ADHD Therapists in Federal Heights, CO

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Sev Kiroglu - Mountain Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
Federal Heights, CO 80221
I have experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar needs, suicidal thinking, grief, trauma, criminal justice needs, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, substance use and other concerns.
My aim is to foster a therapeutic space that is client-centered and supportive. As a client, you can expect to have a hands-on approach in your treatment by setting goals that you believe are important in creating the change you want for yourself. Each individual is unique and I do not believe in “one size fits all” therapy, so I will meet you where you are and work with you from there. I strive to empower clients and support their goals by developing and enhancing client skills using a variety of evidence-based interventions. I present a strength-based and solution-focused approach.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar needs, suicidal thinking, grief, trauma, criminal justice needs, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, substance use and other concerns.
My aim is to foster a therapeutic space that is client-centered and supportive. As a client, you can expect to have a hands-on approach in your treatment by setting goals that you believe are important in creating the change you want for yourself. Each individual is unique and I do not believe in “one size fits all” therapy, so I will meet you where you are and work with you from there. I strive to empower clients and support their goals by developing and enhancing client skills using a variety of evidence-based interventions. I present a strength-based and solution-focused approach.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Tarah Waters - Mountain Thrive Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Federal Heights, CO 80221
I have experience working with individuals with LGBTQ+ and transgender related needs, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family, school, ADHD, personality and other matters.
As a therapist, my focus is on empowering children and adults, and helping them achieve long-lasting change. I have worked with people from various communities and populations, and I understand that each individual has their own unique set of challenges and goals. I believe that everyone has the ability to thrive, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their strengths. A strength-based approach can allow for the opportunity to identify successes, reestablish healthy patterns and learn new ways to deal with everyday life. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to share.
I have experience working with individuals with LGBTQ+ and transgender related needs, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family, school, ADHD, personality and other matters.
As a therapist, my focus is on empowering children and adults, and helping them achieve long-lasting change. I have worked with people from various communities and populations, and I understand that each individual has their own unique set of challenges and goals. I believe that everyone has the ability to thrive, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their strengths. A strength-based approach can allow for the opportunity to identify successes, reestablish healthy patterns and learn new ways to deal with everyday life. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to share.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Lindsey A De Los Santos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Federal Heights, CO 80260  (Online Only)
My clinical focus is primarily working with the following issues: anxiety, depression, marriage and partnership issue, grief & loss, low self-esteem, ADHD, and addiction.
There should always be hope, and you shouldn’t have to suffer alone! No matter what you are facing, I believe that together we can find solutions and hope again! We all face difficulty, but it is important to remember that the way you feel is only temporary! It is only a matter of time before the sun eventually comes out after a storm. While life can be challenging at times, having a skilled professional can help you to manage whatever difficulties you are going through. It’s my job to “walk along-side you” in a non-judgmental manner and offer you the support, encouragement, and the concrete solutions you are seeking.
My clinical focus is primarily working with the following issues: anxiety, depression, marriage and partnership issue, grief & loss, low self-esteem, ADHD, and addiction.
There should always be hope, and you shouldn’t have to suffer alone! No matter what you are facing, I believe that together we can find solutions and hope again! We all face difficulty, but it is important to remember that the way you feel is only temporary! It is only a matter of time before the sun eventually comes out after a storm. While life can be challenging at times, having a skilled professional can help you to manage whatever difficulties you are going through. It’s my job to “walk along-side you” in a non-judgmental manner and offer you the support, encouragement, and the concrete solutions you are seeking.
(720) 782-8235 View (720) 782-8235
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Silver Lake Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Federal Heights, CO 80221
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(720) 707-0973 View (720) 707-0973
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Katie Beamer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Federal Heights, CO 80260  (Online Only)
Katie Beamer, LPC, or Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Human Resource Management, a Master of Arts is Forensic Psychology, and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Katie has worked in numerous mental health backgrounds over the last ten years and her passion lies in helping people find their strengths to overcome trauma and life’s various hardships. Katie believes there are many different approaches to working through challenges and the best fit varies greatly with each person.
Katie Beamer, LPC, or Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Human Resource Management, a Master of Arts is Forensic Psychology, and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Katie has worked in numerous mental health backgrounds over the last ten years and her passion lies in helping people find their strengths to overcome trauma and life’s various hardships. Katie believes there are many different approaches to working through challenges and the best fit varies greatly with each person.
