• Liliana Turecki

Seeking Help in the US: Is ADHD Coaching Covered By My Insurance?

Updated: Mar 4

Investing in mental health can be synonymous with investing in a better future. There are endless ADHD coping methods – from self-help books to medications – to explore. However, one of the most impactful methods is to dive into ADHD coaching.


ADHD coaching is a collaborative process that targets the roots of your condition. A coach constructs step-by-step plans to help clients manage time, intensify focus, and stay organized or whatever challenge you may be presented with due to your ADHD. By tapping into the improvement of the brain’s executive functions, an ADHD coach helps clients overcome the more serious issues associated with ADHD (like anxiety and depression) down the line. This article will help you answer the questions:

· Is ADHD coaching covered by my insurance?

· How much does ADHD coaching cost?


Is ADHD Coaching Covered By My Insurance?


Typically, insurance plans don’t cover ADHD coaching. That said, there are still some ways to meet your coaching expenses.


These include:

  • FSAs or Flexible Spending Accounts for corporate employees - Through FSAs, you can take care of your healthcare expenses - like acupuncture, eyeglasses, etc. – anything not traditionally covered by insurance.

  • Reducing a portion of your coaching fee by entering it as a business expense.

  • Acquiring a prescription for ADHD coaching from your physician to get the coaching cost written off on your taxes.


How Much Does ADHD Coaching Cost?

ADHD coaching costs can range from pro bono cases to $1,500 a month. However, the average costs are usually between $300 to $800 a month.


After choosing a coach, the next step would involve signing a contract or agreement. The terms are essentially created around the goals you would like to achieve. The role of the terms is to determine the time period for which you would commit to the coaching process. In many cases, ADHD coaches go with a three-month coaching agreement. Some coaches may even require you to pay the fee upfront.


Final Thoughts

ADHD symptoms can leave you with a trail of monetary consequences resulting from impulsiveness, poor planning, and disorganization. This doesn’t have to be the case – not when you have ADHD resources at your fingertips.


From another perspective, you can see ADHD coaching for adults as a financial investment. If you think it’s time to bring order to the chaos of your ADHD, schedule your free consultation with me today!




Sources:

1. https://www.additudemag.com/shopping-for-a-coach/

2. https://www.addrc.org/adhd-covered-by-health-insurance-or-are-tax-deductible/

3. https://chadd.org/about-adhd/coaching/

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