ADHD Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Kristi S Briscoe
MD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40241
I am a board-certified pediatrician, focused specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
Does your son or daughter struggle because they can't seem to pay attention in school? Or, does your child have trouble completing homework or chores? Or, maybe it seems like your child is always "bouncing off the walls"? Have you been told your child or teen may have ADHD or ADD? Are you concerned that your child may not be receiving an optimal level of care? Perhaps I can help. 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑻 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑺𝑷𝑬𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑺 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫.
I am a board-certified pediatrician, focused specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
Does your son or daughter struggle because they can't seem to pay attention in school? Or, does your child have trouble completing homework or chores? Or, maybe it seems like your child is always "bouncing off the walls"? Have you been told your child or teen may have ADHD or ADD? Are you concerned that your child may not be receiving an optimal level of care? Perhaps I can help. 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑻 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑺𝑷𝑬𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑺 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫.
(502) 383-4831 View (502) 383-4831
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Dr. Jacquelyn J. Graven - Graven & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Dr. Graven is a licensed psychologist and a neuropsychologist. She provides professional care and treatment for children, adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples. Dr. Graven offers psychological & neuropsychological testing, therapy, and addresses issues such as: anxiety, depression, bipolar, anger, learning disabilities, life stress, relationship issues, grief, cognitive impairment, memory impairment, dementia, adjustment issues, divorce, marriage issues, women's issues, behavior problems, self-esteem, peer issues, work stress, sensory issues, brain injury, alzheimer's disease, attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder, and military life transitions.
Dr. Graven is a licensed psychologist and a neuropsychologist. She provides professional care and treatment for children, adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples. Dr. Graven offers psychological & neuropsychological testing, therapy, and addresses issues such as: anxiety, depression, bipolar, anger, learning disabilities, life stress, relationship issues, grief, cognitive impairment, memory impairment, dementia, adjustment issues, divorce, marriage issues, women's issues, behavior problems, self-esteem, peer issues, work stress, sensory issues, brain injury, alzheimer's disease, attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder, family issues, post traumatic stress disorder, and military life transitions.
(502) 804-4122 View (502) 804-4122
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Dr. Kelly Slaughter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
I specialize in assessment and treatments for ADHD, acting-out, anxiety, and chronic health conditions.
Trusted specialist in childhood, adolescent, and pediatric psychology. As a parent, helping your family navigate childhood is difficult - especially with meltdowns in the grocery store, constant fighting about schoolwork, or trouble making friends. Stop fighting and falling into old patterns, start thriving as a family.
I specialize in assessment and treatments for ADHD, acting-out, anxiety, and chronic health conditions.
Trusted specialist in childhood, adolescent, and pediatric psychology. As a parent, helping your family navigate childhood is difficult - especially with meltdowns in the grocery store, constant fighting about schoolwork, or trouble making friends. Stop fighting and falling into old patterns, start thriving as a family.
(502) 461-1590 View (502) 461-1590
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Jodi Goodin
Psychologist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40241
She also has training certifications in the area of trauma, ADHD, and in CBT.
Jodi Goodin is a licensed psychologist who received her bachelor's degree from Centre College, her master's degree from Xavier University and her doctoral degree from Georgia School of Professional Psychology, with a focus on clinical work with children and adolescents. She has worked in multiple roles across outpatient, inpatient, residential, community-based and school settings over the past 20 years, with therapy services provided to children, adolescents and adults in individual, group and couples formats. Dr. Goodin uses cognitive behavioral (CBT), client-centered and solution-focused approaches in her work.
She also has training certifications in the area of trauma, ADHD, and in CBT.
Jodi Goodin is a licensed psychologist who received her bachelor's degree from Centre College, her master's degree from Xavier University and her doctoral degree from Georgia School of Professional Psychology, with a focus on clinical work with children and adolescents. She has worked in multiple roles across outpatient, inpatient, residential, community-based and school settings over the past 20 years, with therapy services provided to children, adolescents and adults in individual, group and couples formats. Dr. Goodin uses cognitive behavioral (CBT), client-centered and solution-focused approaches in her work.
