ADHD Therapists in Aurora, CO

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Angela Clark
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80015
Are you overwhelmed with relationships (ambivalence, low sexual desire...) and life (stress, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD/executive functions, chronic health issues...)? Can you imagine how nice it would be to no longer feel so preoccupied? What would you do with that extra energy and time? I can help you figure out how to improve these areas in your life.
Are you overwhelmed with relationships (ambivalence, low sexual desire...) and life (stress, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD/executive functions, chronic health issues...)? Can you imagine how nice it would be to no longer feel so preoccupied? What would you do with that extra energy and time? I can help you figure out how to improve these areas in your life.
(720) 513-1078 View (720) 513-1078
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Dr. Kelly Cromer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80016  (Online Only)
I provide full psychological evaluations for teens and adults ages 16 and up. I accept therapy clients of all ages. My main areas of expertise are ADHD, Autism, and PTSD. I am particularly helpful if you have trouble expressing yourself when anxious or stressed out. Many people "mask" their symptoms to move through life with less attention to their struggles. In an evaluation or therapy setting, it can be hard to "unmask." You can trust me to create an environment where you can feel comfortable to share and I will listen. Ultimately, I am here to understand and help you move toward your goals.
I provide full psychological evaluations for teens and adults ages 16 and up. I accept therapy clients of all ages. My main areas of expertise are ADHD, Autism, and PTSD. I am particularly helpful if you have trouble expressing yourself when anxious or stressed out. Many people "mask" their symptoms to move through life with less attention to their struggles. In an evaluation or therapy setting, it can be hard to "unmask." You can trust me to create an environment where you can feel comfortable to share and I will listen. Ultimately, I am here to understand and help you move toward your goals.
(720) 893-8442 View (720) 893-8442
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Anastasia Canfield
Counselor, MM, MA, LPC, MT-BC, RPT
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80014
Only accepting music therapy clients currently! I am a Neurodivergent therapist. I have ADHD, combined type & PTSD so I understand the gravity of finding the right clinician for your specific needs. You deserve to receive unconditional positive regard. You deserve to be heard. You deserve therapy that meets your specific goals. I heavily subscribe to the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy framework, but pull from several different approaches to meet my clients where they are & support them in the ways they deem important. It is not my place to tell you what you need - I believe you already know & I am simply a guide along your journey.
Only accepting music therapy clients currently! I am a Neurodivergent therapist. I have ADHD, combined type & PTSD so I understand the gravity of finding the right clinician for your specific needs. You deserve to receive unconditional positive regard. You deserve to be heard. You deserve therapy that meets your specific goals. I heavily subscribe to the Acceptance & Commitment Therapy framework, but pull from several different approaches to meet my clients where they are & support them in the ways they deem important. It is not my place to tell you what you need - I believe you already know & I am simply a guide along your journey.
(720) 802-0168 View (720) 802-0168
Caitlin Cave (Alago)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
I work best with clients who are looking for an informal, supportive setting where they can learn skills that help them manage their lives more effectively, whether the problem is big feelings, a disconnect in relationships with those close to you, ADHD symptoms, trouble with boundaries and assertiveness, or anger and controlling behavior--anything that makes you feel like you've somehow gotten away from the person you'd like to be.
I work best with clients who are looking for an informal, supportive setting where they can learn skills that help them manage their lives more effectively, whether the problem is big feelings, a disconnect in relationships with those close to you, ADHD symptoms, trouble with boundaries and assertiveness, or anger and controlling behavior--anything that makes you feel like you've somehow gotten away from the person you'd like to be.
(720) 506-5446 View (720) 506-5446
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Beautiful Moon Health & Wellness, Ltd.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80014
Do you struggle with people-pleasing behaviors, perfectionism, interpersonal conflict, and/or self-image? Do you struggle with anxious or depressive thoughts that you can't seem to shake? Perhaps you've been dealt a difficult hand in life starting back in childhood where you had to develop coping skills that no longer serve you. If you are ready to develop your self-awareness and understanding of yourself and how you relate to others, I look forward to working with you.
