ADHD Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Mary Jia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
3) ADHD treatment for children, involving families and schools, specifically children's social development.
People are not their diagnoses even though these labels can sometimes be informative. I prefer to get to know you. Specifically, what do you want out of therapy? What is currently working for you, not working? What brings you in to see me in this moment? I believe that therapy is not only about reducing our suffering, but also finding meaning and fulfillment in our lives. It is about getting to know ourselves, parts that we love, parts that we are afraid of, parts that we don't yet understand. People are also not things that need to be "fixed", instead, this is a place for healing, self-compassion, and growth.
3) ADHD treatment for children, involving families and schools, specifically children's social development.
People are not their diagnoses even though these labels can sometimes be informative. I prefer to get to know you. Specifically, what do you want out of therapy? What is currently working for you, not working? What brings you in to see me in this moment? I believe that therapy is not only about reducing our suffering, but also finding meaning and fulfillment in our lives. It is about getting to know ourselves, parts that we love, parts that we are afraid of, parts that we don't yet understand. People are also not things that need to be "fixed", instead, this is a place for healing, self-compassion, and growth.
(226) 602-4720 View (226) 602-4720
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Next Step Online Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
You can manage unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behaviours; feel less anxious and more able to relax; and gain control of your life. Take the next step toward feeling more calm and confident. Understand how adult ADHD or difficult experiences play a role in your life so you can set goals and practice tools that work best for you. Members of 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities welcome.
You can manage unwanted thoughts, emotions, and behaviours; feel less anxious and more able to relax; and gain control of your life. Take the next step toward feeling more calm and confident. Understand how adult ADHD or difficult experiences play a role in your life so you can set goals and practice tools that work best for you. Members of 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities welcome.
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Carly Degenstein
Counsellor, MA , RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Carly, a Registered Clinical Counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed therapy for ADHD, anxiety, attachment trauma & burnout recovery. At the core of my counselling is an unyielding belief in human resilience and our potential for growth. When we are genuinely understood and our struggles are seen, healing occurs. My approach is collaborative, radically empathic and grounded in neuroscience & practical tools (DBT, CBT, IFS). Together we will hone your innate capacity to understand your patterns, release the impacts of trauma, and learn new coping skills. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
Welcome! I'm Carly, a Registered Clinical Counsellor providing compassionate, trauma-informed therapy for ADHD, anxiety, attachment trauma & burnout recovery. At the core of my counselling is an unyielding belief in human resilience and our potential for growth. When we are genuinely understood and our struggles are seen, healing occurs. My approach is collaborative, radically empathic and grounded in neuroscience & practical tools (DBT, CBT, IFS). Together we will hone your innate capacity to understand your patterns, release the impacts of trauma, and learn new coping skills. I would be honored to help you come home to yourself :)
(778) 767-5881 View (778) 767-5881
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Kim Wong
Counsellor, RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship challenges, stress management, cultural adjustment, or any of life’s most challenging events, reach out to see how I can help.
Having worked in the social services sector for the past 15 years or so, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact of empathic understanding and compassionate care. My experiences have taught me the power of reclaiming and reconstructing one’s story and my aim as a registered clinical counsellor is to support you towards a healthier sense of self and well-being. My integrative approach is thus strength-based and person-centred, working collaboratively with you to deconstruct unhelpful patterns and beliefs, while fostering resiliency, growth, and emotional agility.
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship challenges, stress management, cultural adjustment, or any of life’s most challenging events, reach out to see how I can help.
Having worked in the social services sector for the past 15 years or so, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact of empathic understanding and compassionate care. My experiences have taught me the power of reclaiming and reconstructing one’s story and my aim as a registered clinical counsellor is to support you towards a healthier sense of self and well-being. My integrative approach is thus strength-based and person-centred, working collaboratively with you to deconstruct unhelpful patterns and beliefs, while fostering resiliency, growth, and emotional agility.
(343) 801-3091 View (343) 801-3091
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Anna Nicol
Counsellor, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
With an understanding that each client comes with their own unique stories and experiences, I believe in using an integrative approach to counselling, meaning I will adapt my set of clinical skills to match my clients specific needs and preferences. I have worked with diverse client presenting concerns, including acute, chronic, and complex trauma, depression and anxiety, dissociation, substance use, ADHD, concussions, relationship issues, life transitions and more. I also have extensive clinical experience with mood disorders, and I offer support through relationship sessions.
With an understanding that each client comes with their own unique stories and experiences, I believe in using an integrative approach to counselling, meaning I will adapt my set of clinical skills to match my clients specific needs and preferences. I have worked with diverse client presenting concerns, including acute, chronic, and complex trauma, depression and anxiety, dissociation, substance use, ADHD, concussions, relationship issues, life transitions and more. I also have extensive clinical experience with mood disorders, and I offer support through relationship sessions.
