ADHD Therapists in Plainfield, IL

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Brian Hazard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, NCC, HS-BCP
Verified
Verified
You have more strength than you know! I am certified to work with addictions and I have a lot of experience with ADHD and life issues, but those are not limitations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone. You may feel stressed, anxious, confined, angry, or depressed. You may even feel **guilty** for feelings those things. You don't have to deal with it alone. Let me help you cope and find ways to adjust to these new challenges. If you are ready to take the next big step but you don't know how - If you are willing to try out new things once our session is over - If you are able to open up to a new perspective... Then you are ready, willing, and able! We can start moving you in the right direction. Seriously - let's get going.
(331) 276-6428
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Carolynn Dewey Ballew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with depression, anxiety and ADHD and am passionate about teaching adolescents and adults to successfully manage ADHD .
I am a strength based therapist, meaning I believe we each have strengths that can be built upon. I have a passion for children, adolescents and families. A family is a system with a great deal of moving parts that often need some adjusting. As your counselor I will first LISTEN with empathy and compassion and then help to identify goals. You may be a parent struggling to reach your child, a spouse feeling unsupported or a teen having no idea how to navigate. I can help you to process your struggles and develop effective, practical strategies to realize change.
(331) 425-7344
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Leigh Bancsy
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults, as well as families and couples, I have experience working with variety of issues including autism spectrum disorders (such as autism, Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder), ADHD , oppositional and conduct disorders, adjustment and attachment issues, anger, anxiety and depression.
Taking the first step to begin the counseling process can be a difficult one, as the decision to make changes in your life can be overwhelming. I believe in providing a safe, caring and compassionate environment for my clients that enables them to acquire the skills they need to lead a fulfilling life. Utilizing cognitive-behavioral and play therapies, I assist clients with identifying obstacles they wish to overcome in their lives. I strive to establish a supportive, trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients to assist them in reaching their goals.
(815) 206-8431
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Nicole Knepper
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Areas of specialty: Addiction, ADHD , Aging issues, Anxiety, Education, Family, Gerontology, Grief, LGBTQ, Marital issues, Mood disorders, Parenting, Personality disorders, Spiritual Issues.
I am a highly skilled clinical psychotherapist and gerontologist, having worked in various mental health and educational settings since 1996. I encourage clients to integrate what they learn and experience in therapy to their life outside of sessions, equipping them with accessible, practical, and easy to use resources. My style is engaging, collaborative, and strength based, which create realistic and sustainable plans for positive outcomes for overall wellness. * I am NOT in any HMO networks *
(630) 796-4584
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Kimberly Bosh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self harm behaviors, school avoidance/refusal, autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and ADHD .
Down-to-earth, empathetic, and energetic therapist here to help support you through life changes and challenges. I'm a therapist that thinks outside the box, cheers you on, and challenges you to set goals that will help get you to where you want to be. Whether you are looking for a fun and engaging therapist for your child, or you are looking for a therapist to sit and enjoy coffee with while focusing on your struggles and experiences, I am here to help. I structure my sessions around the individual client and with the understanding that all clients have diverse needs and require different approaches.
(815) 567-9621
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Deborah Spenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Deborah Spenner, LCSW, helps clients recognize they have the power to take ownership in navigating their stories. She believes clients are the primary avenue for change, and her expertise guides them towards recognizing what they can accomplish. Deborah earned a BA and a Master's of Social Work from University of Maryland. She helps children, adolescents, and families navigate a variety of challenges including anxiety, ADHD , behavioral issues, mood disorders, and more.
(630) 931-2653
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Shirley Dorough-Carlson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Shirley Dorough-Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology She has over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. She has successfully worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, and parenting concerns. Her work with children, adolescents, and their families include facilitating families navigating ADHD issues, school noncompliance, divorce, mood disorders, IEP issues, oppositional defiance, and helping young adults transition into the adult stage of life.
(331) 244-4814
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Simone Ayala
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Simone Ayala, LCPC, builds a strong therapeutic partnership with clients. She is supportive and challenging when necessary, and her overall goal is for clients to thrive throughout changes in life and become the best version of themselves. Simone earned both a undergraduate and graduate degree from Northern Illinois University. She has many years of private practice experience helping adolescents, teens, and adults with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, ADHD , and more.
(630) 538-8388
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Jennifer Kinsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be hard and I praise you for having the strength to reach out for help and support. I believe it takes courage to begin or continue this journey which is why I value creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for us to work in together. I earned my BSW from Northeastern Illinois University and an MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I enjoy working with clients of all ages. I have specific training and experience in working with youth with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and ADHD .
(630) 446-6351
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Amanda Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups working on issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD , social skills, anger management, and parenting.
