ADHD Therapists in Arvada, CO

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Steph Buehrle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80005  (Online Only)
Are you seeking more confidence, peace, and predictably positive results in your life? I specialize in serving differently-wired (gifted, anxious, ADHD, twice exceptional, and other neurodiverse) teens and adults. I support clients with identity development and embracing their brain while navigating heightened sensitivities, emotional dysregulation, struggles with executive skills, and unhealthy thinking habits that may be effecting school, work, or sports. I also help clients to unlock their motivation (you're not just lazy) and development of much needed self-advocacy skills.
Are you seeking more confidence, peace, and predictably positive results in your life? I specialize in serving differently-wired (gifted, anxious, ADHD, twice exceptional, and other neurodiverse) teens and adults. I support clients with identity development and embracing their brain while navigating heightened sensitivities, emotional dysregulation, struggles with executive skills, and unhealthy thinking habits that may be effecting school, work, or sports. I also help clients to unlock their motivation (you're not just lazy) and development of much needed self-advocacy skills.
(720) 790-4173 View (720) 790-4173
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Dr. Johanna Isaacs - Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80005  (Online Only)
Do you often have many ideas and thoughts but have difficulty starting and finishing tasks? Do your worries about the future get in the way of you taking action in the present? I am a psychologist and I strive to help adults with ADHD, anxiety, and life stress understand their strengths and propel themselves towards change. I want to help you identify real-world, supportive solutions that can help you grow. By focusing on how your thoughts can impact your feelings and behaviors, we will create a set of personal strategies for you that improve your quality of life and increase your acceptance of who you are.
Do you often have many ideas and thoughts but have difficulty starting and finishing tasks? Do your worries about the future get in the way of you taking action in the present? I am a psychologist and I strive to help adults with ADHD, anxiety, and life stress understand their strengths and propel themselves towards change. I want to help you identify real-world, supportive solutions that can help you grow. By focusing on how your thoughts can impact your feelings and behaviors, we will create a set of personal strategies for you that improve your quality of life and increase your acceptance of who you are.
(413) 200-3699 View (413) 200-3699
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Dr. Christopher Akins
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, ADHD
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004  (Online Only)
The focus of my practice is helping adults with ADHD, adults with Substance Use or Alcohol Use concerns, and adults struggling with controlling Anger.
Now offering video and phone therapy from the safety and comfort of your own home. I firmly believe that we all have the ability to create meaningful, happy lives for ourselves, even in the face of adversity. The quality of our experiences is determined by the meaning we give to them. Our time together will be aimed at fostering insights into your inner world - your beliefs, emotions, thoughts, and impulses - to help you redefine your outlook and create the life you want. This is sometimes hard work, and I have seen people make incredible changes. You can too!
The focus of my practice is helping adults with ADHD, adults with Substance Use or Alcohol Use concerns, and adults struggling with controlling Anger.
Now offering video and phone therapy from the safety and comfort of your own home. I firmly believe that we all have the ability to create meaningful, happy lives for ourselves, even in the face of adversity. The quality of our experiences is determined by the meaning we give to them. Our time together will be aimed at fostering insights into your inner world - your beliefs, emotions, thoughts, and impulses - to help you redefine your outlook and create the life you want. This is sometimes hard work, and I have seen people make incredible changes. You can too!
(720) 613-6321 View (720) 613-6321
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Bridget Abare LCSW BCN Wave Neurofeedback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004
Neurofeedback, backed by Neuroscience research and the American Academy of Pediatrics is 90% effective in eliminating symptoms associated with ADD.
Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Bridget Abare and I am a board certified Neurotherapist. My private practice is centered on providing Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy to children and adults. Wave Neurofeedback, LLC, provides Neurofeedback therapy, qEEG brain mapping, Neurocognitive Testing and Academic testing to children and adults with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, behavioral issues and Learning Disabilities. If you are looking for something, with quantifiable results, that will help you and or someone you love, this is it.
Neurofeedback, backed by Neuroscience research and the American Academy of Pediatrics is 90% effective in eliminating symptoms associated with ADD.
Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Bridget Abare and I am a board certified Neurotherapist. My private practice is centered on providing Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy to children and adults. Wave Neurofeedback, LLC, provides Neurofeedback therapy, qEEG brain mapping, Neurocognitive Testing and Academic testing to children and adults with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, behavioral issues and Learning Disabilities. If you are looking for something, with quantifiable results, that will help you and or someone you love, this is it.
(303) 963-9734 View (303) 963-9734
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Mandy Dorsett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80003  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adolescents and adults who have ADHD and/or are autistic (or suspect they may fall into one of those groups).
Are you neurodivergent? Are you tired of therapists who give you useless advice like "have you tried writing it down in a planner?" Me too! My goal is to give folks with ADHD and autism skills and methods that work for your unique brain, not the same tired advice you've heard before. I combine evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with problem solving skills tailored to your specific needs, so we can identify and deal with the things that are getting in the way of living your best life. Please visit my website for more information about my approach!
I work with adolescents and adults who have ADHD and/or are autistic (or suspect they may fall into one of those groups).
Are you neurodivergent? Are you tired of therapists who give you useless advice like "have you tried writing it down in a planner?" Me too! My goal is to give folks with ADHD and autism skills and methods that work for your unique brain, not the same tired advice you've heard before. I combine evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with problem solving skills tailored to your specific needs, so we can identify and deal with the things that are getting in the way of living your best life. Please visit my website for more information about my approach!
(720) 790-6545 View (720) 790-6545
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Tatjana Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80007  (Online Only)
At this time I only have openings for ADHD or Autism Assessments. Are you struggling with how to identify and process strong emotions, managing current life stressors, or navigating relationships with others? Do you feel like you are stuck in life or need help recognizing and identifying old patterns in your life that are no longer serving you? Would you like to better understand yourself so you can be your true authentic self?
At this time I only have openings for ADHD or Autism Assessments. Are you struggling with how to identify and process strong emotions, managing current life stressors, or navigating relationships with others? Do you feel like you are stuck in life or need help recognizing and identifying old patterns in your life that are no longer serving you? Would you like to better understand yourself so you can be your true authentic self?
(720) 821-0494 View (720) 821-0494
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Maggie Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, KAP, CHT, CIT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
I've got a comfie reclining sofa if you'd like to put your feet up, blankets to wrap up in, and fidgets if you've got ADHD or are feeling restless.
Using a creative and empathic approach, I will work with you to identify the roots of your struggle. Together we will understand and heal your symptoms, making room for more effective, balanced and joyful strategies in your life. I specialize in helping with anxiety, trauma, body issues, childhood abuse and neglect, depression, LGBTQIA+ issues and many other challenges. My therapeutic style is non-judgemental, empathic, warm and creative. Many of my clients are spiritual, in the LGBTQIA+ community, medical and mental health providers and creatives.
I've got a comfie reclining sofa if you'd like to put your feet up, blankets to wrap up in, and fidgets if you've got ADHD or are feeling restless.
Using a creative and empathic approach, I will work with you to identify the roots of your struggle. Together we will understand and heal your symptoms, making room for more effective, balanced and joyful strategies in your life. I specialize in helping with anxiety, trauma, body issues, childhood abuse and neglect, depression, LGBTQIA+ issues and many other challenges. My therapeutic style is non-judgemental, empathic, warm and creative. Many of my clients are spiritual, in the LGBTQIA+ community, medical and mental health providers and creatives.
(720) 316-1182 View (720) 316-1182
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New Foundation Counseling
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Kate works with children, teens, and young adults who are facing life's challenges. Your affliction may be anxiety, depression, self esteem, family/peer conflict, emotional regulation, ADHD, academic stress, or so forth. Do you want to remedy these symptoms by growing and learning? We can build coping skills, mindfulness techniques, and make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling lifestyle. Our goal will always be to improve ourselves. Life throws us daring obstacles and unwavering challenges that can spin our worlds upside down. Together we can make positive changes and guide you on a path to the best version of yourself.
Kate works with children, teens, and young adults who are facing life's challenges. Your affliction may be anxiety, depression, self esteem, family/peer conflict, emotional regulation, ADHD, academic stress, or so forth. Do you want to remedy these symptoms by growing and learning? We can build coping skills, mindfulness techniques, and make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling lifestyle. Our goal will always be to improve ourselves. Life throws us daring obstacles and unwavering challenges that can spin our worlds upside down. Together we can make positive changes and guide you on a path to the best version of yourself.
(720) 821-7270 View (720) 821-7270
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Tracy Grobbel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004  (Online Only)
I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on helping clients understand their strengths in order to reach their goals. I work with adolescents who need support with regulating emotions, coping with depression and anxiety, and learning strategies for symptoms related to ADHD and learning difficulties. I also have a background in family therapy, focusing on offering comprehensive resources and education to families.
I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on helping clients understand their strengths in order to reach their goals. I work with adolescents who need support with regulating emotions, coping with depression and anxiety, and learning strategies for symptoms related to ADHD and learning difficulties. I also have a background in family therapy, focusing on offering comprehensive resources and education to families.
(720) 902-8171 View (720) 902-8171
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Amy Gutknecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80007  (Online Only)
However, I enjoy helping people with a variety of different concerns including low self-esteem, stress management, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, anger management, and rigid personality traits.
I believe that human beings have a level of resiliency that is truly amazing. At times, individuals can need some assistance with realizing this and being able to tap into their own strength. I am passionate about therapy because it allows a person to be in a safe space to develop insights and experience healing. The therapeutic process is one that should be open, trusting, and enlightening. My goal is to work side by side with clients to help them tap into their inner strength, in order to enhance their overall well-being.
However, I enjoy helping people with a variety of different concerns including low self-esteem, stress management, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, anger management, and rigid personality traits.
I believe that human beings have a level of resiliency that is truly amazing. At times, individuals can need some assistance with realizing this and being able to tap into their own strength. I am passionate about therapy because it allows a person to be in a safe space to develop insights and experience healing. The therapeutic process is one that should be open, trusting, and enlightening. My goal is to work side by side with clients to help them tap into their inner strength, in order to enhance their overall well-being.
(720) 973-1617 View (720) 973-1617
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Sarah Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004  (Online Only)
I treat anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, social anxiety), depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.
Great to meet you! Thanks for taking the first step in exploring how you can create a more fulfilling life. I work with clients ages 14+, with a focus on understanding client's behaviors and how they impact their relationships; both with themselves and others. I believe that everyone has the capacity to learn the tools they need to have meaningful relationships and experiences. Therapy is a safe space to learn, practice and reflect on these tools and I hope that you feel empowered to take this first step.
I treat anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, social anxiety), depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.
Great to meet you! Thanks for taking the first step in exploring how you can create a more fulfilling life. I work with clients ages 14+, with a focus on understanding client's behaviors and how they impact their relationships; both with themselves and others. I believe that everyone has the capacity to learn the tools they need to have meaningful relationships and experiences. Therapy is a safe space to learn, practice and reflect on these tools and I hope that you feel empowered to take this first step.
(720) 637-2213 View (720) 637-2213
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Ana Winter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Anastacia (Ana) Winter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor and is EMDR trained. She received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University in 2019. Ana therapeutically supports adults, adolescents, and children 10 and older who are facing various presenting challenges. She specializes in trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues/co-dependent relationship patterns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and is an LGBTQ + ally.
Anastacia (Ana) Winter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor and is EMDR trained. She received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University in 2019. Ana therapeutically supports adults, adolescents, and children 10 and older who are facing various presenting challenges. She specializes in trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues/co-dependent relationship patterns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and is an LGBTQ + ally.
(303) 974-4299 View (303) 974-4299
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Patty Laushman, Thrive Autism Coaching
MA, CAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80004
We understand the impact of being neurodivergent (autistic, ASD, PDA, ADHD, gifted, 2e, dyslexic, dysgraphic, dyscalculic) in a world built for neurotypicals. Because the world is not designed for neurodivergent people, daily life is often more difficult due to neurological differences that impact communication, executive functioning, sensory regulation, and learning.
We understand the impact of being neurodivergent (autistic, ASD, PDA, ADHD, gifted, 2e, dyslexic, dysgraphic, dyscalculic) in a world built for neurotypicals. Because the world is not designed for neurodivergent people, daily life is often more difficult due to neurological differences that impact communication, executive functioning, sensory regulation, and learning.
