ADHD Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Anya Rome
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
(510) 851-9836 View (510) 851-9836
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Zdravko Rozic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, CCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
I work primarily with adults with ADHD and with couples.
I am Zdravko but I mostly go by Z. I was born in former Yugoslavia. At the age of 14, circumstances forced me to leave my homeland. After a few years in Germany, in the late 90's I embarked on a new chapter by moving to the United States. My journey through life and career has been marked by diverse experiences, including roles in mortgage banking, retail, and ride-sharing, as well as being a parent and getting diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, all of which have profoundly influenced my approach as a therapist.
I work primarily with adults with ADHD and with couples.
I am Zdravko but I mostly go by Z. I was born in former Yugoslavia. At the age of 14, circumstances forced me to leave my homeland. After a few years in Germany, in the late 90's I embarked on a new chapter by moving to the United States. My journey through life and career has been marked by diverse experiences, including roles in mortgage banking, retail, and ride-sharing, as well as being a parent and getting diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, all of which have profoundly influenced my approach as a therapist.
(415) 842-4293 x5 View (415) 842-4293 x5
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Heidi Landgraf Breakthrough Neurotherapy
Counselor, LPCC, RSMT, RYT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I work in tandem with psychotherapy and neurofeedback to recover your true resilience. I can work in either modality alone, however the two together have a synergistic effect, producing quicker results. Neurofeedback assists in restoring optimal brain health, while psychotherapy can help you become aware of your thinking patterns, and assist you in creating better emotional balance. You can feel awake and deeply connected to the world and others around you again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD or other traumas, I can help free you from old blockages and restore your original, true nature.
I work in tandem with psychotherapy and neurofeedback to recover your true resilience. I can work in either modality alone, however the two together have a synergistic effect, producing quicker results. Neurofeedback assists in restoring optimal brain health, while psychotherapy can help you become aware of your thinking patterns, and assist you in creating better emotional balance. You can feel awake and deeply connected to the world and others around you again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD or other traumas, I can help free you from old blockages and restore your original, true nature.
(415) 534-4205 View (415) 534-4205
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Adrian Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
I support people of all ages with personal or relationship challenges, mood/anxiety disorders, neuro-developmental differences (ADHD/Autism) and provide educational counseling and advocacy.
Some people struggle for weeks, months, or even years before considering psychotherapy. And it makes sense — it's hard to confide in a stranger and can take a while to find the right fit. We want authenticity and experience in a therapist but also someone relatable and easy to talk with. When couples counseling, family therapy, or child/adolescent support is needed, the search may seem even more daunting. We need a clinician with the interpersonal skills, temperament, and adaptability to forge a meaningful connection with our partners, children, and the networks who support them.
I support people of all ages with personal or relationship challenges, mood/anxiety disorders, neuro-developmental differences (ADHD/Autism) and provide educational counseling and advocacy.
Some people struggle for weeks, months, or even years before considering psychotherapy. And it makes sense — it's hard to confide in a stranger and can take a while to find the right fit. We want authenticity and experience in a therapist but also someone relatable and easy to talk with. When couples counseling, family therapy, or child/adolescent support is needed, the search may seem even more daunting. We need a clinician with the interpersonal skills, temperament, and adaptability to forge a meaningful connection with our partners, children, and the networks who support them.
(510) 901-5736 View (510) 901-5736
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Madison Messerli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
It’s very possible that you’re not lazy or unmotivated but instead dealing with symptoms of undiagnosed ADHD.
It’s 8 pm the night before your work project is due, and the pressure is on. Your boss assigned this three weeks ago, and you kept telling yourself you had more time. Now, there are less than 12 hours to hand it in, and you haven’t even begun. But, rather than finally starting, you look for anything else to do. “The oven could use a deep clean,” you decide to yourself. You watch the clock tick, and your stress builds until you have no choice but to start, but by then, it’s too late to do it right. So you hand in the work late again, rushed and full of errors. You hate letting yourself and others down but don’t know another way.
It’s very possible that you’re not lazy or unmotivated but instead dealing with symptoms of undiagnosed ADHD.
It’s 8 pm the night before your work project is due, and the pressure is on. Your boss assigned this three weeks ago, and you kept telling yourself you had more time. Now, there are less than 12 hours to hand it in, and you haven’t even begun. But, rather than finally starting, you look for anything else to do. “The oven could use a deep clean,” you decide to yourself. You watch the clock tick, and your stress builds until you have no choice but to start, but by then, it’s too late to do it right. So you hand in the work late again, rushed and full of errors. You hate letting yourself and others down but don’t know another way.
