ADHD Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Jordan Wakefield
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I help women struggling with anxiety and ADHD gain confidence and identify ways to support their neurodiverse brains in a neurotypical society. People diagnosed with ADHD are likely to experience additional challenges with anxiety, depression, and disordered eating habits; this combination can make functioning day-to-day feel like a constant uphill battle.
I help women struggling with anxiety and ADHD gain confidence and identify ways to support their neurodiverse brains in a neurotypical society. People diagnosed with ADHD are likely to experience additional challenges with anxiety, depression, and disordered eating habits; this combination can make functioning day-to-day feel like a constant uphill battle.
(312) 818-2394 View (312) 818-2394
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Brandon Tessers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
As a leader in the neurodiversity movement, I have dedicated my work as a therapist, educator, speaker, supervisor, business owner, and writer to support major shifts in conceptualizing mental health and create lasting change for neurodivergent folks. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring ADHD, AuDHD, autism, race, creativity, artistic identity, queerness, executive functioning, and relationships through individual, couples, and family therapy. I lead with authenticity and a unique focus on language that helps my clients design a life that reflects their unique wants, interests, desires, goals, and identities.
As a leader in the neurodiversity movement, I have dedicated my work as a therapist, educator, speaker, supervisor, business owner, and writer to support major shifts in conceptualizing mental health and create lasting change for neurodivergent folks. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring ADHD, AuDHD, autism, race, creativity, artistic identity, queerness, executive functioning, and relationships through individual, couples, and family therapy. I lead with authenticity and a unique focus on language that helps my clients design a life that reflects their unique wants, interests, desires, goals, and identities.
(224) 218-5143 View (224) 218-5143
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Daniel Laluna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Dr. Daniel Laluna, Regional Clinical Director, is a licensed clinical psychologist, who has extensive experience and expertise providing neuropsychological/psychological testing, as well as therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in providing comprehensive testing evaluations (e. g. ADHD, Autism, IQ, Learning Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Memory, and Pre-Surgical).
Dr. Daniel Laluna, Regional Clinical Director, is a licensed clinical psychologist, who has extensive experience and expertise providing neuropsychological/psychological testing, as well as therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in providing comprehensive testing evaluations (e. g. ADHD, Autism, IQ, Learning Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Memory, and Pre-Surgical).
(872) 266-3719 View (872) 266-3719
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Nicole Dodero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
I am open to working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples with a wide array of concerns such as communication, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more.
My passion for counseling began early in my life, and I always had a curiosity to better understand the intricacies of human behavior and emotions. While I began my journey as an elementary school teacher, I soon realized I wanted to assist in helping people heal and find happiness. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and live their best lives, and believe that counseling can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.
I am open to working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples with a wide array of concerns such as communication, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more.
My passion for counseling began early in my life, and I always had a curiosity to better understand the intricacies of human behavior and emotions. While I began my journey as an elementary school teacher, I soon realized I wanted to assist in helping people heal and find happiness. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and live their best lives, and believe that counseling can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.
(773) 249-2921 View (773) 249-2921
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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Waitlist for new clients
I am versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in the treatments of most anxious, depressive, adjustment, ADHD, Queer and POC issues, and some behavioral concerns.
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
I am versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in the treatments of most anxious, depressive, adjustment, ADHD, Queer and POC issues, and some behavioral concerns.
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
(872) 266-7591 View (872) 266-7591
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Larry Maucieri
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Adult ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, and neuropsychological assessment are my specialties.
I'm a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who helps individuals mainly impacted by ADHD and concussion/TBI. I offer individual therapy for ADHD (ages 18+) and neuropsychological assessments for ADHD, TBI, and other neurologic conditions (ages 14+). Therapeutically, I use cognitive behavioral therapy, assertiveness training, and motivational interviewing (MI) methods within the context of an empathic and cohesive therapeutic relationship. NOTE: Therapy openings are more limited than are assessment. I'm approved to offer telehealth sessions for individuals in Psypact-participating states (Google "psypact map" for more info).
Adult ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, and neuropsychological assessment are my specialties.
I'm a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who helps individuals mainly impacted by ADHD and concussion/TBI. I offer individual therapy for ADHD (ages 18+) and neuropsychological assessments for ADHD, TBI, and other neurologic conditions (ages 14+). Therapeutically, I use cognitive behavioral therapy, assertiveness training, and motivational interviewing (MI) methods within the context of an empathic and cohesive therapeutic relationship. NOTE: Therapy openings are more limited than are assessment. I'm approved to offer telehealth sessions for individuals in Psypact-participating states (Google "psypact map" for more info).
(773) 245-0509 View (773) 245-0509
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Michele Reitsma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I currently see clients who are wanting to work through sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, ADHD/executive functioning challenges, BFRBs, and gender/sexual identity topics. I also work with clients in ethically non-monogamous relationship structures. I have experience working with folks in the kink community and am a sex-worker friendly clinician.