(720) 915-2278 View (720) 915-2278
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Cristina Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAMSll, DVS
Verified Verified
Federal Heights, CO 80260
Anxiety, insecurity, anger, and depression get in the way of success and even more than that- they get in the way of you being happy with yourself and your life. Freeing yourself of these issues gives you the opportunity to experience life in a new way that improves your life, relationships, and your performance at work/school. Therapy can help you with these issues and you can begin to enjoy life again.
Anxiety, insecurity, anger, and depression get in the way of success and even more than that- they get in the way of you being happy with yourself and your life. Freeing yourself of these issues gives you the opportunity to experience life in a new way that improves your life, relationships, and your performance at work/school. Therapy can help you with these issues and you can begin to enjoy life again.
(720) 619-8940 View (720) 619-8940

More Therapists Nearby

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PEAK Exceptional Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80031
Are you seeking an evaluation to better understand your child's struggles? Do they have advanced verbal skills, but struggle with learning? Have teachers expressed concerns about their focus or behavior at school? Perhaps they have emotional outbursts after a long day at school, or seem to have very uneven development in different abilities. If you wonder if your child has ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or another learning disability, we can help with expert testing. Or if your child shows signs of giftedness and you want to enroll them in a gifted program or school, we provide IQ testing to help with this.
Are you seeking an evaluation to better understand your child's struggles? Do they have advanced verbal skills, but struggle with learning? Have teachers expressed concerns about their focus or behavior at school? Perhaps they have emotional outbursts after a long day at school, or seem to have very uneven development in different abilities. If you wonder if your child has ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or another learning disability, we can help with expert testing. Or if your child shows signs of giftedness and you want to enroll them in a gifted program or school, we provide IQ testing to help with this.
(720) 463-1363 View (720) 463-1363
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Mark Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CO 80030  (Online Only)
I have also worked with many children, adults and their families with various mental disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD.
I have been in the mental health field for over 20+ years. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am licensed marriage and family therapist, professional and addictions counselor in the state of Colorado, A professional member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist member AAMFT approved supervisor in training and a approved counselor supervisor in training Within my professional life I have worked with clients and their families at all intellectual functioning levels including those with learning and intellectual disabilities.
I have also worked with many children, adults and their families with various mental disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD.
I have been in the mental health field for over 20+ years. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am licensed marriage and family therapist, professional and addictions counselor in the state of Colorado, A professional member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist member AAMFT approved supervisor in training and a approved counselor supervisor in training Within my professional life I have worked with clients and their families at all intellectual functioning levels including those with learning and intellectual disabilities.
(720) 637-2513 View (720) 637-2513
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Erika De La Castro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80229
Currently no waitlist! My practice focuses on two key areas: 1. Couples Therapy: I guide couples through relationship difficulties, helping them improve communication, navigate conflict, and build a stronger foundation for their love. 2. Women's and Girls' ADHD Support: I empower women and girls with ADHD to thrive by uncovering their strengths, developing coping mechanisms for challenges, and creating personalized strategies for success in daily life. Ready to take the first step? Contact me to discuss scheduling an appointment. Evening slots are currently available for those seeking additional flexibility.
Currently no waitlist! My practice focuses on two key areas: 1. Couples Therapy: I guide couples through relationship difficulties, helping them improve communication, navigate conflict, and build a stronger foundation for their love. 2. Women's and Girls' ADHD Support: I empower women and girls with ADHD to thrive by uncovering their strengths, developing coping mechanisms for challenges, and creating personalized strategies for success in daily life. Ready to take the first step? Contact me to discuss scheduling an appointment. Evening slots are currently available for those seeking additional flexibility.
(720) 780-0581 View (720) 780-0581
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Shaina Holderness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Shaina Holderness is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 22 years of experience working with individuals and families with neurodiverce backgrounds. She has been in hospital settings providing clinical care for individuals experiencing co-morbid diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and OCD. She obtained her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Regis University in 2012. She worked closely with families at Children's Hospital Colorado on the Neuropsychiatric Special Care Unit as well as their Outpatient Psychiatric Unit.
Shaina Holderness is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 22 years of experience working with individuals and families with neurodiverce backgrounds. She has been in hospital settings providing clinical care for individuals experiencing co-morbid diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and OCD. She obtained her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Regis University in 2012. She worked closely with families at Children's Hospital Colorado on the Neuropsychiatric Special Care Unit as well as their Outpatient Psychiatric Unit.
(720) 784-6574 View (720) 784-6574
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Jordyn Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CO 80031
She empowers them by using psychoeducation to help them discover the coping skills they already possess, and learn new ones to add to their toolbox.