(415) 301-6908 View (415) 301-6908
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Tracy McGillis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94112  (Online Only)
This might be a specific mental health diagnosis, like ADHD, anxiety, or depression, or it could be a more general life concern like relationship challenges, a health condition, or stress management, all of which can impact our overall wellness.
I provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore any issues that have brought you to therapy. I work with individuals and couples at all developmental stages, partnering with you to navigate the uncertainties of life transitions, relationship difficulties, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck. Most of us want to move in the direction of a meaningful, authentic life that reflects our values, but for various reasons the path becomes obscured. I both challenge and support my clients in their courageous steps toward clarity and fulfillment.
This might be a specific mental health diagnosis, like ADHD, anxiety, or depression, or it could be a more general life concern like relationship challenges, a health condition, or stress management, all of which can impact our overall wellness.
I provide a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore any issues that have brought you to therapy. I work with individuals and couples at all developmental stages, partnering with you to navigate the uncertainties of life transitions, relationship difficulties, and barriers that may be keeping you stuck. Most of us want to move in the direction of a meaningful, authentic life that reflects our values, but for various reasons the path becomes obscured. I both challenge and support my clients in their courageous steps toward clarity and fulfillment.
(415) 787-4497 View (415) 787-4497
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Greg Rowe-Pasos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Some of the issues I've enjoyed working on recently: becoming polyamorous, channeling ADHD energy, dumping your shame, producing compelling content, defeating loud inner critics.
I'm a no-nonsense, supportive guy, the kind people are happy to have on their side. If I have a tombstone I hope the word CURIOUS will be on it. My curiosity is endless. I love helping folks get curious about how things - visible and invisible - impact their lives, from finances and sex to emotions and power. Engaging, supportive, and playful are other words clients use. About a third of my clients are couples. Over half are men. Many do some kind of creative work and created their own business. They are all over the Shy-to-Outgoing Spectrum.
Some of the issues I've enjoyed working on recently: becoming polyamorous, channeling ADHD energy, dumping your shame, producing compelling content, defeating loud inner critics.
I'm a no-nonsense, supportive guy, the kind people are happy to have on their side. If I have a tombstone I hope the word CURIOUS will be on it. My curiosity is endless. I love helping folks get curious about how things - visible and invisible - impact their lives, from finances and sex to emotions and power. Engaging, supportive, and playful are other words clients use. About a third of my clients are couples. Over half are men. Many do some kind of creative work and created their own business. They are all over the Shy-to-Outgoing Spectrum.
(415) 912-1698 View (415) 912-1698
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Matt McKeithan
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating those with various mental disorders and behavioral issues to include: ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders. I utilize detailed Psychological Assessment, and empirically supported treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am certified as a DBT practitioner and a life coach. Lastly, I integrate a holistic mindset into my practice, where emphasis is placed on gut/brain health, sleep quality, lifestyle, and diet.
I specialize in treating those with various mental disorders and behavioral issues to include: ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders. I utilize detailed Psychological Assessment, and empirically supported treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am certified as a DBT practitioner and a life coach. Lastly, I integrate a holistic mindset into my practice, where emphasis is placed on gut/brain health, sleep quality, lifestyle, and diet.
(628) 214-2794 View (628) 214-2794
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Debra Safren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I specialize in ADHD, grief, trauma, sadness and anxiety.
If you struggle with feelings of sadness or worry and want to experience more joy and happiness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help. Good psychotherapy can change your life for the better. I have found that difficult issues can be healed with the right treatment and connection to a knowledgeable clinician. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
I specialize in ADHD, grief, trauma, sadness and anxiety.
If you struggle with feelings of sadness or worry and want to experience more joy and happiness, Cognitive Behavioral therapy can help. Good psychotherapy can change your life for the better. I have found that difficult issues can be healed with the right treatment and connection to a knowledgeable clinician. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
(510) 466-1179 View (510) 466-1179
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Melanie Lei
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94108
Hi there :) Welcome! I became a therapist based on my own life experiences and desire to support others in their healing journey. I specialize in the following areas: inherited intergenerational trauma, complex PTSD, ADHD, and sleep issues. I am trained in sleep coaching and CBT for Insomnia. I enjoy working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks, especially those from immigrant families.