I currently see clients who are wanting to work through sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, ADHD/executive functioning challenges, BFRBs, and gender/sexual identity topics. I also work with clients in ethically non-monogamous relationship structures. I have experience working with folks in the kink community and am a sex-worker friendly clinician.
(773) 570-1425 View (773) 570-1425
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Hannah Clague
Pre-Licensed Professional, AM, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I feel deeply privileged to work with young adults and adults who have experienced trauma, people with ADHD, and clients who experience anxiety and depression.
At some point nearly all of my clients tell me that they feel stuck. For some, this stuckness may mean not living a life that is as joyful or meaningful as they would like or feeling like they are falling short of who they want to be. Feeling stuck may lead to engaging in destructive habits like misusing substances, binge watching Netflix when you should be working or sleeping to avoid. Many of my clients have a history of trauma and have been living in survival mode for years. I am passionate about helping my clients get "unstuck" and helping them move forward in a meaningful direction.
I feel deeply privileged to work with young adults and adults who have experienced trauma, people with ADHD, and clients who experience anxiety and depression.
At some point nearly all of my clients tell me that they feel stuck. For some, this stuckness may mean not living a life that is as joyful or meaningful as they would like or feeling like they are falling short of who they want to be. Feeling stuck may lead to engaging in destructive habits like misusing substances, binge watching Netflix when you should be working or sleeping to avoid. Many of my clients have a history of trauma and have been living in survival mode for years. I am passionate about helping my clients get "unstuck" and helping them move forward in a meaningful direction.
(312) 854-7518 View (312) 854-7518
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Sarah Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
She currently works with clients of all ages struggling with Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Depression, Life Transitions, Relationship issues, and Life Stressors.
Sarah Donohue is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in partnering with clients to explore what is causing their discomfort. She works from a client-centered perspective so that the client knows they are the expert in their story. Sarah incorporates mindfulness practices into sessions to help calm the often-overactive nervous system. Prior to coming to LifeStance, Sarah worked in Child Welfare for 4 years. She provided a multitude of services for children and families in the foster care system who experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.
She currently works with clients of all ages struggling with Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Depression, Life Transitions, Relationship issues, and Life Stressors.
Sarah Donohue is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in partnering with clients to explore what is causing their discomfort. She works from a client-centered perspective so that the client knows they are the expert in their story. Sarah incorporates mindfulness practices into sessions to help calm the often-overactive nervous system. Prior to coming to LifeStance, Sarah worked in Child Welfare for 4 years. She provided a multitude of services for children and families in the foster care system who experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.
(312) 313-8828 View (312) 313-8828
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Maggie VanDerMolen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone, I’m here to help. I work with teens and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues looking for new avenues to address obstacles to personal fulfillment.
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone, I’m here to help. I work with teens and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues looking for new avenues to address obstacles to personal fulfillment.
(773) 694-1401 View (773) 694-1401
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Courtney M West, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, attention deficit difficulties, stress management, life coaching, depression, and loneliness.
Courtney West Blaskovich is a compassionate and dedicated licensed clinical psychologist serving the community of Chicago. Dr. West attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Dr. West's psychotherapy and psychological testing experience is vast and impressive. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults, as well as, performs psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for adults, adolescents, and children. Her approach is broadly integrative, with psychodynamic and cognitive techniques.
Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, attention deficit difficulties, stress management, life coaching, depression, and loneliness.
Courtney West Blaskovich is a compassionate and dedicated licensed clinical psychologist serving the community of Chicago. Dr. West attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Dr. West's psychotherapy and psychological testing experience is vast and impressive. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults, as well as, performs psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for adults, adolescents, and children. Her approach is broadly integrative, with psychodynamic and cognitive techniques.
(872) 814-7758 View (872) 814-7758
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Michele Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I am Michele, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience in the field. I offer short-term or ongoing counseling and enjoy working with older teens and adults who are hoping to improve their relationships and increase self awareness. I specialize in ADHD, parenting conflicts, and difficult college transitions.
I am Michele, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience in the field. I offer short-term or ongoing counseling and enjoy working with older teens and adults who are hoping to improve their relationships and increase self awareness. I specialize in ADHD, parenting conflicts, and difficult college transitions.
(224) 970-2544 View (224) 970-2544
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Matthew Harings
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I received my doctorate in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and am trained to work with individuals across the lifespan. I specialize in treating challenges that occur during critical periods of development, including neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and learning disorders), anxiety, depression, and social challenges. My approach to treatment is active, present-focused, and based on established and effective interventions for psychological disorders and transitional challenges.
I received my doctorate in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and am trained to work with individuals across the lifespan. I specialize in treating challenges that occur during critical periods of development, including neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and learning disorders), anxiety, depression, and social challenges. My approach to treatment is active, present-focused, and based on established and effective interventions for psychological disorders and transitional challenges.