(705) 998-3559 View (705) 998-3559
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Cecilia Cheung
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
Your journey with adult ADHD, relationships, or as a first- or second-generation immigrant can affect your life in profound ways, or subtle ways. It can leave emotional wounds or impact your work, health, or finances. Through curiosity and creativity, you can manage stress better, build healthier sleep and eating routines, cope with anxiety, and improve your productivity.
Your journey with adult ADHD, relationships, or as a first- or second-generation immigrant can affect your life in profound ways, or subtle ways. It can leave emotional wounds or impact your work, health, or finances. Through curiosity and creativity, you can manage stress better, build healthier sleep and eating routines, cope with anxiety, and improve your productivity.
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Sao Therapy
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia and primarily work with adults. We work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, life transitions, personal development, and ADHD management. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat various mental health disorders and provide a safe and encouraging space to support individuals through their unique journey.
We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia and primarily work with adults. We work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, life transitions, personal development, and ADHD management. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat various mental health disorders and provide a safe and encouraging space to support individuals through their unique journey.
(236) 905-0031 View (236) 905-0031
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Dr. Garima Garg
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe harbour for your journey towards healing. I am Dr. Garima Garg, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Life Coach. I specialize in Cognitive behavioural therapy, Neuro-linguistic programming and Dialectical behavioural therapy with clients struggling with their emotions, including in response to unresolved childhood trauma, issues related to family of origin, adult interpersonal trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, gender identity, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, body dysphoria, substance use, low self-esteem, and relationships, including issues related to infidelity and other relationship conflicts.
Welcome to a safe harbour for your journey towards healing. I am Dr. Garima Garg, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Life Coach. I specialize in Cognitive behavioural therapy, Neuro-linguistic programming and Dialectical behavioural therapy with clients struggling with their emotions, including in response to unresolved childhood trauma, issues related to family of origin, adult interpersonal trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, gender identity, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, body dysphoria, substance use, low self-esteem, and relationships, including issues related to infidelity and other relationship conflicts.
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Genevieve (Evi) Koehl
Counsellor, BSc, RN, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
Welcome. I offer a gentle, curious and collaborative approach to counseling and mental health care. I support clients looking for a safe space to explore self-esteem, anxiety, chronic illness, relationships, identity concerns and ADHD management. My clients want to experience life in a way that is most meaningful and fulfilling to them. We all need support from time to time, especially when it comes to building confidence after set-backs, trauma, loss and life transitions. I work with young adults who want to move past feelings of stuckness, hopelessness and anxiety to feeling at ease and clear about their life ahead.
Welcome. I offer a gentle, curious and collaborative approach to counseling and mental health care. I support clients looking for a safe space to explore self-esteem, anxiety, chronic illness, relationships, identity concerns and ADHD management. My clients want to experience life in a way that is most meaningful and fulfilling to them. We all need support from time to time, especially when it comes to building confidence after set-backs, trauma, loss and life transitions. I work with young adults who want to move past feelings of stuckness, hopelessness and anxiety to feeling at ease and clear about their life ahead.
(431) 244-2262 View (431) 244-2262
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Ryan Santin Counselling and Consulting Services
Counsellor, RCC, MEd, CYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
My personal and my professional experiences have guided me to my practice to support individuals and their loved ones who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities and conduct/behaviour related problems. I provide counselling, consultation and coaching to individuals and their loved ones. The doctor who has inspired my practice most significantly is Dr. Seuss. He wrote "If you judge a fish on how well it climbs a tree, it lives its life thinking its stupid".
My personal and my professional experiences have guided me to my practice to support individuals and their loved ones who are experiencing challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities and conduct/behaviour related problems. I provide counselling, consultation and coaching to individuals and their loved ones. The doctor who has inspired my practice most significantly is Dr. Seuss. He wrote "If you judge a fish on how well it climbs a tree, it lives its life thinking its stupid".
(866) 205-5272 View (866) 205-5272
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Kevin Barry Adult Adhd Coach And Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSW, ACS-RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V6M
ADHD Coaching • Relationship Coaching • Walk and Talk Therapy • Virtual Couples Therapy • Affordable Online Therapy • Career Coaching • Motivational Coaching • Addictions Counsellor • Virtual Chat Therapy • Crisis Counselling • Clinical Supervision for New Therapists and Students.
Learn how to clear our your life clutter and reassess, navigate through tough times, set goals and take your power back, and increase self-awareness. My name is Kevin Barry, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health & Substance Use. I am currently a coordinator at the Surrey Mental Health & Substance Use, Urgent Care Response Centre. In 2016, I co-founded Inspirit Health Group which is a successful integrated health clinic located in Downtown. I am also a counselling instructor at City University, Douglas College, and Sprott Shaw.
