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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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

My household contains 3 of us diagnosed with ADHD and one neurotypical dad/husband. My obsession with ADHD has helped me to develop a more positive outlook to provide to clients that includes turning our ADHD into our superpower.

— Dr. Anne Jackson, Clinical Psychologist in Gulf Breeze, FL
 

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

As a neurodivergent clinician, I’m particularly passionate about supporting other neurodivergent folks. ADHD therapy is all about balancing self-acceptance and self-understanding with finding ways to cope with living in a neurotypical society. I want to help you embrace your most authentic self (unmask) & also set up systems in your life that help you get through the day to day requirements of living in this society.

— Lindsay Moldovan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I have 5 years experience working with child and adult ADHD. I have found many evidence based techniques to help a person focus and decrease anger and anxiety caused by ADHD symptoms.

— Mariah Benjamin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CT

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 specific training helping adults with ADHD to be able to manage their ADHD symptoms and be more productive. About half of my caseload at any given time is people struggling with maintaining attention and being productive in the way that they want to.

— Andrew Bentley, Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

I have worked with many clients to help them have a healthy relationship with their ADHD symptoms. When viewing some of our experiences from this lens, it can be helpful to be able to feel empowered, rather than defeated. As with anything, being able to see its usefulness rather than its hinderance, helps us incorporate ADHD symptoms into our life rather than try to minimize their effects

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

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 Grosse Pointe Park, MI

During my work in both child welfare and private practice, I have interacted with many clients that identified as neurodivergent or have neurodevelopmental disorders. Over the past couple of years, I have gained expertise in neurodevelopment disorders through participation in several trainings. I plan on continuing to learn interventions that will help clients manage difficulties in organization / planning, relationships, concentration, emotional regulation, etc.

— Alexandra Kadish, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

Using a strength based approach, we will work to access tools to help make life less overwhelming.

— Sharon Aguilar, Art Therapist in Dallas, TX

I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, so I understand how ADHD isn't just about "squirrel brain." It's how much you might call yourself lazy or not motivated enough, especially if you feel like other people are doing better than you. Or feel stuck in a loop of focusing and then feeling like you can't get started on something because it's just too big of a task. Or feeling like people don't understand when you try to talk about how ADHD impacts you. These are things we can work on together.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID
 

Do you feel like you have to slow down for everyone? Want a therapist who can keep up with you? Who will interrupt you in a helpful way to keep you focused and on track in sessions? You're in the right place! We'll work together on mitigating the practical challenges of ADHD (disorganization, distractability, etc) in manageable steps so you can function better, while also unpacking the deeper effects of this "disorder" like shame and self-consciousness.

— Ursa Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Edgewater, CO

ADHD can feel like a constant roller coaster - riding up and down between distraction and hyperfixation, energized and exhausted, elated and depressed. Your brain gives you a lot, and I know how to help you direct all of that energy toward your goals. When treating ADHD, I focus on tools and management strategies to support you while also deeply exploring how your unique worldview affects your identity and relationships.

— Hannah Schaler, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

ADHD can often make life feel overwhelming and exhausting, especially when procrastination and distraction make it harder to get things done! ADHD can also impact people’s communication, empathy, accountability, and social skills, making relationships challenging to navigate. In psychotherapy sessions, we’ll collaboratively develop goals that focus on practical skills to manage daily responsibilities, while also cultivating self-acceptance and compassion.

— Katherine Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edina, MN

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
 

Christa has specialized training to work with neurodiversity, and working toward an ADHD certification.

— Christa Carlton, Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

Women who have been diagnosed or suspect they have ADHD fill a considerable portion of my practice. My approach is non-judgmental and direct. We explore mindsets and practices that increase productivity, while de-creasing pathology.

— TESSA SINCLAIR, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA