ADHD Therapists in Back Bay, Boston, MA

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Rachel A Bowman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If your child struggles with sleep, meltdowns, toileting issues, anger, worry, inattention, problems following directions or routines, or challenging social and family interactions, I am able to work with you and your child to develop effective, positive, and supportive interventions. I help children and teens with autism, ADHD , and/or anxiety feel better and live their best lives. I love to use a collaborative, problem-solving style that plays to child and family strengths and individualizes strategies for your unique situation. I include animals in the therapy sessions, such as the child's dog or cat or my therapy dog.
(919) 343-0281
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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$220 per session
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Daniel Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
People come to therapy for a lot of reasons, but many feel like they need a change from how things are. Some don’t know what it is that needs to change, and they want more insight about what new roads they might try walking down. Others know exactly the changes they want to make in their lives, but they need a safe place to say it out loud to themselves, and they want help along the way. Some can’t change their situation and still yearn to be at peace. Regardless of what brought you to session, my goal during our time together is to work with you to help you identify obstacles in your path.
(857) 392-3297
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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$200 (individual)$200 (couples)
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Buffy Fermino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CBT for, Adult, ADHD
Verified
Verified
I help ADHD adults and anxious over-thinkers conquer procrastination, overwhelm and imposter syndrome, so they can achieve their goals and live an unapologetically fulfilling life. Ready to work with someone who finally gets you? I'm one of the only therapists in the US who is both nationally certified in CBT and exclusive to adult ADHD (and the anxiety & depression that annoyingly tags along with ADHD ). I know how hard you're trying, and I'm uniquely qualified to help! Let's create a strategic plan tailored to you and your unique brain, so you can organize your life, improve your relationships, and finally crush those goals.
(617) 766-0638
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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$155 per session
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Bryce Jacobson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In addition, he has extensive experience assessing symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ) and specific learning and academic difficulties, especially amongst college-aged individuals.
Dr. Jacobson is a clinical neuropsychologist who provides neuropsychological evaluations for adults with a wide array of neurological, neurodevelopmental, medical, and psychological conditions known to impact cognition and overall functioning. In all his work, Dr. Jacobson strives to be culturally responsive & LBGTQIA+ affirming. He has specialized training working with older adults with memory changes (including assessment of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other types of dementia) as well as individuals with a history of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, mild traumatic brain injury & emotional difficulties.
(857) 392-3939
Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Matthew Goodnow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize a strength-based approach in my evaluations and work collaboratively with parents, teachers, therapists, and other professionals to best understand each patient. If you are unsure of the root cause of your or your child's difficulties, I can be of help. I provide diagnostic clarity (e.g., ADHD , dyslexia, autism, anxiety, etc) and targeted recommendations individually-tailored to each patient's needs. My goal for each evaluation is to provide a "road map" to help each patient achieve success at school, work, and/or at home.
(339) 201-5045 x6
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Melissa Boyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with training in schools, outpatient clinics, inpatient units, and as a Harvard Fellow. From conducting psychiatric evaluations in area emergency departments, assessing clients in crisis, to working across all levels of the public school system, I bring multiple perspectives for parents struggling to support children with emotional/behavioral dysregulation. Whether rooted in ADHD , anxiety, or mood, coaching parents through these challenges with practical strategies is a hallmark of successful intervention. For couples, I employ an objective, educational approach to restore communication and intimacy.
(781) 423-3174
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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ImpactADHD.com
MHSA, CPC, PCC
I am a certified professional coach, speaker, educator, and co-Founder of ImpactADHD.com, an online resource for parents of kids with ADHD / ADD and other "complex" issues such as Anxiety and Dyslexia. I help parents radically improve their personal and family life by gaining new skills, increasing confidence, and bringing a "coach approach" to parent management.
(404) 445-2495
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Mary Margaret Hurwitz
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
As your therapist I help you look at the story you have constructed about yourself and identify the beliefs and assumptions that have held you back. Together we gather insights and then develop a course of action to get your life back on track. I have a deep knowledge of how adult ADHD affects every aspect of one's life and every relationship in it. It is hard to feel competent when those around you feel they can't rely on you. Together we design strategies that employ your strengths and talents enabling you to produce the results you want.
(781) 990-2291
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02133
$100 per session
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Sandy Maynard
MS
ADHD Coaching is a designed partnership between a coach and a client for the purpose of fostering life skills that will enable the client to successfully cope with inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. It is an individualized process that facilitates goal clarification and achievement for both personal and professional goals. The process focuses on developing and implementing strategies and building skills, which will improve the client’s ability to cope with ADHD . The purpose of coaching is to enhance that individual’s success by providing structure, accountability, support and feedback
(857) 776-3144
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Matthew Ryan Kelsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Are you or your child struggling to regulate thoughts, feelings, or behavior? Perhaps you feel like you don't have much energy these days. Or maybe you are feeling on edge or "sped up" and have a hard time relaxing. Regardless of whether you or your child are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD , or the effects of trauma or relationship challenges, we will view your symptoms through the lens of nervous system dysregulation. Through a combination of biofeedback, neurofeedback, and traditional CBT-focused psychotherapy, we will collaboratively seek to provide you with more control over your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(857) 205-0446
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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$150 per session
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Esplanade Pediatric Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Immediate availability for neuropsychological assessment! Visit us online at https:/ /yourbrain.doctor/. Clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists with specialized training in evidence-based practice, assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy. Currently accepting patients aged 5-35. Evaluations for ADHD , anxiety, learning disabilities, autism and more. IEP/504 school consultations. Short-term, long-term, and family-based therapy is also available.
