ADHD Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Phoenix Transformative Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48223
Evidence Based Practice Therapeutic Interventions and strategies that help with symptoms and behaviors of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Disorders (TF-CBT), Grief and Loss, adjustment disorders, life skills, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Management, suicide prevention strategies, and conduct disorder.
It is my goal to create an environment for others to learn how to hope, cope and achieve. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to my client's specified needs. Together we can find solutions in order to manage emotions, increase communication, build self-esteem, encouraging growth and identifying strengths.
Evidence Based Practice Therapeutic Interventions and strategies that help with symptoms and behaviors of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Disorders (TF-CBT), Grief and Loss, adjustment disorders, life skills, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Management, suicide prevention strategies, and conduct disorder.
It is my goal to create an environment for others to learn how to hope, cope and achieve. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to my client's specified needs. Together we can find solutions in order to manage emotions, increase communication, build self-esteem, encouraging growth and identifying strengths.
(734) 333-9884 View (734) 333-9884
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McCrory Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LBA, BCBA
Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
My expertise is in autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and ODD.
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
My expertise is in autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and ODD.
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
(248) 985-8812 View (248) 985-8812
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Melanie Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I offer psychological testing services via telehealth, including diagnostic clarification related to ADHD, as well as anxiety, depression/mood disorders, and PTSD/trauma.
I'm so glad that you've decided to start your journey to understanding yourself and improving your life! I am a clinical psychologist currently providing telehealth services in multiple states. I specialize in ADHD assessment (particularly in women or when the presentation is different from stereotypical ADHD). I also provide individual therapy focusing on relationship issues, trauma, and women's issues. I am a warm, compassionate, and real therapist. There's no judgment here.
I offer psychological testing services via telehealth, including diagnostic clarification related to ADHD, as well as anxiety, depression/mood disorders, and PTSD/trauma.
I'm so glad that you've decided to start your journey to understanding yourself and improving your life! I am a clinical psychologist currently providing telehealth services in multiple states. I specialize in ADHD assessment (particularly in women or when the presentation is different from stereotypical ADHD). I also provide individual therapy focusing on relationship issues, trauma, and women's issues. I am a warm, compassionate, and real therapist. There's no judgment here.
(313) 923-2509 View (313) 923-2509
Charles Francis Spinazola
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Detroit, MI 48205
My specialty is enhancing cognitive and emotional capabilities for patients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury and others.
I have over fifty years of providing a complete range of psychological services including neuropsychological evaluations, forensic evaluations, and treatment with psychotherapy and biofeedback. I employ a comprehensive program to assist children, adolescents, and adults with autism, depression, anxiety, AD(H)D, and concussions or traumatic brain injury. I am the only Fully Licensed PhD psychologist in Michigan who combines psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and QEEG-guided neurofeedback protocol development by a Board Certified Neurologist (Dr. Walker at www. neurotherapydallas.com) from the data bases at www.appliedneuroscience.com.
My specialty is enhancing cognitive and emotional capabilities for patients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury and others.
I have over fifty years of providing a complete range of psychological services including neuropsychological evaluations, forensic evaluations, and treatment with psychotherapy and biofeedback. I employ a comprehensive program to assist children, adolescents, and adults with autism, depression, anxiety, AD(H)D, and concussions or traumatic brain injury. I am the only Fully Licensed PhD psychologist in Michigan who combines psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and QEEG-guided neurofeedback protocol development by a Board Certified Neurologist (Dr. Walker at www. neurotherapydallas.com) from the data bases at www.appliedneuroscience.com.
(734) 717-6911 View (734) 717-6911
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Naeem & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, LLP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48239
Life gets overwhelming. Sometimes we need some support in the areas we feel lost. We can help. Are you or someone in your family suffering from ADD? Are there academic issues? Are there behavioral concerns? Symptoms? Learning challenges? Does that spouse seem to not pay attention? Lose things? Get tasks confused? Does your family member seem to know which buttons to press without trying? Is all this frustrating you beyond your limit? We can help.
Life gets overwhelming. Sometimes we need some support in the areas we feel lost. We can help. Are you or someone in your family suffering from ADD? Are there academic issues? Are there behavioral concerns? Symptoms? Learning challenges? Does that spouse seem to not pay attention? Lose things? Get tasks confused? Does your family member seem to know which buttons to press without trying? Is all this frustrating you beyond your limit? We can help.
(734) 203-7866 View (734) 203-7866
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Dr. Sherri Newpol
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, HSP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48228  (Online Only)
The most challenging step in seeking help is making the first appointment, and I understand it might be anxiety provoking. I provide individual and couples' therapy utilizing cognitive-behavioral theories within a solution-focused framework. This allows for some relief to happen quickly for depression, anxiety, panic, grief, PTSD, phobias, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, care giver stress, career counseling, eating disorders, substance abuse, trichotillomania, infertility, LGBTQQIAAP issues, and neuropsychological (head injury, dementias, amnesia). ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH PATIENTS CURRENTLY.
The most challenging step in seeking help is making the first appointment, and I understand it might be anxiety provoking. I provide individual and couples' therapy utilizing cognitive-behavioral theories within a solution-focused framework. This allows for some relief to happen quickly for depression, anxiety, panic, grief, PTSD, phobias, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, care giver stress, career counseling, eating disorders, substance abuse, trichotillomania, infertility, LGBTQQIAAP issues, and neuropsychological (head injury, dementias, amnesia). ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTH PATIENTS CURRENTLY.
(734) 550-4971 View (734) 550-4971
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Jenna Nielsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I am here to support you through whatever motivated you to take the important first step in reaching out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide treatment in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, and Nevada. I want to help guide you by empowering you to take risks and hope that with commitment to therapy you can achieve your goals. I work with compassion, non-judgement, and trust and will provide a safe environment for you to express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, sports performance, and relationships issues.
I am here to support you through whatever motivated you to take the important first step in reaching out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide treatment in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, and Nevada. I want to help guide you by empowering you to take risks and hope that with commitment to therapy you can achieve your goals. I work with compassion, non-judgement, and trust and will provide a safe environment for you to express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, sports performance, and relationships issues.
(813) 859-6904 View (813) 859-6904
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Charity M Loring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LMSW, CMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48203  (Online Only)
I specialize in: Relationship Issues Anger Management Anxiety LGBTQ Children Depression Divorce Domestic Abuse Grief and Loss OCD ADD/ADHD Parenting Trauma and PTSD Discounted rates and sliding scale based on income.
We all need emotional support in our lives. I respect the fact that it takes a level of bravery to step outside one's comfort zone to seek help in times of trouble. Getting therapy does not mean that you are "crazy". Instead, therapy can be empowering, and exercises our emotional potential. I provide an objective perspective and empathy that you may not typically receive from friends or family. I am honored to work with those who are attempting to seek help in bettering their lives.
I specialize in: Relationship Issues Anger Management Anxiety LGBTQ Children Depression Divorce Domestic Abuse Grief and Loss OCD ADD/ADHD Parenting Trauma and PTSD Discounted rates and sliding scale based on income.
We all need emotional support in our lives. I respect the fact that it takes a level of bravery to step outside one's comfort zone to seek help in times of trouble. Getting therapy does not mean that you are "crazy". Instead, therapy can be empowering, and exercises our emotional potential. I provide an objective perspective and empathy that you may not typically receive from friends or family. I am honored to work with those who are attempting to seek help in bettering their lives.
(734) 984-5378 View (734) 984-5378
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Genera Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I have a particular interest in trauma-informed care, Substance-use recovery, ADHD/AuDHD management, building boundaries, learning self-esteem/self-trust, and working with queer and BIPOC individuals and families who have been marginalized based on their identity.
Holistic wellness is about finding a well-balanced seat in a world increasingly marked by systemic barriers. Very often, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals aren't given seats at tables, or even welcomed into rooms that would make life accessible. I see therapy as a folding chair—a portable, adaptable, and transformative support system that we unfold into our lives to create our own spaces to thrive. My ideal client is open, ready, and willing to work on themselves, name their inner demons, and resist the systemic barriers that have tried to dictate their paths.
I have a particular interest in trauma-informed care, Substance-use recovery, ADHD/AuDHD management, building boundaries, learning self-esteem/self-trust, and working with queer and BIPOC individuals and families who have been marginalized based on their identity.
Holistic wellness is about finding a well-balanced seat in a world increasingly marked by systemic barriers. Very often, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals aren't given seats at tables, or even welcomed into rooms that would make life accessible. I see therapy as a folding chair—a portable, adaptable, and transformative support system that we unfold into our lives to create our own spaces to thrive. My ideal client is open, ready, and willing to work on themselves, name their inner demons, and resist the systemic barriers that have tried to dictate their paths.
(517) 879-0938 View (517) 879-0938
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Dr. Kimberly Winston-Matthews
MD
Verified
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
I also provide coaching worldwide for ADHD and Professional Burnout.
Welcome to a safe space for black women, indigenous women, women of color and our allies. It is important to recognize that cultural factors can impact how conditions are experienced and treated. For example, research has shown that individuals from BIPOC racial and ethnic backgrounds may be less likely to seek mental health treatment due to cultural stigma, lack of access to care, or mistrust of healthcare providers. As a black doctor with cultural understanding, I am uniquely positioned to address these barriers and provide culturally sensitive care for women with ADHD, Anxiety, Obesity and Professional Burnout.
