ADHD Therapists in Miami, FL

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Clara Mangin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
My name is Clara Mangin, I am a licensed therapist in Florida with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children/adolescents, and families in the clinic, home, and school settings. My therapeutic style involves tailoring the therapeutic space to meet each client's unique needs and identifying their specific interests and strengths in a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have extensive experience addressing concerns associated with parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other behavioral disorders.
My name is Clara Mangin, I am a licensed therapist in Florida with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children/adolescents, and families in the clinic, home, and school settings. My therapeutic style involves tailoring the therapeutic space to meet each client's unique needs and identifying their specific interests and strengths in a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have extensive experience addressing concerns associated with parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other behavioral disorders.
(786) 738-9431 View (786) 738-9431
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Dr. Jeffrey Raemer
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
In addition to Peak Performance work, I also specialize in a wide range of addiction challenges (including but not limited to, substance use disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and combat or non-combat related trauma.
Hello, my name is Dr. Jeff Raemer and I am a postdoctoral fellow passionate about helping you reach your potential. I have my Doctorate of Psychology in Counseling Psychology and work hard to help people reach their goals and identify their values in life. Prior to my graduate education, I earned a BA in Business Administration with emphases in Finance, Economics, and Tax Accounting. I then owned a business for 30 years and was involved in leadership development before transitioning into the field of psychology, and am thereby equipped to assist various professionals to reach their full potential.
In addition to Peak Performance work, I also specialize in a wide range of addiction challenges (including but not limited to, substance use disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and combat or non-combat related trauma.
Hello, my name is Dr. Jeff Raemer and I am a postdoctoral fellow passionate about helping you reach your potential. I have my Doctorate of Psychology in Counseling Psychology and work hard to help people reach their goals and identify their values in life. Prior to my graduate education, I earned a BA in Business Administration with emphases in Finance, Economics, and Tax Accounting. I then owned a business for 30 years and was involved in leadership development before transitioning into the field of psychology, and am thereby equipped to assist various professionals to reach their full potential.
(347) 768-7029 View (347) 768-7029
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Ariadna Montero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33144
My current focus is on the assessment of childhood disorders, mainly ADHD and autism.
Is your child facing challenges in school? Are they having trouble concentrating? Suspecting a learning disability? If you or your child is struggling with social, behavioral, emotional, or academic issues, I'm here to assist! Take a proactive approach rather than reacting to a problem that can be addressed if identified early. Evaluations provide valuable insights for treatment, enabling other professionals to make informed decisions for your well-being. Knowledge is empowering! I provide thorough assessments of psychological disorders with a focus on learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism, and ADHD.
My current focus is on the assessment of childhood disorders, mainly ADHD and autism.
Is your child facing challenges in school? Are they having trouble concentrating? Suspecting a learning disability? If you or your child is struggling with social, behavioral, emotional, or academic issues, I'm here to assist! Take a proactive approach rather than reacting to a problem that can be addressed if identified early. Evaluations provide valuable insights for treatment, enabling other professionals to make informed decisions for your well-being. Knowledge is empowering! I provide thorough assessments of psychological disorders with a focus on learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism, and ADHD.
(786) 730-7299 View (786) 730-7299
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Diego Gomez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and qualified mental health professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, family conflicts/dynamics, parenting-related issues, self-esteem, trauma-related symptoms, OCD, DMDD, ODD, ADHD and tics. My counseling style is attentive, respectful, empathetic and person-centered.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and qualified mental health professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, family conflicts/dynamics, parenting-related issues, self-esteem, trauma-related symptoms, OCD, DMDD, ODD, ADHD and tics. My counseling style is attentive, respectful, empathetic and person-centered.
(786) 796-6502 View (786) 796-6502
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Keymaker Services Inc
MAE, LMHC, LPC, NCC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137  (Online Only)
Services include general education, special education, consultation, advocacy, self-awareness, academic support, executive functioning skills, ADHD/Executive Functioning Skill coaching, social skills, emotional regulation, and education planning.
As a Keymaker, we know that there isn’t a skeleton key that fits every person. And because of that we work hard to design the support & programing that you, your youth & family needs. That means if you’re not seeing a perfect fit, don’t worry we can create it together & support it through fruition. A Keymaker support service provider’s job is to provide appropriate and individualized support to the client and their family members so that they can be successful. This goal may be accomplished through being your advocate, tutor, task completion monitor, brainstorm facilitator, motivator, mentor, or coach.
Services include general education, special education, consultation, advocacy, self-awareness, academic support, executive functioning skills, ADHD/Executive Functioning Skill coaching, social skills, emotional regulation, and education planning.
As a Keymaker, we know that there isn’t a skeleton key that fits every person. And because of that we work hard to design the support & programing that you, your youth & family needs. That means if you’re not seeing a perfect fit, don’t worry we can create it together & support it through fruition. A Keymaker support service provider’s job is to provide appropriate and individualized support to the client and their family members so that they can be successful. This goal may be accomplished through being your advocate, tutor, task completion monitor, brainstorm facilitator, motivator, mentor, or coach.
(305) 912-5397 View (305) 912-5397
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Cristina Grand
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137  (Online Only)
My services/specialties include, but are not limited to: psychotherapy with adults, children and families, psychological and psychoeducational testing (IQ,LD, ADHD, personality), parenting issues, stress management, trauma work (hypnosis, EMDR and other approaches).
My ideal client is any person who is interested and wants to address mental health and/or personal issues in a collaborative psychological approach. Someone who believes that change can come from within, and is willing to address the emotions and behaviors related to their difficulties. I focus on encouraging more assertive and problem solving attitudes and develop positive daily habits to support change.
My services/specialties include, but are not limited to: psychotherapy with adults, children and families, psychological and psychoeducational testing (IQ,LD, ADHD, personality), parenting issues, stress management, trauma work (hypnosis, EMDR and other approaches).
My ideal client is any person who is interested and wants to address mental health and/or personal issues in a collaborative psychological approach. Someone who believes that change can come from within, and is willing to address the emotions and behaviors related to their difficulties. I focus on encouraging more assertive and problem solving attitudes and develop positive daily habits to support change.
(305) 834-4938 View (305) 834-4938
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Tanisha Tatum
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, LEP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
My clients teens and young adults who need help identifying and managing their mental health needs whether that is Anxiety, Depression, social problems, and/or adjusting to growing up. I provide therapy as well as psychoeducational assessment services. My assessments target neurodiverse abilities such as ADHD, Autism & learning disabilities. When relevant assessments include recommendations for accommodations for school and work. For my therapy practice, I used solution focused approaches as well as behavior based strategies, combining my skills to create a positive therapeutic experience. Virtual services only in FL and SC.
My clients teens and young adults who need help identifying and managing their mental health needs whether that is Anxiety, Depression, social problems, and/or adjusting to growing up. I provide therapy as well as psychoeducational assessment services. My assessments target neurodiverse abilities such as ADHD, Autism & learning disabilities. When relevant assessments include recommendations for accommodations for school and work. For my therapy practice, I used solution focused approaches as well as behavior based strategies, combining my skills to create a positive therapeutic experience. Virtual services only in FL and SC.
(754) 354-0190 View (754) 354-0190
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Eduardo Leal
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33179
I perceive psychotherapy as a process of teamwork, sharing of power, and ensuring that clients have a sense of hope. There is no single way to live one's life and, as a clinician, I respect when my patients believe they are sufficiently on track. I also offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These evaluations are commonly used to detect dementia, adult ADHD, learning disorders, and is used to support diagnosis such as Alzheimer's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. At my practice, we offer comprehensive, personalized programs to help you build a stronger future and sustain it.
I perceive psychotherapy as a process of teamwork, sharing of power, and ensuring that clients have a sense of hope. There is no single way to live one's life and, as a clinician, I respect when my patients believe they are sufficiently on track. I also offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These evaluations are commonly used to detect dementia, adult ADHD, learning disorders, and is used to support diagnosis such as Alzheimer's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. At my practice, we offer comprehensive, personalized programs to help you build a stronger future and sustain it.
(305) 780-6098 View (305) 780-6098
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Nestor Castellon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist/Counselor that has been working since 2016 with a variety of clients dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Bipolar, Sleep Disorders, ADHD, Moderate to Severe Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Maladaptive Child Behaviors, and Trauma. I also provide behavioral parent training to parents with children who struggle with ADHD and Oppositional Defiance.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist/Counselor that has been working since 2016 with a variety of clients dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Bipolar, Sleep Disorders, ADHD, Moderate to Severe Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Maladaptive Child Behaviors, and Trauma. I also provide behavioral parent training to parents with children who struggle with ADHD and Oppositional Defiance.
