ADHD Therapists in Hilliard, OH

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Jasmine Janis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
She also has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, and substance use disorders.
Jasmine Janis is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (LISW-S) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. Jasmine has 19 years of experience working as a group therapist, individual and family therapist, and clinical supervisor with children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. She is trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) as well as EMDR Therapy.
She also has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional behaviors, and substance use disorders.
Jasmine Janis is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (LISW-S) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. Jasmine has 19 years of experience working as a group therapist, individual and family therapist, and clinical supervisor with children and adolescents in a residential treatment setting. She is trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) as well as EMDR Therapy.
(380) 600-9303 View (380) 600-9303
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Jared Smith-Valentine
Counselor, LPCC-S, CST, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026
As a certified sex therapist much of my work involves supporting clients around their sexual and erotic wellness, among other common goals such as addressing: grief/sadness, anxiety/stress, life-event stress/ trauma, executive dysfunction/ADHD, and LGBTQ+ affirmative therapies.
Hey there, I'm Jared. Thank you for taking the time to look at my statement page. If you are looking for a counselor that is empirically-focused, strength-based, directive, and easy to talk to, I might be the kind of counselor you're looking for. My approach to counseling is a scientific-model led, client collaborated, personal relationship focused. We meet, talk about what you want to talk about, and I will be there for positive support, processing, and to teach about symptoms and interventions. Traits of clients that thrive best with me are curiosity, willingness/ desire to grow, and willingness to try new things.
As a certified sex therapist much of my work involves supporting clients around their sexual and erotic wellness, among other common goals such as addressing: grief/sadness, anxiety/stress, life-event stress/ trauma, executive dysfunction/ADHD, and LGBTQ+ affirmative therapies.
Hey there, I'm Jared. Thank you for taking the time to look at my statement page. If you are looking for a counselor that is empirically-focused, strength-based, directive, and easy to talk to, I might be the kind of counselor you're looking for. My approach to counseling is a scientific-model led, client collaborated, personal relationship focused. We meet, talk about what you want to talk about, and I will be there for positive support, processing, and to teach about symptoms and interventions. Traits of clients that thrive best with me are curiosity, willingness/ desire to grow, and willingness to try new things.
(614) 768-6384 View (614) 768-6384
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Darby Creek Counseling
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026
We also specialize in a comprehensive ADHD assessment to assist our clients and their physicians in medication choices as well as school and work accommodations.
We provide trauma-informed mental health therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. We work with our clients from our first interaction to make sure their treatment is individualized to meet their mental health needs and personal goals. Our staff of over 30 diverse and skilled therapists provide the highest quality care to serve diverse communities with respect to their spiritual, cultural, and individual differences. Our offices in Hilliard, Ohio and London, Ohio are available to work in-person with community members in Central, Ohio or we are available for Telehealth services throughout the State.
We also specialize in a comprehensive ADHD assessment to assist our clients and their physicians in medication choices as well as school and work accommodations.
We provide trauma-informed mental health therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. We work with our clients from our first interaction to make sure their treatment is individualized to meet their mental health needs and personal goals. Our staff of over 30 diverse and skilled therapists provide the highest quality care to serve diverse communities with respect to their spiritual, cultural, and individual differences. Our offices in Hilliard, Ohio and London, Ohio are available to work in-person with community members in Central, Ohio or we are available for Telehealth services throughout the State.
(740) 845-8652 View (740) 845-8652
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Matthew Escano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
(380) 205-2842 View (380) 205-2842
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Levana Slabodnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026  (Online Only)
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
(614) 705-2758 View (614) 705-2758
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Angel Sipp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
My goal in therapy is to provide my clients with the space that they are needing. I am skills-based in my therapy and am happy to provide education and practice with coping skills. I work toward client-centered goals with you and look at any barriers to meeting those goals. I myself am diagnosed with ADHD and love to hold space for those that are neurodivergent and provide a place to take down your mask. Body image and self-esteem are also topics that I am passionate about exploring with my clients if there is interest in that.
My goal in therapy is to provide my clients with the space that they are needing. I am skills-based in my therapy and am happy to provide education and practice with coping skills. I work toward client-centered goals with you and look at any barriers to meeting those goals. I myself am diagnosed with ADHD and love to hold space for those that are neurodivergent and provide a place to take down your mask. Body image and self-esteem are also topics that I am passionate about exploring with my clients if there is interest in that.
(614) 980-0073 View (614) 980-0073
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Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026  (Online Only)
The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic of A Child and Family Psychiatry in Gahanna, Ohio is accepting appointments for children, teens, and adults who need an evaluation for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Evaluations are conducted on weekends; they are comprehensive and take several hours to complete. The tasks can be broken up across two days if necessary, depending on the needs of the person being evaluated. Most appointments can be accommodated within 4 weeks, with a final report expected 2 weeks following the evaluation.
The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic of A Child and Family Psychiatry in Gahanna, Ohio is accepting appointments for children, teens, and adults who need an evaluation for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Evaluations are conducted on weekends; they are comprehensive and take several hours to complete. The tasks can be broken up across two days if necessary, depending on the needs of the person being evaluated. Most appointments can be accommodated within 4 weeks, with a final report expected 2 weeks following the evaluation.
(614) 328-5453 View (614) 328-5453
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Leanne Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience using several evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Using these techniques along with a holistic approach, I treat adults, teens, and children with a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. NOTE: I do not offer specialized assessments (i.e. emotional support animal, return to work/fitness for duty, etc.)
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience using several evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Using these techniques along with a holistic approach, I treat adults, teens, and children with a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. NOTE: I do not offer specialized assessments (i.e. emotional support animal, return to work/fitness for duty, etc.)
(614) 569-3109 View (614) 569-3109
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Kristina L. Edler, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026
Waitlist for new clients
With over 10 years of experience, I am able to address issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Substance Abuse, and Relationship Difficulties using CBT, DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and a Solution Focused Strengths-Based approach.
Welcome adults, teens, LGBTQ, couples, and families who are in need of a therapist with a sense of humor, engaging personality, perceptive mind, and caring attitude. As a client, you will experience a safe, non-judgmental place in which to process and explore feelings related to mood disorders, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. It is my goal to provide my clients with the tools necessary to take charge of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to reduce stress and enjoy life.
With over 10 years of experience, I am able to address issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Substance Abuse, and Relationship Difficulties using CBT, DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and a Solution Focused Strengths-Based approach.
Welcome adults, teens, LGBTQ, couples, and families who are in need of a therapist with a sense of humor, engaging personality, perceptive mind, and caring attitude. As a client, you will experience a safe, non-judgmental place in which to process and explore feelings related to mood disorders, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. It is my goal to provide my clients with the tools necessary to take charge of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to reduce stress and enjoy life.
(380) 205-2516 View (380) 205-2516
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Brian J Sambecki
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hilliard, OH 43026
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist who lives with ADHD and a mood disorder, I believe it's my duty to walk alongside others as they work to manage the roller coaster of life. Believe me...it's possible. My work with clients centers around the belief that we all possess the strengths necessary to navigate life’s struggles. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and authenticity for each person that I am fortunate to work with here. Whether you are longing for change, a new path forward, or to begin your journey toward inner peace, you are welcome here.
As a therapist who lives with ADHD and a mood disorder, I believe it's my duty to walk alongside others as they work to manage the roller coaster of life. Believe me...it's possible. My work with clients centers around the belief that we all possess the strengths necessary to navigate life’s struggles. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and authenticity for each person that I am fortunate to work with here. Whether you are longing for change, a new path forward, or to begin your journey toward inner peace, you are welcome here.
