ADHD Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Andrea Brard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a UCLA-trained Clinical Psychologist specializing in providing therapy to children, adolescents, parents, and young adults with Anxiety, ADHD , Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Depression. My goal is to help you experience reduced stress and an improved quality of life by providing skills and tools supported by scientific research.
(424) 252-8339
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Rebecca Branda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The desire to start therapy often begins when you realize something needs to change. When you feel anxious, lost, out of control. If this is you, I am here to help. I specialize in women’s mental health, ADHD , and trauma. I understand that your past experiences shape your present reality. Together, we will work understand the root cause of your challenges, find success and fulfillment in your relationships and career, heal from traumatic or dysfunctional relationships, and process guilt and shame. I’ll meet you with curiosity, warmth, and respect, creating an environment where you can reconnect with your best self.
(213) 322-0689
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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The Procrastination Doctor
Psychologist, PsyD
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
An overall sense of not reaching your potential is common with ADHD .
For the best sense of me, along with info about insurance & rates, please go to procrastinationdoctor.com. I help adults with time mgmt., disorganization, & ADD / ADHD via coaching and psychotherapy. Having ADHD myself, I understand the frustration, shame, and hit it can take on self-esteem. I cannot prescribe meds, (you need an MD/psychiatrist for that), but I can help you achieve your goals. Together, we'll learn about your brain, develop strategies to increase productivity, decrease inconsistency, and in so doing, improve self-esteem and secondary depression and anxiety if present.
(310) 596-4132
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Darrell Walters
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals and families to overcome neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges using a strength-based approach. My areas of expertise include executive functioning issues such as ADHD , moodiness and depression, and anxiety resulting from high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also have a strong background in addressing technology-related issues, including healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, and mindfulness practices for relaxation and increased frustration tolerance.
(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Phil Sayegh
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
Verified
He specializes in learning disorders, ADHD , concussions, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and dementia.
Welcome to Sayegh Psychology (https://sayeghpsychology.com/), a small psychological assessment private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Phil Sayegh offers psychoeducational, neuropsychological, psychological, and personality assessments for adolescents (ages 16+), adults, and older adults. Assessments can help you understand yourself or your child better, identify strengths and weaknesses, and support access to appropriate accommodations at school and on standardized tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, DAT, and State Bar). All assessments include outside consultation (e.g., speaking to schools and doctors) and completion of paperwork for academic and testing accommodations. Services available on weekends. Superbill can be provided upon request.
(424) 383-8335
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Amanda Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to embrace positive change in your life? If you are feeling anxious, stuck, or not quite like your usual self, it might be an indication that it's time for something to shift. I specialize in women's mental health, perinatal mental health (fertility, pregnancy, motherhood, and identity), as well as ADHD . I work with my clients utilizing a holistic approach that is motivational, supportive, and empowering. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where together we can delve into the underlying causes of your struggles, explore challenging relationship patterns, foster self-awareness, and cultivate self-compassion.
(424) 484-2721
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Maryna V Yudina
BSN, RN, MS, MD(Ukr)
Verified
Verified
Maryna transitioned into her current work as a Neurofeedback specialist after seeing the transformative effect it had on her clients suffering from PTSD, ADHD , addictions and depression.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive technology that improves and fine tunes the physical health of the most important organ in the body-the brain. Under DR. Maryna’s careful guidance a customized treatment plan is crafted to address specific areas of the brain in need of improvement. Our clients come to us from all walks of life, from business executives wanting to optimize their performance to someone seeking help with managing anxiety and stress, addiction or inability to have deep restful sleep. They leave being better communicators, more adapt at facing stressful situations, having clarity in thinking and setting goals.
(310) 699-4944
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Vindia G. Fernandez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD . Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being.
(424) 396-1720
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Michelle Reinlieb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My neuropsychology specialty additionally attracts clients with ADD / ADHD and other cognitive challenges.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) in Washington (in-person in Redmond and telehealth across the state) and California (telehealth) with extensive experience working with young adults, adults and older adults. I offer a warm and individualized approach with a foundation in evidence based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(310) 282-7545
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Cary Frank Schwimmer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Neurofeedback/Micro-stimulation can help improve a sense of well being associated with diminished anxiety, effects of traumatic brain injury, depression, PTSD, and ADHD .
I have over 30 years of experience in working with adults. I am an expert in the treatment of anxiety and depression. If I am not in your insurance network I can still work with you. I will help you to get reimbursement. I have a wide range of knowledge about anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, addictions, fears, relationship issues, PTSD, phobias and family issues. One Specialty: Childhood and Adult Trauma. I believe that the exploration of your life helps us to understand who you are today. 20 years of experience with EMDR. Neurofeedback for anxiety, ADHD , brain fog, TBI, depression, concussion and a range of other issues.