Hi there :) Welcome! I became a therapist based on my own life experiences and desire to support others in their healing journey. I specialize in the following areas: inherited intergenerational trauma, complex PTSD, ADHD, and sleep issues. I am trained in sleep coaching and CBT for Insomnia. I enjoy working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks, especially those from immigrant families.
(628) 214-4901 View (628) 214-4901
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Will Koehler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, CPTSD, and ADHD.
If any of the following ring true for you, I can help. You get stuck in the downward spiral of self doubt and criticism. You have trouble organizing your life, and are struggling to deepen relationships, feeling like an outsider much of the time. You have difficulty managing intense emotions and find yourself in conflict with loved ones. You have or suspect you have ADHD. You want to better understand yourself.
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, CPTSD, and ADHD.
If any of the following ring true for you, I can help. You get stuck in the downward spiral of self doubt and criticism. You have trouble organizing your life, and are struggling to deepen relationships, feeling like an outsider much of the time. You have difficulty managing intense emotions and find yourself in conflict with loved ones. You have or suspect you have ADHD. You want to better understand yourself.
(415) 275-6990 View (415) 275-6990
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Kelsey Harrington
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
My work spans a wide range of concerns including life changes, managing stress, depression, anxiety, aging, and adult ADHD.
People can feel stuck in their lives for many reasons. You may have vague feelings of dissatisfaction, or have an idea of what isn’t working but struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by familiar feelings from earlier difficulties or trauma that are being stirred up by current situations. My aim is to help you uncover the meanings and underlying causes of patterns of thinking, feeling, and interacting that may be holding you back. These can emerge in addressing day-to-day challenges, or while untangling old narratives formed by deeply rooted experiences.
My work spans a wide range of concerns including life changes, managing stress, depression, anxiety, aging, and adult ADHD.
People can feel stuck in their lives for many reasons. You may have vague feelings of dissatisfaction, or have an idea of what isn’t working but struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by familiar feelings from earlier difficulties or trauma that are being stirred up by current situations. My aim is to help you uncover the meanings and underlying causes of patterns of thinking, feeling, and interacting that may be holding you back. These can emerge in addressing day-to-day challenges, or while untangling old narratives formed by deeply rooted experiences.
(415) 598-5002 View (415) 598-5002
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Natalie Spautz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I specialize in marital and premarital couple therapy, ADHD and anxiety. If anxiety, focusing or planning things are affecting your relationship, I can help. As you struggle, you know something needs to change. You're tired of avoiding or obsessing about dealing with these issues. You notice it's affecting your mental health and want to find new ways to manage it. You know your mood and stress levels affect your mental health and all parts of life. With ADHD, supports are so key for balance. You've struggled long enough and ready to make changes to feel better about them. If this is you, I can help and welcome you to reach out.
I specialize in marital and premarital couple therapy, ADHD and anxiety. If anxiety, focusing or planning things are affecting your relationship, I can help. As you struggle, you know something needs to change. You're tired of avoiding or obsessing about dealing with these issues. You notice it's affecting your mental health and want to find new ways to manage it. You know your mood and stress levels affect your mental health and all parts of life. With ADHD, supports are so key for balance. You've struggled long enough and ready to make changes to feel better about them. If this is you, I can help and welcome you to reach out.
(628) 266-2245 View (628) 266-2245
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Chris S. Doorley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
My specialities include sleep, anxiety, ADHD, smoking cessation, life transitions, & loss.
Many of my clients tend to be curious about discovery, growth and change, often expressing a desire to re-enliven their own natural ways of being. I view myself as a resource for those seeking to reconnect with their own nature— wellness. My approach draws from awareness practices including mindfulness meditation; nature psychology, both research and practice; and years of clinical, group, & graduate work to encourage ways to tap your resilience, creativity, insight, and calm (equanimity).
My specialities include sleep, anxiety, ADHD, smoking cessation, life transitions, & loss.
Many of my clients tend to be curious about discovery, growth and change, often expressing a desire to re-enliven their own natural ways of being. I view myself as a resource for those seeking to reconnect with their own nature— wellness. My approach draws from awareness practices including mindfulness meditation; nature psychology, both research and practice; and years of clinical, group, & graduate work to encourage ways to tap your resilience, creativity, insight, and calm (equanimity).