(720) 513-7353 View (720) 513-7353
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Kimberly Sharrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
I am passionate about helping children, teens and young adults with anxiety, ADHD, behavioral and social issues.
I believe that meeting each person where they are and taking an individualized, client-centered approach is the key to addressing and relieving even the most intense issues. I have over 15 years of experience of working with children, teens and their families, from a diverse set of backgrounds. I also have significant experience supporting young adults, particularly the issues that young women face. I am passionate about helping clients grow and thrive through traditional and play-based therapy. Needing help is normal and I have helped many move through challenges to find stability and joy.
I am passionate about helping children, teens and young adults with anxiety, ADHD, behavioral and social issues.
I believe that meeting each person where they are and taking an individualized, client-centered approach is the key to addressing and relieving even the most intense issues. I have over 15 years of experience of working with children, teens and their families, from a diverse set of backgrounds. I also have significant experience supporting young adults, particularly the issues that young women face. I am passionate about helping clients grow and thrive through traditional and play-based therapy. Needing help is normal and I have helped many move through challenges to find stability and joy.
(720) 704-3540 View (720) 704-3540
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Brittany Elise Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Areas of focus Include ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Life Transitions, Existential Crisis.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you often plagued by past events and horrible memories? Are you seeking answers for life? Do you often feel misunderstood by others? My goal is to create a safe space for you to explore the questions you have and begin to heal from past traumas. You have taken a powerful first step. Seeking help can often feel overwhelming. I believe that every person has the ability to make significant changes in their lives. I use empathy, compassion and evidence based therapeutic models to help you achieve your goals. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to help you be successful.
Areas of focus Include ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Life Transitions, Existential Crisis.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you often plagued by past events and horrible memories? Are you seeking answers for life? Do you often feel misunderstood by others? My goal is to create a safe space for you to explore the questions you have and begin to heal from past traumas. You have taken a powerful first step. Seeking help can often feel overwhelming. I believe that every person has the ability to make significant changes in their lives. I use empathy, compassion and evidence based therapeutic models to help you achieve your goals. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to help you be successful.
(720) 807-1316 View (720) 807-1316
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Ariella Hubbard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80005
I am passionate about supporting women, young adults, & Neurodiverse individuals who are committed to healing & seeking support for complex trauma, anxiety, late diagnosis ADHD/Autism, major life transitions, grief, low self-esteem/self-worth, & women's issues. If you want to learn the skills to disrupt unhealthy & outdated relationship patterns, build confidence in your choices & trust in yourself, stop living in survival mode, & rediscover a sense of purpose while connecting with nature, I've got you! I offer evidence-based modalities while also honoring the mysticism & spiritual connection that nature invites us to notice.
I am passionate about supporting women, young adults, & Neurodiverse individuals who are committed to healing & seeking support for complex trauma, anxiety, late diagnosis ADHD/Autism, major life transitions, grief, low self-esteem/self-worth, & women's issues. If you want to learn the skills to disrupt unhealthy & outdated relationship patterns, build confidence in your choices & trust in yourself, stop living in survival mode, & rediscover a sense of purpose while connecting with nature, I've got you! I offer evidence-based modalities while also honoring the mysticism & spiritual connection that nature invites us to notice.
(720) 679-8322 View (720) 679-8322
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Kevin Schlegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80004
Assessments are provided for cognitive and intellectual functioning, ADHD, learning and memory, academic achievement, and medical clearance (gastric bypass, per-surgical).
Dr. Schlegel's approach to therapy is pragmatic, client focused, and employs a variety of clinical interventions that target problematic behavior, cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. He takes advantage of treatments that are evidence-based, and favors interventions that address the range of factors that contribute to personal adversity. His therapeutic style is marked by mutual collaboration, fresh perspective taking, active teaching, and warm humor. He is committed to tailoring strategies to build upon client strengths while meeting each client's unique qualities, concerns, and circumstances. Providing the direction needed to not only cope, but to "own" challenges and strengths.
Assessments are provided for cognitive and intellectual functioning, ADHD, learning and memory, academic achievement, and medical clearance (gastric bypass, per-surgical).