(786) 977-4732 View (786) 977-4732
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Carolina A Correa
Psychologist, PsyD, LSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33176
Dr. Carolina Correa is a Bilingual (Spanish-English) Licensed School Psychologist who specializes in providing assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has worked with clients who present with a wide range of diagnoses and life stressors, including attention and concentration issues, academic/learning difficulties, behavioral problems, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and challenging life transitions. Dr. Correa’s clinical expertise lies in conducting psycho-educational evaluations for the assessment of giftedness, learning disorders, ADHD, and social-emotional functioning.
Dr. Carolina Correa is a Bilingual (Spanish-English) Licensed School Psychologist who specializes in providing assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has worked with clients who present with a wide range of diagnoses and life stressors, including attention and concentration issues, academic/learning difficulties, behavioral problems, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and challenging life transitions. Dr. Correa’s clinical expertise lies in conducting psycho-educational evaluations for the assessment of giftedness, learning disorders, ADHD, and social-emotional functioning.
(305) 942-2519 View (305) 942-2519
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Katherine Wald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137  (Online Only)
I also provide ADHD coaching which helps those with attention/executive functioning deficits learn to compensate in the areas where there might be challenges such as time management, organization, and emotional regulation.
As a solution focused therapist, who trained at the University of Pennsylvania, my goal is to help empower you to find your own strengths. I approach therapy in a manner that will assist you to heal the wounds of your past, and deal with the issues of the present in a warm, nurturing, and non-judgmental manner. I'm a qualified clinical supervisor, and a certified EMDR therapist, with 20 years of experience working with many types of disorders. However, my areas of expertise are ADHD and learning differences, PTSD, dissociative disorders, chronic illness, family/relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.
I also provide ADHD coaching which helps those with attention/executive functioning deficits learn to compensate in the areas where there might be challenges such as time management, organization, and emotional regulation.
As a solution focused therapist, who trained at the University of Pennsylvania, my goal is to help empower you to find your own strengths. I approach therapy in a manner that will assist you to heal the wounds of your past, and deal with the issues of the present in a warm, nurturing, and non-judgmental manner. I'm a qualified clinical supervisor, and a certified EMDR therapist, with 20 years of experience working with many types of disorders. However, my areas of expertise are ADHD and learning differences, PTSD, dissociative disorders, chronic illness, family/relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.
(305) 834-4367 View (305) 834-4367
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Stephanie Camejo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33176
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties; including anxiety, ADHD, depression, disruptive behavior disorders, social skills issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities. I understand the importance of parental involvement in the lives of children and I work with families to determine treatment goals. I utilize evidenced-based interventions matched to your child and family's unique strengths and abilities to develop a highly personalized approach.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties; including anxiety, ADHD, depression, disruptive behavior disorders, social skills issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental disabilities. I understand the importance of parental involvement in the lives of children and I work with families to determine treatment goals. I utilize evidenced-based interventions matched to your child and family's unique strengths and abilities to develop a highly personalized approach.
(786) 581-8516 View (786) 581-8516
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Wholeistic Counseling Group, Inc
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33183
Located in South Florida, our collective of trauma-informed licensed therapists warmly welcome anyone seeking a caring and professional space to work through their concerns. Whether grappling with trauma, managing ADHD, or navigating relationship hurdles, you can find a supportive and expert haven at Wholeistic Counseling. We specialize in treating your anxieties through a blend of evidenced based practices such as EMDR therapy, Gottman Therapy and a person centered stance. We help individuals and couples find understanding and healing through tailored therapeutic strategies. Please find our team on our website: wholeisticcg.com
Located in South Florida, our collective of trauma-informed licensed therapists warmly welcome anyone seeking a caring and professional space to work through their concerns. Whether grappling with trauma, managing ADHD, or navigating relationship hurdles, you can find a supportive and expert haven at Wholeistic Counseling. We specialize in treating your anxieties through a blend of evidenced based practices such as EMDR therapy, Gottman Therapy and a person centered stance. We help individuals and couples find understanding and healing through tailored therapeutic strategies. Please find our team on our website: wholeisticcg.com
(786) 783-3304 View (786) 783-3304
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Miriam Menendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience, including 20 years as a therapist in private practice. I treat and assess patients of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, and addiction recovery. I provide a safe, confidential environment so that patients can freely share their emotions, thoughts, past traumas, and can begin to explore the limitations which keep the patient from reaching a happy, healthy mind. My additional certification as a family therapist allows me to address the spectrum of issues which are unique to families.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience, including 20 years as a therapist in private practice. I treat and assess patients of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, and addiction recovery. I provide a safe, confidential environment so that patients can freely share their emotions, thoughts, past traumas, and can begin to explore the limitations which keep the patient from reaching a happy, healthy mind. My additional certification as a family therapist allows me to address the spectrum of issues which are unique to families.