(502) 842-5290 View (502) 842-5290
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Nicole Palmer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40241
Her specialty areas include addiction counseling, medically assisted treatment, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), holistic wellness counseling and parenting skills.
Nicole Palmer is a licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor and mental health integrative medicine certified provider who has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for more than 15 years. She received her master's degree in mental health counseling at Walden University. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient care with adults in individual and group counseling settings.
Her specialty areas include addiction counseling, medically assisted treatment, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), holistic wellness counseling and parenting skills.
Nicole Palmer is a licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor and mental health integrative medicine certified provider who has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for more than 15 years. She received her master's degree in mental health counseling at Walden University. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient care with adults in individual and group counseling settings.
(502) 369-0151 View (502) 369-0151
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Ann D Minch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40299
With over 25 yrs. of counseling experience I can help you create a new chapter to your life story. Do you feel "stuck", repeating patterns that get in the way of you having the life you want? Do you battle with depression, anxiety or low self-worth or are compulsive behaviors interfering with you achieving your goals? Do you struggle with family relationships or getting over childhood issues? Are you an adult or teen with ADHD & need help developing strategies to be successful? Do you have unresolved trauma?
With over 25 yrs. of counseling experience I can help you create a new chapter to your life story. Do you feel "stuck", repeating patterns that get in the way of you having the life you want? Do you battle with depression, anxiety or low self-worth or are compulsive behaviors interfering with you achieving your goals? Do you struggle with family relationships or getting over childhood issues? Are you an adult or teen with ADHD & need help developing strategies to be successful? Do you have unresolved trauma?
(502) 858-8694 View (502) 858-8694
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Heather Artman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Currently not accepting new clients. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
Currently not accepting new clients. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
(502) 354-3787 View (502) 354-3787
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Jennifer DeVore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm glad you're here. My name is Jennifer and I'm a late-diagnosed woman with ADHD. I'm also a therapist, coach and guide helping women on a journey toward self love, self acceptance, and freedom from whatever may be holding them back. As your therapist, I assist you in clarifying your goals and honor your inherent power to change. Rather than being drawn to one modality, I look at all individuals, the environment and the situation and draw on a number of modalities. I believe the therapeutic alliance is the most important aspect to healing and encourage my clients to openly discuss their experience in therapy.
Hi there! I'm glad you're here. My name is Jennifer and I'm a late-diagnosed woman with ADHD. I'm also a therapist, coach and guide helping women on a journey toward self love, self acceptance, and freedom from whatever may be holding them back. As your therapist, I assist you in clarifying your goals and honor your inherent power to change. Rather than being drawn to one modality, I look at all individuals, the environment and the situation and draw on a number of modalities. I believe the therapeutic alliance is the most important aspect to healing and encourage my clients to openly discuss their experience in therapy.
(270) 817-4395 View (270) 817-4395
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Edward F. Vaughn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40220
I coach parents and provide them with specific skills to utilize in dealing with children with ADHD, acting out teens, teens that are beyond control and children that are using heroin (as well as other drugs).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience as a therapist in private practice. Prior to my practice I served as a Protective Service Specialist, Juvenile Delinquency Specialist and Juvenile Court Liaison Specialist for the state of Kentucky. I worked with families and children dealing with abuse, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. I especially enjoy working with troubled and challenging adolescents. I see many ADHD adults and as well as ADHD children. I have developed a Psychotherapeutic Horseback Riding Program for all ages. This program has benefited those who are shy and withdrawn.
I coach parents and provide them with specific skills to utilize in dealing with children with ADHD, acting out teens, teens that are beyond control and children that are using heroin (as well as other drugs).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience as a therapist in private practice. Prior to my practice I served as a Protective Service Specialist, Juvenile Delinquency Specialist and Juvenile Court Liaison Specialist for the state of Kentucky. I worked with families and children dealing with abuse, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. I especially enjoy working with troubled and challenging adolescents. I see many ADHD adults and as well as ADHD children. I have developed a Psychotherapeutic Horseback Riding Program for all ages. This program has benefited those who are shy and withdrawn.
(502) 383-1979 View (502) 383-1979
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Stephanie Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
I am a pediatric psychologist with 25 years experience in the field of mental health, having worked exclusively with children and teens for the past 20 years. I have experience in treating a wide range of problems, but I am especially skilled in working with those who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD) as well as children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, social delays and sensory issues. I will work with you and your child to help clarify goals for treatment. I believe that treatment should be individualized to the needs of both the client and the family, that uniqueness should be celebrated and that strengths should be built upon.
I am a pediatric psychologist with 25 years experience in the field of mental health, having worked exclusively with children and teens for the past 20 years. I have experience in treating a wide range of problems, but I am especially skilled in working with those who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD) as well as children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, social delays and sensory issues. I will work with you and your child to help clarify goals for treatment. I believe that treatment should be individualized to the needs of both the client and the family, that uniqueness should be celebrated and that strengths should be built upon.
(502) 842-4751 View (502) 842-4751
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Psychotherapy at Hagan Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Welcome to Empowering Encounters—the psychotherapy department at Hagan Health! We have a team of excellent mental health providers who see a wide variety of diagnoses and issues. Our therapists, Colleen, Vern, Suzy, Sheana, & Ervina are trained in a variety of backgrounds including social worker & marriage & family therapy. They are experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, among other diagnosis. We offer individual, couple and family sessions.
Welcome to Empowering Encounters—the psychotherapy department at Hagan Health! We have a team of excellent mental health providers who see a wide variety of diagnoses and issues. Our therapists, Colleen, Vern, Suzy, Sheana, & Ervina are trained in a variety of backgrounds including social worker & marriage & family therapy. They are experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, among other diagnosis. We offer individual, couple and family sessions.
(502) 547-9656 View (502) 547-9656
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Mandy Huff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
I specialize in working with adults and couples who are dealing with issues related to attachment, identity, and trauma. This includes intergenerational trauma, racial trauma, PTSD, and other related concerns. I also work with clients who have a diagnosis or symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and depression, or experience high stress. I am passionate about providing an affirming and inclusive space for historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to BIPOC, interracial couples, and women. I also enjoy working with fellow members of the queer community.
I specialize in working with adults and couples who are dealing with issues related to attachment, identity, and trauma. This includes intergenerational trauma, racial trauma, PTSD, and other related concerns. I also work with clients who have a diagnosis or symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and depression, or experience high stress. I am passionate about providing an affirming and inclusive space for historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to BIPOC, interracial couples, and women. I also enjoy working with fellow members of the queer community.
(502) 771-8662 View (502) 771-8662
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Rick Hudson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
(502) 771-2608 View (502) 771-2608
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Tessa A Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40299
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I work with people suffering from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, poor self-esteem, grief and loss, family and relationship issues among other things. I have years of experience in working with school-aged children to address school issues and behavioral problems, including those diagnosed with ADHD. I especially enjoy working with neurodivergent clients, although everyone is welcome in my practice!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I work with people suffering from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, poor self-esteem, grief and loss, family and relationship issues among other things. I have years of experience in working with school-aged children to address school issues and behavioral problems, including those diagnosed with ADHD. I especially enjoy working with neurodivergent clients, although everyone is welcome in my practice!
(502) 206-0588 View (502) 206-0588
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Denise Myers
Psychologist, MEd, LPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40241
I enjoy working with individuals (ages 9 through mid-adulthood) experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, and interpersonal challenges.
Are you or your child experiencing frustration that affects work or academic performance, interferes with the ability to perform at one's level of potential, and/or adversely impacts well-being? Recognizing that you or your child may have learning difficulties or other challenges (e.g., focus, organization, memory) that hinders success can be very stressful and confusing. Yet, these experiences are not uncommon. Seeking help from a professional with expertise in comprehensive psychological assessment can ease worry and provide clarification and insight to ensure you receive appropriate guidance/recommendations.
I enjoy working with individuals (ages 9 through mid-adulthood) experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, and interpersonal challenges.