(508) 690-5191
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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$250 per session
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Gerald Michael Reid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reid treats: Worry, Rumination, & Generalized Anxiety; Social and Performance Anxiety; Phobias; Panic; Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Separation Anxiety; Trichotillomania; Tics; Depression and Emotion Regulation issues; Stress, Life Adjustment, & Trauma-related issues; Self-esteem, Interpersonal, and Relationship issues; ADHD .
Dr. Gerald Reid works with children, adolescents, college students, and young adults. With his specialized, personable, and individualized approach, he provides COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) / Integrated Psychotherapy and NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING. Dr. Reid also specializes in SPORT AND PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY consultation. Dr. Reid's training includes Boston University, the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - a Harvard University Teaching Hospital. Dr. Reid holds a Part-Time Faculty position at Boston University as an instructor and supervisor.
(617) 612-4314
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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$240 per session
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Leslie Piken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, substance use, ADHD and concerns related to identity, sexuality and gender.
My treatment approach is integrative and personalized to my clients’ needs, focused on building a foundation of trust. I work with clients to identify underlying roots of problems and elicit existing and new strengths and resources. I prefer a holistic approach to treatment which, while based in a psychodynamic framework, draws from my specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, attachment based, trauma-informed and mindfulness modalities. I work with adults ranging from young adulthood through end of life, using a culturally-sensitive approach.
(857) 763-5343
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Not accepting new clients
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Margaret J Connolly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as eating disorders.
As a therapist, I provide individual, couples and family therapy to adolescents and adults. I work in a collaborative, non-judgmental manner that aims to promote positive change within a person's life. After a comprehensive assessment, I utilize a variety of approaches including psychodynamic (focused on developing insight) and cognitive behavioral (focused on understanding the thoughts and behaviors that shape experience) based on individual need. Through therapy that respects the complexities of each individual's life, I strive for my clients to develop a deep understanding of themselves that will enable long lasting growth.
(617) 934-6794
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
Not accepting new clients
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Jim Doorley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also practice cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based psychotherapies for mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD , trauma, and other mental health concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in performance psychology and athlete mental health. My mission is to help athletes and performers like you push the boundaries of your potential, translate training gains into consistent performance success, and overcome inevitable pressures and setbacks. Whether you are seeking to rebuild your confidence after injury, manage anxiety or self-doubt, maintain composure when the stakes are high, or work through mental health challenges, I have the training, experience, and evidence-based tools to help.
(617) 915-3797
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02115
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$250 per session
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Margaret Marino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also have expertise in treating children and families with ADHD as well as sensory processing difficulties.
Therapy is about finding the right match between a client and a therapist. I try an establish a collaborative and interactive relationship with my clients. We work on trying to resolve areas of immediate distress as well as trying to understand how the past may be effecting your current situation. The problems that clients bring into treatment include relationship issues, difficulties communicating with family members, past histories of trauma as well as past and current histories of eating disorders and obesity. I see a wide range of clients- including children and families, college students and adults.
(617) 326-3449
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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Miaisha Murrell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to create a space where each client struggling with substance use, depression, generalized anxiety, ADHD , low self-esteem, trauma, and personal identity find healing to thrive within their life.
At Soul Sprout Mindful Care, we are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve Mental Health. We believe that Mental Health is just as important as physical health, and we treat it as such. We are committed to providing therapeutic services including individual outpatient therapy, family outpatient therapy, and couples outpatient therapy. A therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan, with interventions tailored specifically to your needs. We believe that you should be heard, and we take supporting you very seriously.
(978) 321-6524
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
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$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Jamie Sullivan
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a lot of experience with substance abuse, depressive and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and ADHD , both through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based treatment.
If you are looking for a warm, welcoming place to discuss any issue, thought, or problem you've been dealing with without judgment or closed-mindedness, then I could be a great fit for you! I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and I'm licensed as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts. I have a very friendly, laid-back personality and am always eager to help and use a lot of humor in my general approach; however, I am also very comfortable working through serious and difficult subjects in a calm, supportive way. I'm a very happy, positive person and can always find a silver lining in almost any situation!
(617) 648-9583
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
$85 per session
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Brad Spickard
Psychologist, PhD, MPA
Verified
Verified
I provide solution-focused therapeutic services to older adolescents, adults, and assessments for both ADHD and bariatric surgery. I specialize in life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, and health related issues. My approach is patient-focused and interactive with primary emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I like to work with strengths of the individual and their support network in order to provide effective therapeutic interventions and facilitate change. I often utilize mindfulness principles and stress management in order to meet goals related to improved mental and physical health.
(617) 307-4097
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
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$260 (individual)$260 (couples)
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Melissa Ocasio
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients from various walks of life ages 6 years and older who experience depression, anxiety, ADHD , trauma, learning disabilities, and relationship as well as emotional difficulties. No matter the reason for seeking therapy-whether to better manage your anxiety or to improve the quality of your relationships with family and friends-you’re taking the first step, and I congratulate you for that because it’s not an easy thing to do.
(617) 858-8187
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Back Bay
Boston, MA 02199
$100 per session
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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.