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.

Meet the specialists

I have a personal involvement with ADHD. And while ADHD may be over diagnosed, I can attest that the combination of ADHD and exposure to the internet is the equivalent of providing crack to a cocaine addict. Aside from medication, there are many other techniques which can be employed to provide better self-regulation, in you, or your child/teen.

— Sandy Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or are you wondering what steps to take to find out if your child might have ADHD? We can work together to discover what your child’s needs are and how I can help your family. Boys and girls show signs of ADHD differently. Let’s talk and see what tools you and your child can gain to manage the symptoms of ADHD.

— Kim Martinez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

I did a deep dive into serving adults with ADHD in 2002, while working in college mental health. There wasn't a lot for adults with ADHD back then - things are much better now! Counseling for ADHD & executive functioning problems can look a little different - just like ADHDers! I like to use my Cog-B and EF-coaching toolbox, creativity and plenty of 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 use Neurofeedback for those struggling with symptoms of ADHD. I assess the problematic brain activity, which usually consists of an abundance of slower theta waves in the frontal lobe. I use Neurofeedback training to stimulate the brain to help it perform tasks of focus and impulse control. The training consists of the client receiving immediate visual and auditory feedback about their brain wave activity and then training and reinforcing healthier brain wave patterns to decrease symptoms.

— Lori Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Monroe, LA
 

I have worked and taken several trainings for ADHD. Though joked about it as look a squirrel ADHD can add complex problems to your life. I am able to help you gain skills to limits the negative side effects of ADHD and help you life the life you want to life. I work with adolescents and adult on gaining these skills in an academic, social, and work situations.

— Heather Emerich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westminster, CO

Thinking differently can be difficult because it is easy to feel like you are "outside" of everyone else. These differences can be hard to manage. ​ Treatment at Positive Perceptions, LLC is tailored to your needs. Some treatment strategies we can use are - Finding your strengths - Improving awareness of emotions - Improving your ability to balance facts and feelings - Learning healthy ways to deal strong feelings - Processing confusing or upsetting events - Improving Communication

— Kelsey Darmochwal, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
 

My expertise in ADHD comes from being a psychologist, who also has a child diagnosed with combined type ADHD. Through years of reading and research, I have come to understand as both a parent and a psychologist, how to take an active approach to addressing common issues associated with this diagnosis. I also specialize in the assessment of ADHD and am a professional member of the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association.)

— Tina Schneider, Psychologist in Westerville, OH

ADHD therapy is a tailored collaborative partnership by which individuals are empowered to develop the awareness, cognitive processes, behavioral patterns, and environmental structures to overcome the performance deficits caused by weakened executive skills. Strategies and actions are designed to strengthen specific executive function skills, and progress is monitored by creating accountability in concert with goals.

— Mikayla Phan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Waunakee, WI

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

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.

— Howard Chusid, in Hallandale, FL
 

Many adults experience difficulties with losing track of things, difficulty being on time, challenges with meeting deadlines or completing projects, and especially with starting projects even when they have been excited about them. Children with ADD/ADHD grow into adults with these symptoms, and this can create a tendency to beat yourself down and develop depression and anxiety, for not being able to track things or do things like other people seem to do. Allow me to help.

— Christi Proffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I conduct psychological evaluations to diagnose ADHD as well as other learning disorders. I then help with navigating the educational or work environment as well as teach strategies.

— Dr. Nancie Spector, Clinical Psychologist in NEW CANAAN, CT
 

Academic and social tasks become more demanding. Conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) and oppositional behavior may interfere with learning. I have experience with setting IEP goals working with teachers and implementing behavior plans in a school setting.

— NaTasha Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chula Vista, CA

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 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 with coaching add-ons. 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 use Neurofeedback for those struggling with symptoms of ADHD. I assess the problematic brain activity, which usually consists of an abundance of slower theta waves in the frontal lobe. I use Neurofeedback training to stimulate the brain to help it perform tasks of focus and impulse control. The training consists of the client receiving immediate visual and auditory feedback about their brain wave activity and then training and reinforcing healthier brain wave patterns to decrease symptoms.

— Lori Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Monroe, LA

Learn to support optimal development for your child who struggles with attention issues.

— Maria Arias, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Anyone who has struggled with attention or hyperactivity knows that it interferes with so many areas of life whether you’re an adult or child. Learning how to train the brain is essential to managing ADHD and optimal functioning at home, school or work.

— Lanette Barnett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Broken Arrow, OK
 

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

Having had a child with ADHD I began researching and learning about the diagnosis. I have since worked with many individuals and families on tips and tricks to help them through school and/or work successfully.

— Brandy Peoples, Counselor in Oologah, OK