ADHD Therapists in Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Helen Garcia
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with students, creative professionals, and individuals with ADHD through a culturally competent and trauma-sensitive lens.
Hi, I'm Helen - a Filipina Asian American therapist. First, I want to acknowledge your decision to start therapy. This decision might come from the realization that "something isn't right". You might be scared, lost, and dealing with a lot of anxiety, sadness, and grief. You may even be struggling secretly. But, you don't have to struggle through this alone. l believe therapy is a brave space to reclaim your identity and begin learning the skills necessary to create a meaningful life. We can work together to help unlearn patterns that don't serve you, to make space for healthy communication and peace.
(747) 319-4975
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Randy Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD , trauma, PTSD, early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, parenting, parent-child conflict, grief, relationship issues, school related problems, including the IEP process and divorce issues. I am currently only offering tele therapy. Online therapy can be offered in the comfort of your own home.
(619) 432-6571
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Grow Through Life Counseling: Kids, Teens & Family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Concerned about your child or teen? We help children and teens with a wide range of problems including: acting out, low grades, wrong peer group, noncompliance, recent changes, blended families, post divorce needs. We work with: ADHD , Learning Disorders, Autism, and Asperger's. Often, families are an important part of the treatment process. We help parents struggling with behavioral problems and create effective treatment plans. We have helped thousands of families and are confident we can help you. Our practice is focused on making positive steps forward in goal setting, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(619) 378-7281
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Adeleine Conanan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This includes personality assessments and ADHD evaluations to support accommodations or applications.
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping adolescents and adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
(619) 614-7865
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Marni Stueland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 20 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
(858) 217-5840
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Jordanne Bakewell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(858) 358-7312
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Sheena Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Verified
I help people who have experienced trauma gain feelings of peace and freedom. Feelings such as anxiety, numbness, and physical exhaustion are what I want to help you deal with and transform. Do you feel like a piece of you was hurt or broken, and now you can't connect with your true self? Perhaps these negative reactions you are having seem to continually affect your life. My goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching your whole self. The scars of your past do not need to effect your future. I want to help you repair and heal that piece of you that was hurt from your trauma.
(858) 943-0604
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92128
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified
Verified
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92120
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Molly K Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Whether it's because of a life-long mental illness, a learning disability or a stressful transition you're currently experiencing, we all deserve to be supported in our journey toward wellness. It takes a great deal of courage and strength to start that process of healing, and I will be there every step of the way. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working as a therapist since 2016. I spend my days working as a School Social Worker, supporting children in the academic environment. While I specialize in working with children and adolescents, I have a great deal of experience working with adults and families.
(858) 295-6611
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92127
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Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center
PsyD
Verified
Verified
Does your anxiety seem too big to conquer? We’ll climb that mountain with you. We help people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, and stress by giving them tools and strategies to overcome their problems and live a better, happier life. In addition to counseling, we provide psychological testing including neuropsychological, psychological clearance, and developmental evaluations including Autism Assessments in order to ensure our clients receive the treatment and accommodations they need.
(951) 397-2299
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Brenda Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist and parenting coach, I have devoted my career to helping people change their lives in positive ways. These changes can involve assisting parents in altering the problematic behavior of their children, coaching to achieve life goals, or overcoming troublesome habits. I use a positive, solution-oriented approach to maximize performance and help people solve the problems in their lives. I use a combination of individual, couples and family based work to allow the whole family to be part of the solution.
(858) 376-7969
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Candice April Ruttner-Duryea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it."- Maya Angelou. Often when being faced with the choice to seek help, sometimes there is embarrassment of needing that help. I offer therapy that is open, honest and no matter what has happened, the choice to change is your greatest accomplishment. The past can strengthen us with its lessons, but it's a crime when it destroys our beautiful souls under its shame. I specialize in Eating Disorders, PTSD, Trauma and Children. Please visit My website, or call me for more informaiton
(619) 870-1376
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Theresa Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I enjoy working with every individual of all ages, but I absolutely love working with children and teens. I tailor my approach based on what the client needs. I use play or art therapy as play is the language of the children. It helps them to express their internal world when they have no words for it. I have completed the core competencies for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) under International Model. PCIT is an evidence-based intervention that promotes positive parent-child relationships while reducing disruptive behaviors at home. I am also a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.
(858) 609-6789
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
Not accepting new clients
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Carmen Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
How much better would your life be if you learned HOW to control your thoughts and emotions? What would that feel and look like?
(760) 334-5694
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Asmat Farah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Everyone is destined to experience stress, loneliness, loss, illness, pain, self-defeating choices, uncertainty, relationship or work problems. Sometimes it's hard to know when to ask for help. Seeking therapy does not mean there is something wrong with us. Many individuals are concerned about getting labeled with a mental illness because they are struggling with life issues, traumatic events or troubled families. I am less interested in finding labels, and more interested in working with you to better understand your struggles and help you develop more successful coping techniques.
(619) 369-1945
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy DBT IOP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBT IOP
Verified
Verified
Are you unable to do your daily activities? Unable to go to work or school? Too depressed to get out of bed? Too anxious to go out? Feeling the urge to self medicate to get through the day? Did you just get released from the psychiatric hospital?
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Jeffrey Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this nagging suspicion that something is deeply wrong? Has it started to affect your relationships, your work, your overall sense of peace? It’s likely that you’ve had experiences that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to forget. These experiences shape your reality, fuel your anxieties, leaving you on edge and burnt out. What would it feel to like to let go of the pain you’ve carried for so long? Imagine what life would be like if you had the emotional space and clarity to be the best you.
(619) 664-4688
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Grow Through Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you a new Mom? Adjusting to motherhood is tough and can be overwhelming! I can help and am here to tell you that you're not alone. My passion is supporting new mother's in their emotional process. We will focus on individualized strategies and building helpful relationship. If you feel concerned about what steps to take, please get in touch. We will work together to help you feel confident in navigating difficult emotions, and to begin to feel better through a treatment plan based on your needs as a new mother. I am also a school counselor in a middle school and love working with preteens and teenagers in the treatment process!
(858) 780-4763
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Penasquitos
San Diego, CA 92129
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Kristina A Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reaching out for mental health treatment can be intimidating but do trust that therapy is a supportive and nurturing environment and I look forward to helping you in this journey.
(858) 533-2731
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San Diego, CA 92129
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ADHD Therapists

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.