I also provide coaching worldwide for ADHD and Professional Burnout.
Welcome to a safe space for black women, indigenous women, women of color and our allies. It is important to recognize that cultural factors can impact how conditions are experienced and treated. For example, research has shown that individuals from BIPOC racial and ethnic backgrounds may be less likely to seek mental health treatment due to cultural stigma, lack of access to care, or mistrust of healthcare providers. As a black doctor with cultural understanding, I am uniquely positioned to address these barriers and provide culturally sensitive care for women with ADHD, Anxiety, Obesity and Professional Burnout.
(248) 720-6375 View (248) 720-6375
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Holdwick Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Assessment: (child, adolescent, adult): ADHD, cognitive disorders (dementia) and diagnostic clarification for other mental health conditions. Individual & Couples Therapy: Together we'll use cognitive-behavioral and problem-focused therapy to address living with ADHD, anxiety, depression. trauma, relationship difficulties, school/work stress, health/medical concerns, and other life challenges. Couples therapy may be offered for pre-marital, established relationships, as well as separation/divorce and coparenting concerns.
Assessment: (child, adolescent, adult): ADHD, cognitive disorders (dementia) and diagnostic clarification for other mental health conditions. Individual & Couples Therapy: Together we'll use cognitive-behavioral and problem-focused therapy to address living with ADHD, anxiety, depression. trauma, relationship difficulties, school/work stress, health/medical concerns, and other life challenges. Couples therapy may be offered for pre-marital, established relationships, as well as separation/divorce and coparenting concerns.
(906) 205-2626 View (906) 205-2626
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Jamie Wadley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Specializing in anxiety, stress, eating disorders, and ADHD, I’m your partner in conquering life’s hurdles, especially if you’re a superhero parent, mother, or caregiver of someone with ADHD.
Are you finding difficulty in setting boundaries? Do you frequently find yourself succumbing to people-pleasing tendencies? Do you often withhold your thoughts due to a fear of judgment? Do you prioritize the needs of others over your own well-being? Do you struggle to forge authentic connections? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you've come to the right therapist. Your go-to therapist for a journey toward mental well-being.
Specializing in anxiety, stress, eating disorders, and ADHD, I’m your partner in conquering life’s hurdles, especially if you’re a superhero parent, mother, or caregiver of someone with ADHD.
Are you finding difficulty in setting boundaries? Do you frequently find yourself succumbing to people-pleasing tendencies? Do you often withhold your thoughts due to a fear of judgment? Do you prioritize the needs of others over your own well-being? Do you struggle to forge authentic connections? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you've come to the right therapist. Your go-to therapist for a journey toward mental well-being.
(734) 519-7408 View (734) 519-7408
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Kelly Delong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
I enjoy supporting neurodivergent clients with ADHD, Autism, PTSD, and OCD.
Whatever age and stage of life you are in, life can become challenging and stressful. If you feel anxious, depressed, or just simply lost therapy can offer you support and balance. I am a neurodiverse-affirming, LGBTQIA affirmative, and culturally aware therapist who offers authenticity and a space where you will be seen, heard, and respected as an authority and expert on your life and your strengths and challenges. In therapy, I will help you learn to understand and embrace your identity, find compassion for yourself, develop coping strategies for living in a stressful world, and help you find your unique balance.
I enjoy supporting neurodivergent clients with ADHD, Autism, PTSD, and OCD.
Whatever age and stage of life you are in, life can become challenging and stressful. If you feel anxious, depressed, or just simply lost therapy can offer you support and balance. I am a neurodiverse-affirming, LGBTQIA affirmative, and culturally aware therapist who offers authenticity and a space where you will be seen, heard, and respected as an authority and expert on your life and your strengths and challenges. In therapy, I will help you learn to understand and embrace your identity, find compassion for yourself, develop coping strategies for living in a stressful world, and help you find your unique balance.
(616) 326-3071 View (616) 326-3071
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Dr. Bill Bloom
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
Dr. Bloom is not accepting new referrals at this time. My area of specialty is in clinical neuropsychology. I conduct diagnostic evaluations for autism, learning disabilities, concussion, age related changes, and ADHD. I work with individuals across the age span, and can assist with disability determination, pre-surgical psychological assessments, guardianship, and IEP disputes.
