ADHD Therapists in Thornton, CO

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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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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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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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Jesse Schramm
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602  (Online Only)
I specialize in areas of parenting, foster and adoptive families, abuse, ADHD, teens and problem behaviors, sexuality, attachment and adult attachment theory, anxiety and depression, and OCD.
I am an experienced therapist with a balance of expertise in evidenced based approaches, and niche therapy models to address a range of therapy needs.
I specialize in areas of parenting, foster and adoptive families, abuse, ADHD, teens and problem behaviors, sexuality, attachment and adult attachment theory, anxiety and depression, and OCD.
I am an experienced therapist with a balance of expertise in evidenced based approaches, and niche therapy models to address a range of therapy needs.
(720) 821-0746 View (720) 821-0746
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Kathryn Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CHT, BCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in concerns related to feeling "stuck", trauma, addictions, ADHD, loss and grief, relationships, chronic illness/pain, life transitions, anger, anxiety and depression.
Despite hours of talking and trying, are you still feeling defeated or overwhelmed because changes you say you want haven't materialized? Are you feeling *Stuck* in circumstances, feelings, and patterns of behavior you can't budge? Well, you're not broken -- you just need to learn how to use ALL of your resources. The parts of you that allow and sustain change are in every atom of your body - not just in your head. Allow me to help with WAY more than talk. You really can escape the imprisonment of *Stuck* and get some traction in your life. Yes ... really, you can!
I specialize in concerns related to feeling "stuck", trauma, addictions, ADHD, loss and grief, relationships, chronic illness/pain, life transitions, anger, anxiety and depression.
Despite hours of talking and trying, are you still feeling defeated or overwhelmed because changes you say you want haven't materialized? Are you feeling *Stuck* in circumstances, feelings, and patterns of behavior you can't budge? Well, you're not broken -- you just need to learn how to use ALL of your resources. The parts of you that allow and sustain change are in every atom of your body - not just in your head. Allow me to help with WAY more than talk. You really can escape the imprisonment of *Stuck* and get some traction in your life. Yes ... really, you can!
(720) 263-4186 View (720) 263-4186
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Barbara Tyndall McCubbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
I am a seasoned therapist (in private practice since 2002) and I love helping! In-person or telehealth adult individual or couple/partner counseling offered in a variety of diagnosis areas including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD/ADD, Communication, Parenting, Life Stressors, Grief, Divorce, Work Issues, Identity, etc.
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
I am a seasoned therapist (in private practice since 2002) and I love helping! In-person or telehealth adult individual or couple/partner counseling offered in a variety of diagnosis areas including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD/ADD, Communication, Parenting, Life Stressors, Grief, Divorce, Work Issues, Identity, etc.
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
(720) 445-8015 View (720) 445-8015
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Melissa Aschenbrenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80602
My specialities include: anxiety and depression, ADHD, grief and loss, marriage counseling, family counseling, feminist therapy (supporting women with their many roles), individuals and groups.
My ideal client is anyone who believes that through a little hard work they can bring joy back into their life and home. Maybe you have been thrown a curveball in life or things haven't gone the way that you expect them or maybe you struggle to believe that brighter days are ahead. Whatever it is that has brought you here please know that things can not only get better but can get great! I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed and that painful difficulties and trials in life do not need to overwhelm us. Working together we can develop goals and action steps to bring light and joy back to you.
My specialities include: anxiety and depression, ADHD, grief and loss, marriage counseling, family counseling, feminist therapy (supporting women with their many roles), individuals and groups.
My ideal client is anyone who believes that through a little hard work they can bring joy back into their life and home. Maybe you have been thrown a curveball in life or things haven't gone the way that you expect them or maybe you struggle to believe that brighter days are ahead. Whatever it is that has brought you here please know that things can not only get better but can get great! I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed and that painful difficulties and trials in life do not need to overwhelm us. Working together we can develop goals and action steps to bring light and joy back to you.
(720) 896-2947 View (720) 896-2947
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Diane Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Diane Hansen, MA LPC provides counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Her specialties include Adoption, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Child/Teen Behavioral, Depression, Faith-Based Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Grief and Loss, Independent Living Skills Training, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills Training, and Trauma. She believes that most people are operating the best they can in life and can make changes to improve themselves with some insight into the struggles they have.
Diane Hansen, MA LPC provides counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Her specialties include Adoption, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Child/Teen Behavioral, Depression, Faith-Based Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Grief and Loss, Independent Living Skills Training, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills Training, and Trauma. She believes that most people are operating the best they can in life and can make changes to improve themselves with some insight into the struggles they have.
