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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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

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
 

As a person diagnosed with ADHD later in life, I have first-hand experience with struggling with ADHD as an undiagnosed child and then learning more about my brain, how it works, and how I can make it work for me.

— Andrew Swan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisville, KY

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 am a certified ADHD professional. ADHD is a complex life long disability that makes many areas of your life harder than the average person. I am able to help you gain skills to limits the negative side effects of ADHD and help you life the life you want to life. I work young adults and adults navigate life with ADHD through cognitive behavioral therapy and skill building.

— Heather Emerich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, 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 Los Angeles, CA
 

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

ADHD often brings with it harsh self-criticism and doubt, social withdrawal, and a sense of alienation. I'm familiar with the trap. I'll help you dis-mantle the negative self-talk, understand the mechanisms that find you 'getting in your own way', and (re)build trust in yourself.

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

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

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 am an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider. I help young adults with ADHD (or suspected) whose lives have become unmanageable and help them get organized and create systems that work with the way their brain works, rather than against it.

— Tabitha Ford, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD -C/-I/-HI), having been trained at the specialty center of one of the early pioneers in the ADHD treatment field.

— Notae Eddo, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
 

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 Professional Clinical Counselor in Hallandale, FL

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

— Erika Barrington, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

ADHD/ADD is a complicated, misunderstood, and often ignored diagnosis by clinicians. In my work, with people who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, I keep this important part of their life and experience front and center. My approach supports people in identifying ways that neurodivergence has impacted their life. What messages have we learned about ourselves? What invisible ways have our differences impacted our understandings of relationships? I support people in challenging these narratives

— Morgan Flagg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in South Burlington, VT

I help people explore a potential ADHD diagnosis and help them work with their neurological differences and conquer their challenges.

— Christina Cunningham, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
 

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 view ADHD treatment from a neurodiversity perspective. This means that part of our work involves understanding the messages people with ADHD internalize from a neurotypical society regarding their ways of thinking, doing, and being. I help clients with ADHD work to understand and harness their strengths, rather than helping them adjust to appear more neurotypical or "non-ADHD." My goal in working with people with ADHD is to help them achieve their goals meaningfully and authentically.

— Robert Ortega, Psychologist in Washington, DC
 

Individuals with ADHD benefit from a combination of practical support and emotional healing. I balance teaching skills and strategies for getting things done with addressing harmful messages and facilitating healing. In short, we work to change what needs to change while helping you accept those parts of you that have been good all along.

— Charles Westbrook, Psychotherapist in Avondale Estates, GA