WMHCA: ADHD in Adult Cis Women, Hormones, and Sex: What Mental Health Therapist’s need to know

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3 CEs Recorded: Spring 2024

Intimacy in relationships is a complex and multi-faceted aspect of human connection, and when combined with the challenges of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), it can become even more intricate. This comprehensive course is designed to provide a deep understanding of how AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) individuals with ADHD navigate intimacy within their relationships.

Objectives ● Gain insight into the unique challenges faced by AFAB individuals with ADHD in the realm of intimacy ● Learn how to identify the impact of ADHD symptoms on communication, emotional connection, and self-esteem within intimate relationships. ● Understand the concept of "rejection-sensitive dysphoria" and its influence on emotional dynamics. ● Explore non-pharmacological approaches and strategies for managing ADHD symptoms to enhance intimacy. ● Discover the benefits of open communication, self-compassion, and self- acceptance in fostering healthier intimate relationships. ● Examine the potential role of therapy in addressing intimacy-related challenges. ● Recognize the importance of support networks and resources, including support groups, for individuals and couples dealing with ADHD-related intimacy issues.


  1. ADHD description for AFAB people, and who is being diagnosed (15 minutes)
  2. HowADHD can be experienced differently for AFAB people 15 minutes
  3. Neurodiverse Sensate Focus, sexuality tools (15 minutes)
  4. How to help AFAB people with ADHD and how they find online community (15 minutes)
EPDC CE Hours: 3
Presenter: Erika Miley, PhD LMHC

Dr. Erika Miley is a expert in the field of mental health, with a particular focus on the intersection of ADHD and intimate relationships. Holding a Ph.D. and licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Dr. Miley is also a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). With a passion for understanding and addressing the complexities of ADHD in intimate settings, she has dedicated her career to research, education, and therapeutic practice. Dr. Miley's expertise extends to various aspects of mental health, with a specialization in ADHD and itsi mpact on relationships. Her commitment to fostering healthy and fulfilling intimate connections has madeher a sought-after practitioner, speaker, and researcher. Dr. Miley has contributed significantly to the field through her groundbreaking research on the intersection of ADHD and sex. Her work has provided valuable insights into the challenges faced by individuals with ADHD in navigating intimate relationships, offering practical solutions and innovative approaches for both clients and practitioners. For the past five years, Dr. Miley has been the host of a popular podcast, Sex Talk with Erika Miley, where she shares her expertise and engages in insightful conversations with leading experts in the field. Through her podcast, she has created a platform for disseminating valuable information, challenging stigmas, and fostering open discussions on topics related to mental health, ADHD, and intimate relationships. Dr. Miley has developed an impactful and comprehensive course titled, "Understanding Intimacy and ADHD in AFAB Individuals." This course delves into the nuances of ADHD and its effects on intimate relationships, offering practical strategies for both professionals and individuals seeking a deeper understanding. Dr. Miley is known for her commitment to public engagement and education. She frequently speaks at conferences, workshops, and public events, advocating for mental health awareness and promoting destigmatization.