ADHD Coaching • Relationship Coaching • Walk and Talk Therapy • Virtual Couples Therapy • Affordable Online Therapy • Career Coaching • Motivational Coaching • Addictions Counsellor • Virtual Chat Therapy • Crisis Counselling • Clinical Supervision for New Therapists and Students.
Learn how to clear our your life clutter and reassess, navigate through tough times, set goals and take your power back, and increase self-awareness. My name is Kevin Barry, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health & Substance Use. I am currently a coordinator at the Surrey Mental Health & Substance Use, Urgent Care Response Centre. In 2016, I co-founded Inspirit Health Group which is a successful integrated health clinic located in Downtown. I am also a counselling instructor at City University, Douglas College, and Sprott Shaw.
(778) 998-8867 View (778) 998-8867
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Andrea Araujo
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, BCN
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
Araujo include: 1) Neurofeedback: Full brain map QEEG assessments, neurofeedback training (focus on ADHD, Autism, Mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, Brain brightening), remote/at-home training; 2) Assessments: Psychoeducational, ADHD and Autism; 3) Photobiomodulation consulting (cognitive enhancement, memory loss, COVID brain fog).
Dr. Araujo is a registered psychologist in BC, and BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback. She provides psychological and QEEG assessments and neurotherapy services for her clients. Her goal is to identify strengths, areas of dysfunction and improve mental health using neurofeedback as a treatment modality. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, autism, concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, depression, memory loss, PTSD/trauma, and sleep problems in adults and children. Neurofeedback and biofeedback can also be used to improve peak performance, meditation, heart rate variability, and lessen pain and inflammation in the brain.
Araujo include: 1) Neurofeedback: Full brain map QEEG assessments, neurofeedback training (focus on ADHD, Autism, Mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, Brain brightening), remote/at-home training; 2) Assessments: Psychoeducational, ADHD and Autism; 3) Photobiomodulation consulting (cognitive enhancement, memory loss, COVID brain fog).
Dr. Araujo is a registered psychologist in BC, and BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback. She provides psychological and QEEG assessments and neurotherapy services for her clients. Her goal is to identify strengths, areas of dysfunction and improve mental health using neurofeedback as a treatment modality. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, autism, concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, depression, memory loss, PTSD/trauma, and sleep problems in adults and children. Neurofeedback and biofeedback can also be used to improve peak performance, meditation, heart rate variability, and lessen pain and inflammation in the brain.
(778) 719-5660 View (778) 719-5660
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Healing Waves Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, ACCT, CCPA, CPTA
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5V
Healing Waves Counselling mainly specializes in ADHD/Neurodiversity and complex trauma.
Healing Waves Counselling was created to provide people with a different type of healing experience. We live in such a fast-paced society where we are constantly striving to compete, do better, and make more money that we forget to be present. We want people to be able to work through their trauma and have them feel comfortable in their own skin, to reconnect people with themselves, reconnect with nature and the earth. Reconnecting to the environment and our surroundings can be so healing and grounding. We are here to walk with the client side by side on their journey. They are the experts of their own
Healing Waves Counselling mainly specializes in ADHD/Neurodiversity and complex trauma.
Healing Waves Counselling was created to provide people with a different type of healing experience. We live in such a fast-paced society where we are constantly striving to compete, do better, and make more money that we forget to be present. We want people to be able to work through their trauma and have them feel comfortable in their own skin, to reconnect people with themselves, reconnect with nature and the earth. Reconnecting to the environment and our surroundings can be so healing and grounding. We are here to walk with the client side by side on their journey. They are the experts of their own
(672) 784-5869 View (672) 784-5869
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Mary Kwan
Counsellor, RCC, CVAP, ACSprov, ICBC, CPC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5W
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
(604) 330-4682 View (604) 330-4682
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Lina Fang
Counsellor, MA, CCC, BASc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B  (Online Only)
I am an autistic and ADHD, queer, and bicultural therapist. My practice is focused on anti-oppressive and trauma-informed care for marginalized individuals including QPOC, neurodivergent communities, immigrants, and poly/ENM communities. My values best align with person-centred and humanistic approaches that build upon your strengths and inherent traits. As a certified yoga and movement teacher, I can also offer tools to help deepen your mind-body connection. I like to see myself as a supportive co-collaborator alongside your healing journey.
I am an autistic and ADHD, queer, and bicultural therapist. My practice is focused on anti-oppressive and trauma-informed care for marginalized individuals including QPOC, neurodivergent communities, immigrants, and poly/ENM communities. My values best align with person-centred and humanistic approaches that build upon your strengths and inherent traits. As a certified yoga and movement teacher, I can also offer tools to help deepen your mind-body connection. I like to see myself as a supportive co-collaborator alongside your healing journey.