Jordyn knows that asking for help can be intimidating, and that you may feel anxious, unsure, and vulnerable when first beginning the therapy process. That's why she will offer you a comfortable, calm space to feel heard and supported. She'll share her sense of humor when appropriate to help ease any tension you feel. She'll partner with you as you work through whatever life has thrown your way. Jordyn can help adolescents and adults to overcome anxiety, depression, insecurities, grief, relationship issues, and much more.
She empowers them by using psychoeducation to help them discover the coping skills they already possess, and learn new ones to add to their toolbox.
Jordyn knows that asking for help can be intimidating, and that you may feel anxious, unsure, and vulnerable when first beginning the therapy process. That's why she will offer you a comfortable, calm space to feel heard and supported. She'll share her sense of humor when appropriate to help ease any tension you feel. She'll partner with you as you work through whatever life has thrown your way. Jordyn can help adolescents and adults to overcome anxiety, depression, insecurities, grief, relationship issues, and much more.
(720) 571-8675 View (720) 571-8675
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Terri Lucero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80031
I specialize in comprehensive testing for giftedness, twice-exceptionality, ADHD, LD, and IQ/ achievement testing for school admission.
Need help understanding your bright and quirky kid (or yourself)? If you/they have a confusing mix of strengths and challenges, are extremely smart yet struggling in school or work, or having significant emotional or social struggles - I get it! Maybe your kid seems to hold it together all day at school, then completely melts down at home. If you've tried *everything* and can't seem to figure out what's going on, it's time to get expert help to find the answers. As both a psychologist and a parent, I have a deep understanding of challenges with gifted, 2e, and neurodivergent people, and I'm here to help you make sense of it.
I specialize in comprehensive testing for giftedness, twice-exceptionality, ADHD, LD, and IQ/ achievement testing for school admission.
Need help understanding your bright and quirky kid (or yourself)? If you/they have a confusing mix of strengths and challenges, are extremely smart yet struggling in school or work, or having significant emotional or social struggles - I get it! Maybe your kid seems to hold it together all day at school, then completely melts down at home. If you've tried *everything* and can't seem to figure out what's going on, it's time to get expert help to find the answers. As both a psychologist and a parent, I have a deep understanding of challenges with gifted, 2e, and neurodivergent people, and I'm here to help you make sense of it.
(720) 903-4693 x2 View (720) 903-4693 x2
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Caitlinn Abbott
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80030
I have over 5 years experience working with ages 4-17 years old dealing with ADHD, Autism, behavioral challenges, abuse, foster placement, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience working with adults dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse, career guidance, anxiety, and depression. During our session together, I like to figure out areas to strengthen including goal setting, academic success, time management, social skills, trauma processing, and behavior management.
I have over 5 years experience working with ages 4-17 years old dealing with ADHD, Autism, behavioral challenges, abuse, foster placement, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience working with adults dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse, career guidance, anxiety, and depression. During our session together, I like to figure out areas to strengthen including goal setting, academic success, time management, social skills, trauma processing, and behavior management.
(303) 351-2202 View (303) 351-2202
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Mary Ann Scarpino Therapist
PMH-NP, ADHD, CCSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234  (Online Only)
If you are an adult who's life may be affected by the symptoms of ADHD, are newly diagnosed or who would like diagnostic clarification, I would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance the chance of achieving success in your home, work and personal life through ADHD therapy. Whether you take medication to treat ADHD or not, non-medication therapy can increase your chances of success in the areas of your life most affected by ADHD that may not be addressed by medication alone. I will assess executive function (EF) skills and work with your strengths in this area to help you overcome your executive function challenges.
If you are an adult who's life may be affected by the symptoms of ADHD, are newly diagnosed or who would like diagnostic clarification, I would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance the chance of achieving success in your home, work and personal life through ADHD therapy. Whether you take medication to treat ADHD or not, non-medication therapy can increase your chances of success in the areas of your life most affected by ADHD that may not be addressed by medication alone. I will assess executive function (EF) skills and work with your strengths in this area to help you overcome your executive function challenges.
(720) 637-3131 x15 View (720) 637-3131 x15
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Wendi Hoag
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
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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Selena Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80031
I offer individual psychotherapy sessions with specializations in anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders as well as ADHD.
I am a psychologist candidate currently working toward licensure. I am a firm believer that one approach does not fit every client or even a client in every session. Whether it’s tapping into a client’s strengths, connecting the past to the present, taking a journey for healing from childhood, or learning how to be mindful of mind and body wherever one is and for or under any circumstance. Seldom is there one root for any life event we engage in or experience and meeting a client where they are at in their life, knowing they are the expert on their life, is what matters.
I offer individual psychotherapy sessions with specializations in anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders as well as ADHD.