(305) 240-6049 View (305) 240-6049
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Joseph Psychological Services LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33179
I have helped hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance use, behavior problems, anger, and parenting concerns.
Would you or your adolescent like to feel and function better? Have you tried to overcome problems without success? Would you like to improve your ability to manage life’s stresses? Are you experiencing difficulty with your adolescent at home or at school? There is hope for positive change! Therapy can help. I can help you.
I have helped hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance use, behavior problems, anger, and parenting concerns.
Would you or your adolescent like to feel and function better? Have you tried to overcome problems without success? Would you like to improve your ability to manage life’s stresses? Are you experiencing difficulty with your adolescent at home or at school? There is hope for positive change! Therapy can help. I can help you.
(305) 526-4809 View (305) 526-4809
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Ana Bulnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33196  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
(305) 783-3501 View (305) 783-3501
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Lissette Gil
Psychologist, LMHC, LSP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
As a licensed mental health counselor, school psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) , I pride myself in having a warm, down-to-earth style that puts children at ease and allows me to enter their world and get a better understanding of their challenges and needs. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I have over 25 years of experience working with children with special needs. I specialize in evaluations for Gifted, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I am here to help and address your child's needs.
As a licensed mental health counselor, school psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) , I pride myself in having a warm, down-to-earth style that puts children at ease and allows me to enter their world and get a better understanding of their challenges and needs. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I have over 25 years of experience working with children with special needs. I specialize in evaluations for Gifted, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I am here to help and address your child's needs.
(786) 706-0475 View (786) 706-0475
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Michelle Avila Lcsw Qscsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QSCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186
My name is Michelle Avila, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the owner of Right Fit Therapy Services. I am a mother of two beautiful girls. One is diagnosed with ADHD and the other one was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Autism. As a parent and mental health professional I know first hand, the challenges of parenting, effective communication and addressing mental health concerns. I am here to help with your child’s mental health needs as well as parenting training to improve your parent-child relationship.
My name is Michelle Avila, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the owner of Right Fit Therapy Services. I am a mother of two beautiful girls. One is diagnosed with ADHD and the other one was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Autism. As a parent and mental health professional I know first hand, the challenges of parenting, effective communication and addressing mental health concerns. I am here to help with your child’s mental health needs as well as parenting training to improve your parent-child relationship.
(305) 257-9819 View (305) 257-9819
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Jed Shlackman
Counselor, LMHC, CHT, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33176
Greetings, I wish to assist all my clients in their path of transformation. My sessions provide effective compassionate counseling and therapies to help clients achieve well-being. I include various mind-body and holistic modalities that help foster healing & solutions for a wide range of issues, including ADHD, addictions, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, & traumas. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, and also offer educational workshops and groups, either in person or online. I invite you to call or email describing your therapy needs to see if my services are a good fit for your goals or concerns.
Greetings, I wish to assist all my clients in their path of transformation. My sessions provide effective compassionate counseling and therapies to help clients achieve well-being. I include various mind-body and holistic modalities that help foster healing & solutions for a wide range of issues, including ADHD, addictions, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, & traumas. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, and also offer educational workshops and groups, either in person or online. I invite you to call or email describing your therapy needs to see if my services are a good fit for your goals or concerns.
(305) 834-4818 View (305) 834-4818
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Brittany Smiley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
The utmost focus is to extend a helping hand to those grappling with anxiety, family conflicts, depression, & ADHD.
Early on I experienced an unwavering passion to help others. This deep-seated desire led me to pursue a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. My aspirations didn't stop there. Upon venturing into the social service field I gained a strong interest in working with deviant youth, giving me the motivation to complete a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, along with a Master's in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice. After attaining four college degrees, I became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
The utmost focus is to extend a helping hand to those grappling with anxiety, family conflicts, depression, & ADHD.
Early on I experienced an unwavering passion to help others. This deep-seated desire led me to pursue a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. My aspirations didn't stop there. Upon venturing into the social service field I gained a strong interest in working with deviant youth, giving me the motivation to complete a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, along with a Master's in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice. After attaining four college degrees, I became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
(786) 933-4574 View (786) 933-4574
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.