Do you struggle with people-pleasing behaviors, perfectionism, interpersonal conflict, and/or self-image? Do you struggle with anxious or depressive thoughts that you can't seem to shake? Perhaps you've been dealt a difficult hand in life starting back in childhood where you had to develop coping skills that no longer serve you. If you are ready to develop your self-awareness and understanding of yourself and how you relate to others, I look forward to working with you.
(720) 575-2675 View (720) 575-2675
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Wendi Hoag
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80014
Areas of specialty are anxiety disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, adjustment to a variety of life changes, stress management, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, confidence, developing a strong sense of self, assertiveness skills, women's issues and anger management.
My view of human nature is one full of strength and resiliency. We all have the desire to live healthy and productive lives, but at times we face the challenges of unexpected life events, loss, and stressors. This is where a positive, validating and accepting relationship with your counselor becomes invaluable. Counseling provides a client dedicated time focused on present day issues as well as past experiences still impacting overall wellbeing. Empowerment, believing in yourself and learning how to like, love and accept your whole person is my goal as your therapist.
Areas of specialty are anxiety disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, adjustment to a variety of life changes, stress management, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem, confidence, developing a strong sense of self, assertiveness skills, women's issues and anger management.
My view of human nature is one full of strength and resiliency. We all have the desire to live healthy and productive lives, but at times we face the challenges of unexpected life events, loss, and stressors. This is where a positive, validating and accepting relationship with your counselor becomes invaluable. Counseling provides a client dedicated time focused on present day issues as well as past experiences still impacting overall wellbeing. Empowerment, believing in yourself and learning how to like, love and accept your whole person is my goal as your therapist.
(720) 784-5398 View (720) 784-5398
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Steven D Newman
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80012
I see adolescents and adults for (1) Best-practice neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of ADHD and memory problems, and (2) Validated, life-changing CBT and insight-oriented therapy for anxiety and depression.
We are lucky to be living in a time when we have powerful treatment and assessment techniques that consistently make a real difference for those who are struggling with emotional and cognitive difficulties. Bringing together these state-of-the-art techniques and a compassionate and caring understanding of who you are is my goal.
I see adolescents and adults for (1) Best-practice neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of ADHD and memory problems, and (2) Validated, life-changing CBT and insight-oriented therapy for anxiety and depression.
We are lucky to be living in a time when we have powerful treatment and assessment techniques that consistently make a real difference for those who are struggling with emotional and cognitive difficulties. Bringing together these state-of-the-art techniques and a compassionate and caring understanding of who you are is my goal.
(719) 624-8867 View (719) 624-8867
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New Horizons/Nuevos Horizontes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80014
I provide testing services for Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia and individual and group therapy in English and Spanish. My Mission is: To provide quality mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults that will lead each individual to reach their fullest potential. I Believe that opening our mind and heart to explore new horizons will lead to a healthy mind and body. I Strive: To provide therapy and assessment services that are culturally responsive, strength-based and relevant to the individual's current work and/or school life and physical well-being.
I provide testing services for Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia and individual and group therapy in English and Spanish. My Mission is: To provide quality mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults that will lead each individual to reach their fullest potential. I Believe that opening our mind and heart to explore new horizons will lead to a healthy mind and body. I Strive: To provide therapy and assessment services that are culturally responsive, strength-based and relevant to the individual's current work and/or school life and physical well-being.
(720) 961-2379 View (720) 961-2379
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Dana Cohen
Counselor, MA, LPCC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80016
I'm a specialized therapist who works primarily with neurodivergence, specifically ADHD, OCD, autism & borderline spectrums, and chronic depression, anxiety, & bipolar disorders. I also have expertise in complex trauma issues, often stemming from narcissistic family systems or relationship abuse. Many of my clients possess an excellent or above-average capacity for self-reflection and introspection. However, they feel their heightened self-awareness can sometimes backfire, magnifying feelings of powerlessness and frustration when they find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns and unable to make desired changes in their behaviors.
