Counseling | Group Counseling | Social Skills Programs
ADHD/Executive Function Coaching
Ride the Wave Counseling & Coaching (formerly known as Center for ADHD in Linwood) is unlike any psychology/therapy/counseling practice in Southern Jersey.
We work specifically with males (and their families) because our practical, skill-building approach is congruent with how the male brain operates. Traditional “talk therapy”/counseling is often counterintuitive to how boys and young men communicate.
Parents reach out to us because their sons are struggling with one or more of the following:
Services we provide include:
Ryan Wexelblatt, Ride the Wave Counseling & Coaching Director created the Center for ADHD in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania before expanding to South Jersey in 2017. His practical, skill-building approach designed specifically for males has brought families from throughout the Philadelphia area to Center for ADHD.
Please contact us for a free phone consultation or click the button below to schedule an appointment at our office.
A licensed clinical social worker and NJ certified school social worker Ryan has dedicated himself to working with students and young adults for nearly 20 years. Recognizing the need for a forward-thinking, skill building approach to treating ADHD, learning disabilities and Asperger’s Syndrome Ryan created Center for ADHD in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Families from throughout the Philadelphia area came to Center for ADHD as Ryan’s outside the box approach to teaching social skills to males and executive function coaching was unlike any other counseling practice/therapy provider in the area. Ride the Wave Counseling & Coaching was brought to Atlantic County in 2017 (originally called Center for ADHD in Linwood).
Ryan previously worked as a Clinician at Hill Top Preparatory School and Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Philadelphia campuses. He also created and directed social learning programs including Hill Top Summer Camp, Camp Sequoia, and Sequoia Kids Program. He is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Temple University.
He’s also one of the few professionals in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas to have earned a Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion.
Ryan has presented to parent groups as well as regional and national conferences including CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). His national speaking engagements include the International Conference on ADHD, the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference, and the Autism Society National Conference. Ryan is known for his authentic, affable presentation style. Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of Ryan’s upcoming speaking engagements or visit past presentations to see his speaking engagements from the past year.
Originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania Ryan’s lifelong connection to the shore area stems from his grandparent’s home in Ventnor. Ryan’s photograph (as a 4-year-old) is featured in the book Atlantic City (Images of America). He and his son, Austin, who attends vocational school for carpentry, live with their dog Sasha, a Bergamasco sheepdog.
Our counseling groups provide a way for boys to authentically connect and learn from a group of similar-age boys with each other without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. Our counseling groups do not consist of simply sitting around talking about problems. We learn strategies, solve problems, do activities and have fun in the process.
If your son has been in therapy for a long time and you’re not seeing the results that you’d like to see, our groups may be the solution.
Our groups will begin summer and fall 2018 and include:
We also offer social skills programs for boys who are diagnosed with ADHD or learning differences.
Groups run at various afternoon and evenings throughout the school year, with breaks during winter and spring break holiday from school and several breaks throughout the summer.
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The boys and young adults we work with have many strengths, great qualities, and tremendous potential. They also have specific needs that are not effectively addressed by traditional therapy and require the highly specialized, skill-building approach we provide. We are unlike any therapy/counseling practice in South Jersey as we teach practical skills and strategies to compensate for lagging skills. We teach everyone we work with that ADHD is a description of how their brain works and not their identity.
Common characteristics of the individuals we work with:
Executive Function Skills
Emotional Regulation Skills