Like many ADHDers, Indy was seen as a good student who excelled in the ‘gifted and talented’ program at school but struggled with turning in homework and keeping up with organizational tasks. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety at 15, she often felt different and while she underwent treatment for her mental health, she still felt like something wasn’t quite right.
College provided a new set of challenges for Indy and she introduced new ways to help her cope, like her rescue dog. After earning a BA in psychology, she started working in the mental health field at a group home where she was introduced to the idea that she might be neurodivergent.
While only a year into it, Indy’s ADHD diagnosis has helped her embrace her wild, quirky, ambivert self and is giving her the confidence and understanding she needs to complete her master’s program for counseling.
Listen in to hear more about Indy’s experience with ADHD, her passion for clinical mental health counseling and her hopes for the future when it comes to raising awareness for neurodiversity and its community of individuals.
Refocused, Together is a collection of 31 stories told throughout the 31 days of October, a part of our commitment to ADHD Awareness Month. Make sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss a single story this month!