I'm a specialized therapist who works primarily with neurodivergence, specifically ADHD, OCD, autism & borderline spectrums, and chronic depression, anxiety, & bipolar disorders. I also have expertise in complex trauma issues, often stemming from narcissistic family systems or relationship abuse. Many of my clients possess an excellent or above-average capacity for self-reflection and introspection. However, they feel their heightened self-awareness can sometimes backfire, magnifying feelings of powerlessness and frustration when they find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns and unable to make desired changes in their behaviors.
(720) 807-5153 View (720) 807-5153
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Anna McGregor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80015  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new online clients! Are you needing help with managing and processing depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD issues? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in working alongside adults and young adults in intensive, group, and individual settings. We all need a safe space to explore and better understand ourselves and to learn practical and insightful tools for managing life along the way. Therapy can be this space where work can be done and growth can occur.
Currently accepting new online clients! Are you needing help with managing and processing depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD issues? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in working alongside adults and young adults in intensive, group, and individual settings. We all need a safe space to explore and better understand ourselves and to learn practical and insightful tools for managing life along the way. Therapy can be this space where work can be done and growth can occur.
(720) 730-8094 View (720) 730-8094
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Emily Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013
I love this work and feel passionately about finding clients the right fit. I know how powerful the therapeutic relationship can be and hope to help you find that perfect formula, whether with me or with others. I have helped a wide variety of clients, from those struggling with major mental illness to those who are hoping to make small changes to overall improve their quality of life. I am particularly successful at providing warm, affirming support, no matter your phase of life. If you feel called to add something to your life, whether it is mindfulness, calm, gratitude, or making major changes, I am honored to be considered.
I love this work and feel passionately about finding clients the right fit. I know how powerful the therapeutic relationship can be and hope to help you find that perfect formula, whether with me or with others. I have helped a wide variety of clients, from those struggling with major mental illness to those who are hoping to make small changes to overall improve their quality of life. I am particularly successful at providing warm, affirming support, no matter your phase of life. If you feel called to add something to your life, whether it is mindfulness, calm, gratitude, or making major changes, I am honored to be considered.
(720) 443-0406 View (720) 443-0406
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Dr. Leisha Tompkins
Psychologist, MCP, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80015  (Online Only)
Accepting clients for online therapy, tweens through young adults. Are you or your child are feeling overwhelmed by stress, social situations, or mood fluctuations? Need better coping or problem-solving skills? My approach involves a felt sense of safety and connection, including evidence-based modalities such as IFS, CBT, and therapy through a Polyvagal (trauma) Theory lens. An experienced clinical psychologist offering therapy & testing, I offer expertise on neurodivergence as well as pressures affecting all kids & young adults. Relatable & engaging, I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, ASD, emotional, or social difficulties. Email me!
Accepting clients for online therapy, tweens through young adults. Are you or your child are feeling overwhelmed by stress, social situations, or mood fluctuations? Need better coping or problem-solving skills? My approach involves a felt sense of safety and connection, including evidence-based modalities such as IFS, CBT, and therapy through a Polyvagal (trauma) Theory lens. An experienced clinical psychologist offering therapy & testing, I offer expertise on neurodivergence as well as pressures affecting all kids & young adults. Relatable & engaging, I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, ASD, emotional, or social difficulties. Email me!
(720) 679-5329 View (720) 679-5329
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Alexis Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80015
Through experiential methods and meaningful conversations, I support challenges related to stress, anxiety, perfectionism, ADHD, self-criticism, self-doubt, and more.
