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Counselor. Facilitator. Teacher.
“Pay attention!”…“Just concentrate!” These are all-too-common refrains from frustrated teachers and parents toward today’s youth. The problem: No one ever teaches them HOW. We are on the verge of losing the greatest talents of our time as we medicate and demoralize these dreamers, discovers, and dynamos out of existence. But, there is another way. Rather than tamping them down with medication and reprimands, we can harness the strengths and talents of children and adults with ADHD. Through the practice of mindfulness training, becoming aware of natural strengths, identifying deep personal values, and teaching self-compassion skills, we can help children and adults with ADHD reclaim their inherent greatness so we don’t lose our future Einsteins, Picassos, Louisa May Alcotts, and amazing future TED presenters.
Chris Fraser, MSW, LISW is the owner of Positive Path Counseling in Dublin, Ohio. Mr. Fraser specializes in helping children and adults facing a variety of behavioral and psychological challenges embrace their innate strengths to help navigate the world in more effective ways.
Mr. Fraser worked on an early-childhood mental health initiative, facilitating groups to help reduce aggression in children, and has many years of experience and training in various forms of strategic and brief therapies, family therapy and acceptance & commitment therapy.
Mr. Fraser co-facilitated solution-focused domestic violence groups for the court system and a kids-in-care group for parents who have had their children placed outside their home by children services.
Since 2004 Mr. Fraser has been an adjunct instructor at the Ohio State University College of Social Work, teaching courses in marriage and family therapy and social work.