Navigating the Emotional Storms of ADHD
with James Ochoa, LPC

Saturday, April 2, 8:30 – 4:30
The Commons Learning Center JJ Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

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In this daylong workshop for both helping professionals and the general public, psychotherapist James Ochoa will offer a new and effective approach to working with ADHD in adults that goes well beyond the usual medications and treatment modalities. Through case studies, storytelling and discussion, James will present a novel way of understanding the disorder and its impacts, emphasizing the particular emotional distress that individuals with ADHD experience. He will illustrate how treating this distress is central to helping individuals with ADHD successfully navigate the diagnosis.

Weaving together concepts from attachment theory, neurodevelopmental theory, and neuroscience—and culling from his 27 years of treating ADHD—James will chart a practical course toward helping those with ADHD acknowledge and accept their differences to build more meaningful, satisfying lives.


James Ochoa, LPC, is the founder and director of The Life Empowerment Center (TLEC) in Austin, TX. Since 1996, he has offered an educational and action-focused counseling model along with executive coaching to help his clients overcome their personal and professional challenges, while continuing to manage his own ADHD. By standing in the fire with his clients, he has helped them find ways to function powerfully in the midst of their sometimes turbulent lives. He remains passionate about discovering ways to help others empower themselves in all areas of their lives. James is the author of the book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, available February 29, 2016 from Empowering Minds Press.

AINC Members: $165 before 3/21; $185 after 3/26
AINC Non-Members: $195 before 3/21; $215 after 3/26
Special Student Rate: $65 (spaces limited)

6 CEUs are available for LCSW, LPC, and LMFT.