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Your teleconference leaders:

William B. Benninger, Ph.D.

Specializing in the assessment and treatment of ADHD and adolescents for over twenty years has provided Bill a wealth of knowledge and experience. Currently, he is founder and director of Adolescent Counseling Specialists of Columbus, quite possibly the largest adolescent specialty practice in the state.  He is, in addition, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University. Bill is a member of CHADD.

Bill attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 1975.  He then attended OSU's APA-approved counseling psychology graduate program and after completing an APA-approved clinical internship in Wichita, Kansas, Bill received his PhD in 1979.

Valued for his practical wisdom, as well as his clinical experience, he has given workshops on adolescents and ADHD, both locally and internationally.

Bill has appeared on CNN and TV France 2.  His publications are numerous, including A Parent's Guide to Teenage Problems, A Teacher's Guide to Recognizing Psychological and Behavioral Problems of Students, and many professional articles. Bill is married and has two daughters.

Bill can be reached at

Bill's office address is: 130 B  Northwoods Blvd.Columbus, Ohio 43235

His office phone is: 614-888-2343 .



Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, SCAC

As a therapist, coach, educator, author, and presenter, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over two decades of experience helping thousands of ADHD children, adolescents, adults, and their families navigate life's challenges, and gain the tools they need to manage emotional issues.   Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Alan furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

Alan has earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program.

Alan's experience has included working with difficult children and adolescents in therapeutic day schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings.   While creating his group practices, ACP Consultants, and the ADD Centers, he also held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

As a way of giving back to the profession, Alan serves as the Illinois representative and is the chair of the steering committee of the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN).  He also served on the board of the Illinois Psychological Association Clinical Practice Section and was the chair of the Health Care Reimbursement Committee.  

Alan is on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders. He is also a member of the national organization of CHADD and serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Chicago CHADD chapter.   It is in this spirit of service that Alan  and Bill created the ADDvisor as a means to share practical information with families and individuals who live with ADHD every day.

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, he presents and writes on psychological health, ADHD, child and family, and business of practice issues throughout the United States.  Alan is married and has grown children, two daughters and a son.

Alan can be reached at

Alan's office address is: 2604 Dempster Street, Suite 510, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068.  His office phone is: 847-824-1235.