About Us

We are dedicated to empowering children with ADHD by providing comprehensive support and resources tailored to their unique needs. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to helping children thrive academically, emotionally, and socially, enabling them to reach their full potential.

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40 Years of Dedication to Children's Mental Health

Our founders bring a combined experience of over 40 years in the field of children’s mental health, with a particular focus on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their extensive work with adults who have struggled with these issues later in life has highlighted a consistent theme: the wish that they had learned essential life skills during their childhood. This insight is at the core of why Positive Kids was established.

We recognize that ADHD can be a superpower, offering unique perspectives and energies that, when harnessed, lead to extraordinary outcomes. However, without the right tools and support, children with ADHD may feel sidelined, dejected, and unmotivated. At Positive Kids, we are committed to changing this narrative by providing specialized support and empowering children with ADHD to fully realize their potential and embrace their unique abilities.

Our mission is clear: to equip children with the critical life skills they need from a young age, ensuring they grow into adults who are not only able to manage their challenges but also thrive and succeed. Positive Kids exists to make this vision a reality, ensuring every child with ADHD receives the understanding and support they need to flourish.

Our Personal Belief Statement

Innate Potential

Every child possesses the inherent potential to achieve greatness.

Childhood Years

The experiences and teachings imparted during the formative years have lasting effects into adulthood.

Opportunity

Every child deserves the chance to strengthen areas of weakness through targeted support.

Early Interventions

Proactive services can significantly alter a child’s developmental trajectory, setting the stage for a fulfilled adult life.

Core Skills we Focus on

Social Skills

The ability to interact with others and form relationships and functioning to effectively thrive in a society.

Emotional Skills

The ability to understand, express, and manage emotions effectively and responsively.

Cognitive Skills

The mental abilities that enable children to process information, learn, and solve problems.

Our Journey and Expansion

Our approach has proven highly successful. We remain at the forefront of research, continuously updating our practices and training for all our providers—even as they continue to provide the highest standards of care in their interventions. Since 2016 we have made significant strides in specialized programming and curriculum development tailored to meet the diverse mental, emotional, and social needs of children. What this means is that if you’re child is diagnosed with ADHD- you can be confident that we are offering on BEST practices for ADHD.

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Leadership Team

Alice Wiafe

Alice Wiafe

Founder at Positive Kids Inc

Alice Wiafe is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience working with families, and a decade of that time specifically focused on children. Alice completed her master’s degree at the Adler School of Psychology and is currently finishing her Psy.D. She is the author of “Emotional Millionaire,” a book where she guides readers through navigating difficult emotions. Additionally, she co-authored the workbook “Eight Steps to Overcoming Anger.”

As a trailblazer in understanding the impact of emotions on our well-being, Alice founded Positive Kids in 2015. Through her leadership, Positive Kids has worked with thousands of families with children diagnosed with ADHD, creating ADHD-centered and ADHD-focused solutions. Alice’s interest in ADHD is deeply personal, as her own son has been diagnosed with the condition. This personal connection fuels her dedication and passion.

Alice’s words of wisdom: “I’m fighting for all kids with ADHD because, as a parent, I understand the heart inside these children and the incredible potential they have. If you’ve come to Positive Kids seeking an agency that understands and cares, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help.”

Fernande Ayoub

Fernande Ayoub

Supervisor/Counselor Manager at Positive Kids

Fernande completed her studies in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology and earned her Doctoral Degree in 2024. With extensive therapy and counseling experience, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and diverse populations.

Fernande’s professional journey encompasses preventive therapy for high-risk teens and children, individual and group therapy facilitation, and trauma specialization and supervision. She has conducted and facilitated therapy sessions, collaborating with families, case workers, and the court system to ensure proper evaluation and treatment plans. As a Trauma Specialist, Fernande has supervised staff working with traumatized children and adolescents.

Specializing in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology, Fernande excels in diagnostic evaluations and various therapeutic models such as play therapy, drawing therapy, trauma therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, and the IMH model. Her expertise includes treating child abuse, neglect, traumatic experiences, and various psychological disorders.

Known for her problem-solving abilities and effective stress management, Fernande works persistently towards specific goals. Her excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with fluency in English, French, Arabic, and some Spanish, enable her to connect with a diverse clientele.

For the past four years, Fernande has served as Supervisor/Counselor Manager at Positive Kids, bringing a wealth of knowledge, particularly in the area of ADHD. She works closely with clinicians and families to help achieve their goals.

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