. A place where YOU can reach out and make lasting friendships.

Since starting my consulting/coaching practice here at in 2000, I found that one of the biggest and most consistent obstacles to women getting help with ADHD is finances. Help can be expensive. And I wanted to change that. I love providing free and accessible help instead of only helping people who can afford it. So I give you these groups and hope you can find comfort and wisdom amongst your ADHD sisters.

If you feel you gain from your membership, please consider donating a few dollars – any amount helps to  keep these groups alive and thrivingand most of all – safe and supportive. Just click the “Donate” button below.

Thank you so much!

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