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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Whether you were diagnosed as a child, as an adult, or self-diagnosed based on life experiences, neurodivergence comes with challenges. Together, we can identify tools that work for you and prioritize your needs (rest, eating, and more). Turn your executive functioning challenges into healthy boundaries and balanced relationships (with yourself and others!), and allow yourself to live with confidence and joy.

— Sidrah Khan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

Initial psychiatric evaluation is completed with medical and psychiatric history, in addition to a history of all previously used medications. Symptom analysis is completed and medication is used for treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy where it is deemed to be effective in managing ADHD symptoms. Patient preferred treatment is also used.

— Esther Odaibo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Portland, OR

If you have a neurodivergent brain like I do, chances are, you’ve developed a variety of tools to manage in a neurotypical world. Maybe these tools are no longer working or new roadblocks have gotten in the way. Maybe you are exhausted by efforts to mask your neurodivergence. Therapy can help you understand and appreciate your brain, identify and maximize strengths, develop a sense of authenticity, increase self-compassion, improve self-image, and learn effective problem-solving strategies.

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

I am a neurodiversity- affirming clinician. I recognize the barriers of having ADHD. I love to support clients in unmasking and trusting themselves to adapt in ways that feel authentic, valuable, reduce shame, and allow for fulfillment in identity and function.

— Meghan Montgomery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Littleton, CO

Living with ADHD I have had to learn tips and tricks to get by and I've worked with many psychiatrists so I understand the struggle to find the right medication just for it to stop working. ADHD does not have to be a curse, all the random facts and half-baked interests that have come and gone. I can help you use your ADHD to your advantage and get your life back. ADHD can leave you feeling like you are never good enough. Let's begin to change the narrative and see what we can accomplish.

— Andrew Brucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

I wrote my thesis on ADHD assessment and was fortunate enough to work with a professor who has been published alongside Russell Barkley. I have spent years assessing and treating individuals who are struggling with ADHD.

— Ta'Boris Osborne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I began specializing in ADHD around the middle of 2021, when I myself was diagnosed with ADHD.

— Andrew McBride, Licensed Professional Counselor in Safford, AZ

Most of the people I treat for ADHD are adolescents and young adults. For the adolescents they usually are experiencing difficulties in following through with their chores and school assignments and for the young adults, they are often dealing with a lack of direction in their lives resulting in a failure to launch into independent living. I primarily address ADHD symptoms through cognitive behavioral strategies, aimed at helping the clients become more disciplined in his activities of daily living. The therapeutic process is structured into small objectives which the clients builds upon towards improving focus and followthrough in his or her activities of daily living.

— Ugochukwu Uche, Counselor in Tucson, AZ

As a fully certified ADHD specialist, I utilize your unique knowledge, ​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) to help clients pinpoint aspects of their environment that are helpful and harmful for their success, thoughts that get in the way of forward progress, strategies for improving executive functioning, and helpful tools for self-regulation.

— Meredith Waller, Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO

ADHD is impairment of executive function. It really should be called Executive Function Disorder. Executive Function is like having a little CEO in your brain running things, delegating, planning, executing tasks/projections, keeping track of things, sustaining focus, making decisions, and keeping it all organized and productive. When you have ADHD, your little CEO is basically sleeping on the job. Good news: there are ways to improve this. I can help.

— Cassie Uribe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tucson, AZ

I have a lot of experience helping others manage and make sense of their ADHD symptoms. As with anything, when we incorporate those experiences into our identity, rather than try to change who we are, we operate from a place of empowerment rather than defeat. In doing so, we can see how those symptoms can actually be helpful instead of just hinderances.

— Jonny Pack, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

As someone who personally deals with ADHD and has spent a lifetime building coping skills to deal with these symptoms, I understand how it can feel isolating when you find yourself unable to "fit" into the neurotypical box. After creating rapport in initial sessions, we will talk about your personal experience with ADHD, talk about the effect ADHD has on your day to day life, and create a treatment plan with goals centered around managing your symptoms and improving your daily functioning.

— Manasa Chitluri, Therapist in Cary, NC

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 in Austin, TX

I am a proud neurodiversity-affirming counselor. This means that I see things like ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, etc., as a normal part of human diversity & not some kind of flaw. I happily offer a client-centered, trauma-informed, affirming approach to removing shame, growing self-understanding and self-compassion & tackling executive dysfunction with kindness and skills that work for YOU.

— Raven Hoover, Mental Health Counselor in Allentown, PA

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.

— Aimee Perlmutter, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

I have been helping people with ADD/ADHD in the community improve with therapy and medication management. The holist approach, direct and focus solution approach, has been used, effectively reducing s/s of ADHD. After establishing a relationship, the client could stay focused, concentrate, and pay attention to complete tasks in school, at home, and at work.

— fausat funmi odubiyi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Brooklyn, NY

Adult ADHD can be so sneaky in some people. It's been hidden because of other strengths and talents, and emotional outbursts can be explained by something else. I've met so many women that have undiagnosed ADHD. It's at once fascinating and heartbreaking. I take tremendous care when developing strategies with clients who have this in their background. Let's start so you can finally have non-judgement when it relates to your ADHD symptoms. And finally have some answers on what will help you.

— Cynthia Valentine, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA