ADHD Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Joanna Savarese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Joanna Savarese is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of San Diego BrainWorks. Dr. Savarese and her team have specific and extensive training in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment. San Diego BrainWorks specializes in comprehensive evaluations, IEE (Independent Educational Evaluations) and differential diagnosis of specific learning disorders, ADHD, Autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disorders, and genetic and medical disorders. Dr. Savarese conducts evaluations to aid in diagnostic specificity, treatment recommendations, and academic accommodations.
Dr. Joanna Savarese is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of San Diego BrainWorks. Dr. Savarese and her team have specific and extensive training in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment. San Diego BrainWorks specializes in comprehensive evaluations, IEE (Independent Educational Evaluations) and differential diagnosis of specific learning disorders, ADHD, Autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disorders, and genetic and medical disorders. Dr. Savarese conducts evaluations to aid in diagnostic specificity, treatment recommendations, and academic accommodations.
(858) 433-4283 View (858) 433-4283
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Heritage Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Hello, my name is Dr. Brenda Franz, owner of Heritage Psychology. I offer comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations. I also offer sessions based off of the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program of UCLA for adolescents (ages 10-18) on an ongoing basis. At this time, I do not offer individual therapy. I am currently in network with Tricare (West Region) and Self-Pay only. Email is the best way to reach me. Please reach out with any questions, I would love to hear from you.
Hello, my name is Dr. Brenda Franz, owner of Heritage Psychology. I offer comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations. I also offer sessions based off of the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program of UCLA for adolescents (ages 10-18) on an ongoing basis. At this time, I do not offer individual therapy. I am currently in network with Tricare (West Region) and Self-Pay only. Email is the best way to reach me. Please reach out with any questions, I would love to hear from you.
(858) 465-5324 View (858) 465-5324
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Andrea Peca
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from National University in 2012 and her Master's Degree from National University in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. Andrea treats clients who are 18 and older and specializes in helping clients with life adjustments, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, parenting concerns, self-esteem issues, peer relationships, LGBTQIA issues, and ADHD.
Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from National University in 2012 and her Master's Degree from National University in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. Andrea treats clients who are 18 and older and specializes in helping clients with life adjustments, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, parenting concerns, self-esteem issues, peer relationships, LGBTQIA issues, and ADHD.
(858) 901-7090 View (858) 901-7090
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Romelia Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Romelia enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders that suffers from depression, anxiety, ADHD and other mental health issues.
Romelia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has vast experience doing individual, couples, and group therapy in private and group practices. Romelia believes that healing, restoration, and recovery are obtainable. She believes mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Romelia utilizes different therapeutic approaches during sessions depending on people's background, experiences, and people's goals.
Romelia enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders that suffers from depression, anxiety, ADHD and other mental health issues.
Romelia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has vast experience doing individual, couples, and group therapy in private and group practices. Romelia believes that healing, restoration, and recovery are obtainable. She believes mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Romelia utilizes different therapeutic approaches during sessions depending on people's background, experiences, and people's goals.
(858) 786-1505 View (858) 786-1505
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Barbara Morett, Neurodiveristy Affirming Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my practice! Have you been looking for a therapist to support you in your healing process who is affirming of your multiple identities? If so, I might be the right fit for you! I work with the LGBTQIA+ community, and have experience working with trans, non-binary and gender fluid clients. Additionally, I work with neurodiversity in my practice, specifically with Autism and ADHD. I work from a neurodiveristy affirming lens, meaning I see all neurotypes as equal and give them the respect they deserve in the therapeutic space. I have lived experience with neurodiveristy and I have a personal passion in this area.
Welcome to my practice! Have you been looking for a therapist to support you in your healing process who is affirming of your multiple identities? If so, I might be the right fit for you! I work with the LGBTQIA+ community, and have experience working with trans, non-binary and gender fluid clients. Additionally, I work with neurodiversity in my practice, specifically with Autism and ADHD. I work from a neurodiveristy affirming lens, meaning I see all neurotypes as equal and give them the respect they deserve in the therapeutic space. I have lived experience with neurodiveristy and I have a personal passion in this area.
(619) 439-1964 View (619) 439-1964
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Compass Family Therapy Solutions, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
As a dually licensed MFT and BCBA with 20 years of experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Primarily utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, I aim to enlighten and empower the strengths already within my clients and their families, so that they can thrive and meet their goals. I have a unique understanding of behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities, but also the impact both the symptoms and the treatment itself can have on the family system.
As a dually licensed MFT and BCBA with 20 years of experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, adults and families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety and other developmental, behavioral, and learning differences. Primarily utilizing a positive and solution-focused approach, I aim to enlighten and empower the strengths already within my clients and their families, so that they can thrive and meet their goals. I have a unique understanding of behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities, but also the impact both the symptoms and the treatment itself can have on the family system.
(619) 651-9553 View (619) 651-9553
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Andrea P. Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with adults who suffer from mental health issues, are experiencing loss, unresolved trauma, issues around parenting, family of origin, and ADHD issues.
As a therapist my goal is to assist you in finding your purpose, place and power. I approach clients with empathy, using love, compassion and humor. I work with adults who find themselves in an uncomfortable and sometimes painful place. I am an educated grounded therapist who has walked the talk. Utilizing evidenced based treatment models, I offer up respect that you are your own best critic, therefore, it is a collaborative therapeutic session that I offer. I believe it is my role to help you to find where your insight may need adjustment in order to find solutions that are healthier and empowering.
I have experience working with adults who suffer from mental health issues, are experiencing loss, unresolved trauma, issues around parenting, family of origin, and ADHD issues.
As a therapist my goal is to assist you in finding your purpose, place and power. I approach clients with empathy, using love, compassion and humor. I work with adults who find themselves in an uncomfortable and sometimes painful place. I am an educated grounded therapist who has walked the talk. Utilizing evidenced based treatment models, I offer up respect that you are your own best critic, therefore, it is a collaborative therapeutic session that I offer. I believe it is my role to help you to find where your insight may need adjustment in order to find solutions that are healthier and empowering.
(619) 727-6573 View (619) 727-6573
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Dr. Genevieve Price Naturopathic Doctor
ND
San Diego, CA 92121
We will conduct comprehensive lab testing to identify underlying causes of your symptoms and treat depression, anxiety, and ADHD using natural therapies such as microcurrent neurofeedback in San Diego, homeopathy, nutrient therapy, and herbal medicine.
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, your symptoms may often compromise your quality of life and make it difficult for you to achieve your highest goals. My goal is for you to regain control of your health and stop your disease from dictating your quality of life. I investigate the root cause of disease and address each client as a whole person - mind, body, and spirit - using natural therapies first in order to minimize harmful side effects.
We will conduct comprehensive lab testing to identify underlying causes of your symptoms and treat depression, anxiety, and ADHD using natural therapies such as microcurrent neurofeedback in San Diego, homeopathy, nutrient therapy, and herbal medicine.
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, your symptoms may often compromise your quality of life and make it difficult for you to achieve your highest goals. My goal is for you to regain control of your health and stop your disease from dictating your quality of life. I investigate the root cause of disease and address each client as a whole person - mind, body, and spirit - using natural therapies first in order to minimize harmful side effects.
(619) 367-7754 View (619) 367-7754
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Jordy Travis
MA, ACC
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
I have extensive knowledge of ADHD and a very deep appreciation of the emotional toll suffered by people with ADHD.
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults and their families who struggle with ADHD and executive function skills. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, prioritization, study skills, social skills and planning. During the coaching process, we pinpoint goals and dreams and uncover underlying issues that are holding them back. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies in order for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
I have extensive knowledge of ADHD and a very deep appreciation of the emotional toll suffered by people with ADHD.
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults and their families who struggle with ADHD and executive function skills. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, prioritization, study skills, social skills and planning. During the coaching process, we pinpoint goals and dreams and uncover underlying issues that are holding them back. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies in order for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
(858) 264-0725 View (858) 264-0725
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Lauren Goebel, Neurospicy Teen Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
I am a neurodiveristy affirming provider, which means that I do not believe that ADHD or Autism are disorders, rather neurological differences.
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with teens (ages 13 to 18) and young adults (18-21). I work with a variety of issues/topics including: neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism), depression, anxiety, academic issues, bullying/peer issues, trauma and family relationships. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoy working with teens who are questioning or having concerns around sexuality or gender identity. When working with teens, establishing a connection and safety is my first goal. Once we have a trusting relationship, I work with them find their own goals that will enhance their life and relationships.
I am a neurodiveristy affirming provider, which means that I do not believe that ADHD or Autism are disorders, rather neurological differences.
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with teens (ages 13 to 18) and young adults (18-21). I work with a variety of issues/topics including: neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism), depression, anxiety, academic issues, bullying/peer issues, trauma and family relationships. I work with the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoy working with teens who are questioning or having concerns around sexuality or gender identity. When working with teens, establishing a connection and safety is my first goal. Once we have a trusting relationship, I work with them find their own goals that will enhance their life and relationships.
(619) 393-4343 View (619) 393-4343
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Miranda Millican
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodiverse clients (ADHD, autism, other neurotypes). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
Hi there, welcome! My specialty areas include trauma, relationships and body image issues. As a queer and neurodivergent therapist, my passions include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodiverse clients (ADHD, autism, other neurotypes). As a neurodiversity affirming provider, I see all neurotypes as equal, and not an issue that needs "treatment". Rather, it is a process of finding your way back to yourself and who you really are. Additionally, I work with the ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, and kink/BDSM community. I work with individuals, teens, and couples and enjoy working with all relationship structures.
(619) 367-9270 View (619) 367-9270
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Ruth Millican, Testing Psychologist: ADHD + Autism
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my page! I provide neurodiversity affirming testing for those wondering if they may be Autistic or ADHD, later in life. Many times, people who fall into these categories have been missed or mis-diagnosed (especially those who are assigned female at birth, or BIPOC). You may have also been missed if you are high masking or have low support needs. The testing I provide takes all of these factors into consideration to give you the most accurate understanding of your identity. Neurotypes (Autism/ADHD) are differences and not disorders, and I provide an evaluations in a way that honors the whole person.
Welcome to my page! I provide neurodiversity affirming testing for those wondering if they may be Autistic or ADHD, later in life. Many times, people who fall into these categories have been missed or mis-diagnosed (especially those who are assigned female at birth, or BIPOC). You may have also been missed if you are high masking or have low support needs. The testing I provide takes all of these factors into consideration to give you the most accurate understanding of your identity. Neurotypes (Autism/ADHD) are differences and not disorders, and I provide an evaluations in a way that honors the whole person.
(619) 745-5203 View (619) 745-5203
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Shih Chiang Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
I am experienced in working with mood/anxiety disorders, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, couples and relationship issues, cultural issues, as well as gender-related topics.
Therapy is about your vision for how you would like life to be and the person you would like to embody. Hello, my name is Shih Chiang Tang, and I am a first-generation Chinese/Taiwanese-American Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I was raised in multiple cultures within and outside of the United States, and my therapeutic ideas reflect my diverse background. I believe in a collaborative and strength-based therapeutic approach. My goal is to utilize each individual’s innate ability to pursue a meaningful life in a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
I am experienced in working with mood/anxiety disorders, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, couples and relationship issues, cultural issues, as well as gender-related topics.
Therapy is about your vision for how you would like life to be and the person you would like to embody. Hello, my name is Shih Chiang Tang, and I am a first-generation Chinese/Taiwanese-American Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I was raised in multiple cultures within and outside of the United States, and my therapeutic ideas reflect my diverse background. I believe in a collaborative and strength-based therapeutic approach. My goal is to utilize each individual’s innate ability to pursue a meaningful life in a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
(858) 251-9750 View (858) 251-9750
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Giselle Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92114
Hello, my name is Giselle Lopez, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience. I specialize in helping clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Grief. My passion is to help children, families, and individuals work through their challenges by teaching them new coping skills, working as a team to explore old patterns, and developing new ones to achieve a better balance in our mental health. My passion is working with children, especially those with Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder, and working with their families who are having difficulties with relationship issues and school.
Hello, my name is Giselle Lopez, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience. I specialize in helping clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Grief. My passion is to help children, families, and individuals work through their challenges by teaching them new coping skills, working as a team to explore old patterns, and developing new ones to achieve a better balance in our mental health. My passion is working with children, especially those with Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder, and working with their families who are having difficulties with relationship issues and school.
(619) 432-6683 View (619) 432-6683
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David Lipsitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
⯌ Providing in-person evaluations (neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, psychoeducational). ⯌ Serving children, adolescents, adults. ⯌ SPECIALIZING in: ⯌ Impact of emotional wellness on learning (and vice-versa). ⯌ Strengths-based, non-pathologizing approach. ⯌ Strategies for ADHD, learning differences (i.e., dyslexia, intellectual giftedness), anxiety, temperamental & sensory sensitivity (i.e., highly sensitive children/adults), autism spectrum/neurodiversity, stress management, time management, & emotional wellness. ⯌ Licensed in CA, MA, and HI.
⯌ Providing in-person evaluations (neuropsychological, neurodevelopmental, psychoeducational). ⯌ Serving children, adolescents, adults. ⯌ SPECIALIZING in: ⯌ Impact of emotional wellness on learning (and vice-versa). ⯌ Strengths-based, non-pathologizing approach. ⯌ Strategies for ADHD, learning differences (i.e., dyslexia, intellectual giftedness), anxiety, temperamental & sensory sensitivity (i.e., highly sensitive children/adults), autism spectrum/neurodiversity, stress management, time management, & emotional wellness. ⯌ Licensed in CA, MA, and HI.
(617) 390-8293 View (617) 390-8293
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Natacha Akshoomoff Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
A neuropsychological evaluation provides a comprehensive understanding of brain functioning and an individual's strengths and weaknesses. I work with children, teens, and young adults. Neurocognitive skills, academic abilities, social skills, and behavior are assessed as part of each evaluation using gold standard tools. I'm well-known for my expertise in the diagnosis of autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. My goal is to help each person reach their full potential. I do not offer therapy services.
A neuropsychological evaluation provides a comprehensive understanding of brain functioning and an individual's strengths and weaknesses. I work with children, teens, and young adults. Neurocognitive skills, academic abilities, social skills, and behavior are assessed as part of each evaluation using gold standard tools. I'm well-known for my expertise in the diagnosis of autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. My goal is to help each person reach their full potential. I do not offer therapy services.
(858) 264-0812 View (858) 264-0812
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Christiana Silva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Areas of specialization include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, ODD, OCD, Trauma/Abuse.
Dr. Silva is the Chief Behavior Health Officer for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
Areas of specialization include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, ODD, OCD, Trauma/Abuse.
Dr. Silva is the Chief Behavior Health Officer for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(619) 916-4099 View (619) 916-4099
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Michelle May Balke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
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.
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 View (619) 512-2920
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Kyle Frederick Hausheer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in ADHD and Young adults, and utilize a solution-focused theoretical approach that I pair with psychoeducation and empowerment to support my clients' goals and growth.
I work with individuals, relationships, and families. I focus on helping clients find stability through new perspective(s). I typically start with clients by focusing on improving daily living through identifying impactful small choices. I am driven to provide the highest quality service to each individual person, be they seeing me as a relationship or alone.
I specialize in ADHD and Young adults, and utilize a solution-focused theoretical approach that I pair with psychoeducation and empowerment to support my clients' goals and growth.
I work with individuals, relationships, and families. I focus on helping clients find stability through new perspective(s). I typically start with clients by focusing on improving daily living through identifying impactful small choices. I am driven to provide the highest quality service to each individual person, be they seeing me as a relationship or alone.
(858) 358-6590 View (858) 358-6590
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Lisa Wasnock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hi, and welcome! I'm Lisa and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with Neurodivergent individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma/abuse, high conflict divorce, and emotional/behavioral concerns. I have experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults, families, and adults. I support through a client centered and collaborative approach and create a safe therapeutic environment for clients to make progress on their goals. My practice is neurodivergent and LGBTQ affirming.
Hi, and welcome! I'm Lisa and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with Neurodivergent individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma/abuse, high conflict divorce, and emotional/behavioral concerns. I have experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults, families, and adults. I support through a client centered and collaborative approach and create a safe therapeutic environment for clients to make progress on their goals. My practice is neurodivergent and LGBTQ affirming.
(442) 275-8799 View (442) 275-8799

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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.