ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that is typically characterized by a lack of impulse control, an inability to focus and pay attention, and hyperactivity. ADHD most commonly emerges in children and teens and can continue into adulthood. In fact, ADHD is the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in young people and sufferers often have trouble paying attention in school. ADHD must be diagnosed by a qualified clinician. In addition to medical interventions, seeing a mental health practitioner who specializes in the treatment of ADHD can help patients and their families better cope with many of the symptoms. Contact one of TherapyDen’s ADHD experts today.

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ADHD often brings with it harsh self-criticism and doubt, social withdrawal, and a sense of alienation. I understand this at a personal and professional level. I help people disentangle their negative self-talk, redefine themselves, and re-center themselves in their own authentic experience, and learn to leverage their skills and cope with the challenges of living with an ADHD-type mind.

— Andrew Amick, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

ADHD is more than inattention. And it’s more than not being able to sit still. If you’ve been struggling with ADHD, you probably already know that it can affect everything from not meeting deadlines to procrastination, losing things, and being extra-sensitive to rejection by others. We have to work infinitely harder at things that other people find easy. People don't need "fixing." We need to understand how our brains work and then learn tools to work WITH our brains for success.

— Victoria Carey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When your brain doesn't know how to filter out the unimportant and every sound or sensation gets equal attention, it is forced to work in overdrive all the time. It's exhausting and can lead to a ton of anxiety as you try to "pretend normal". The good news is that when you start to understand your brain and develop systems to help you focus on the important stuff, school/work/daily life can get a lot easier. My job is to help you explore things that work so you can enjoy life again.

— Katy Harmon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Austin, TX
 

I am certified in working with ADHD and have extensive experience with it personally and in my practice.

— London Mingo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My specializations include providing testing for clients with Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Social Anxiety Disorder.

— Pia Nathani, Psychologist in Muncie, IN
 

I have inside knowledge of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (and when the hyperactive piece is absent, too).

— Debbie Duquette, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, AL
 

I consider ADHD an executive functioning disorder and very complicated and rich. As an adult who carries and ADHD diagnosis, please know that there is so much more to explore and understand about yourself so we can help you take care of yourself, function more effectively in the world and communicate compassionately with yourself and others.

— Rebecca Lavine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA

ADHD is not the hyperactive and unfocused person that is often portrayed in the media. ADHD can mean hyper focusing unnecessarily or on unwanted topics, this can cause clients to lose site of their goals. Through therapy, I assist clients with re-focusing their goals and implementing strategies to provide reminders for obtainable goals. Meditation and other mindfulness practices are taught to clients in order to assist clients with learning how to focus on what they want to focus on.

— Monica Williams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Long Beach, CA
 

I treat ADHD with the full spectrum of medications available, for children, adolescents and adults. I am able to diagnose and treat, and while I do require a client's participation in a psychiatric evaluation as part of my assessment, I do not require a neuropsychological evaluation before prescribing medication. I do use tools such as computerized testing to track progress for ADHD treatment.

— Jodie Deignan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in White Plains, NY

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD formerly known as ADD, is a neurobiological condition that consists of symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity that are significant enough to interfere with an individual’s functioning. While symptoms of this condition are evident in childhood, many adults have not received proper assessment and treatment.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, CA
 

I bring to ADHD therapy the knowledge and experience of 48 years of living with the condition. While medication can be helpful there are a host of tools to help you manage your life better and get more done. Things such as block planning, dietary modifications, ways to stick with exercise, sleep hygiene, productivity tricks for work, how ADHD affects relationships, clutter, and how to work with your nature not against it!

— John Buscher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have extensive training with Cognitive Behavior to treat ADHD symptoms along with training to help using a holistic approach.

— Donna Peters, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chesterton, IN
 

ADHD is a condition which both limits and expands attention. Most people who have this condition are troubled not only with being either inattentive or hyper-focused, but also with secondary conditions, such as anxiety & depression, greater impulsivity, drug use, or other disrupting behavior. It is easy to focus on these secondary symptoms, and overlook the ADHD itself. I show people with ADHD how they can use this condition to their benefit.

— Scott Terry, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Hoffman Estates, IL

ADHD often doesn’t just encompass problems with attention, concentration, and/or hyperactivity and restlessness. Common struggles in those diagnosed include feelings of anxiety, depression, questioning one’s abilities, a long history of low self-esteem, difficulties in relationships and/or work, and feeling as if one is not achieving to their full potential. Those who are diagnosed often lament a life that could have been. I help people process these feelings and learn how to manage challenges.

— Toni Li, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

I have extensive experience working with clients with ADHD, organizing IEPS and 504s for school based services, and my own experience with an ADHD diagnosis.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Grosse Pointe Park, MI

As a sufferer of Inattentive-Type ADHD myself, I understand that oftentimes feelings of internalized self-judgement and obsolete coping skills can be just as painful as the symptoms of ADHD themselves. And often the stress of accumulated incomplete tasks can snowball into new problems that seem to have a life of their own. I have helped many adults of all ages untangle these knots and gain a greater sense of self-acceptance, forward progression, and calm in their lives.

— Samuel Wilson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kensington, MD
 

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity. Treatments include medication and talk therapy.

— Kristena Brand, Addictions Counselor in Atlanta, GA