Current Research Project:
The Efficacy of ADHD Coaching for Adults: Using Evidence-Based Frameworks
Mantra to Live By:
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (attributed to Thomas Edison)
Mira is a trained ADHD coach, licensed speech-language pathologist, and parent of two adolescents with ADHD, executive function challenges, and related-struggles. She has first-hand experience with the uncertainties, frustration, and small victories that parents and individuals with ADHD face each day. As a speech-language pathologist, Mira has more than 10 years of experience working with individuals with ADHD, executive dysfunction, learning disabilities, and language-based disorders. More recently, Mira enrolled in an accredited training program with the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). She is currently pursuing advanced training and working towards certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), organizations which require coaching professionals to meet specific competencies.
Mira is a strong proponent of a multimodal intervention approach (i.e., utilizing programs which work together to target multiple and interrelated aspects of development: cognitive, physical, social, and emotional) to promote well-being and optimize functioning. She draws on a whole person and strength-based approach to more effectively support her clients. As an ADHD coach, she facilitates reaching one's potential by providing client education and developing one's self-awareness of character strengths, motivations, and interests. Currently, Mira is actively involved in a research project on the efficacy of ADHD coaching for adults.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Ms. Weinfeld is a graduate of Union College and has an MBA in Health Care Accounting and Marketing from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. Currently, Ms. Weinfeld is pursuing an advanced degree in psychology and continuing training with the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA).
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Ms. Weinfeld is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed in New York and Florida. Affiliations/memberships include the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), CHADD, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), the International Coach Federation (ICF), the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the ADHD Professionals Network (APN).