California GrowNOW ADHD Consultation

Our goal is to treat each student based on their unique strengths and needs.

Attention: Parents in the Orange County, California Area

GrowNOW ADHD™ is growing!
We are opening a new location in the Orange County
area for in-person appointments

Get on the Waiting List for the NEW California Location

You can quickly schedule an initial consultation phone call directly with Mike to discuss your situation and
confirm your interest in being seen at the new location in the Orange County, California area.
The consultation request process is outlined below.

1.

Review Our Policy Info

GrowNOW ADHD is out of network with all insurances. We accept checks, major credit cards, or cash. You can read more on our insurance policy information page.

2.

Fill out the Free Consultation Form Below

Send your contact information, details, and concerns to Mike in the request form.

3.

Schedule

Use the calendar to schedule your free consultation call at a time that works for you.

ADHD Executive Function Therapy Appointments,GrowNOW ADHD Appointment

First Step

Get on the Waiting List for the NEW California Location

Request a Consultation with Mike

Please fill out the form with your details and send it to Mike. You will receive an email with a link to schedule a phone call with Mike to discuss your situation and ways GrowNOW ADHD may help you. You will also be placed on a waiting list to be notified when the NEW GrowNOW California location opens (FALL 2023).

+1 631-332-3801

Consultation Request Form

Consultation Request Form - CA

FAQs

No. Mike offers an initial free consultation to talk with you, hear your concerns and questions and evaluate if GrowNOW ADHD can help you. There is no fee or obligation for the initial phone consultation.

No, we are not associated with insurance in any way.

This is a very common concern from parents when they first reach out.

The most important thing to remember is that ADHD/Executive Dysfunction is a disorder of Self-Evaluation and Metacognition.

This means that it is very hard for individuals with ADHD to know what is truly best for them, especially when it has to do with delayed gratification. Individuals with ADHD and EF Delays need an adult to act as their Executive Functioning to get them started on tasks, especially tasks that are new and challenging, get them out of their comfort zone (most likely screens), and get them to do things that will improve their executive functioning for future success.

It is OKAY if your child does not want to go to coaching and complains about it – you are the parent, you are the adult, and you know what is best for them and their future.

This is also a disorder of Self-Motivation and Non-Preferred Task Initiation. Teens get upset when coaching takes them away from their comfort zone of screens and video games. Building Executive Functions requires them to have varied experiences away from screens and out of their comfort zone to develop skills that will be useful in their future lives. 

At GrowNOW – we provide our coaching students with a brand-new, energetic, engaging experience. We use the most up-to-date evidence-based practices and focus on interpersonal relationships.

Executive Functions are NOT developed by sitting at a table doing worksheets. EF Therapy must be relationship-based, fun, and motivating. Our students get up and move, go into the community and the natural environment, and act out what they want their successful futures to look like!

Also, we never take a “one size fits all approach.” We tailor everything toward the unique individual. Every student receives their own unique goals and treatment plan. Sessions are tailored to their specific strengths and needs.

This is a very difficult question to answer, and many parents tend to ask this question before I ever meet their child. Also, it is an inappropriate question because no coach or therapist can ethically guarantee results regardless of their training and background. The most important thing here is that every child is different. Some students can acquire skills rather quickly, and some take time.

The goal of any coaching is to no longer need a coach. This is because you have acquired the skills that were once lacking. This is always our goal – for our students to attain independence and no longer need our help in as short of an amount of time as possible.

All coaching is based on the child’s progress and the client & family’s constant satisfaction.

GrowNOW ADHD never guarantees progress for any student or provides a specific timetable to expect ‘results.’

All sales are final, and we do not provide refunds.

All children and adolescents are different – it is impossible to predict a timeline of when progress will be exhibited, seen, or noticed.

This is why our services have ZERO contracts or commitments, so if caregivers feel progress is not developing at an appropriate rate, they can end services at any time.

We are a team of clinicians, not tutors – scores on tests, papers, etc. and grades at school are not a reflection of our work.

There is no such thing as Executive Function Coaching without parent coaching and parent involvement – and we take that very seriously.

Parent involvement is crucial to ensure that strategies learned within the sessions carry over to the natural environment. A strong and positive relationship between family/caregivers and the coach is paramount.

Yes, GrowNOW’s services are in high demand, and we often have a waiting list. Contact now to get on the list so you can be seen as quickly as possible.

YES! We specialize in college-aged students!

Yes, we do! They are highly engaging and nothing like virtual school!

  • our therapy is NEVER once-sized fits all
  • all sessions revolve around a student’s individualized Grow Plan we create for them to strengthen their independence
  • this is NOT Talk Therapy
  • we do extensive practice on real-world exercises, strategies, and plans to ensure the carryover of skills to the natural environment

Yes, our virtual therapy sessions are NOT virtual school. Our virtual sessions are highly engaging and motivating.

Our services have no contracts and no commitments; you can cancel anytime.

“… When I heard that Mike was doing work around executive functioning, I was quick to presume that he was doing what most people in the Philadelphia area who claim to work on executing functioning do – helping kids organize school materials. Organizing school materials is a small part of executive functioning, [but] it’s not addressing lagging executive function skills at their foundation.

When I first spoke with Mike I knew right away that he was the real deal and knew what he was doing. He was actually working on executive function skill development. I refer many families to GrowNOW ADHD.”

Ryan Wexelblatt
ADHD Dude

Testimonials

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Jonathan Hartshorne
2023-05-09
GrowNow has been an incredible find! We had a great experience from inception through to “graduation”. Highly recommend for anyone who has a child with ADHD.
SEAC Cheltenham
2023-04-12
Michael McLeod of GrowNOW came and spoke at a meeting for Special Education Alliance of Cheltenham. We were impressed with the depth of his knowledge and we really appreciated the time he took to thoughtfully address the many questions participants asked.
Melanie Patterson
2023-03-09
“There has been a noticeable difference in your son in the last year and we’re unsure what has brought on this big change.” This was the consensus at my last IEP meeting and the mysterious cause for the big change was GROW NOW. My son has been getting services since he was 2, he is now 14. This last year he has gone once a week and worked with a therapist to help him refine his social skills, work on his dialogue (speech) and, primarily, learn executive function skills. Executive function is not something the school district prioritizes but it is something that kids with learning differences often need. I can’t recommend this office enough!
velia gonzales
2022-08-29
Michael definitely knows his stuff! As a mom of a neurodivergent child, and as a speech pathologist and as a neurodiverse person myself I can say with confidence that I highly recommend learning from him.
katie G
2022-08-17
I can not say enough about the services we are receiving at growNow! My 14 year old son NEVER complains and looks forward to going EVERY week! Mark and Mike truly do their best to get to know the kids and their needs and create a plan to help them succeed!!
Eliott Boettcher
2022-02-17
The best executive function coach of all time!
Evelyn Tan
2021-10-07
I'm a speech-language pathologist and I must say Grow Now's online resources are fantastic - lots of practical strategies to help build a child's executive functioning skills! I especially like the Tech Executive Function Grow Plan, super helpful.