ADHD Therapists in University City, San Diego, CA

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Kevin M Ramotar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I take a lifespan developmental approach with my clients, particularly through promoting self-compassion, encouraging the discovery of personal resilience, and helping work through challenges on the pathways of life. My integrative approach is primarily informed by helping the development of insight and accumulation of practical skills for symptom reduction that takes into account the cultural and familial context of your life. Additionally, I also focus my practice on providing psychological assessment/testing for ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as personality and cognitive functioning. I hold weekend appointment slots for immigration evaluations for those seeking hardship waivers.
(661) 454-5197
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University City
San Diego, CA 92121
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Michelle May Balke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on being a step closer to a happier, more fulfilling, loving, and harmonious life. If you would like help with any of the following you are in the right place: Adoption concerns, Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Depression, Children’s Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Struggles, Parenting Concerns, and Relationship Challenges. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980. Call for a complimentary, get acquainted phone call : (619) 322-0681. Let's see if I can help.
(619) 512-2920
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Spencer Chernick, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience working with all ages of clients that have struggled with ADHD , trauma, grief, communication, relationships, self-esteem, and more.
I deeply value peoples' ability to be honest and kind to themselves so they can recognize when change is needed, but also forgive themselves for having struggled... because struggling is human. We all struggle, we all make mistakes, and we all have been in a place where we may not have presented as our best selves. Things in life can be difficult and we may lose sight of our importance and value in this life. I want you to know that I am here to remind you that you matter and that you are so much stronger than you realize or may give yourself credit for.
(831) 888-1414
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Janel Bituin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Janel Bituin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with individuals, families, children, and adolescents of diverse, multi-cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Janel takes a client centered approach and utilizes various methods of therapy that allows them to feel safe and heard in session while helping them to manage life's many stressors. Janel has experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, ADD / ADHD , child/adolescent issues, and other mood related disorders in both telehealth and outpatient settings.
(858) 289-5908
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Melissa Pinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Maybe you have a child who has many worries or is prone to negative thinking? Maybe your child is feeling overwhelmed with emotion not knowing how to control the rage? Or maybe your teen is having difficulty connecting socially with others and forming meaningful relationships? Having a child with social and emotional challenges can be distressing for family members. Therapy can help build skills of resiliency and improve emotional awareness. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families with anxiety, depression, ASD, and ADHD .
(858) 633-6190
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Shamin Patel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
She specializes in youth diagnostics including Autism, ADHD , trauma and mood disorders.
Dr. Patel is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychological assessment. She uses gold standard measures and customizes psychological evaluations to each individual child. Her evaluations provide tailored and detailed recommendations to best assist children and their families to thrive.
(858) 434-8780
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Emily Pecaitis
PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Hey there! My treatment method is a partnership and multi-faceted approach toward patient-centered care. With the support from the collaborative treatment team at SokyaHealth, my desire is to provide client-specific care, as each individual is unique. The stigma associated with mental health illness is one of the biggest barriers presented to mental health providers. The brain is just as susceptible as any organ to illness, and there should be no shame in receiving treatment. It takes a courageous person to seek help and take the first steps in making a change.
(866) 657-6592
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Linda Nguyen
PA
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe in patient empowerment. My philosophy is that I am here to provide my patients with education on their condition as well as the pros and cons of various treatment options, after which we will discuss and work together to form the treatment plan that is best for them.
(866) 657-6592
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Charles Yin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
“MOJO: THE LIFE FORCE, THE ESSENCE, THE LIBIDO, THE ‘RIGHT STUFF’…WHAT THE FRENCH CALL A CERTAIN ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT’ ” -Dr. Evil from “Austin Powers 2” ~YOU: a go-getter, ‘shining bright like a diamond’; sterling AND grounded. ~BUT RECENTLY: barely mustering the energy and courage to pass the day. You know you’re not a fraud but half don’t believe yourself: “I’m good at and enjoy my job and it pays well; my friends and family are amazing and supportive; I look good on paper so how can I feel SO WEAK, apathetic, disconnected; dumb?...
