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 certified in working with ADHD and have extensive experience with it personally and in my practice.

— London Mingo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

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

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

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

Children with attention deficit or hyperactivity often have a hard time following rules and directions, even though they really want to be able to do the right thing. But there is hope with Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - a family treatment backed by 100's of studies and 30 years of research. With PCIT, together we can work to transform your child's behaviors and bring peace and warmth back to your family interactions again!

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

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

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

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.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

Many issues can go hand in hand with ADHD, such as, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, extreme empathy or sensitivity and low self worth. Having personal experience and having overcome challenges has helped me to develop a great deal of empathy and the ability to relate professionally to the challenges individuals face who have traits of ADHD. Together we discover your needs and create coping strategies for success.

— Rebecca Dorfman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, 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

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, Clinical Social Worker in Auroa, 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 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

Those who identify with ADHD are often highly creative with an abundance of ideas + big picture connections. They can also struggle with managing their time (arriving late, super early, or generally overscheduled), organizing daily life (meeting deadlines, staying on task, paying bills on time), and experiencing strong emotions (intense feelings that are hard to manage). I work with clients to regulate difficult emotions and offer effective time management + organizational techniques.

— Ladan Radafshar, Associate Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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

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

I am certified in working with ADHD and have extensive experience with ADHD in my practice.

— London Mingo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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 Madison, AL