(415) 417-0943 View (415) 417-0943
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Caitlin O'Brient Bauer
ACCG, PCAC, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide ADHD, Business, & Life Coaching for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I specialize in working with women in tech, new moms, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
I provide ADHD, Business, & Life Coaching for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. I specialize in working with women in tech, new moms, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
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Phil Boissiere
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and executives in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time.
I work best with clients that are motivated for change. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD/ADD, Couples/Marriages, and executives in a very goal oriented and short term way. I believe therapy should be a useful learning and growing experience that provides clients with real life tools and skills they can use for a life time.
(415) 799-4464 View (415) 799-4464
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Dov Golodner
Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
Additionally, I have worked over eighteen years as a professional career counselor and recently as an ADHD specialist, discovering and dissembling the internal blocks and habits that keep us from greater satisfaction.
The people I've been able to help most feel stuck and crave direction in recovering an assured sense of who they are and their potential. We are all creatures of adaptation and many of us learn early on to adjust to whatever the world asks of us. Accordingly, we may internalize the priorities of our parents, our peers, and our culture, agendas that don’t always serve our own interest.
Additionally, I have worked over eighteen years as a professional career counselor and recently as an ADHD specialist, discovering and dissembling the internal blocks and habits that keep us from greater satisfaction.
The people I've been able to help most feel stuck and crave direction in recovering an assured sense of who they are and their potential. We are all creatures of adaptation and many of us learn early on to adjust to whatever the world asks of us. Accordingly, we may internalize the priorities of our parents, our peers, and our culture, agendas that don’t always serve our own interest.
(415) 818-1448 View (415) 818-1448
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Christina Frenzel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94158  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals, couples, and families affected by chronic illness (diabetes, autoimmune disorders, medical trauma, chronic pain), neurodivergence (ADHD, autism, anxiety, executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation), and relationship issues (communication, codependency, social anxiety, dating, narcissistic abuse). I utilize a variety of evidence-based modalities tailored to every client’s unique and individual needs. My style is warm, nurturing, collaborative , and non-judgmental. I hope to support you in growing a deeper sense of awareness, creativity, connection, confidence, and purpose in your life.
I specialize in treating individuals, couples, and families affected by chronic illness (diabetes, autoimmune disorders, medical trauma, chronic pain), neurodivergence (ADHD, autism, anxiety, executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation), and relationship issues (communication, codependency, social anxiety, dating, narcissistic abuse). I utilize a variety of evidence-based modalities tailored to every client’s unique and individual needs. My style is warm, nurturing, collaborative , and non-judgmental. I hope to support you in growing a deeper sense of awareness, creativity, connection, confidence, and purpose in your life.
(650) 910-5548 View (650) 910-5548
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Amma H Tai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual and group therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I specialize in anxiety disorders, stress and related conditions, and provide ADHD evaluation. Change may cause stress, but dealing with a change successfully would leave us stronger, more confident, and better prepared for a new chapter in our life. My approach is practical, focusing on fast symptom relief. I will help you understand your concerns and guide you to solutions you believe are best by learning new skills that will allow you to deal with challenges and maximize your full potential.
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual and group therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I specialize in anxiety disorders, stress and related conditions, and provide ADHD evaluation. Change may cause stress, but dealing with a change successfully would leave us stronger, more confident, and better prepared for a new chapter in our life. My approach is practical, focusing on fast symptom relief. I will help you understand your concerns and guide you to solutions you believe are best by learning new skills that will allow you to deal with challenges and maximize your full potential.
(628) 333-6588 View (628) 333-6588
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Jessica Yu Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127  (Online Only)
Aside from my private practice, I also work at Kaiser ADHD clinic, and provide psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents at SF Mind Matters.
I know sometimes we may feel alone with our own problems. We may feel stuck. We may have a hard time settling down. We may not know who to talk to. It happens to everybody and it is wise to reach out to someone and talk about possible solutions. I'd like to help you.
Aside from my private practice, I also work at Kaiser ADHD clinic, and provide psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents at SF Mind Matters.
I know sometimes we may feel alone with our own problems. We may feel stuck. We may have a hard time settling down. We may not know who to talk to. It happens to everybody and it is wise to reach out to someone and talk about possible solutions. I'd like to help you.
(415) 301-4748 View (415) 301-4748

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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.