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 have experience working with both children and adults who experience ADHD. From supporting a child and family in making meaning of a suspected ADHD diagnosis to an adult who has known of their diagnosis since they were little, I bring expertise, compassion and knowledge to help support the process of exploration. Through meaning making, tools and coping skills, I meet those where they are at in their process around ADHD and help find ways to move more comfortably in the world.

— Kayla Tsongas, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, 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
 

I've received my training and certification (200+ hours direct contact with ADHD-diagnosed clients) to be credentialed as an ADHD-CCSP (Certified Clinical Services Provider).

— Thomas Khang Dong, Licensed Professional Counselor in AUSTIN, TX

ADHD is not the hyperactive and unfocused person that is often portrayed in the media. ADHD can mean hyper focusing unnecessarily or on unwanted topics, this can cause clients to lose site of their goals. Through therapy, I assist clients with re-focusing their goals and implementing strategies to provide reminders for obtainable goals. Meditation and other mindfulness practices are taught to clients in order to assist clients with learning how to focus on what they want to focus on.

— Monica Williams, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Long Beach, 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 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. I get it because I'm and ADHDer myself. Let's talk about how to live your best life with ADHD.

— Victoria Carey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Myrtle Beach, SC
 

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

— Ashley Schrad, Counselor in Omaha, NE
 

We all have a range of skills and deficits. As a neuropsychologist, I am adept at assessing and providing psychotherapy for people with attention problems. Through our work you will learn about your strengths and how to best use those skills to manage your weaknesses. Through support and a little trial-and-error you will find ways to manage your daily life with more confidence and satisfaction.

— K Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

My work with clients around ADHD has ranged from building insight, to therapeutic support, to organizational coaching.

— Kelsey Hess, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

I use a combination of evidence-based behavioral interventions to improve functionality for those with ADHD. I also like to work with Clients that have ADHD on the emotional and psychological ramifications of growing up as a neurodivergent person. Often times low self-image, low self-efficacy, anxiety, or depression may result from the struggles of having ADHD without the treatment, support, and understanding needed.

— Elizabeth Dutcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oceanside, CA

You know your brain and what aspects of your life feel most difficult better than anyone. Utilizing your unique knowledge, ​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)- I 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
 

PCIT was developed through UC Davis Children’s Hospital and has been shown by 40 years of research and 100’s of studies to be the gold standard for treating child disruptive behaviors and can be used with children ages 1-10. A recent study has even shown PCIT to be more effective for disruptive behavior than stimulant medication. PCIT can also improve school behaviors, be used with siblings, and completed in as little as 14 session. And I can tell you how it worked wonders for my family.

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

I provide comprehensive ADHD assessments for womxn and girls.

— Rebecca Richey, Clinical Psychologist in Denver, CO
 

Individuals with ADHD or ADD often face a variety of beyond their inability to focus attention, including difficulty with impulsiveness, extreme disorganization, inability to prioritize, time management, multitasking, low tolerance for frustration, mood swings, task completion, relationship issues and other problems. I have experience helping people develop a strategy to cope with these issues that includes, RET, DBT CBT and Behavioral techniques along with Meditation/Mindfulness.

— Mark Fox, Psychologist

I don't offer formal ADHD testing but can offer CBT therapy to help explore coping mechanisms with those facing an ADHD diagnosis to find success, confidence, and effective management.

— Andre Wielemaker, Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN
 

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