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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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD formerly known as ADD, is a neurobiological condition that consists of symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity that are significant enough to interfere with an individual’s functioning. While symptoms of this condition are evident in childhood, many adults have not received proper assessment and treatment.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, CA

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

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 have extensive experience working with clients with ADHD, organizing IEPS and 504s for school based services, and my own experience with an ADHD diagnosis.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Charlevoix, MI

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, Counselor in Auroa, CO

I have to say I love impulsive people who sometimes pay attention to the wrong thing. For about a decade, I worked in a school where 80% of the students had a diagnosis of AD/HD. I get the work/school/family life implications. I have published research and spoken professionally on AD/HD too many times to count. I understand it, I study it and I am an advocate for people who live with it. Screen and marajuana use are hot topics around AD/HD right now.

— Julie Jones, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor in Ada, OK

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 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

As a fellow ADHDer, I am Neurodivergent affirming and friendly. I don't believe ND brains need to be changed, just supported. We have many gifts and abilities we bring to the table, and like many ND and NT alike, we have challenges (personal or environmental) we may want to have supported. Let me help you love your brain again!

— Rachel Wethers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can have a profound impact on your work, your relationships, and your self-esteem. ADHD doesn’t make you stupid or lazy, it just means your brain is wired differently and so you have to think differently about how you approach your life. You’ve become painfully aware of the challenges ADHD brings to your life, now it’s time to rework them into the unique benefits of ADHD and use them to your advantage.

— Jesse Kauffman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ann Arbor, MI

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

My specializations include providing testing for clients with Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Social Anxiety Disorder.

— Pia Nathani, Psychologist in Muncie, IN

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

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 to best support the young person. Adult ADHD coaching is similarly focused on work and home with the additional idea of "picking you niche" and best fit. Medication referrals and talking about medication are also common.

— Todd Koser, Psychologist in CHERRY HILL, NJ

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

I have extensive experience working with clients with ADHD, organizing IEPS and 504s for school based services, and my own experience with an ADHD diagnosis.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Charlevoix, MI

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

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