Change isn't easy, but neither is remaining stuck in old habits that hinder growth, wellbeing, and connection. For ambitious, hard working women and femmes caught in cycles of anxiety, perfectionism, and self-critisism, this journey can feel uniquely discouraging and isolating. I specialize in swiftly uncovering the roots of these patterns, empowering you to achieve your goals without sacrificing your mental health or relationships. Your mind, like your body, possesses remarkable transformative abilities. Let's work together to nurture this process and cultivate deeper clarity, confidence, and resilience in your life.
Through experiential methods and meaningful conversations, I support challenges related to stress, anxiety, perfectionism, ADHD, self-criticism, self-doubt, and more.
Change isn't easy, but neither is remaining stuck in old habits that hinder growth, wellbeing, and connection. For ambitious, hard working women and femmes caught in cycles of anxiety, perfectionism, and self-critisism, this journey can feel uniquely discouraging and isolating. I specialize in swiftly uncovering the roots of these patterns, empowering you to achieve your goals without sacrificing your mental health or relationships. Your mind, like your body, possesses remarkable transformative abilities. Let's work together to nurture this process and cultivate deeper clarity, confidence, and resilience in your life.
(970) 715-6247 View (970) 715-6247
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John Tzanos
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Seeking support for your well-being or feeling uncertain about your place in the world? I specialize in addressing ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and relationship challenges for adolescents and adults. I am committed to providing effective treatment designed to meet your individual identity and needs, with great emphasis on self-realization and authenticity. It is a privilege for me to accompany you on this path if you are feeling anxious but also ready to enhance your quality of life. Let's collaborate on your growth and progress ahead.
Seeking support for your well-being or feeling uncertain about your place in the world? I specialize in addressing ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and relationship challenges for adolescents and adults. I am committed to providing effective treatment designed to meet your individual identity and needs, with great emphasis on self-realization and authenticity. It is a privilege for me to accompany you on this path if you are feeling anxious but also ready to enhance your quality of life. Let's collaborate on your growth and progress ahead.
(720) 706-9881 View (720) 706-9881
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Epione Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC, CCTP, CHT
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80016  (Online Only)
However, we serve a number of different concerns, including, but not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, attachment disorders, dual diagnosis (Intellectual and development disorders with a co-occurring mental illness), families, and various behavioral concerns.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma? At Epione Wellness we specialize in complex trauma. We are able to work with a variety of populations including, children, adults, and families. We focus on adapting approaches to fit the needs of each client. We have a passion for serving our clients and it is always an honor to be a part of their unique journey. Epione Wellness has a partnership with Northwestern University allowing master's level interns the opportunity to train under Anne Fogg, a seasoned clinician and supervisor with expertise working with trauma.
However, we serve a number of different concerns, including, but not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, attachment disorders, dual diagnosis (Intellectual and development disorders with a co-occurring mental illness), families, and various behavioral concerns.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma? At Epione Wellness we specialize in complex trauma. We are able to work with a variety of populations including, children, adults, and families. We focus on adapting approaches to fit the needs of each client. We have a passion for serving our clients and it is always an honor to be a part of their unique journey. Epione Wellness has a partnership with Northwestern University allowing master's level interns the opportunity to train under Anne Fogg, a seasoned clinician and supervisor with expertise working with trauma.
(720) 807-3898 View (720) 807-3898
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Brooke Mckay Marchant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80014
Waitlist for new clients
I find most of what I do is help folks who are dealing with obstacles related to anxiety, depression, trauma, DV/relationship, self-esteem, behavioral issues, ADHD, and injustice.
Welcome! No matter what it may be that you or your loved one is struggling with, I will strive to walk alongside you each step of the way. I provide a non-judgemental, patient, and compassionate approach and will at times challenge you in effort to encourage positive and effective change. I will see you as you are with down-to-earth honesty and acceptance.
I find most of what I do is help folks who are dealing with obstacles related to anxiety, depression, trauma, DV/relationship, self-esteem, behavioral issues, ADHD, and injustice.
