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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Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD can be incredibly validating and overwhelming. It provides us with a framework and entryway into better understanding ourselves. At the same time, individuals with ADHD have a history of being misunderstood, under-supported, and pathologized. Through a relational, creative, and somatic holding, I hope to remind you of the incredible gifts that this beautiful brain of yours also carries. To help you learn to regulate your emotions, and advocate for what you need

— Danielle Forastieri Short, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

ADHD can often make life feel overwhelming and exhausting, especially when procrastination and distraction make it harder to get things done! ADHD can also impact people’s communication, empathy, accountability, and social skills, making relationships challenging to navigate. In psychotherapy sessions, we’ll collaboratively develop goals that focus on practical skills to manage daily responsibilities, while also cultivating self-acceptance and compassion.

— Katherine Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edina, MN
 

I have worked with adolescents struggling with ADHD in wilderness, residential, and outpatient settings.

— Cade Dopp, Clinical Social Worker in , UT

Using a strength based approach, we will work to access tools to help make life less overwhelming.

— Sharon Aguilar, Art Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

Everyone encounters stress during their lives at one point—never-ending bills, demanding schedules, work, and family responsibilities—and that can make stress seem inescapable and uncontrollable. For people with ADHD this stress can be even more pronounced with their compromised executive functioning and associated focusing difficulties. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them better manage their ADHD.

— Cristina Spataro, Counselor

As someone diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, I deeply understand the struggle. In my experience, some of the biggest barriers for neurodiverse people occur because we do not fit the "mold" we've been taught to model. Part of our work together will be helping you break out of those molds, so you can create a life you can thrive in. Together, we will find the tools and systems that work uniquely for you. If they do not exist, we will create them.

— Amelia Hodnett, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
 

Women with ADHD are often not diagnosed as children and many women I work with don't find out they have ADHD until they have their first child. This was also my personal experience. If you're a mom struggling with daily tasks, feeling like you can't keep up, dealing with sensory overload and wondering... is this even possible? It's possible you could be neurodivergent!

— Kylee Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

— Benjamin Lyons, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Chicagio, IL
 

Clients with ADHD symptoms tend to go undiagnosed until mid to late adulthood clients. Clients with ADHD tend to be overwhelmed with multiple projects and feeling overwhelmed with anxiety symptoms. I myself have been managing ADHD symptoms since I was young, and vowed to help those with a need to navigate hyperactivity and/or inattentiveness symptoms. Moreover, research tends to focus screen time with ADHD symptoms, which would be a centerpiece in session for younger clients.

— Raphael Sayada, Psychotherapist in Gaithersburg, MD

ADHD often causes anxiety and depression. There are behavioral techniques and medication can help ADHD. When someone's ADHD is addressed often anxiety and depression decrease

— Shirley Gassner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Seattle, WA
 

I have specialized training to work with neurodiversity and am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider. This allows me to help parents and clients better understand their needs and how needs may present at school, work, or with friends.

— Christa Carlton, Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, so I understand how ADHD isn't just about "squirrel brain." It's how much you might call yourself lazy or not motivated enough, especially if you feel like other people are doing better than you. Or feel stuck in a loop of focusing and then feeling like you can't get started on something because it's just too big of a task. Or feeling like people don't understand when you try to talk about how ADHD impacts you. These are things we can work on together.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID
 

ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

— Jessica Zaehringer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

If you have an ADHD brain, chances are you’ve developed a system of tricks and tools to manage in a neurotypical world. Maybe these tactics are no longer working or new roadblocks have gotten in the way. Maybe you are exhausted by ongoing efforts to mask your neurodivergence. Neuro-affirming therapy offers a fresh perspective that fosters self-acceptance and personal growth. My approach is strengths-based and empowering, tailored to honor and harness your unique strengths and talents.

— Jennifer Beytin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, VA
 

As a therapist with ADHD, I use my lived experience to provide empathy and understanding of the struggles, and I offer a plethora of tips and tricks that help support executive functioning skills. I practice highlighting how ADHD is showing up in your day-to-day life, especially for those who do not have a full awareness of this yet. I am not only knowledgeable about the diagnostic criteria, but I am also aware of related factors of ADHD that are not yet included in the latest DSM.

— Jacq Babcock, Marriage & Family Therapist in Naperville, IL

I assist individuals with developing strategies to improve task initiation/completion, organization, and related executive functioning domains. I also enjoy helping people identify, process, and manage the emotional aspects of ADHD, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and rejection sensitivity.

— Sara Hegerty, Psychologist in ,
 

Have you been labeled as anxious, unorganized, unfocused, chronically late, off in your "own world", a procrastinator? But because you've developed successful coping tools, no one has thought to assess you for ADHD? I have many clients who've experienced great relief & a release of self judgment with the correct diagnosis & treatment choices! Being neuro-atypical also offers not only challenges but strengths that I explore with my clients, using evidence-based therapies.

— Joyce Luna Zymeck, Psychotherapist in Tucson, AZ

Do you feel like you have to slow down for everyone? Want a therapist who can keep up with you? Who will interrupt you in a helpful way to keep you focused and on track in sessions? You're in the right place! We'll work together on mitigating the practical challenges of ADHD (disorganization, distractability, etc) in manageable steps so you can function better, while also unpacking the deeper effects of this "disorder" like shame and self-consciousness.

— Ursa Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Edgewater, CO