ADHD Therapists in Lakewood, CO

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TRS Neurofeedback
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCN, QEEG-D
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
I have been doing Neurofeedback since 2004 & have been board certified in Neurofeedback since March of 2006. I have been teaching the BCIA certification course in Neurofeedback since 2016 and developed my own certification course in 2021. We tend to get 95% great results for symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression and sleep issues. We provide an insurance receipt for services and most clients are able to get reimbursement. We strive to make this exceptional treatment affordable to the average family by offering low cost packages.
I have been doing Neurofeedback since 2004 & have been board certified in Neurofeedback since March of 2006. I have been teaching the BCIA certification course in Neurofeedback since 2016 and developed my own certification course in 2021. We tend to get 95% great results for symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression and sleep issues. We provide an insurance receipt for services and most clients are able to get reimbursement. We strive to make this exceptional treatment affordable to the average family by offering low cost packages.
(720) 753-5672 View (720) 753-5672
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Kathy Phan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Kathy Phan, CSWC Originally from Washington state, Kathy obtained her bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University after realizing her purpose in life was to serve others. Kathy believes that everyone deserves a safe space to tell their story, in their own words, at their own pace. Kathy thoroughly enjoys working with every population and does not deny access to care to anyone. She has years of experience working with at-risk youth, veterans, incarcerated individuals, and high acuity psychiatric patients. Kathy welcomes anyone who is experiencing Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Psychosis, etc.
Kathy Phan, CSWC Originally from Washington state, Kathy obtained her bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University after realizing her purpose in life was to serve others. Kathy believes that everyone deserves a safe space to tell their story, in their own words, at their own pace. Kathy thoroughly enjoys working with every population and does not deny access to care to anyone. She has years of experience working with at-risk youth, veterans, incarcerated individuals, and high acuity psychiatric patients. Kathy welcomes anyone who is experiencing Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Psychosis, etc.
(720) 734-5293 View (720) 734-5293
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Solutions for Success Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226  (Online Only)
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Welcome! We are creative and individualized in our approach, and we understand that a cookie cutter treatment plan is not the answer for you. We specialize in working with children, teenagers and adults with Autism and other developmental challenges while also supporting the family. We offer individual therapy, parent-child therapy, art therapy, and group therapy. No problem is too big or small, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
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Welcome! We are creative and individualized in our approach, and we understand that a cookie cutter treatment plan is not the answer for you. We specialize in working with children, teenagers and adults with Autism and other developmental challenges while also supporting the family. We offer individual therapy, parent-child therapy, art therapy, and group therapy. No problem is too big or small, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
(720) 408-7956 View (720) 408-7956
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Shari Johansson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80235
SHARI JOHANSSON, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCN & QEEG-D is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice since 1993. I am dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in meaningful relationships with self, God and others. I also enjoy providing workshops, seminars, and group therapy on a number of relational topics. Specialized areas include but are not limited to marriage, family, parenting, adoption, attachment, grief and loss, sexual abuse, depression anxiety, panic, ADHD, anger, spiritual issues, non-chemical addictions, eating disorders, identity issues, self-esteem, and all things relational. Telephone: 303-249-3622
SHARI JOHANSSON, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCN & QEEG-D is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice since 1993. I am dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in meaningful relationships with self, God and others. I also enjoy providing workshops, seminars, and group therapy on a number of relational topics. Specialized areas include but are not limited to marriage, family, parenting, adoption, attachment, grief and loss, sexual abuse, depression anxiety, panic, ADHD, anger, spiritual issues, non-chemical addictions, eating disorders, identity issues, self-esteem, and all things relational. Telephone: 303-249-3622
(720) 619-2421 View (720) 619-2421
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Alison Cotter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80235
ADHD, identity work, religious trauma, childhood trauma, and empowerment are her specialties.
When Alison is in the room, you know that you are in a safe and sacred space; a place where you can celebrate and honor your experiences of being deeply human. Therapy is, simply put, an intuitive space for Alison. She knows how to take clients to a depth of knowledge and awareness and hold them there in compassion. As she does this, her clients discover their own inner wisdom. Alison has a love in helping you to find clarity in what you are wanting and the empowerment you need to grow. She understands that you are wanting change, but don’t yet know how to bring it about or quite where to start.
ADHD, identity work, religious trauma, childhood trauma, and empowerment are her specialties.
