Facilitators: Liz & Jennelle Kariotis-Rice
Sessions: 60-90 minutes
When:  Weekly on Thursdays at 9pm ET / 8pm CT/ 7pm MT/ 6pm PT
Session Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20 & 27, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, November 3, 10 17 (no meeting 24), December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Are you in a committed relationship where ADHD is a third partner?

Do you wish you could talk to other couples who are living with ADHD?

Do you wish you could talk to experts in adapting to a marriage that includes ADHD? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the group for you.

Typical symptoms of ADHD – distractibility, impulsiveness, disorganization – also impact other family members, especially if they live under the same roof.

Common complaints from non-ADHD partners are: feeling ignored, stressed out and frustrated.

The partner with ADHD often feels: overwhelmed, subordinate to their partner, and afraid to fail (again).

It doesn’t have to be that way. This group will focus on strategies to bring back or enhance the spontaneity, affection, and playfulness that first attracted you to each other.

ADDA believes happier marriages are an integral part to leading our best lives.

We are very fortunate to have an all star team to support this community.

Liz and Jennelle Kariotis-Rice facilitate meetings on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Not only are they mental health professionals, but they are also newlyweds navigating the ADHD in their partnership.

Doug Snyder is a co-facilitator of ADDA’s Tuesday Accountability For You group. He was diagnosed with ADHD in his 40’s.

Please join us Thursday evenings for community and support.

 Group Leader Information

Jennelle Kariotis-Rice – BIO

  • Jennelle Kariotis-Rice aka Dr. Jennelle

    Jennelle Kariotis-Rice

    Dr. Jennelle Kariotis-Rice is a relationship psychologist specializing in working with female same-sex couples, divorced/remarried couples, and blended families.

    “Dr. Jennelle” as she is known to her clients, hosts a free, private community on Facebook (the Big Change of Heart Community) a live streaming show (Big Change of Heart LIVE) and a podcast (the Big Change of Heart Podcast).

    She is also a certified Justice of the Peace in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offers pre-and-post marital advising. She teaches part-time in the Psychology Department at Bridgewater State University. Reach her at her website or email https://www.drjennelle.com/ or jennelle@drjennelle.com.

    Together, Liz (ADHD) and Jennelle (neurotypical) facilitate ADDA’s ADHD Couples’ Support Group. The couple shares life in a little slice of wooded heaven with their four children, four dogs, and two cats!

  • Elizabeth Kariotis-Rice – BIO

  • Elizabeth Kariotis-Rice

    Liz is a licensed independent clinical social worker trained at New York University. She has worked in settings ranging from community health centers to major hospitals to outpatient addiction treatment centers to street outreach and drop-in centers for the homeless. Her practice focuses on LBGTQ+ issues, ADHD, addiction, HIV, reproductive challenges, adoption, and parenting.

    In 2014, she received an advanced certificate in group work from Simmons University. A year later she took a five- year sabbatical to pursue preservation carpentry and then to stay home with her children.  She returned to work as a therapist in 2020.

    Liz volunteers as a facilitator for a small group focusing on the 12 steps and how they can be applied to adults with ADHD. She plans to get certified as an ADHD coach in the future.

    Liz can be contacted at liz.kariotisrice@gmail.com

    Together, Liz (ADHD) and Jennelle (neurotypical) facilitate ADDA’s ADHD Couples’ Support Group. The couple shares life in a little slice of wooded heaven with their four children, four dogs, and two cats!

     

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