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.

Meet the specialists

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.

— Howard Chusid, in Hallandale, FL

I became deeply interested in serving adults with ADHD in 2002, working in college mental health. Despite excellent graduate training, I didn't know much and taught myself through readings, trainings and CHADD conferences (Children & Adults with ADD). Treating ADHD requires a little different stance from many other mental health issues - I use my Cog-Beh toolbox, coaching and humor. Adults with ADD / ADHD are my people, and college students with ADHD have a special place in my heart.

— Dr. Laura Forsyth, Psychologist in Camarillo, CA

I have worked with children and adults with this disorder most of my life. My husband and children have coped with various forms of this disorder and the conditions that are often comorbid with it, including anxiety, depression, ocd, bipolar, sensory integration etc. I am continually updating my knowledge on what is effective in helping a client to minimize the negative aspects and utilize the assets that go along with this diagnosis. Each person's unique experience and needs are addressed.

— Tina Ottman-Boykin, Counselor in Plymouth, WI

We all experience the world differently. Whether you or your child experiences ADHD can lead to increased stress and even conflicts in relationships. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to develop techniques to increase clarity in communication, manage stress, increase focus, and improve organizational skills.

— Cullan "Eik" Eikenberry, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Indian Trail, NC

Perhaps you’ve noticed how much harder life seems for you than the other women you know. You’ve tried to get organized and stay on top of things but those “squirrel” moments keep you from having it together for more than a few days or a few weeks. You’re looking for ways to feel confident in life but your scattered brain is holding you back. Or are you are living with a spouse with ADD/ADHD and/or LD or parenting a child with ADD/ADHD and /or LD? Jeanene has successfully helped others like you!

— Jeanene Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

As a trained Hallowell ADHD Coach and Therapist, I know that the ADHD brain has very real strengths, including creativity, empathy, curiosity, and big picture thinking. There are also some difficult challenges like inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. I help you to recognize what your brain needs so that your strengths can take center stage. Most likely, your brain needs higher stimulation to get the same activation of dopamine and norepinephrine.

— Paul Abodeely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

I enjoy working with people who are diagnosed with ADHD and their partners. I have a special interest in working with women who have misdiagnosed in the past, only to learn that ADHD is underlying the challenges they have faced. Training in ADHD and effective coping strategies mingles with my own experiences of having a spouse, business partner, and other loved ones who have ADHD to provide a comprehensive approach and understanding of life with ADHD.

— Aimee Whaley, Counselor in Indian Trail, NC

Many people do not understand the full impact ADHD can have on someone's life. Most of those in my practice have an ADHD diagnosis and or are seeking an evaluation to determine whether they meet criteria. Many children, teens, and adults come for counseling or neurofeedback. We get those with ADHD and know how to help.

— Steffanie Stecker, Counselor in Englewood, CO

I often receive referrals from pediatricians or families about difficulty with focusing or paying attention, and who want a more comprehensive evaluation than a simple checklist. A neuropsychological evaluation helps identify the bigger picture and rule out other factors such as mood disorder, behavioral issues, or a learning disability that may be the primary cause of an "attention" problem, and can point to more effective treatment strategies.

— Jennifer Larson, Clinical Psychologist in Raleigh, NC

Many of my referrals come from pediatricians looking for a more in-depth evaluation for attention concerns than a simple checklist. I see numerous clients who are concerned that they cannot concentrate or focus, and while ADHD may be one explanation, sometimes a mood disorder or learning disability may be the true root of the problem. I collaborate with pediatricians and schools to ensure children receive the most appropriate treatment to address the big picture.

— Jennifer Larson, Clinical Psychologist in Raleigh, NC

I have inside knowledge of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (and when the hyperactive piece is absent, too).

— Debbie Duquette, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Huntsville, AL

I became deeply interested in serving adults with ADHD in 2002, working in college mental health. Despite excellent graduate training, I had to teach myself through readings, professional trainings and CHADD conferences (Children & Adults with ADD), and have continued immersing myself ever since. Treating ADHD requires a little different stance from many other mental health issues. Adults with ADD / ADHD are my people, and college students with ADHD have a special place in my heart.

— Dr. Laura Forsyth, Psychologist in Camarillo, CA

Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral problems may be regularly distracted, impulsive, disruptive and sometimes aggressive and oppositional. They may experience difficulties getting along with others or following directions at school and or home. Our treatments target the source of the problematic behaviors! We help children build the skills they need to make the best decisions when facing tough issues and challenges at home, school and socially.

— Jacqueline Santana Sparber, Psychologist in Homestead, FL

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, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have training and expertise in ADHD counseling and coaching services including understanding issues of organization, sustained attention, task initiation, planning, prioritization, and other executive function challenges. If you would like counseling or coaching support, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation.

— Khloe Clawson, Counselor in Seattle, WA

Many of my clients struggle to stay focused, resist distraction and remain calm in the classroom or elsewhere. They may also struggle with the "business" of school -- skills like staying organized, getting started on or finishing tasks, and managing their time. While these can be signs of ADHD, they may also stem from other underlying issues such as anxiety, learning problems or health habits (e.g. sleep and nutrition). Evaluations help parse these differences and point towards best next steps.

— Rebecca MurrayMetzger, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

While working at a psychiatric group practice in Downtown Manhattan, I had the pleasure of working with many adults diagnosed with ADHD. Many of these people were newly diagnosed, so much of the work we did focused on developing direct, concrete skills related to executive function difficulties combined with the emotional consequences of having untreated ADHD. Additionally, I have worked with many pre-teens and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety or depression.

— Sabrina Tropper, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City, NY