When Alison is in the room, you know that you are in a safe and sacred space; a place where you can celebrate and honor your experiences of being deeply human. Therapy is, simply put, an intuitive space for Alison. She knows how to take clients to a depth of knowledge and awareness and hold them there in compassion. As she does this, her clients discover their own inner wisdom. Alison has a love in helping you to find clarity in what you are wanting and the empowerment you need to grow. She understands that you are wanting change, but don’t yet know how to bring it about or quite where to start.
(720) 640-4869 x701 View (720) 640-4869 x701
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Nehemiah Weiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
I specialize in supporting adults experiencing ADHD, Relationship Distress, and Anxiety to feel like themselves again using CBT, mindfulness and other evidence-based and holistic approaches.
Is anxiety or past trauma making it feel like life is out of control? Maybe you’re caught in a spiral of worry or stress you can’t seem to stop, constantly second-guessing yourself or can’t seem to get motivated. Or maybe you’re frustrated and exhausted by it all: feeling like you’ve done everything you know to do to get ‘over’ it, but still feeling stressed or on edge all the time. You might be seeing patterns in your relationships that you want to change or wondering what’s going on under the surface that’s causing you to continue to feel this way.
I specialize in supporting adults experiencing ADHD, Relationship Distress, and Anxiety to feel like themselves again using CBT, mindfulness and other evidence-based and holistic approaches.
Is anxiety or past trauma making it feel like life is out of control? Maybe you’re caught in a spiral of worry or stress you can’t seem to stop, constantly second-guessing yourself or can’t seem to get motivated. Or maybe you’re frustrated and exhausted by it all: feeling like you’ve done everything you know to do to get ‘over’ it, but still feeling stressed or on edge all the time. You might be seeing patterns in your relationships that you want to change or wondering what’s going on under the surface that’s causing you to continue to feel this way.
(720) 605-1581 View (720) 605-1581
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Spectrum Social and Recreation Services
Psychologist, PhD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226
If you or someone you love struggles with anxiety, emotional regulation, poor social skills, parenting challenges, life transitions, family issues, or independent living then we can help. Our therapists specialize in providing collaborative solutions for individuals with social communication and anxiety challenges. Spectrum therapists are especially tuned to the needs of persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Giftedness and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). Spectrum therapists apply solutions-based therapy techniques to create the best possible experience for our clients and help you meet your therapeutic goals.
If you or someone you love struggles with anxiety, emotional regulation, poor social skills, parenting challenges, life transitions, family issues, or independent living then we can help. Our therapists specialize in providing collaborative solutions for individuals with social communication and anxiety challenges. Spectrum therapists are especially tuned to the needs of persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Giftedness and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). Spectrum therapists apply solutions-based therapy techniques to create the best possible experience for our clients and help you meet your therapeutic goals.
(720) 868-0304 View (720) 868-0304
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Dr. Christopher Akins
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, ADHD
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80033  (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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Marguerite Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80033  (Online Only)
My areas of specialty include adult ADHD (I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider,) anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and stress management. Are you struggling with ADHD symptoms including emotional dysregulation, poor time management, trouble starting or finishing tasks, and/or job or school stress? ADHD is so much more than what is typically known. I would love to talk with you about how to understand your ADHD and help you put some effective strategies in place. We can work on other issues that may be affecting your quality of life so that you can feel happy, productive and joyful.
My areas of specialty include adult ADHD (I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider,) anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and stress management. Are you struggling with ADHD symptoms including emotional dysregulation, poor time management, trouble starting or finishing tasks, and/or job or school stress? ADHD is so much more than what is typically known. I would love to talk with you about how to understand your ADHD and help you put some effective strategies in place. We can work on other issues that may be affecting your quality of life so that you can feel happy, productive and joyful.
(303) 731-3885 View (303) 731-3885
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Tasha Domashovetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228  (Online Only)
If you need help with ADHD, Autism, and/or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or neurodiversity of any kind, I can help! Being ADHD/ASD myself, I know how these topics can be very confusing and there can be a lot of misinformation out in the world about what these diagnoses are and how to help them. In addition, neurodiversity can be accompanied by many other mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, really reactive emotions, melt downs, and shame. The good news is that there is a lot of really helpful information that has been well researched and you can get effective and meaningful support.
