ADHD Therapists in Boerne, TX

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Allen Novian
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC-S, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78015
If you are struggling with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, communication and relationship issues, recovering from divorce, or high functioning autistic (formerly ASD), then I am the right person for you. I strive in every encounter to: 1) listen to you in an attentive, genuine, non-judging manner 2) provide conversations that help you change and "re-story" negative patterns or relationships in your life 3) help you learn new skills and ways of thinking that will help you make positive change and 4) always respect your right to be an active participant in the counseling process.
If you are struggling with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, communication and relationship issues, recovering from divorce, or high functioning autistic (formerly ASD), then I am the right person for you. I strive in every encounter to: 1) listen to you in an attentive, genuine, non-judging manner 2) provide conversations that help you change and "re-story" negative patterns or relationships in your life 3) help you learn new skills and ways of thinking that will help you make positive change and 4) always respect your right to be an active participant in the counseling process.
(210) 255-2015 View (210) 255-2015
Cynthia K Swope
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, BCN
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I work with individuals, couples, and families. Integrating advances in applied neuroscience, I provide Neurofeedback as an alternative, and drug-free treatment for ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, traumatic brain injury, migraines, sports and academic performance, and a wide variety of other issues. I offer Neurofeedback in the course of therapy, or as a stand alone treatment. I am also certified in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), a trauma resolution therapy. My therapeutic approaches are individually designed to assist clients in reaching their specific goals.
As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I work with individuals, couples, and families. Integrating advances in applied neuroscience, I provide Neurofeedback as an alternative, and drug-free treatment for ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, traumatic brain injury, migraines, sports and academic performance, and a wide variety of other issues. I offer Neurofeedback in the course of therapy, or as a stand alone treatment. I am also certified in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), a trauma resolution therapy. My therapeutic approaches are individually designed to assist clients in reaching their specific goals.
(830) 368-0506 View (830) 368-0506
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Trisha Govoni
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing support to adolescents and adults throughout their lives, focusing on ADHD and anxiety disorders. I strongly believe that our world is enriched by the vibrant diversity of minds that can think innovatively and outside the conventional boundaries. However, this unique way of thinking can present challenges, leading individuals to feel socially awkward, anxious, misunderstood, different, sensitive, emotionally reactive, disconnected, overwhelmed, overstimulated, and at times, like they are simply "too much" for others to handle. Do any of these experiences resonate with you? You are not alone!
I specialize in providing support to adolescents and adults throughout their lives, focusing on ADHD and anxiety disorders. I strongly believe that our world is enriched by the vibrant diversity of minds that can think innovatively and outside the conventional boundaries. However, this unique way of thinking can present challenges, leading individuals to feel socially awkward, anxious, misunderstood, different, sensitive, emotionally reactive, disconnected, overwhelmed, overstimulated, and at times, like they are simply "too much" for others to handle. Do any of these experiences resonate with you? You are not alone!
(210) 702-2275 View (210) 702-2275
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Erin Jones, M.A, M.Ed, LPC, Healthy Horizons, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Everyone feels lost, suffers grief, loss, & anxiety about where they are in life sometimes, maybe due to trauma, disability, chronic, or terminal illness. We are not meant to walk through these difficult times alone. Is parenting children with disability or ADHD leaving you feeling exhausted? Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to find balance in your life? I see you, I hear you! We all have a story and need to be heard, validated, & sometimes we need help navigating those times that blindside us! Perhaps past trauma is bubbling up into current relationships? You're not alone, Licensed in TX & CO, let's figure it out together!
Everyone feels lost, suffers grief, loss, & anxiety about where they are in life sometimes, maybe due to trauma, disability, chronic, or terminal illness. We are not meant to walk through these difficult times alone. Is parenting children with disability or ADHD leaving you feeling exhausted? Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to find balance in your life? I see you, I hear you! We all have a story and need to be heard, validated, & sometimes we need help navigating those times that blindside us! Perhaps past trauma is bubbling up into current relationships? You're not alone, Licensed in TX & CO, let's figure it out together!