(614) 705-0543 View (614) 705-0543
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Ashley Ormond
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Dr. Ashley Ormond extends her expertise to families and children in Columbus, Dayton, and surrounding areas of Ohio. With a focus on children’s mental health, Dr. Ormond specializes in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns, offering tailored interventions to support their well-being. Drawing from her own experience as a parent, Dr. Ormond finds fulfillment in working with families and new mothers, empowering parents to navigate challenges with confidence.
Dr. Ashley Ormond extends her expertise to families and children in Columbus, Dayton, and surrounding areas of Ohio. With a focus on children’s mental health, Dr. Ormond specializes in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns, offering tailored interventions to support their well-being. Drawing from her own experience as a parent, Dr. Ormond finds fulfillment in working with families and new mothers, empowering parents to navigate challenges with confidence.
(614) 618-4627 View (614) 618-4627
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Kimberly S Bozeman
Counselor, MAPCC
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people live at their fullest potential. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and I am interested in listening and learning about each one! My gifting is identifying client strengths, and the barriers that prevent fulfillment and success.Whether if you are dealing with depression, OCD, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADD, Grief, Marital, issues, etc., there is hope for you through integrated disciplines in a warm, genuine, safe, caring, nurturing environment. Contact me today to begin your new journey!
I am passionate about helping people live at their fullest potential. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and I am interested in listening and learning about each one! My gifting is identifying client strengths, and the barriers that prevent fulfillment and success.Whether if you are dealing with depression, OCD, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADD, Grief, Marital, issues, etc., there is hope for you through integrated disciplines in a warm, genuine, safe, caring, nurturing environment. Contact me today to begin your new journey!
(614) 585-8344 View (614) 585-8344
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Andrea Beavers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
My clientele includes, but is not limited to, people who struggle with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, trauma-related experiences, PTSD, and ADHD. I work with all ages, cultural backgrounds, mental health concerns, and basic living needs.
My clientele includes, but is not limited to, people who struggle with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, trauma-related experiences, PTSD, and ADHD. I work with all ages, cultural backgrounds, mental health concerns, and basic living needs.
(614) 412-4213 View (614) 412-4213
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Amy J. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
I provide mostly trauma-informed care to women, and couples therapy. I want to help you clarify whatever it is you want to heal. What is it that you aren't getting from your environment that leads you to overwork, over think, isolate or continue habits you already know don't serve you? To communicate better in your relationships I will use what I’ve learned to help guide you in how to disagree without hurting, highlight what is already working, and uncover the struggles you face to get to the core reasons why we get stuck. I help women with ADHD, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. The label doesn't matter as much as you do.
I provide mostly trauma-informed care to women, and couples therapy. I want to help you clarify whatever it is you want to heal. What is it that you aren't getting from your environment that leads you to overwork, over think, isolate or continue habits you already know don't serve you? To communicate better in your relationships I will use what I’ve learned to help guide you in how to disagree without hurting, highlight what is already working, and uncover the struggles you face to get to the core reasons why we get stuck. I help women with ADHD, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. The label doesn't matter as much as you do.
(740) 279-2829 View (740) 279-2829
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Amy J. Hohman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults coping with challenges related to stress management, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, depression, conflict, PTSD, self-esteem, self-harming as well as many others.
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel We all have different life experiences, beliefs, values, strengths, challenges, obstacles, levels of support, etc. I utilize an integrative approach that allows me to work with you to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. Therapeutic techniques can be integrated from Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Culturally Sensitive, Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults coping with challenges related to stress management, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, depression, conflict, PTSD, self-esteem, self-harming as well as many others.
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel We all have different life experiences, beliefs, values, strengths, challenges, obstacles, levels of support, etc. I utilize an integrative approach that allows me to work with you to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. Therapeutic techniques can be integrated from Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Culturally Sensitive, Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Restructuring (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology.