If you need help with ADHD, Autism, and/or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or neurodiversity of any kind, I can help! Being ADHD/ASD myself, I know how these topics can be very confusing and there can be a lot of misinformation out in the world about what these diagnoses are and how to help them. In addition, neurodiversity can be accompanied by many other mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, really reactive emotions, melt downs, and shame. The good news is that there is a lot of really helpful information that has been well researched and you can get effective and meaningful support.
(970) 847-2687 View (970) 847-2687
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Ember Wellness Services: Phoenix Brown LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80123
Waitlist for new clients
You're here, you made it! You're taking the first step to seeking help so let me tell you a little about me. Along the way I have specialized in working with those on the Autism spectrum/ADHD spectrum, those coping with complex trauma, as well as families/couples/children. Although those are the populations I find myself most comfortable, please don't hesitate to reach out if you don't fall in those categories! I'm open to clients from all walks of life and work diligently to support those from marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA and Persons of Color. I'm so excited to meet you and can't wait to get to work!
You're here, you made it! You're taking the first step to seeking help so let me tell you a little about me. Along the way I have specialized in working with those on the Autism spectrum/ADHD spectrum, those coping with complex trauma, as well as families/couples/children. Although those are the populations I find myself most comfortable, please don't hesitate to reach out if you don't fall in those categories! I'm open to clients from all walks of life and work diligently to support those from marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA and Persons of Color. I'm so excited to meet you and can't wait to get to work!
(720) 310-3844 View (720) 310-3844
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Caleb Elder
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80227
Are you neurodivergent? Let me guess, you've seen a therapist, if not several, and its been... fine. They listened and empathized, but they didn't help you change the way you engage with the world. I've heard this story dozens of times from neurodiverse clients who are autistic, have ADHD or don't really fit in any specific box. You want to meet with someone who understands how your neurotype changes the way you experience and interact with the world. You need someone who can help differentiate what is part of who you are, and what is something you have been forced to use to cope with a world that wants you to be "normal".
Are you neurodivergent? Let me guess, you've seen a therapist, if not several, and its been... fine. They listened and empathized, but they didn't help you change the way you engage with the world. I've heard this story dozens of times from neurodiverse clients who are autistic, have ADHD or don't really fit in any specific box. You want to meet with someone who understands how your neurotype changes the way you experience and interact with the world. You need someone who can help differentiate what is part of who you are, and what is something you have been forced to use to cope with a world that wants you to be "normal".
(720) 734-7847 View (720) 734-7847
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Higher Sights - Therapy, EMDR, & Med Managment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LAC, MFTC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Our counselors specialize in marital counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, family and other relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, and addiction/substance abuse.
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings > book instantly through our website! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Our counselors specialize in marital counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, family and other relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, and addiction/substance abuse.
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings > book instantly through our website! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 730-7261 View (720) 730-7261
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Wild Hearted Healing
MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Maybe this is your first time in therapy, and you don't know what to expect. Or maybe you've tried many times, but it feels like nothing has worked. Either way, I think I have something unique to offer you. I use both nature and technology to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. This combination yields positive results in many different areas including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, anger management, self-esteem, and more.
Maybe this is your first time in therapy, and you don't know what to expect. Or maybe you've tried many times, but it feels like nothing has worked. Either way, I think I have something unique to offer you. I use both nature and technology to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. This combination yields positive results in many different areas including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, anger management, self-esteem, and more.
(720) 358-8759 View (720) 358-8759
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Higher Sights - Medication, Therapy, EMDR
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LPC, LAC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Our counselors specialize in marital counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, family and other relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, and addiction/substance abuse.
Accepting New Clients! Schedule a free consultation instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Our counselors specialize in marital counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, family and other relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, and addiction/substance abuse.
Accepting New Clients! Schedule a free consultation instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 804-0217 View (720) 804-0217
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Malory E Mendoza
Counselor, BS, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! I strive to help adults overcome depression, anxiety, and ADHD while guiding them through the process of coping with stressors that present during difficult life transitions. The rapid and numerous changes in life can often feel overwhelming. Whether it's interpersonal relationship difficulties, emotion regulation problems, or career challenges, I can help you build the necessary skills to make it through turbulent times.