Dr. Schlegel's approach to therapy is pragmatic, client focused, and employs a variety of clinical interventions that target problematic behavior, cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. He takes advantage of treatments that are evidence-based, and favors interventions that address the range of factors that contribute to personal adversity. His therapeutic style is marked by mutual collaboration, fresh perspective taking, active teaching, and warm humor. He is committed to tailoring strategies to build upon client strengths while meeting each client's unique qualities, concerns, and circumstances. Providing the direction needed to not only cope, but to "own" challenges and strengths.
(720) 924-4568 View (720) 924-4568
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Oak Tree Behavioral Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80005
Assessments rovided for cognitive and intellectual functioning, ADHD, learning and memory, academic achievement, and medical clearance (gastric bypass, per-surgical).
Oak Tree Behavioral Services, Inc. is known throughout Colorado in diagnosing, and treating treating mental health conditions. Oak Tree Behavioral Services, Inc, provides: Individual Therapy, Marriage Therapy, and Testing. Interventions target problematic behavior, cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. Treatments are pragmatic, evidence-based and interventions that address the factors that contribute to the personal adversity. Therapeutic style is marked mutual collaboration, fresh perspective taking, active teaching, and warmth. Clinicians are committed to tailoring strategies to build upon client's unique qualities, concerns, and circumstances. We strive to provide the direction needed to not only cope, but to "own" challenges and strengths.
Assessments rovided for cognitive and intellectual functioning, ADHD, learning and memory, academic achievement, and medical clearance (gastric bypass, per-surgical).
Oak Tree Behavioral Services, Inc. is known throughout Colorado in diagnosing, and treating treating mental health conditions. Oak Tree Behavioral Services, Inc, provides: Individual Therapy, Marriage Therapy, and Testing. Interventions target problematic behavior, cognitions, and emotional dysregulation. Treatments are pragmatic, evidence-based and interventions that address the factors that contribute to the personal adversity. Therapeutic style is marked mutual collaboration, fresh perspective taking, active teaching, and warmth. Clinicians are committed to tailoring strategies to build upon client's unique qualities, concerns, and circumstances. We strive to provide the direction needed to not only cope, but to "own" challenges and strengths.
(303) 622-5676 View (303) 622-5676
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Christian Lee Vasquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002  (Online Only)
Many of my clients struggle with anxiety & depression, ADHD, and life changes/adjustments, just to name a few.
With over 11 years of clinical experience, I've found ways to provide authentic therapeutic support in a professional setting that allows my energetic and caring personality to shine through. I see counseling as a way to gain support while you process & reprocess significant life events from your past while making a plan and taking steps for change. If you feel comfortable partnering with a someone who tries to avoid shaming, judging, and guilting, all while utilizing empathy alongside clinical expertise, we'll be a good match.
Many of my clients struggle with anxiety & depression, ADHD, and life changes/adjustments, just to name a few.
With over 11 years of clinical experience, I've found ways to provide authentic therapeutic support in a professional setting that allows my energetic and caring personality to shine through. I see counseling as a way to gain support while you process & reprocess significant life events from your past while making a plan and taking steps for change. If you feel comfortable partnering with a someone who tries to avoid shaming, judging, and guilting, all while utilizing empathy alongside clinical expertise, we'll be a good match.
(720) 310-1559 View (720) 310-1559
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Lara Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80003
I am a Colorado-based, licensed doctoral level clinical psychologist passionate about treating depression and anxiety, especially in those struggling with belonging and identity. As a neurodivergent individual, I specialize in working with ADHD and autism clients, as well as supporting “LGBTQ+” folk, parents and individuals who are coping with medical issues. Despite our differences we all share the challenge of living authentically and being able to thrive in a society that was not designed with our wiring in mind.
I am a Colorado-based, licensed doctoral level clinical psychologist passionate about treating depression and anxiety, especially in those struggling with belonging and identity. As a neurodivergent individual, I specialize in working with ADHD and autism clients, as well as supporting “LGBTQ+” folk, parents and individuals who are coping with medical issues. Despite our differences we all share the challenge of living authentically and being able to thrive in a society that was not designed with our wiring in mind.
(720) 586-4899 View (720) 586-4899
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.