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Welcome to

Sari Solden & Associates 

Sari Solden & Associates is a private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, that specializes in providing psychotherapy and consultation and assessment to men and women with ADHD and their loved ones.

Psychotherapist Sari Solden, MS, is a pioneer in the field of counseling women and men with the strengths and struggles of ADHD. She is the author of three popular books and is a well-known, international keynote speaker on the subject.

We have found that most people like to think that ADHD is something that can be “fixed.” In fact, that is often the reason for initially seeking help. Many people with ADHD often feel as if they NEED to be fixed, they feel broken. The truth is, there is no quick fix. We do not offer one. We have no interest in fixing people; only helping them find a path to contentment, personal satisfaction, and healing.

Sari Solden & Associates was built on a foundation of expertise in ADHD, but is also influenced by minority mental health and multi-cultural considerations, mindfulness-based practices, psychoeducational guidance, narrative therapy, and women’s psychology.

To read about our other providers click here.

Current Services at Sari Solden & Associates

Sari offers One-Time and periodic consultations.

     For Adults with ADHD when available please fill out form.

     For Mental Health Professionals individually (or in groups when available)

Jennifer Ratliff-Moss offers ongoing counseling when available.

Evaluations for ADHD in person with Robert Spencer please fill out form.

To be notified of events, groups or webinars with Sari Solden or for Interview or Appearances please fill out form.

Upcoming and Current

Upcoming Updated Edition of Journeys Through ADDulthood

Click here to read more on the updated edition

If you are interested in being notified of when it will be released please submit a new form and check off Other Reasons and in the subject please put To be notified when it is released for purchase.

Don't forget to Check out Full PreFrontal Sucheta with Sari Solden

Culture encourages girls and women to exhibit both traditional “feminine” qualities, such as being empathic, good with relationships, nice, obedient, good mothers, and home-organizers, as well as traditional “masculine” qualities, such as being assertive, competitive, academically driven, and career-focused. However, when girls display disruptive, hyperactive, impulsive, or disorganized behavior, they are at risk of harsher social judgment compared to their male counterparts because they violate the feminine societal norms. For starters, ADHD and resulting Executive Dysfunction in girls and women can turn their lives upside down and in an attempt to avoid social sanctions, many of them spend excessive amounts of energy trying to hide their challenges, which in turn go unnoticed and hence untreated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this episode, psychotherapist, consultant and author, Sari Solden, discusses why girls and women with ADHD get diagnosed much later than a typical child with ADHD and how best to help alleviate their personal shame and struggles with the unrelenting societal pressure of needing to “prove it to the world” that they are worthy to be given opportunities. An essential component of improving Executive Function skills is building self-knowledge and constructing a personal narrative of a wholesome self that recognizes the common humanity in all of our experiences. Instead of framing self-work or self-change as “fixing something that is broken”, the best therapeutic way to empower girls and women with ADHD is to help them invest in their own future-self.

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