Welcome! No matter what it may be that you or your loved one is struggling with, I will strive to walk alongside you each step of the way. I provide a non-judgemental, patient, and compassionate approach and will at times challenge you in effort to encourage positive and effective change. I will see you as you are with down-to-earth honesty and acceptance.
(720) 637-1938 View (720) 637-1938
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Hilary Settlemire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
Hi, My name is Hilary Settlemire. I have my Masters in Social Work. I currently have my LCSW. My approach to therapy is make sure that is client centered and working on you to become your best self. My focus areas are adults with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and Depression. I also like to work with couples and marriage complications. I open to helping anyone through what they are going through. My approach to therapy is using CBT, DBT and solution focused therapy. I want to work on being aware of your behaviors and being able to work through them with you.
Hi, My name is Hilary Settlemire. I have my Masters in Social Work. I currently have my LCSW. My approach to therapy is make sure that is client centered and working on you to become your best self. My focus areas are adults with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and Depression. I also like to work with couples and marriage complications. I open to helping anyone through what they are going through. My approach to therapy is using CBT, DBT and solution focused therapy. I want to work on being aware of your behaviors and being able to work through them with you.
(720) 649-4970 View (720) 649-4970
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Jon Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with issues surrounding: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Adolescence, Grief/Loss, Divorce, Christianity, Narcissistic Relationships, Cross-Cultural Relationships, and Culture Shock.
Hello, I'm Jon Nichols. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve emotional equilibrium and personal growth. I hold a master's degree in counseling psychology from Lesley University, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. My therapeutic approach is insight-oriented and person-centered. I believe that every individual is unique, and I strive to empower clients to build resilience, develop coping strategies, and discover their inner strengths.
I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with issues surrounding: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Adolescence, Grief/Loss, Divorce, Christianity, Narcissistic Relationships, Cross-Cultural Relationships, and Culture Shock.
Hello, I'm Jon Nichols. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve emotional equilibrium and personal growth. I hold a master's degree in counseling psychology from Lesley University, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. My therapeutic approach is insight-oriented and person-centered. I believe that every individual is unique, and I strive to empower clients to build resilience, develop coping strategies, and discover their inner strengths.
(720) 797-7549 View (720) 797-7549
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Center for Valued Living, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80014
com for more): Polyamory, Sexual Issues, Addictions/Substance Abuse, OCD, ERP, Parenting/Family, Postpartum, Chronic Illness/Pain, Disordered Eating, Sexual issues, ADHD, Dom.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
com for more): Polyamory, Sexual Issues, Addictions/Substance Abuse, OCD, ERP, Parenting/Family, Postpartum, Chronic Illness/Pain, Disordered Eating, Sexual issues, ADHD, Dom.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
(720) 262-5859 View (720) 262-5859
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Kaelin McClure
Pre-Licensed Professional, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80014  (Online Only)
I have worked with individuals of all ages with various need areas, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Parkinson's and PTSD.
I am a national Board Certified Music Therapist with a passion to support individuals with mental health needs through music. I have struggled with my own mental health in the past and know how important it is to find a mode of therapy that empowers and motivates. Music is a powerful tool and I have have used it to help individuals with emotional regulation, self expression, increasing self-esteem and developing coping strategies for anxiety, depression, and stress. I know that music can be a safe and engaging way to facilitate positive mental health.
I have worked with individuals of all ages with various need areas, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Parkinson's and PTSD.
I am a national Board Certified Music Therapist with a passion to support individuals with mental health needs through music. I have struggled with my own mental health in the past and know how important it is to find a mode of therapy that empowers and motivates. Music is a powerful tool and I have have used it to help individuals with emotional regulation, self expression, increasing self-esteem and developing coping strategies for anxiety, depression, and stress. I know that music can be a safe and engaging way to facilitate positive mental health.
(720) 702-9497 View (720) 702-9497
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.