Feeling stuck? Trying to get back the focus, direction, and passion in life? In an environment free of judgment and rich in support, I believe it is important to utilize my client’s strengths to help empower the change process. By identifying values and specific goals, together we create a path to lead us in the desired direction. With my background in the education field, I have seen how children, as well as, adults struggle with the routine of the day when there is something heavy on their mind. I strive to help my clients identify how to remove this heaviness, and lead the life they have been wanting.
(331) 200-3173
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Megan Earley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and adolescents who present with panic and anxiety problems, anger issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD and ADD , Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and depression.
I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs.
(708) 497-9903
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Kelly Renzi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My areas of interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD , ASD, trauma related disorders, and personality disorders.
I have been been a licensed practicing Clinical Psychologist since 2007. I have a vast amount of experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and thought disorders. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I understand the importance of a strong therapeutic rapport and conduct treatment in a warm, compassionate, supportive, and professional manner utilizing CBT and DBT techniques to address my clients’ needs.
(815) 893-2142
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Gwen E. Ginski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a special interest in ADHD , and blended families.
Everyone faces challenges in life. Seeking help for yourself, your child or relationship when experiencing difficulty is a strength which leads to creating a more fulfilling, healthy & happy life. With 18+ years' experience, I have helped many to overcome anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, loss, etc. I have helped couples restore intimacy/connection and learn ways to communicate. Children/teens learn ways to cope and manage social/school stress. Parents learn ways to connect, manage behaviors and heal their relationships with their children. Families heal from loss, life's transitions, substance abuse, divorce, mental illness.
(815) 313-4161
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Katie Hatch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I see individuals with a large array of difficulties and offer therapy and psychological testing ( ADHD , Autism, Personality, etc.
I believe in creating a therapeutic environment that is conducive to healing / growth. It is important I develop a strong, genuine relationship with clients that allows me to deeply understand each person's own unique experiences and to accept each person as they are without judgment. I meet clients where they're at in their life processes and collaborate with them in order to help navigate and find solutions to their struggles. I can help with self harming, divorce, relationship issues, identity struggles, anxiety, depression, stress, parenting, etc.
(815) 242-3128
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Alex E McKibbin MS LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LSOTP, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are comfortable with a one on one approach to counseling. Working with children in therapy always involves working with the parents. As with adolescents, providing them with a sense of privacy and trust is something I try to develop from the very beginning. For adults, privacy, confidentiality, and respect occur in a atmosphere of warmth and patience. If you are dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Bipolar Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress, I am sure you will find the relief you are looking for at my office.
(331) 244-5638
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Lisa M Busch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
TELEMED SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO CLIENTS DURING THIS TIME. Life can be complicated and the path isn't always clear. I want to be part of your solution. My practice is grounded in compassionate, solution-focused treatments that are frequently effective for struggles such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, life transitions, loss, attention-deficit disorder, and relationship issues. Restoring your health, wellbeing, and relationships are paramount. As a Licensed Ph.D. Psychologist for over 20 years, I have had the privilege of working with adults and adolescents on their path to recovery.
(630) 413-4251
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Linda C Gjerde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also work with ADHD , Anxiety, Depression, Divorce Issues, PTSD and Workplace issues i.
My professional motto is "Let me meet you where you are and let me help you to get where you want to be". Life gets complicated at times and we can all use some help along the way. I would love to help you with your journey to where you would like to be.
(815) 475-9135
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Yaneisha G Lozano
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
During these experiences I treated patients with Depression, ADHD , Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Asperger's, Reactive Attachment, Low Self-Esteem, Problems with Adjustment, Anger, Grief, Relationships Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Behavioral problems, and Personality Disorders.
My goal as a Counselor is to provide hope, inspiration, and personal growth to those struggling with poor coping skills, life changes, abuse, grief, depression, anger, low self-esteem, communication problems, trauma, and relationship issues. I provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment when dealing with these concerns. I will assist you through this process as you strive for change and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the State of Indiana. I am also a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
(219) 301-8550
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Joselyn C Woodson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Life presents challenges for all of us. As a highly skilled therapist, I help individuals, couples, and families who have become overwhelmed by life's challenges or feeling "stuck" in their situation. I help my clients build inner strength and find relief from disturbing emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a personalized treatment approach tailored to a client's needs. I work with clients to identify and overcome dysfunctional patterns that interfere with mental well-being, relationships and general life satisfaction.
(630) 756-5119
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Lisa C Konick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dr. Lisa Konick has expertise evaluating and treating a range of psychological and behavioral problems in children, adolescents and adults, including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, inattention and hyperactivity ( ADHD ), and autistic spectrum disorders. She specializes in diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy, parent coaching, behavior management, school consultation, and education/training.
(630) 948-8508
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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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.