Accepting new clients! I strive to help adults overcome depression, anxiety, and ADHD while guiding them through the process of coping with stressors that present during difficult life transitions. The rapid and numerous changes in life can often feel overwhelming. Whether it's interpersonal relationship difficulties, emotion regulation problems, or career challenges, I can help you build the necessary skills to make it through turbulent times.
(303) 953-4208 View (303) 953-4208
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Samantha Sitarik
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
There is always time to add care, light, and fulfillment in one's life.
Are you feeling shrouded in shame and confusion about your sexual desires or identity? Do activities that once brought feelings of closeness and pleasure now bring up loneliness and uncertainty? Sexual issues are completely normal, and you nor your partner are broken. My goal is to help you move towards feeling self-empowered and comfortable in your own skin. Sex and sexual identity are very personal topics that can feel embarrassing or isolating to speak to someone about - everyone is deserving of happiness and inner peace, and I am committed to helping you find your voice so you can advocate for your needs and desires.
There is always time to add care, light, and fulfillment in one's life.
Are you feeling shrouded in shame and confusion about your sexual desires or identity? Do activities that once brought feelings of closeness and pleasure now bring up loneliness and uncertainty? Sexual issues are completely normal, and you nor your partner are broken. My goal is to help you move towards feeling self-empowered and comfortable in your own skin. Sex and sexual identity are very personal topics that can feel embarrassing or isolating to speak to someone about - everyone is deserving of happiness and inner peace, and I am committed to helping you find your voice so you can advocate for your needs and desires.
(720) 902-6973 View (720) 902-6973
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Renegade Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, 0020201
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
Welcome! I work with adults who struggle in with day to day functioning due to anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, disordered eating or gender identity. I also specialize in adults with late diagnosed ADHD or Autism, or both. My ideal client seeks a space that respects and embraces their neurodivergent identity while providing tools to cope with life's complexities. I offer therapy in English and French, I also understand and speak enough Spanish to connect and help you process in your native language.
Welcome! I work with adults who struggle in with day to day functioning due to anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, disordered eating or gender identity. I also specialize in adults with late diagnosed ADHD or Autism, or both. My ideal client seeks a space that respects and embraces their neurodivergent identity while providing tools to cope with life's complexities. I offer therapy in English and French, I also understand and speak enough Spanish to connect and help you process in your native language.
(720) 552-5451 View (720) 552-5451
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Olivia Massey (E-M-D-R Trained) Now Accepting Clients!
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
While enjoy working with all clients I have the most experience working with adults ranging from 18 to 55, experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, relationship concerns, and chronic stress.
Schedule a free consult instantly through my website in my bio! Hello, my name is Olivia Massey. I am a Licensed Social Worker and I am a trauma informed therapist. I am trained in EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy which helps clients relieve stress from PTSD or trauma. Additional modalities that I use are Client/Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
While enjoy working with all clients I have the most experience working with adults ranging from 18 to 55, experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, relationship concerns, and chronic stress.
Schedule a free consult instantly through my website in my bio! Hello, my name is Olivia Massey. I am a Licensed Social Worker and I am a trauma informed therapist. I am trained in EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy which helps clients relieve stress from PTSD or trauma. Additional modalities that I use are Client/Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(720) 743-5796 View (720) 743-5796
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Jillian Diamond
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228  (Online Only)
I am able to complete evaluations that assess for Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorders and Mood Disorders.
Does your child or teen seem stressed? Do they hide in their room, shut down when you try to talk to them, or have a "short fuse?" Do you wish they had an outlet for all of those feelings and the tools to manage them? Or maybe you just want to better understand your child and their needs. Therapy can help! Building a trusting relationship with a licensed and experienced psychologist can help your child to learn the skills they need to manage their feelings or other stressors. We will work together to understand the problem, set goals to clarify the path ahead, and start the journey towards hope, growth, and joy.
I am able to complete evaluations that assess for Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorders and Mood Disorders.
Does your child or teen seem stressed? Do they hide in their room, shut down when you try to talk to them, or have a "short fuse?" Do you wish they had an outlet for all of those feelings and the tools to manage them? Or maybe you just want to better understand your child and their needs. Therapy can help! Building a trusting relationship with a licensed and experienced psychologist can help your child to learn the skills they need to manage their feelings or other stressors. We will work together to understand the problem, set goals to clarify the path ahead, and start the journey towards hope, growth, and joy.
(720) 740-3878 View (720) 740-3878
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.