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

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

Monica Hassell – Bio

  • Monica Hassall

    Monica Hassall is one of the Principle Coaches of Connect ADHD Coaching Australia.

    Monica graduated from the ADD Coach Academy in 2015 and has completed further training under Jodi-Sleeper Triplett in 2017. She devotes her time to “making life more connected” for her clients with ADHD and executive functions challenges. Monica works closely with her clients using current neuroscience, coaching principles, and Mindfulness to build a close and supportive relationship. Additionally, having a Bachelor of Nursing Monica has been integral to supporting people to “think clearly, create strategies and function better in their environment” for over 30 years.

    With her partner Jonathan, the Hassalls were selected for the Innovative Programs section at CHADD Conference in 2015 and 2016. Co-author Barbara Hunter and Monica also presented at the International ADHD Conference in 2018. She also has presented at the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) in 2019 and has been interviewed on several international Podcasts. Monica coaches clients both nationally and internationally.

    To learn more about Monica go to Connect ADHD Coaching at http://www.connectadhd.com/

  • Jonathan Hassell – Bio
  • Jonathan Hassall

    Jonathan is an ADHD / Executive Function Coach and director of Connect ADHD Coaching, providing services internationally from Brisbane, Australia. With a background of registered nursing in private psychiatric services, he proceeded to multiple roles in the pharmacological industry including the Clinical Research Scientist and Scientific Advisor for ADHD for Australia and New Zealand.

    He recognised the potential ADHD Coaching offered in addressing challenges presented by ADHD and completed his ADHD Coaching training through ADDCA in the United States. He has subsequently presented ADHD specific coaching programs within the CHADD innovative programs sections at the US national conferences in 2015 & 2016 while also presenting on ADHD Coaching at the International Coaching Federation Australian Conference in 2016. Through his ADHD Coaching practice he also provides individual, parent group, and partner group programs as well as ADHD training to disability service groups.

    He was until recently a board member of ADHD Australia and co-editor of the ADHD Australia Newsletter -The Voice. He is also an active member of national and state based ADHD psychiatry peer review groups, national and international ADHD coaching peer review groups, as well as a member of Auspan. He is also a full member of the Australian Professional ADHD Association.

    Jonathan’s current focus is to continue to translate relevant executive function theory and ADHD Coaching practice to provide models and tools that support individuals with ADHD. The ultimate aim being to embrace their native neurobiology and create pathways to recognise and reach their potential.

  • Jennelle Kariotis-Rice – BIO
  • Jennelle Kariotis-Rice aka Dr. Jennelle

    Jennelle Kariotis-RiceAs a Relationship Advisor, I offer support, guidance, and advice on the matters of the heart that matter most to you. I focus on the partnership, helping relationships thrive throughout all of life’s crazy transitions. I specialize in working with female same-sex couples, divorced/remarried couples, and blending families and the complex challenges that arise in these nontraditional lifestyles. Life is ever-evolving and it’s my job to make sure your relationship evolves along with it.

    I received my Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology in 2012 from Northeastern University after ten years of both undergraduate and graduate study in psychology.. Following my graduate work, I focused primarily in the physical health space; guiding others to reach their wellness goals. Today I spend my time helping individuals, couples, and families embrace the big changes that come with choosing to live for love – a concept that is near and dear to my heart.