ADHD Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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John Bradshaw
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist. The problems that I am trained to help are Children’s School and Learning Problems, ADHD in adults and children, Family, Marital, Divorce and Custody Problems, Depression, Anxiety and OCD. The sessions are problem focused, with emphasis on addressing the issues that continue to undermine a person’s ability to achieve happiness at home, work, social relationships and with one self.
(650) 209-7959
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Rebecca Good
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My expertise is in trauma and early attachment challenges, though I do work extensively with ADHD , mood disorders, and social phobia.
I offer *concierge therapy services* in Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and Piedmont Areas. I am committed to uniquely serving individuals and family systems to support clients in navigating their complex and fast-paced lives in a way that is expressly tailored to fit into your Bay Area lifestyle. I work dynamically with family members to address overarching goals from different perspectives. This allows me to focus on your needs from every angle possible. The result is comprehensive change on an individual and systematic level. I can meet online or in person with a flexible structure to meet your ever changing needs.
(510) 775-6818
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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Carol Jaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
You can clear patterns at a deeper level that create problems in your relationships, or learn to lessen pain and worry from loss,body image issues, addiction, trauma, ADD and more.
Your mind and body make a powerful, interwoven pair. Is your body expressing what the thoughts are repressing? Easing and gently lifting your sense of heaviness from anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and emptiness of spirit can be closer than you ever believed! Let me guide you to the other side of "stuck" in your personal and professional relationships, emotions, body issues, and success. When we are in a session all the focus is on being fully present for,and deeply listening to you, offering a clear, kind and soothing direction, towards releasing unhealthy thought patterns by integrating with body feelings.
(650) 684-1374
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Gerry Anne Lenhart
Psychologist, PhD, ATM
Verified
Verified
I also explore the relationship of ADHD and creativity in children and adults.
I have a background and life long interest in art, literature and philosophy that contributes to a unique clinical psychological view. This view includes mainstream psychology and also goes beyond to embrace subjects not often included in psychology. I am especially interested and experienced with gifted and creative personalities and problems associated with giftedness.
(650) 603-0705
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Leslie Baxter, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have spent more than two decades providing assessments, consultation and therapy for young children and their families around issues of behavior, anxiety, depression, ADHD , ASD, learning disabilities and trauma.
You are so worried about your child. She cries everytime you drop her off at preschool and she is so shy at birthday parties that she won't leave your side. You thought she would outgrow this, but instead she seems to be more and more afraid of things. She is happy at home, but she still follows you from room to room. You just want her to relax and enjoy her childhood. You remember when your child first started school, how excited you were! You thought she would soon warm up and make friends. You want to be able to pick your child up from school and hear from the teacher that she was just fine once you left. You want to hear about what your child learned, and that your child played well with friends.
(650) 516-4235
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Viktoriya Samarina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in Neuropsychology. I have extensive clinical experience working with adults and older adults. I provide neuropsychological assessments and consultation to clients with various medical and neurological difficulties such as neurodegenerative diseases, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. I provide therapeutic support for clients who struggle with various medical issues.
(650) 405-3626
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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Izzo Marriage and Family Therapy, P.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
In these trying times we've all been dealing with such things as illness and fear of illness, loss, loneliness, isolation, confusion, frustration, and uncertainty. Family and marriage relationships are strained. Children and teens are experiencing additional stress on top of developmental, cultural, and peer-related challenges. ​ If you feel like your light is growing dim, our goal is to help get you glowing again. ​ Wherever you're at, whatever you've got going on, we are here for you.
(650) 881-2490
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Bob Livingstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been in private practice for twenty-eight years and I believe therapy issues are all related to loss. I specialize in working with children of divorce, those who have lost a loved one, men with anger issues, and the problems of teenagers. I am the author of five self-help books. My new book is titled Letting go of Grief: Move your Body to Rock and Soul. You can check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/k8kggrv
(650) 741-1534
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Little Munchkins Therapy/ New Leaf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Take some time away from the demand of daily life to spend some time on yourself. This is a time for you to work on goals and have support in areas that are most important to you. Each of our counselors is here to provide you with individualized support. This approach allows you to meet with one of our counselors and design a plan that is best suited to fit your needs and busy schedule.
(650) 431-2291
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Linda Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer a free consultation to assist you in finding the best fit for your therapy needs. There are a variety of tools and interventions therapists use in clinical work to support clients, but a strong and trusted bond with your clinician is fundamental to achieve the maximum benefit from sessions. For more than 20 years, I have been honored to assist others during some of life's most difficult times. I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about my approach, experience, training, and specialities.
(650) 735-3965
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Krysta Banazek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
(650) 200-3906
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Kelley Clair Montes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who is passionate about facilitating healing for people with mental health symptoms, through processing trauma and learning beneficial coping skills to optimally manage their lives. Although I am trained in many methods, my expertise lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
(650) 334-1725
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Stacy Chiang
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you or a loved one in a time of transition or uncertainty? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Are you unsure about therapy, but nothing else has worked? I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to give voice to yourself, and for us to collaborate on workable solutions to implement in your school life, work life, and/or relationship with others. My goal for you in therapy is to become your own therapist by gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and by learning what works for you in times of distress through leaning on your innate wisdom.
(650) 684-1398
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Clinical Psychology Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
We are a group therapy practice located in the heart of downtown San Mateo offering in-person and telehealth sessions to kids, teens and adults.
(650) 459-4256
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Anastasia Hospidales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with clients going through separation or divorce, trauma, bullying, sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, depression, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and eating disorders.
(650) 844-1932
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Patrick Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. I've been there too. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
(650) 374-0332
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Sarah Tachibana (Gurtler)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
As my client, I believe that you have an innate potential for growth and transformation. When at an impasse, new perspectives and resources are needed to restore balance within oneself and in relation to others. As a warm, interactive psychotherapist, I provide the experience, guidance, and skill that foster insight, transformation and growth. You will be provided a safe place where you will be supported to find and use your strengths. Together, we will develop tools to work through obstacles. It's time to get unstuck and to live in the moment, where you can accomplish your goals and be your true self.
(650) 513-8208
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Thomas Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is Thomas Williams and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with a diverse population, such as children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of needs; behavioral, emotional, social, relational, and psycho-educational.
(650) 600-7742
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Marissa Nasca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
(440) 740-3387
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Steven Barney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am passionate about collaborating with you in moving your life towards a more whole, productive and vibrant self. I will assist you, being directive when appropriate, but with grace and patient sensitivity. I love to help individuals, couples, families and organizations develop their communication skills; and thereby, improve their relationships and overall family and organizational lives. I have an easy relaxed style, caring heart that also allows me to speak straight when there is need.
(650) 241-4256
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94405
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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.