(855) 930-0397 View (855) 930-0397
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Laura Knutson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80602  (Online Only)
I have training and experience working with trauma, ADHD, grief and loss, academic and job stress, relationships, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, generational trauma, and adoption.
Mental health therapy can help in our healing and personal growth journey. I believe that through connection and empathy, we can break away from the beliefs, shame, memories and behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. I focus on empowerment and what we have the power to control. I use a direct, kind, strengths-based approach. My goal is to help client's find their power, learn to set boundaries, and change harsh inner critic thoughts. I am trained in a variety of different approaches so I can tailor treatment needs to the uniqueness of each individual. I am a licensed provider in Montana (LCPC) and Colorado (LPC).
I have training and experience working with trauma, ADHD, grief and loss, academic and job stress, relationships, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, generational trauma, and adoption.
Mental health therapy can help in our healing and personal growth journey. I believe that through connection and empathy, we can break away from the beliefs, shame, memories and behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. I focus on empowerment and what we have the power to control. I use a direct, kind, strengths-based approach. My goal is to help client's find their power, learn to set boundaries, and change harsh inner critic thoughts. I am trained in a variety of different approaches so I can tailor treatment needs to the uniqueness of each individual. I am a licensed provider in Montana (LCPC) and Colorado (LPC).
(720) 306-0549 View (720) 306-0549
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Jennifer Nakata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241
Many of my clients say they feel stuck. Others say they are lacking inspiration, are tired of pervasive anxiety, sadness, stress and guilt; they just want peace. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I compassionately, yet directly support my Adult clients by looking at choices, thought patterns, strengths and weaknesses, while also identifying new coping tools. I have extensive experience in complex family dynamics, ADHD and HSPs. All these factors inevitably influence our sense of self-worth & how we show up in life & relationships. I'd love to help untangle and demystify why we KNOW better, but struggle to DO better.
Many of my clients say they feel stuck. Others say they are lacking inspiration, are tired of pervasive anxiety, sadness, stress and guilt; they just want peace. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I compassionately, yet directly support my Adult clients by looking at choices, thought patterns, strengths and weaknesses, while also identifying new coping tools. I have extensive experience in complex family dynamics, ADHD and HSPs. All these factors inevitably influence our sense of self-worth & how we show up in life & relationships. I'd love to help untangle and demystify why we KNOW better, but struggle to DO better.
(303) 963-9382 View (303) 963-9382
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Aimee Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80023
Let’s work together to navigate ADHD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety and life adjustments.
I bring two decades of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in supporting both adults and teenagers through the intricate journey of complex trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety. My approach is supportive, solution focused and strength based in combination with some cognitive behavioral therapy. Together, we can uncover paths to healing and renewed hope.
Let’s work together to navigate ADHD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety and life adjustments.
I bring two decades of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in supporting both adults and teenagers through the intricate journey of complex trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety. My approach is supportive, solution focused and strength based in combination with some cognitive behavioral therapy. Together, we can uncover paths to healing and renewed hope.
(303) 569-8211 View (303) 569-8211
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Mountain Thrive Counseling - Cortnney Faulkner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80229
I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic illness, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, adolescent needs and eating disorders.
With a deep commitment to integrating mind-body connections in therapy, I strive to create a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space for clients to navigate challenges, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. I guide clients in the exploration of their thoughts, emotions, and physical experiences to foster a sense of balance. I use an integrative style, utilizing different evidence-based techniques. With your guidance, I can help you create goals that you or your child hope to achieve, and create a plan to reach these goals.
I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic illness, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, adolescent needs and eating disorders.
With a deep commitment to integrating mind-body connections in therapy, I strive to create a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental space for clients to navigate challenges, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. I guide clients in the exploration of their thoughts, emotions, and physical experiences to foster a sense of balance. I use an integrative style, utilizing different evidence-based techniques. With your guidance, I can help you create goals that you or your child hope to achieve, and create a plan to reach these goals.
(720) 943-7911 View (720) 943-7911
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Luann Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80260  (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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Rocky Mountain Behavioral Medicine
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
We provide neurodevelopmental evaluations that test for learning disorders and ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations that look at brain functioning for those who have suffered a stroke, brain injury, or Alzheimer's, and psychological evaluations which can provide insight into the individual's behaviors and personality.
Our approach utilizes the biopsychosocial approach to evaluation and treatment; this means we strive to understand the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence the health and wellness of our clients. Our services are often referred to as "behavioral medicine" or "medical psychology;" this is due to taking a holistic approach in our treatment considering the whole person - physical, mental, emotional, and social. We often work collaboratively with other professions such as primary care physicians, occupational therapists, social workers, chaplains, and others who are important to one's individual network of care.