(970) 323-2494 View (970) 323-2494
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Sandra Araiza Salazar
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
I believe in restoring hope for individuals and families. My clients have needed support for relationship issues, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. One of the most important elements in getting the help you need is finding the right therapist with experience and knowledge. By building trust with my clients, they feel understood and supported. Learning new ways to handle challenges can bring healing and comfort in times of distress. If you or your loved one shows signs or symptoms of a mental health concern, there is hope. Please seek help from a trained professional who has clinical experience.
I believe in restoring hope for individuals and families. My clients have needed support for relationship issues, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. One of the most important elements in getting the help you need is finding the right therapist with experience and knowledge. By building trust with my clients, they feel understood and supported. Learning new ways to handle challenges can bring healing and comfort in times of distress. If you or your loved one shows signs or symptoms of a mental health concern, there is hope. Please seek help from a trained professional who has clinical experience.
(210) 399-0898 View (210) 399-0898
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Stewart Counseling & Inspire One, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I specialize in childhood and adolescent disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, Depression, Anxiety, Eating, Adjustment and Developmental Disorders.
I believe the greatest resource for securing a brighter tomorrow begins today by inspiring people to fulfill their potential. Stewart Counseling is professional counseling for families, couples, children and adolescents who believe in taking action toward a flourishing life. Play therapy is generally employed with children 3 through 14 years of age and provides a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Parent support groups revitalize the art of inspiring independent, self-motivated children and adolescent's fulfillment of their potential in the world.
I specialize in childhood and adolescent disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, Depression, Anxiety, Eating, Adjustment and Developmental Disorders.
I believe the greatest resource for securing a brighter tomorrow begins today by inspiring people to fulfill their potential. Stewart Counseling is professional counseling for families, couples, children and adolescents who believe in taking action toward a flourishing life. Play therapy is generally employed with children 3 through 14 years of age and provides a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Parent support groups revitalize the art of inspiring independent, self-motivated children and adolescent's fulfillment of their potential in the world.
(830) 730-5552 View (830) 730-5552
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Patty Hoban
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I serve adults with a myriad of different needs. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, relationship issues, endured trauma, and more. Every person's journey is different, and his or her challenges are unique; therefore, I use a variety of techniques to meet each person's needs. I have received training in several different modalities, such as CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I specialize in individual counseling for adults.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I serve adults with a myriad of different needs. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, relationship issues, endured trauma, and more. Every person's journey is different, and his or her challenges are unique; therefore, I use a variety of techniques to meet each person's needs. I have received training in several different modalities, such as CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I specialize in individual counseling for adults.
(830) 587-5503 View (830) 587-5503
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Dana Shepard Cardwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, EMDR, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Author: "Breaking the Cycle of the As: anxiety, anger, addiction, ADHD", "HYPER! One woman's triumph over ADHD, assault, and family dysfunction by crossing the finish line" , "Lighten UP.
Some people will throw rocks on your path, it depends on what you make with them, a wall or a bridge? Allow me to assist you in building a path to bliss and happiness. I can help you unlock your unique treasures whether you are a student, adult, or grandparent. I've worked with male/females from anxiety issues to suicidal ideations. I enjoy working with individuals of all walks of life who have had to face unique challenges. I, also, offer spiritual and life coaching retreats in Cozumel. I enjoy working with teens, women, young couples, military/law enforcement and LGBTQ individuals. Find my books on Amazon.
Author: "Breaking the Cycle of the As: anxiety, anger, addiction, ADHD", "HYPER! One woman's triumph over ADHD, assault, and family dysfunction by crossing the finish line" , "Lighten UP.
Some people will throw rocks on your path, it depends on what you make with them, a wall or a bridge? Allow me to assist you in building a path to bliss and happiness. I can help you unlock your unique treasures whether you are a student, adult, or grandparent. I've worked with male/females from anxiety issues to suicidal ideations. I enjoy working with individuals of all walks of life who have had to face unique challenges. I, also, offer spiritual and life coaching retreats in Cozumel. I enjoy working with teens, women, young couples, military/law enforcement and LGBTQ individuals. Find my books on Amazon.