(614) 963-3963 View (614) 963-3963
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Lindsey Whittemore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Lindsey Whittemore offers specialized support for individuals navigating various mental health challenges in Ohio. With a focus on neurodivergent populations such as ADHD and ASD, Lindsey extends her expertise to address depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, tailoring her approach to meet each client’s unique needs. For those struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or depression, Lindsey provides a safe and understanding space to explore and overcome these challenges. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals cope with PTSD or trauma-related issues.
Lindsey Whittemore offers specialized support for individuals navigating various mental health challenges in Ohio. With a focus on neurodivergent populations such as ADHD and ASD, Lindsey extends her expertise to address depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, tailoring her approach to meet each client’s unique needs. For those struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or depression, Lindsey provides a safe and understanding space to explore and overcome these challenges. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals cope with PTSD or trauma-related issues.
(740) 265-2525 View (740) 265-2525
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Customized Behavioral Healthcare
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
IQ tests), ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other problems.
“I love what I do. I love being able to help those in either need or those seeking help to better their lives. I believe each individual is unique and created with a purpose. I see my goal as helping each individual discover his or her purpose while embracing his or her individuality. I have learned to utilize my experiences as an African-American, husband, father, social worker, soccer coach and friend in assisting each individual I work with to become all their meant to be.”
IQ tests), ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other problems.
“I love what I do. I love being able to help those in either need or those seeking help to better their lives. I believe each individual is unique and created with a purpose. I see my goal as helping each individual discover his or her purpose while embracing his or her individuality. I have learned to utilize my experiences as an African-American, husband, father, social worker, soccer coach and friend in assisting each individual I work with to become all their meant to be.”
(380) 212-2696 View (380) 212-2696
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Angie Weber
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Angie Weber earned her master's degree in counseling from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. While at MSTO she received The Pastoral Counseling Service and Achievement Award. She has previous experience working in inpatient, outpatient, schools and community-based settings. She is trained in CBT and Multi-Systemic Therapy. She works with children (starting at age 6), adolescents, adults and seniors, providing individual, family, couples and group therapies. She is providing ADHD screenings for adults and children.
Angie Weber earned her master's degree in counseling from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. While at MSTO she received The Pastoral Counseling Service and Achievement Award. She has previous experience working in inpatient, outpatient, schools and community-based settings. She is trained in CBT and Multi-Systemic Therapy. She works with children (starting at age 6), adolescents, adults and seniors, providing individual, family, couples and group therapies. She is providing ADHD screenings for adults and children.
(740) 847-1943 View (740) 847-1943
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Danielle Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Danielle Baker, LISW, offers compassionate and effective therapy services to adolescents and adults at LifeStance Health in Ohio. With a laidback approach, she empowers her clients to confront challenges and instigates positive changes in their lives. Danielle is dedicated to advocating for her clients and encourages them to explore new perspectives to achieve lasting growth. Specializing in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, and ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder, Danielle tailors her therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Danielle Baker, LISW, offers compassionate and effective therapy services to adolescents and adults at LifeStance Health in Ohio. With a laidback approach, she empowers her clients to confront challenges and instigates positive changes in their lives. Danielle is dedicated to advocating for her clients and encourages them to explore new perspectives to achieve lasting growth. Specializing in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, and ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder, Danielle tailors her therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(740) 495-6659 View (740) 495-6659
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Samar Khan
Licensed Master Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Samar Khan is a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2023. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University. She has obtained a Master of Social Work degree through the Ohio State University as well. Samar is passionate about working with individuals and families to support and empower them to achieve their goals. Samar uses compassion, kindness, and education in her practice to help individuals and families develop lifelong skills and the confidence to build the life that they want.
Samar Khan is a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2023. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University. She has obtained a Master of Social Work degree through the Ohio State University as well. Samar is passionate about working with individuals and families to support and empower them to achieve their goals. Samar uses compassion, kindness, and education in her practice to help individuals and families develop lifelong skills and the confidence to build the life that they want.
(614) 683-5214 View (614) 683-5214
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.