I am a psychologist candidate currently working toward licensure. I am a firm believer that one approach does not fit every client or even a client in every session. Whether it’s tapping into a client’s strengths, connecting the past to the present, taking a journey for healing from childhood, or learning how to be mindful of mind and body wherever one is and for or under any circumstance. Seldom is there one root for any life event we engage in or experience and meeting a client where they are at in their life, knowing they are the expert on their life, is what matters.
(720) 780-0756 View (720) 780-0756
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Michelle Manning
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80031
Schedule a free consult instantly through my website link in my bio! Hi, I’m Michelle Manning. As a therapist, it is my great privilege to come alongside you in your most challenging times to offer a place of safety and support where you can work through difficult things that are holding you back from living your best life. I provide therapy to both couples and individuals (ages 10 to 110) and specialize in working with those who have faced emotional abuse and those who experience neurodivergencies such as OCD, ADHD, and the Highly Sensitive Person.
Schedule a free consult instantly through my website link in my bio! Hi, I’m Michelle Manning. As a therapist, it is my great privilege to come alongside you in your most challenging times to offer a place of safety and support where you can work through difficult things that are holding you back from living your best life. I provide therapy to both couples and individuals (ages 10 to 110) and specialize in working with those who have faced emotional abuse and those who experience neurodivergencies such as OCD, ADHD, and the Highly Sensitive Person.
(720) 807-8179 View (720) 807-8179
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Luann Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CO 80030  (Online Only)
Most of my clients are seeking help with trauma, adult ADHD, and all the related problems - depression, anxiety, relationship and work problems, etc.
Most of us have secrets – some from years old wounds or and trauma. Secrets can feel like a shield, protecting us from judgment and shame. In reality, the memories can weigh you down with fear, anxiety, and even depression. What if you could share your secrets with someone who listens to understand? Someone who validates your feelings and experiences without judgment? Brené Brown says the antidote to shame is empathy. Sharing your secrets can be incredibly healing. It can lead to more self-acceptance and courage. I can help you release the secrets that burden you.
Most of my clients are seeking help with trauma, adult ADHD, and all the related problems - depression, anxiety, relationship and work problems, etc.
Most of us have secrets – some from years old wounds or and trauma. Secrets can feel like a shield, protecting us from judgment and shame. In reality, the memories can weigh you down with fear, anxiety, and even depression. What if you could share your secrets with someone who listens to understand? Someone who validates your feelings and experiences without judgment? Brené Brown says the antidote to shame is empathy. Sharing your secrets can be incredibly healing. It can lead to more self-acceptance and courage. I can help you release the secrets that burden you.
(720) 954-1835 View (720) 954-1835
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Marie Claire Roderick
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Westminster, CO 80030
She treats ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and life transitions.
Translating the best that science has to offer into practical real-world solutions. Dr. Roderick specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments (6 to 21 years old) and psychotherapy for children and adults. Dr. Roderick is deeply passionate about helping individuals, children, parents and families understand themselves and find answers through the best possible treatment with competency and a compassionate heart.
She treats ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and life transitions.
Translating the best that science has to offer into practical real-world solutions. Dr. Roderick specializes in comprehensive psychological assessments (6 to 21 years old) and psychotherapy for children and adults. Dr. Roderick is deeply passionate about helping individuals, children, parents and families understand themselves and find answers through the best possible treatment with competency and a compassionate heart.
(720) 637-5378 View (720) 637-5378
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Lisa Campbell (O-C-D Specialist)
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80031
In early June she will add EMDR to her treatment offerings.
Schedule a free consult instantly through website link! In her therapy practice, Lisa works to build a dynamic, trusting, non-judgmental connection with her clients. She strives to understand their perspective, and to help identify and utilize their personal strengths to achieve the change they seek. Lisa believes we all contain the wisdom and resilience to shift towards our better selves and improve our lives. However we tend to lose access to these resources when we become entangled in difficulties and are overtaken by uncertainties and emotions. Lisa strives to assist her clients as they regain clarity and self-acceptance.
In early June she will add EMDR to her treatment offerings.
Schedule a free consult instantly through website link! In her therapy practice, Lisa works to build a dynamic, trusting, non-judgmental connection with her clients. She strives to understand their perspective, and to help identify and utilize their personal strengths to achieve the change they seek. Lisa believes we all contain the wisdom and resilience to shift towards our better selves and improve our lives. However we tend to lose access to these resources when we become entangled in difficulties and are overtaken by uncertainties and emotions. Lisa strives to assist her clients as they regain clarity and self-acceptance.
(720) 728-0558 View (720) 728-0558

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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.