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 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

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
 

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

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
 

Problems with attention, impulsiveness, and disorganization can sabotage an otherwise bright and motivated person. ADHD family therapy with me usually involves finding ways to structure the school and home settings.

— Todd Koser, Psychologist in CHERRY HILL, NJ

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
 

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

— London Mingo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Helping people learn to structure their lives, recognize that their brains function a little differently than others, and how to maximize the and reward these processes and best times to engage in activities that may cause distress, lack of interest or motivation.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO
 

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

I work with several clients who have moderate to severe ADHD, which impacts their daily routine and schedule.

— Ashley Schrad, Counselor in Omaha, NE
 

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

Children with attention deficit or hyperactivity often have a hard time following rules and directions, even though they really want to be able to do the right thing. But there is hope with Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - a family treatment backed by 100's of studies and 30 years of research. With PCIT, together we can work to transform your child's behaviors and bring peace and warmth back to your family interactions again!

— DC Hamilton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA
 

Finding supportive, informed therapists for ADHD, Autism and other Neurodiversities (ND) can feel like an impossible task. Believe me, I know. Both my brother (who's Autistic) & myself (who's ADHD) have heard collectively, every dismissive comment from professionals, friends, families and strangers. We understand the unique issues females/ AFAB people face with being diagnosed (Dx). Every therapist at my practice is competent and informed in this area and is trained on dxing NDs.

— Tayler Clark, Clinical Social Worker in Shorewood, WI

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
 

Expressions of ADHD symptoms are on a spectrum from unnoticeable to threatening livelihoods or causing the end of relationships. The Situations in which these symptoms are expressed are different as well. Situational Therapy for ADHD focuses on providing instruction on how to change situations that lead to procrastination, low-frustration tolerance, and self-loathing. My ADHD clients often know exactly what they need to do in order to make changes. I show them how to do it.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

Many issues can go hand in hand with ADHD, such as, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, extreme empathy or sensitivity and low self worth. Having personal experience and having overcome challenges has helped me to develop a great deal of empathy and the ability to relate professionally to the challenges individuals face who have traits of ADHD. Together we discover your needs and create coping strategies for success.

— Rebecca Dorfman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

I work with people who are either diagnosed with ADHD or who are experiencing symptoms of ADHD and are undiagnosed. We will use strategies and tools to help support the ADHD-brain instead of working against it. We will explore the specific challenges you are facing with this different type of brain and how we can overcome the challenges and find advantages with this way of thinking and operating in the world.

— Joshua Manney, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Ventura, CA
 

I am not only a practitioner dealing with the affects of ADD/HD but I also have ADD/HD. It means I understand the ramifications both good and bad and understand how it can be used to become successful in life.

— Dr. Howard Chusid, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hallandale, FL