ADHD Support Groups in Westfield, NJ

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Cohesive Health and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Cohesive Health and Wellness is a private mental health practice that offers an open, compassionate, understanding and practical approach to mental health. We welcome children, adolescents, adults, and couples to our practice. We advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental ..."
(908) 308-4500 
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Cohesive Health and Wellness
Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C
Verified
"To learn about the practice and services we offer please feel free to visit our site and do not hesitate to call our office. We warmly offer comprehensive, thorough psychiatric care to children, adolescences, and adults suffering from a wide ..."
(908) 308-4500 
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Westfield, NJ 07090
Photo of Tara Colandrea, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westfield, NJ
Study Skills
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, SAC, ACS
Verified
(908) 884-1198 
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Westfield, NJ 07090

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ADHD Support Groups
Some children and adults with ADHD find it difficult to concentrate on tasks at school or work and may daydream frequently. Children with ADHD may become disruptive, defiant, or have trouble getting along with parents, peers, or teachers. Children who struggle with hyperactivity and impulsivity, in particular, often have behavioral challenges that can be difficult for adults to manage. Adults, on the other hand, may be more likely to report feeling restless or fidgety; if they struggle with impulsivity, they may make rash decisions that adversely affect their life. For both children and adults, executive functioning (planning, emotional regulation, and decision-making) is often affected as well. Many children and adults display either hyperactive or inattentive symptoms of ADHD, but it’s also possible for both sets of symptoms to exist together, in what is typically called combined type ADHD.

If you're looking for a Westfield ADHD support group, these professionals provide ADHD therapy and counseling in Westfield.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Westfield Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Westfield is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Westfield are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.