(954) 874-8417
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A Little Light Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you’ve ever found yourself in a dark place, then you know that you instinctually look for the light. Things happen in our lives that throw us into dark places. It’s easy to get stuck in these places and we can have trouble finding a way out by ourselves. However, we all have the potential to restore and brighten our light again, sometimes we just need a helping hand. We will be that helping hand. Whether your darkness is anxiety, sadness, trauma, low self-esteem, body image issues, ADHD , or relationship dissatisfaction, we will climb into that dark place with you so that you’re not looking for that light alone.
(424) 320-0353
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Coast Family Psychological Services Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have extensive experience treating ADHD , OCD, and Anxiety which often impacts children, teens and adults.
I believe that it takes courage and a certain amount of fearlessness to reach out for support. My goal is to make the therapy experience as welcoming and individualized as possible. I specialize in teaching both adults and children specific ways to manage anxiety, learn and practice mindfulness strategies, and make behavioral changes in order to improve their overall quality of life. I believe that having unconditional support for your emotional well-being is key, especially during times of uncertainty, and am here to help implement lasting changes.
(805) 669-9361
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Rebecca Hulbert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MS
Verified
Verified
I support teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and ADHD .
Hello there, I’m Rebecca. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist supervised by PatrickLyra Wilder LMFT 98562. The main factor that predicts successful therapy treatment is not the theories or interventions (or fancy couch), but the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. You deserve to feel that your therapist truly cares and supports you. As an Indigenous therapist, I provide a culturally sensitive and inclusive approach to your treatment. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all, and that we bring our own individual needs when it comes to our mental health.
(909) 314-2460
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Brain RX
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, ADD / ADHD , Addiction, Autism Spectrum (Aspergers), Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Headaches and Migraines, Insomnia, Learning Disabilities, OCD, Mood (anger, sadness, rage), PTSD and Developmental Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Brain RX was created to help people clear their head of unwanted, unhelpful, stuck mental patterns and start living a life of direction, purposefulness and hope. Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback is a quick, passive, painless, safe and effective treatment that helps reset the brain a neurological level. This FDA-cleared treatment is a holistic, drug-free approach to combatting a number of symptoms and disorders. RE-TRAIN. CHANGE. RE-ORGANIZE.
(858) 281-0740
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Negar Afshar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I've always been passionate about working with children and appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in an individual's life from an early age. I hope to provide the space, comfort, and time for children to foster their resilience and thrive to their full potential. I pride myself on being relatable, while also offering the guidance and expertise that parents hope for. I provide child-centered play therapy, art therapy, and conduct assessments focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD .
(310) 861-4636
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Laura O'Loughlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Collectively, we have been experiencing formidable hardships. Without a doubt, they add weight to the stressors we already carry and the uneasiness we already feel. Perhaps the time has come to seek support and work toward positive change.
(310) 307-3453
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Anna Major
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
Your past pain is real and it is common for that past pain to hurt in the present. You don't have to "just accept it". I have success working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD , domestic abuse, maternal mental health issues, family discord, and also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families. My clients trust that I can help them over come whatever their challenges are. One of my passions is Prenatal Bonding and psychology, enhancing the bond between mother and child to improve birth outcomes and reduce difficulty in delivery.
(818) 280-8006
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Rachel McCarron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, ADHD , relationship challenges, adjusting to life changes, and more.
I am a licensed clinical social worker that treats children, adolescents, and young adults. I am passionate about helping individuals explore their emotions, increase their ability to cope with challenges, and understand their own patterns of thinking and behavior. I use warmth, humor, and compassion to connect with clients, providing them with a safe-space to explore their feelings. My therapeutic approach includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and expressive play to help clients reach their goals.
(424) 400-6862
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Lauren Martin Culp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CD
Verified
Verified
People come in with a desire to feel better, less stressed; resulting in successfully and confidently improving personal and professional relationships. Customized sessions help individuals achieve their goals- like attracting healthier romantic relationships, making better career or life choices, affair repair, clarity in parenting challenges or managing ADHD . Practical tools all based on my extensive professional training in holistic health, natural nutrition, body-mind therapies, meditation, etc.-specifically to support individuals, couples, and families.
(424) 704-8635
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Leah Matson Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
In my years of practice I have felt that something was needed that could not be touched despite excellent talk therapy: the answer is combine it with Neurofeedback. It is a brain exercise system that helps you change by creating a more functional and stable brain state, reducing anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraines, artistic blocks, and ADHD . It enhances focus, clarity, memory, and improves relationships. I work with the entertainment industry, schools, trauma survivors, and I teach psychology and creative process at Antioch University. My doctorate is from USC and I am a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in Santa Monica.
(424) 324-5293
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Santa Monica, CA 90404

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.