Dr. Bloom is not accepting new referrals at this time. My area of specialty is in clinical neuropsychology. I conduct diagnostic evaluations for autism, learning disabilities, concussion, age related changes, and ADHD. I work with individuals across the age span, and can assist with disability determination, pre-surgical psychological assessments, guardianship, and IEP disputes.
(248) 927-2959 View (248) 927-2959
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Victoria Cuadrio
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with those who have complex trauma and ADHD.
I offer a safe space for you to be vulnerable, heard, and validated. I understand that no single approach is right for any one person. We will work together to clarify your needs in a non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. We will navigate fears, process your past, and learn the coping skills that will be best suited for you. Through therapy you will feel more understanding and compassion toward yourself, experience fulfillment in your relationships, and feel more confident moving forward in life.
I specialize in working with those who have complex trauma and ADHD.
I offer a safe space for you to be vulnerable, heard, and validated. I understand that no single approach is right for any one person. We will work together to clarify your needs in a non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. We will navigate fears, process your past, and learn the coping skills that will be best suited for you. Through therapy you will feel more understanding and compassion toward yourself, experience fulfillment in your relationships, and feel more confident moving forward in life.
(866) 600-8440 View (866) 600-8440
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Megan Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
I specialize in working with adults that have strained relationships with their parents, women with ADHD (particularly late diagnosis), and high-achieving/perfectionist/people-pleasing women.
First and foremost, it takes so much strength to reach out for help and I am glad you are here. It may have taken you a while to get here - maybe your undiagnosed ADHD put it off, or a people-pleasing part of you has put others before yourself, or a perfectionist part that felt bad that you couldn't "fix it" on your own. I believe seeking therapy and inner healing can hold joy and humor as deeply as it can confront and hold pain. My hope is to create a non-judgmental, secure space for you to safely embrace every part of you. Through it all, I will be there alongside you to remind you that you don’t have to carry it all on your own.
I specialize in working with adults that have strained relationships with their parents, women with ADHD (particularly late diagnosis), and high-achieving/perfectionist/people-pleasing women.
First and foremost, it takes so much strength to reach out for help and I am glad you are here. It may have taken you a while to get here - maybe your undiagnosed ADHD put it off, or a people-pleasing part of you has put others before yourself, or a perfectionist part that felt bad that you couldn't "fix it" on your own. I believe seeking therapy and inner healing can hold joy and humor as deeply as it can confront and hold pain. My hope is to create a non-judgmental, secure space for you to safely embrace every part of you. Through it all, I will be there alongside you to remind you that you don’t have to carry it all on your own.
(248) 422-0255 View (248) 422-0255
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Jessica Baker
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Hello! I specialize in psychological assessment from ages 1 - 99. I am able to assess for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, cognitive/intellectual impairments (including for guardianship concerns), learning disabilities, and speech and language difficulties, as well as personality assessment. I also provide therapy services, especially for those with a history of chronic and/or substantial stress (PTSD/Adjustment concerns), and I specialize in CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics)/Tourette's and other tic disorders, and bariatric surgery.
Hello! I specialize in psychological assessment from ages 1 - 99. I am able to assess for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, cognitive/intellectual impairments (including for guardianship concerns), learning disabilities, and speech and language difficulties, as well as personality assessment. I also provide therapy services, especially for those with a history of chronic and/or substantial stress (PTSD/Adjustment concerns), and I specialize in CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics)/Tourette's and other tic disorders, and bariatric surgery.
(313) 251-3474 View (313) 251-3474
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Nicole Kadis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48205  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with connecting to yourself or your partner? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you and your partner feeling like you're at a loss on figuring out how to communicate? Does your ADHD or neurodivergence make things feel more difficult? These are all experiences I would love to work with you on. I believe you are the expert of your own life, and I will collaborate with you to come up with goals that will lead to more satisfaction within your life and with your relationship(s). This could look like addressing depression or anxiety, navigating life transitions/conflict within relationships, or learning new skills.
Are you struggling with connecting to yourself or your partner? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you and your partner feeling like you're at a loss on figuring out how to communicate? Does your ADHD or neurodivergence make things feel more difficult? These are all experiences I would love to work with you on. I believe you are the expert of your own life, and I will collaborate with you to come up with goals that will lead to more satisfaction within your life and with your relationship(s). This could look like addressing depression or anxiety, navigating life transitions/conflict within relationships, or learning new skills.
(248) 965-5723 View (248) 965-5723
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Anna Skinner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
(248) 422-2530 View (248) 422-2530
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Melissa Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
Melissa Gray is an experienced licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. She enjoys working with and is very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. Melissa's goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.
Melissa Gray is an experienced licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. She enjoys working with and is very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. Melissa's goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.
(313) 251-5805 View (313) 251-5805

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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.