(365) 536-0695 View (365) 536-0695
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Karina Rampal
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
My areas of specialty include complex trauma, ADHD and mood affect disorders.
I grew up in a culture where mental health was not given a priority and there was, and still is, a lot of stigma surrounding it. My passion for counselling came from wanting to give people a space to feel heard, understood and heal; to provide a space for safety, connection, appreciation, understanding and growth. I work with a wide range of populations and concerns, and welcome all who need a space to heal.
My areas of specialty include complex trauma, ADHD and mood affect disorders.
I grew up in a culture where mental health was not given a priority and there was, and still is, a lot of stigma surrounding it. My passion for counselling came from wanting to give people a space to feel heard, understood and heal; to provide a space for safety, connection, appreciation, understanding and growth. I work with a wide range of populations and concerns, and welcome all who need a space to heal.
(587) 715-1299 View (587) 715-1299
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Krista D Varsakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V5L  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the volume of information out there about ADHD or stuck and don’t know how to move forward? Are you struggling to find a Neuroaffirmative therapist with lived experience? Live Heart Forward offers compassionate & Neuroaffirmative ADHD/HSP support from a ND therapist. I can help you make sense of a new diagnosis, provide clinical information on ADHD relevant to you, help you build your toolkit with strategies to feel more confident with your Neurotype, all while honouring your unique qualities along the way. Virtual services available for residents of BC and Ontario.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the volume of information out there about ADHD or stuck and don’t know how to move forward? Are you struggling to find a Neuroaffirmative therapist with lived experience? Live Heart Forward offers compassionate & Neuroaffirmative ADHD/HSP support from a ND therapist. I can help you make sense of a new diagnosis, provide clinical information on ADHD relevant to you, help you build your toolkit with strategies to feel more confident with your Neurotype, all while honouring your unique qualities along the way. Virtual services available for residents of BC and Ontario.
(236) 302-5862 View (236) 302-5862
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The Sereda Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, RCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients (low-cost options available)! Life doesn't have to feel like a constant struggle - there is a way to find some peace, and life the fulfilling life you want and deserve. We will work with our clients to help them recover from a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, relationship and family conflict, ADHD, anger management problems, parenting struggles, work-related issues and burnout, those memories from the past that keep getting in your way - and so much more.
Now Accepting New Clients (low-cost options available)! Life doesn't have to feel like a constant struggle - there is a way to find some peace, and life the fulfilling life you want and deserve. We will work with our clients to help them recover from a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, relationship and family conflict, ADHD, anger management problems, parenting struggles, work-related issues and burnout, those memories from the past that keep getting in your way - and so much more.
(365) 661-5098 View (365) 661-5098
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Pablee Wong
Psychologist, PsyD, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6N
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC currently providing autism assessment and psycho-educational assessment. I also assess attention difficulties (ADHD), learning disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia), and intellectual disability. Services are provided in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
I am a Registered Psychologist in BC currently providing autism assessment and psycho-educational assessment. I also assess attention difficulties (ADHD), learning disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia), and intellectual disability. Services are provided in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
(604) 200-0521 View (604) 200-0521
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Julia Olsen
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Vancouver, BC V7Y  (Online Only)
My practice focusses on adults who are themselves living with high functioning autism and/or HSP and/or ADHD. The sessions provide opportunities to talk in detail about one’s own unique experiences living with ASD or ADHD with someone who gets you. Engaging guided explorations lead to the revelation of blind spots and the discovery of ways to see things from new perspectives. Collaborative development of tailor-made strategies helps with communication, boundary-setting and the management of daily challenges. Sessions are free from judgement and you are supported to work at your own pace.
My practice focusses on adults who are themselves living with high functioning autism and/or HSP and/or ADHD. The sessions provide opportunities to talk in detail about one’s own unique experiences living with ASD or ADHD with someone who gets you. Engaging guided explorations lead to the revelation of blind spots and the discovery of ways to see things from new perspectives. Collaborative development of tailor-made strategies helps with communication, boundary-setting and the management of daily challenges. Sessions are free from judgement and you are supported to work at your own pace.
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ADHD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

Are there specific medications for ADHD?

Medications to treat ADHD are generally stimulants, the most common are Adderall and Ritalin. There are two categories of stimulants: Amphetamines include Adderall, Dyanavel, Vyvanse, and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates include Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin, Quillichew, Quillivant, and Metadate. Non-stimulants and antidepressants may be used as an alternative if stimulants aren’t effective or viable for a particular patient.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.