(224) 470-3182 View (224) 470-3182
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Natalie Baur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
In session, I am focused on being your teammate and collaborator to help guide you through your journey of self healing and self discovery. I specialize in treating ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Depression. The tools I use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Mindfulness. Working with ADHD, I am able to draw upon personal experience as well as clinical knowledge to offer ways to manage symptoms. This ranges from organization and task management, to working through how we experience our emotions and daily life due to the symptoms.
In session, I am focused on being your teammate and collaborator to help guide you through your journey of self healing and self discovery. I specialize in treating ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Depression. The tools I use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Mindfulness. Working with ADHD, I am able to draw upon personal experience as well as clinical knowledge to offer ways to manage symptoms. This ranges from organization and task management, to working through how we experience our emotions and daily life due to the symptoms.
(872) 274-4108 View (872) 274-4108
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Michael Rohling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD.
Hi, my name is Michael but many people call me Mike as well. Because you are reading this I'm guessing you want to make some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you feel like you don't fit in well at work or your relationships at home are strained. Things just seem to get you down easily and when you get to feeling inferior, you become your own worst critic. It might even feel frightening to be among other people. Seeking help to solve personal issues like these and others takes a great deal of courage and I want to commend you for being here.
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD.
Hi, my name is Michael but many people call me Mike as well. Because you are reading this I'm guessing you want to make some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you feel like you don't fit in well at work or your relationships at home are strained. Things just seem to get you down easily and when you get to feeling inferior, you become your own worst critic. It might even feel frightening to be among other people. Seeking help to solve personal issues like these and others takes a great deal of courage and I want to commend you for being here.
(224) 243-7268 View (224) 243-7268
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Lori Yoder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Having trouble focusing on your goals? I specialize in coaching adults with attention issues, such as ADHD or anxiety. Problems with concentration can cause difficulties with overall well-being, relationships, career, and health. We will work as a team to capitalize on your strengths and to better manage challenges. Hallmarks of my work include improving self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
Having trouble focusing on your goals? I specialize in coaching adults with attention issues, such as ADHD or anxiety. Problems with concentration can cause difficulties with overall well-being, relationships, career, and health. We will work as a team to capitalize on your strengths and to better manage challenges. Hallmarks of my work include improving self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
(708) 433-0274 View (708) 433-0274
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Katy O'Hanlon Bruns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I primarily work with clients living with ADHD, anxiety, and navigating various life transitions. We'll spend the first few sessions getting to know one another, and I'll be paying attention to your verbal and nonverbal communication. Together, we will process your feelings and experiences in order to help you gain more insight and develop a plan that helps to move your life forward.
I primarily work with clients living with ADHD, anxiety, and navigating various life transitions. We'll spend the first few sessions getting to know one another, and I'll be paying attention to your verbal and nonverbal communication. Together, we will process your feelings and experiences in order to help you gain more insight and develop a plan that helps to move your life forward.
(773) 923-2977 View (773) 923-2977
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Stephanie Kaloustian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
My specialty is working with adults to experience ADHD/ASD, LGBTQIA+, and highly sensitive individuals.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with emotions and feel as though they are controlling your life? Do you feel the world doesn't understand your sensitivity? Have you been feeling isolated by how you feel? Do you feel like you’re burdening others when you share and are looking for a place you can openly express your feelings and thoughts? Does you feel like you experience the world around you differently from others? You’re not alone in these experiences and wherever you are right now is a great place to start.
My specialty is working with adults to experience ADHD/ASD, LGBTQIA+, and highly sensitive individuals.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with emotions and feel as though they are controlling your life? Do you feel the world doesn't understand your sensitivity? Have you been feeling isolated by how you feel? Do you feel like you’re burdening others when you share and are looking for a place you can openly express your feelings and thoughts? Does you feel like you experience the world around you differently from others? You’re not alone in these experiences and wherever you are right now is a great place to start.
(773) 234-1841 View (773) 234-1841
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Brittany Brookshire
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Are you feeling paralyzed by anxiety or uncertainty? Are you feeling stuck in your daily life? Are you going through a major life transition? Do you want to get to know yourself better, or learn better tools for managing? If this sounds familiar to you, I might be the counselor for you! Many of my clients are people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adult ADHD, or those going through grief, stress, or a curveball life has thrown their way.
Are you feeling paralyzed by anxiety or uncertainty? Are you feeling stuck in your daily life? Are you going through a major life transition? Do you want to get to know yourself better, or learn better tools for managing? If this sounds familiar to you, I might be the counselor for you! Many of my clients are people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adult ADHD, or those going through grief, stress, or a curveball life has thrown their way.
(872) 274-2313 View (872) 274-2313
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Michelle Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I have specialties in women's issues, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma / PTSD.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
I have specialties in women's issues, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma / PTSD.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
(312) 313-4413 View (312) 313-4413

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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.