Are you or your child experiencing frustration that affects work or academic performance, interferes with the ability to perform at one's level of potential, and/or adversely impacts well-being? Recognizing that you or your child may have learning difficulties or other challenges (e.g., focus, organization, memory) that hinders success can be very stressful and confusing. Yet, these experiences are not uncommon. Seeking help from a professional with expertise in comprehensive psychological assessment can ease worry and provide clarification and insight to ensure you receive appropriate guidance/recommendations.
(502) 305-7632 View (502) 305-7632
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Erin E Bowling
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
I treat individuals across the lifespan struggling with various challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, PTSD, and Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD).
Hi, I’m Erin. I help people navigate change. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, alone, or “stuck.” Together we can work through intense feelings and events that cause immense pain or stress. We will meet your goals in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I have a passion for working with adults and children, parents and families navigating this journey to move forward. I use different evidence-based modalities such as EMDR. I am also a trained postpartum support practitioner and Positive Discipline educator. We will learn what works for you to create a space for healing and growth.
I treat individuals across the lifespan struggling with various challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, PTSD, and Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD).
Hi, I’m Erin. I help people navigate change. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, alone, or “stuck.” Together we can work through intense feelings and events that cause immense pain or stress. We will meet your goals in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I have a passion for working with adults and children, parents and families navigating this journey to move forward. I use different evidence-based modalities such as EMDR. I am also a trained postpartum support practitioner and Positive Discipline educator. We will learn what works for you to create a space for healing and growth.
(502) 233-4456 View (502) 233-4456
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Angel Probus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
I specifically specialize in working with adults and couples with a wide range of needs including substance use, grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
I specifically specialize in working with adults and couples with a wide range of needs including substance use, grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
(859) 765-7072 View (859) 765-7072
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Crystal Farmer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Crystal! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I have a passion for working with adults 18 and over in developing skills to effectively manage depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, anger issues, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, substance abuse, and grief & loss. I understand from personal experience many of the challenges that come with these issues and strongly believe that holistic well-being involves balance of mind, body, & spirit.
Hi, I'm Crystal! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I have a passion for working with adults 18 and over in developing skills to effectively manage depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, anger issues, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, substance abuse, and grief & loss. I understand from personal experience many of the challenges that come with these issues and strongly believe that holistic well-being involves balance of mind, body, & spirit.
(859) 374-3598 View (859) 374-3598
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Dave Payne
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Dave! I am passionate about helping adults with ADHD, anxiety, & depression learn to lead more fulfilling lives. I know first-hand how it feels to live with these conditions, which means I can help you learn realistic and attainable ways to improve your quality of life. I offer sincere empathy for your situation while also helping you challenge yourself to make improvements in your day-to-day living. While simply talking about your problems can help decrease the intensity of your anxiety and depression in many circumstances, what’s even more helpful is to learn about how your mind works and how to handle tough issues
Hi, I’m Dave! I am passionate about helping adults with ADHD, anxiety, & depression learn to lead more fulfilling lives. I know first-hand how it feels to live with these conditions, which means I can help you learn realistic and attainable ways to improve your quality of life. I offer sincere empathy for your situation while also helping you challenge yourself to make improvements in your day-to-day living. While simply talking about your problems can help decrease the intensity of your anxiety and depression in many circumstances, what’s even more helpful is to learn about how your mind works and how to handle tough issues
(859) 696-6197 View (859) 696-6197
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Olivia Williams
Counselor, PhD, LPCA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40217
Olivia Williams, PhD, LPCA is a developmental psychologist and is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Kentucky specializing in anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and children & adolescent counseling. I have experience in a vast range of mental health specialties and have experience with different populations. I utilize an approach based on individualized needs, but some common approaches include person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Using personalized approaches allows me to explore all areas that may be impacting one’s overall wellbeing.
Olivia Williams, PhD, LPCA is a developmental psychologist and is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Kentucky specializing in anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and children & adolescent counseling. I have experience in a vast range of mental health specialties and have experience with different populations. I utilize an approach based on individualized needs, but some common approaches include person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Using personalized approaches allows me to explore all areas that may be impacting one’s overall wellbeing.
(660) 371-5164 View (660) 371-5164

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.