Long Island Counseling Services Offer Executive Function Coaching and Therapy for Children and Adults with Executive Function Disorder (EFD)
Long Island Counseling Services specializes in coaching and therapy for executive function disorder. We offer treatments and support for both children and parents, helping those that struggle with their executive functions learn ways to manage the conditions.
For parents and caregivers that are looking to support their child, contact Long Island Counseling Services today for more information about therapy for executive function disorder, or to learn more about options for executive function coaching – available to both children and their parents. Call us at (516) 882-4544 for our East Meadow, NY center or (631) 380-3299 for Melville. You can also fill out our online form and we’ll connect you to a therapist that fits your needs.
What is Executive Function Disorder?
From children to adulthood, our minds are meant to develop skills and abilities that help us navigate the many challenges of life. While school teaches us math, language, and science, a typical neurodevelopment will also teach us how to organize tasks, manage time, and respond to different stressors and challenges.
Some children – especially those with ADHD – may not be able to develop some of these skills. We call this being “neuroatypical,” where a person may not have been able to successfully manage the functions that are needed to achieve their personal, professional, and emotional goals. This is called “executive function disorder,” because it is about issues with a person’s executive functions. Examples of executive functions include:
- Emotional Regulation – The competency to recognize, comprehend, and manage one’s own emotional states, as well as to respond appropriately to the emotional states of others.
- Cognitive Flexibility – The skill to adapt to new or changing circumstances, toggle attention between different tasks, and shift strategies as situations require.
- Time Management – The ability to accurately estimate, allocate, and make effective use of time for completing tasks and meeting deadlines.
- Working Memory – The mental capacity to temporarily hold and manipulate information for the purposes of completing tasks, adhering to instructions, and resolving problems.
- Planning and Organization – The capability to establish objectives, formulate step-by-step plans, systematically organize materials and time, and execute tasks accordingly.
- Inhibition – The faculty for controlling impulsive responses, avoiding distractions, and sustaining focus on tasks or information that are relevant.
- Task Initiation – The ability to successfully start a task or project without undue procrastination, identifying the necessary steps and resources to begin effectively.
- Self-Monitoring – The skill to assess and regulate one’s own performance and behavior in real-time, making adjustments as needed to stay on course towards achieving goals.
Children that are neuroatypical, especially those with ADHD, are prone to also having EFD. By working with a therapist or coach that specializes in these issues, it is possible to give the child or young adult the skills that will help them thrive in this world.
How is Executive Function Disorder Treated?
As therapists and coaches, we treat executive function disorder, coach ways to manage it, and also provide additional therapy and support for issues like anxiety and depression – issues that many of those with EDH struggle with. For example, we provide:
- Goal Setting Techniques
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Problem Solving Education
- Metacognition Training
- ADHD Therapy
- Parent Coaching, and More
Different children, young adults, and even adults with executive function disorder on Long Island are all unique in their needs and challenges. As a therapist that has worked extensively with these populations, we make sure that you always receive the support that you need to move you and your family forward.
Start Today with Long Island Counseling Services
Long Island Counseling Services has therapists that truly take the time to get to know you. If you feel or know that you need help with executive function disorder for yourself or a loved one, please contact our front offices today, and let’s set up an appointment to begin a conversation about the different treatments and options available.