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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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

I approach my work with individuals from a place of compassion and empathy, understanding that by the time someone comes to work with me, they may have experienced shame or embarrassment about some of their struggles. I offer coaching using a structured and supportive approach to help individuals affected by ADHD and executive function issues. During our sessions, we work on time management strategies, daily life skills, Realistic goal setting, and self esteem/ self worth.

— Amanda Shrekenhamer, Licensed Professional Counselor in CHEVY CHASE, MD

My approach is to assist with developing strategies and skills for daily life, as well as helping clients identify, process, and manage emotional conditions related to ADHD, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and rejection sensitivity.

— Sara Hegerty, Psychologist in ,

Many adults experience difficulties with losing track of things, difficulty being on time, challenges with meeting deadlines or completing projects, and especially with starting projects even when they have been excited about them. Children with ADD/ADHD grow into adults with these symptoms, and this can create a tendency to beat yourself down and develop depression and anxiety, for not being able to track things or do things like other people seem to do. Allow me to help.

— Christi Proffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Adult ADHD Assessment & Counseling: Living with ADHD can feel like you’re fighting against your own mind just trying to function as well as everyone else. In spite of the challenges of being distracted by so many other things on the internet, you’ve somehow made it this far in your search for help. If you are an adult with ADHD who lives in Kentucky, Ohio, or Florida, I encourage you to contact me (texting and email are fine) to find out if counseling sessions could be helpful to you.

— Dave Payne, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Burlington, KY

I focus on the emotional impacts of ADHD - for example Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria.

— Erika Barrington, Licensed Professional Counselor

As someone who has ADHD, I know all too well the intense shame and frustration that comes from trying to be successful in a world that isn't set up for you. I want to help you understand your mind and how it works. With that understanding, we can collaboratively create a system for you that works with your needs.

— Amanda Jaworski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gardena, CA

I am dedicated to helping my clients find effective strategies to overcome them. Whether it's difficulty with organization, time management, or focus, I work with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. I use evidence-based techniques to help my clients achieve their goals. If you're looking for compassionate, non-judgmental support to help you manage your ADHD, you've come to the right place.

— Katie Robey, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Gatos, CA

Adult ADHD is underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Adult ADHD affects people's daily functioning in so many ways, as it affects executive functioning overall. I find that adults who have not been diagnosed, often assume they are just "defective" or "suck at life" and other people have figured out how to handle things better. Not true. With strategies and possible medication, adults I work with find that their world changes dramatically for the better once we begin implementation.

— Anya Surnitsky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

A large portion of my experience as a counselor has come working closely with neurodiverse clients. I worked with these clients as a therapist, a psychosocial and life-skills trainer, and a career counselor. Overall about half of my current counseling clients have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives. As a counselor with ADHD, I know the struggles we face. I know the emotional toll of trying to fit into a world that wasn't built for you. Please let me know if I can help you.

— Chris Eaton, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX

I specialize in both therapy for ADHD and ADHD testing in Los Angeles. To alleviate your symptoms, we’ll identify the patterns causing them. This may include issues with inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, motivation, self-control, time-management, or procrastination. Not only will you develop skills to more successfully manage your symptoms when they next arise; you’ll learn to prevent or mitigate their negative effects altogether.

— Shannon Thomas, Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

As a clinician who also has ADD/HD I understand the good and the bad. Many adolescents and adults suffer from the problems associated with ADD/HD because they have never been diagnosed. It can affect marriage, life, personal associations, work and many other areas. It can also serve as a wonderful adjunct to developing new ideas and products. It can be directed, once you understand it's effects.

— Dr. Howard Chusid, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Hallandale, FL

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

As a fellow ADHDer, I am Neurodivergent affirming. I believe ND brains do not need to be fixed. We all bring wonderfully unique and diverse backgrounds, strengths, and challenges to the world in many wonderful ways. Learning how to nurture and support the challenges that each ND individual brings to their world can sometimes feel challenging when we feel different. Learning to love our brains and our abilities is possible!

— Rachel Wethers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach is to assist with developing strategies and skills for daily life, as well as helping clients identify, process, and manage emotional conditions related to ADHD, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and rejection sensitivity.

— Sara Hegerty, Psychologist in ,

My expertise lye in helping individuals with ADHD manage their symptoms and improve their daily functioning. This includes identifying and addressing issues with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as well as developing strategies to improve organization, time management, and task completion. Through individual therapy sessions, collaborate with my client to develop personalized treatment plans that cater to their specific needs and goals.

— Tamara Spears-Yavo, Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

As someone who was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, I know firsthand the uncertainty that comes with being diagnosed later in life. I understand the difficulties people with ADHD often face such as procrastination, focus, overwhelm, rejection sensitivity, low self-esteem, impulsivity, and emotional dysregulation to name a few. I love working with ADHD individuals to help them better understand their symptoms, and to work together to find ways to function more comfortably in a neurotypical world.

— Hailey Williford, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Gatos, CA

You are a source of imagination and introspection. Your ADHD be is a complicated force to be reckoned with and often leads to depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem. Through our work you can become more in tune with it and build the skills necessary to manage it on a daily basis. You are an ‘out of the box’ and like onions, with many layers that need peeling. I’d love to meet with you and see what we discover.

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure.

— Joelle Chorny, Mental Health Counselor in , NY