Sup? I'm jak. Welcome! 

Jak (she/her) is an adhd coach, mental health advocate, and founder of Authentically ADHD LLC. With an online community of over 100k people and a robust coaching practice, she has empowered thousands of ADHDers to heal their internalized ableism and shame and design a life that *actually* works for their brains using a strengths based approach.

Jak is passionate about normalizing and depathologizing what it means to be human, especially a neurodivergent (and queer) human. She shares openly about her about her own lived experience navigating adhd, ocd, pmdd, and grief. She truly believes that people with adhd are not disordered nor broken and can live wonderfully successful, fulfilling lives when given the proper support, resources and environment to thrive. 

In what feels like another multiverse, she received a law degree from CUNY Queens with clinical training in mediation. She is from upstate NY and currently lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her cat, Zen. 

Long story short, I went to law school, graduated completely burnt out and decided to figure out how to build a career that really worked for me. 

I am now a certified health/life coach through Institute for Integrative Nutrition and completed 95% of the ADDCA ADHD Coaching training (and intentionally decided not to finish - long story, feel free to ask). This is a total of 2 years training. I also trained extensively in mediation. 

I learned a ton from my trainings, but I believe what makes me an awesome coach is that I'm right in the trenches doing the work with you. I personally have learned how to embrace the strengths of my ADHD, manage the challenges, and design a lifestyle that accommodates those strengths and struggles. This is what I promote and support my clients through. 

What is my background?