We provide neurodevelopmental evaluations that test for learning disorders and ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations that look at brain functioning for those who have suffered a stroke, brain injury, or Alzheimer's, and psychological evaluations which can provide insight into the individual's behaviors and personality.
Our approach utilizes the biopsychosocial approach to evaluation and treatment; this means we strive to understand the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence the health and wellness of our clients. Our services are often referred to as "behavioral medicine" or "medical psychology;" this is due to taking a holistic approach in our treatment considering the whole person - physical, mental, emotional, and social. We often work collaboratively with other professions such as primary care physicians, occupational therapists, social workers, chaplains, and others who are important to one's individual network of care.
(720) 633-9693 View (720) 633-9693
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Ricki Walker
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80023
I also specialize in relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, ADHD and learning disabilities, life transitions, PTSD, EMDR, and identity concerns with adolescents and adults.
I am a licensed counseling psychologist and I view my purpose in therapy as providing insight and perspective, responding compassionately to concerns, and integrating a sense of humor. I strive to help people resolve their current problems in a way that also gives them the ability to deal with stressors in the future.
I also specialize in relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, ADHD and learning disabilities, life transitions, PTSD, EMDR, and identity concerns with adolescents and adults.
I am a licensed counseling psychologist and I view my purpose in therapy as providing insight and perspective, responding compassionately to concerns, and integrating a sense of humor. I strive to help people resolve their current problems in a way that also gives them the ability to deal with stressors in the future.
(720) 640-9040 View (720) 640-9040
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Laura Dunnigan
RN, MSN
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I enjoy working with people and assisting them in discovering and removing the obstacles that are blocking their energy to living more authentic lives.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I enjoy working with people and assisting them in discovering and removing the obstacles that are blocking their energy to living more authentic lives.
(720) 776-9690 View (720) 776-9690
Nancy Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80260  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of experience helping adults and teens with trauma and addiction. I'm licensed in professional counseling and addiction counseling. I have my certificate in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
I have over 15 years of experience helping adults and teens with trauma and addiction. I'm licensed in professional counseling and addiction counseling. I have my certificate in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
(720) 513-3945 View (720) 513-3945
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Eileen Lang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Eileen Lang is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed addiction counselor with over 30 years of experience working with clients with mental health and addiction issues. She graduated from New York University School of Social Work and is originally from New York but, has been in Colorado for over 25 years. She specializes in helping clients manage anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder and/or come to terms with grief and loss or find closure to trauma. She believes life is a journey and you have the power to chart your own course.
Eileen Lang is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed addiction counselor with over 30 years of experience working with clients with mental health and addiction issues. She graduated from New York University School of Social Work and is originally from New York but, has been in Colorado for over 25 years. She specializes in helping clients manage anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder and/or come to terms with grief and loss or find closure to trauma. She believes life is a journey and you have the power to chart your own course.
(720) 790-5067 View (720) 790-5067
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Daniela Rosenberg Paiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Daniela Rosenberg Paiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Licentiate degree in Clinical Psychology from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, a Master of Arts in Psychology, Sports, and Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies in Colorado, and a Master's degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Daniela offers trauma focused therapy to ensure that all clients feel safe, seen, and supported when attending therapy. She also offers sessions both in English and Spanish and is fluent in both languages.
Daniela Rosenberg Paiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Licentiate degree in Clinical Psychology from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, a Master of Arts in Psychology, Sports, and Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies in Colorado, and a Master's degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Daniela offers trauma focused therapy to ensure that all clients feel safe, seen, and supported when attending therapy. She also offers sessions both in English and Spanish and is fluent in both languages.
(833) 952-2441 View (833) 952-2441
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Allison Kayl
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Allison Kayl is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2021. As a therapist focused on children and adolescents, Allison is dedicated to providing a nurturing and empathetic environment where young individuals feel genuinely seen, heard, and understood. With a foundation built on compassion and acceptance, Allison strives to foster a therapeutic relationship that empowers children and teens to navigate their challenges with confidence and resilience.
Allison Kayl is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2021. As a therapist focused on children and adolescents, Allison is dedicated to providing a nurturing and empathetic environment where young individuals feel genuinely seen, heard, and understood. With a foundation built on compassion and acceptance, Allison strives to foster a therapeutic relationship that empowers children and teens to navigate their challenges with confidence and resilience.
(720) 419-0433 View (720) 419-0433
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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.