(619) 453-0585
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Vicki Bynum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
To request an appointment please visit foresightmentalhealth.com - I have a Masters Degree in Special Education and have worked as a teacher for over 10 years. As a Therapist, I have experience working in Community-Based and School-Based Mental Health settings and Therapeutic Mentoring, working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. I have helped individuals with family and parenting support, stress and life management, improving mood, increasing self-esteem, gaining assertiveness, and using healthy communication to improve relationships.
(619) 374-4013
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Nicole Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
(619) 383-1066
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Kerri Gavin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Kerri! I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. I specialize in working with those with intellectual disabilities. I am compassionate, understanding, and able to meet them where they are. I like to work with the elderly with mental health challenges and those who need someone compassionate, interested in them, and able to make valuable suggestions. I work to provide coping skills, stress relief, trauma work, and medication referrals if needed. I use the Recovery Model, solution-focused, trauma-focused, and person-centered modalities.
(858) 289-5899
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Arianna Zabriskie
Registered Psychological Associate, AMFT, PsyA
Verified
Verified
I serve individuals and families of individuals overcoming addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and many other mental health challenges. I have specialized training in the area of psychological assessment which helps individuals and families better understand and treat any underlying diagnosis that may be contributing to mental health and/or substance issues. I am part of a group practice, Achieve Concierge, where we are a multidisciplinary team of professionals treating clients. We have the capability to support clients with therapy, testing, psychiatry, acupuncture, somatic sensory release, TMS, and Ketamine-assisted therapy.
(858) 727-5806
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Laraine Lipori
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist based in San Diego and North Counties. I have been working for over 10 years in the fields of both Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology providing individual therapy, couples therapy, as well as psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, to children and adults. I specialize in providing cognitive behavioral therapy, combined with complimentary therapeutic approaches and techniques to help you uncover and correct long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful and successful life.
(858) 217-4142
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Alieshia Cardinal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about the therapeutic process and provides a warm, nonjudgmental environment where clients can feel free to explore thoughts, ideas, concerns, and feelings as they move forward in their life journeys.
(858) 358-5759
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Cyti Psychological
MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
At Cyti Psychological, our licensed clinicians each have over 2500 hours of clinical experience treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, parenting challenges, couples issues, family dynamics, work place stressors, OCD, bipolar disorder and many other mental health challenges. Your therapist will work with you to treat your symptoms and to help you feel better and to reach your goals for yourself and your situation from the privacy of your own home. Online therapy is confidential, effective, covered by insurance, tailored to each unique client and done from the comfort of your own setting at a time that works best for you!
(858) 221-9720
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University City
San Diego, CA 92121
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Cyti Psychological
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Let’s face it! Putting together the huge jigsaw puzzle called life can be a bit challenging. Connecting all the pieces to see the whole picture, while trying make sense of traumatic events can leave you feeling emotionally paralyzed. Please know that you are not alone and there is hope. Change is at your fingertips. Reaching out is the first courageous step to activating change.
(858) 227-6110
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University City
San Diego, CA 92121
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SokyaHealth / San Diego
MD
Welcome! SokyaHealth offers a full circle of mental health care services, including therapy, coaching, support groups, medication management, and an online library of self-care resources. We make world-class mental health care accessible for everyone!
(858) 221-9820
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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Shelby Swan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with families and children/adolescents. My professional experience has focused on trauma work in children/adolescents, specializing in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to focus on treating children/adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideations.
(858) 267-4186
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San Diego, CA 92121
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More Ramot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
לפעמים אנחנו צריכים מישהו שיכוון אותנו במסע לעבר חיים מאושרים ומשמעותיים. We all need some help finding our path to live a happier and meaningful life. Together we can discover your path to increase life satisfaction. I will bring my many years of experience, working with kids and adults, and you will bring yourself, your family and your story. I'll be happy to try and help you feel better via telehealth in all of California or in person in San Diego.
(858) 293-8979
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University City
San Diego, CA 92122
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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.