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“Adela Baker is something of a pioneer in New Orleans. She was the first Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner in the state of Louisiana, and she has a passion for helping teenagers and adults with executive functioning issues reach their highest potential.

ADHD in Louisiana

At her company Mind Coach NOLA, Baker collaborates with mental health professionals, educators, and families to help meet the needs of Louisiana’s neurodiverse population. Louisiana currently has the highest rate of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder diagnoses among children ages 2-11 in the nation. Over sixty percent of those children receive treatment solely through medication, with no behavioral therapy or intervention. According to Mind Coach NOLA, that results in an average cost-per-patient of $15,036 per year (including indirect costs such as respite for caregivers and costs related to behaviors).

Mind Coach NOLA’s Mission

Baker and the Mind Coach NOLA team provide access to services for teenagers and adults with ADHD, ADD, and other executive functioning issues to help them harness their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. According to Baker, neurodiversity is a gift – if you can learn how to harness it. She refers to her son and those like him as “turbo thinkers,” because of their ability to hyper-focus at times, quickly grasp concepts and ideas they find interesting, and their passion and their unwavering dedication to projects they feel passionate about.”

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Mind Coach NOLA is the leader in ADHD and Executive Function life coaching in New Orleans and the entire Louisiana area. Let us help you as a professional or your child as a life coach that tackles executive function and ADHD. We serve the New Orleans community because we are from New Orleans and we're dedicated to being life coaches and transforming our community before tackling others.