(830) 224-2702 View (830) 224-2702
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Yvonne Briones Elias
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78015
I am a clinical psychologist with experience over twenty plus years providing family, couples, and individual counseling, play therapy, psychological assessment, and bilingual (English/Spanish) services to a client base spanning from young children to adolescents and adults. My extensive experience as a clinician and diagnostician includes working with ADHD, trauma, PTSD, anxiety based problems, depression, relational concerns, sports related concerns, and anger management, contributing to my approach to counseling grounded in the premise that the therapeutic relationship is essential in gaining meaning and resolving the conflicts that arise within our human experience.
I am a clinical psychologist with experience over twenty plus years providing family, couples, and individual counseling, play therapy, psychological assessment, and bilingual (English/Spanish) services to a client base spanning from young children to adolescents and adults. My extensive experience as a clinician and diagnostician includes working with ADHD, trauma, PTSD, anxiety based problems, depression, relational concerns, sports related concerns, and anger management, contributing to my approach to counseling grounded in the premise that the therapeutic relationship is essential in gaining meaning and resolving the conflicts that arise within our human experience.
(210) 598-5195 View (210) 598-5195
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Phi-Long Le
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
We are experienced in working with a variety of backgrounds: ADHD, ODD, School Behaviors, Anxiety, Adoption/Blended Families, Parent/Child Relationships, and Trauma backgrounds.
Are you ready to dig deeper with us? We strive to build strong relationships and help dig deeper 'into the roots' of any challenges that you or your family may be experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that all parties feel connected throughout the treatment process as this contributes positively to the progress in and outside of therapy. We pride ourselves on how quick and efficient our setup process is. Whether or not we are the right service for you, we promise to give you a response and strive to make you feel less-alone in your searching process. Our therapists are ready to be a part of your journey.
We are experienced in working with a variety of backgrounds: ADHD, ODD, School Behaviors, Anxiety, Adoption/Blended Families, Parent/Child Relationships, and Trauma backgrounds.
Are you ready to dig deeper with us? We strive to build strong relationships and help dig deeper 'into the roots' of any challenges that you or your family may be experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that all parties feel connected throughout the treatment process as this contributes positively to the progress in and outside of therapy. We pride ourselves on how quick and efficient our setup process is. Whether or not we are the right service for you, we promise to give you a response and strive to make you feel less-alone in your searching process. Our therapists are ready to be a part of your journey.
(210) 405-9976 View (210) 405-9976
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Paul Stephenson with Genesis Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Paul has over 10 years of experience walking with couples and individuals through some of the hardest seasons of life. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. Paul believes that his first priority is to hear his clients. He has a wealth of experience helping people walk through challenging seasons and difficult circumstances, but Paul views each of those people is first and foremost an individual with unique life experiences. Whether it's anxiety or grief/loss, he feels each of us responds differently based on what we've encountered in our own life story.
Paul has over 10 years of experience walking with couples and individuals through some of the hardest seasons of life. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. Paul believes that his first priority is to hear his clients. He has a wealth of experience helping people walk through challenging seasons and difficult circumstances, but Paul views each of those people is first and foremost an individual with unique life experiences. Whether it's anxiety or grief/loss, he feels each of us responds differently based on what we've encountered in our own life story.
(830) 563-4863 View (830) 563-4863
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Maile Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
(210) 585-2879 View (210) 585-2879
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Jen Belz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Touching Lives, Inspiring Life (sm). I am an experienced Christian counselor with specialized skills for youth, individuals, couples, & families. I am passionate to bring healing hope to those hurting & hopeless. I have collaborated to expand into a Group Practice with 12 more vetted, seasoned Christian Counselors to provide quality services to Boerne, the Texas Hill Country, and the state of Texas. We offer quality Christian Counseling in our beautiful office and through Telehealth.
