Adult ADHD Specialist & Expert ADHD Provider About

About Kelly Allen Pickens


Kelly Pickens, APNP, FNP-BC, ADC-C, ADHD-CCSP has over 20 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and two certifications in ADHD. She has an unmatched understanding of the impacts of ADHD, its different presentations, potential physiologic factors — as well as traditional behavioral, pharmaceutical, and natural treatments.


In 2020, Kelly accidentally discovered she had ADHD while completing a continuing medical educational course on adult ADHD. She was 48 years old.

She was astonished as she went through the course, experiencing revelation after revelation. This course was about her! After the course, she sought a diagnosis, began medication, hired an ADHD coach — and voila!! Medication and 6 months of ADHD coaching were more helpful than any other antidepressant medication and talk therapy she had ever participated in since sophomore year of college.

Since that time, Kelly has poured herself into learning everything she can about ADHD. She has completed coursework with the iACTcenter for ADHD Coaching, studied numerous books, completed CME’s, listened to countless podcasts, and attended national conferences. 

Kelly is an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider and a Certified Attention Deficit Consultant. She has also been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 20+ years.

Fascinated with neuropsychiatry, with a true love of the brain, Kelly started Undivided Attention to help others learn about and love their brains too.

“I have been told that my superpower is helping people be who they are. And when we work together, I will be who I am, which may mean I will swear from time to time, and I’ll probably be wearing jeans.

I am a tenacious advocate for people with disabilities, societal disadvantages, and any other individuality (race, gender, sexual preference, neurodivergence, etc …) that can lead to their oppression and limit their access to what the world has to offer.”


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center

In addition to her credentials and experience, Kelly also has access to a board certified psychiatrist at any time through her Collaborative Agreement with


In addition to her adult ADHD clinic for women, Kelly has run a candle making business, a clothing up-cycle-resale business, and was a real estate agent for a very short stint (all while working as a nurse). She wanted to learn to sew most of her adult life, and in the summer of 2021, she finally did. And, in true ADHD fashion, she went from owning zero sewing machines to 5 in the span of about 2 months. Yeah, that’s ADHD.

Kelly is a single mom of two fantastic neurodivergent kiddos. She loves camping, biking, campfires, music, art, style, and cats and dogs — and talking about all things ADHD.