Ever feel like you're in a constant state of misunderstood? When you or someone you love is impacted by ADHD, it can wreak havoc on your relationships at home, at work, and at school. You can break the cycle of frustration starting today.


My name is Kate Barrett. I am an ICF-certified and ADDCA-trained ADHD Coach, married for over 20 years to an ADHD husband and mother of 3 young men(two of whom are ADHD). Frustration and exasperation are commonplace in the ADHD world when there is no common language or understanding of intention vs. attention. Coaching can provide a supportive partnership between the coach and client to explore what is getting in the way of reaching or even setting your goal(s).  

I specialize in helping students, parents and entrepreneurs with ADHD uncover their strengths and embrace their learning styles.  Whether it is a struggle with finding the surface of your desk, a desire to help your student uncover their drive, or a struggle to complete your homework, we can work together to help move you toward your goal. I work with curious, creative and often overwhelmed minds of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to explore what is holding them back.  With my support, clients embrace and uncover their strengths while changing their relationship with their world through a better understanding of the science behind the choices they make and the stories holding them captive.  Together we work towards understanding what has them stuck and how they can best move toward their personal, academic or professional goals.



  1. Complimentary Coaching Session: To find out if coaching is right for you, schedule your complimentary 30-minute coaching session today. This phone consultation is available for you to ask any questions you might have about coaching or my practice.

  2. 90-Minute Strategic Discovery Session: Deep dive into the ADHD traits specific to your world and how they impact you. You will leave with a clearer understanding of current challenges and a few take-away tools to get you back on track from day one!

  3. Coaching Relationship: With our discovery session under your belt, you will be able to determine if coaching is right for you or you may find that teleclasses are more your speed. Either way, I'm here to support you in the best avenue for you!


Workshops & Classes

Parent 2 Parent Education Course

CHADD's parent training program covering topics from brain science & treatments to managing school and home challenges. CHADD's P2P resource guide is included. Click below for more information. A PERFECT PRIMER FOR FAMILIES OF NEWLY DIAGNOSED CHILDREN.

The next live classes take place on:

  • Dates: TBD @ Fall 2019

  • Time: TBD

  • Place: Learning RX, 1441 Sachem Pl, Suite 3, Charlottesville, VA  22901

Sanity School LIVE

Sanity School® Live covers six lessons that radically improve the lives of parents dealing with children with complex issues like ADHD, Anxiety, LD and related challenges. Research has shown that with this reality-based training, reinforced by coaching and support, parents coping with complex kids become more confident and calm, and their kids' behaviors begin to improve. A PERFECT FOLLOW-UP TO BRING YOUR PARENTING SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

The next live classes take place on:

  • Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Place: ARC of the Piedmont’s Board Room, 1149 Rose Hiill Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Partner-Coach Program

Reframe your relationship with your spouse in four(4) 90-minute sessions. We'll cover brain science, emotions and intentions, and home impacts using a coach-approach.

My Child has ADHD.
Now What?

Many people are unsure of where to look following a diagnosis of ADHD.  This 1-hour overview will help you understand the resources and services available to you or your child. Click here for more details.

Tolerations Workshop

What many people do not realize is just how many tolerations they may face in a given day or environment.  This workshop is designed to reframe your perspective and help you take control of your every day life.  Whether you have ADHD or not, this workshop is sure to stir up great conversation for your group.  Great for parent and teacher groups, business teams and organizations. Click here for more info.

ADHD in the Classroom for Teachers

Covering topics from brain science & treatments to managing school and behavior challenges and bolstering executive function.