Touching Lives, Inspiring Life (sm). I am an experienced Christian counselor with specialized skills for youth, individuals, couples, & families. I am passionate to bring healing hope to those hurting & hopeless. I have collaborated to expand into a Group Practice with 12 more vetted, seasoned Christian Counselors to provide quality services to Boerne, the Texas Hill Country, and the state of Texas. We offer quality Christian Counseling in our beautiful office and through Telehealth.
(830) 532-5660 View (830) 532-5660
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Danny Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I've never seen anything as beautiful and thrilling as watching the heart of a man or woman set free from what have has held it captive for years. As I sit with you, I will be privileged to walk with you through your struggles and wounds and watch freedom begin to take form. Suffering and abuse and all sorts of wounds occur, and the result is that we develop self-protective strategies that hamper relationships. Whether I'm working for your marriage or yourself as an individual, my commitment to you is to try to help you identify lies and embrace truth.
I've never seen anything as beautiful and thrilling as watching the heart of a man or woman set free from what have has held it captive for years. As I sit with you, I will be privileged to walk with you through your struggles and wounds and watch freedom begin to take form. Suffering and abuse and all sorts of wounds occur, and the result is that we develop self-protective strategies that hamper relationships. Whether I'm working for your marriage or yourself as an individual, my commitment to you is to try to help you identify lies and embrace truth.
(830) 743-9968 View (830) 743-9968
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Heidi Conlin with Genesis Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I provide affordable counseling to couples, adults, adolescents and children. I recognize that it is difficult to talk with a stranger about problems and therefore, I strive to see my clients' problems through their eyes. I am open minded in order to create a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere for change. I help my clients make small changes to their lives in order to achieve bigger goals.
I provide affordable counseling to couples, adults, adolescents and children. I recognize that it is difficult to talk with a stranger about problems and therefore, I strive to see my clients' problems through their eyes. I am open minded in order to create a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere for change. I help my clients make small changes to their lives in order to achieve bigger goals.
(830) 256-0682 View (830) 256-0682
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Emiley Goulet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I believe it is a very positive step for someone to seek therapy. Let me help you with some of the difficult challenges we all deal with in life. I have worked previously with clients in the community/school setting counseling clients between the ages of 3-17 and their families. I have helped children and families suffering from grief, depression, dysfunctional family dynamics, anger issues, low self esteem, school challenges, interpersonal issues, and challenging life circumstances.
I believe it is a very positive step for someone to seek therapy. Let me help you with some of the difficult challenges we all deal with in life. I have worked previously with clients in the community/school setting counseling clients between the ages of 3-17 and their families. I have helped children and families suffering from grief, depression, dysfunctional family dynamics, anger issues, low self esteem, school challenges, interpersonal issues, and challenging life circumstances.
(830) 433-5496 View (830) 433-5496
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Caroline Williams
Psychologist, PhD, MP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
I am a clinical psychologist providing psychological diagnosis, evaluation, and brief therapy in Boerne, Texas. Correct diagnosis and assessment can improve your life! You can understand yourself better, boost your academic performance, stimulate work success, deepen your relationships, and even improve your physical health. Brief therapy gives us time to explore treatment recommendations, dissolve resistance to change, target specific problems, or adopt new skills. I also help with emotional challenges of physical illnesses, like diabetes, chronic pain, or autoimmune disorders.
I am a clinical psychologist providing psychological diagnosis, evaluation, and brief therapy in Boerne, Texas. Correct diagnosis and assessment can improve your life! You can understand yourself better, boost your academic performance, stimulate work success, deepen your relationships, and even improve your physical health. Brief therapy gives us time to explore treatment recommendations, dissolve resistance to change, target specific problems, or adopt new skills. I also help with emotional challenges of physical illnesses, like diabetes, chronic pain, or autoimmune disorders.
(830) 271-3792 View (830) 271-3792
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Jessica Calderon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults, children and families who are struggling with life's transitions. The most important aspect of counseling is the relationship that I will build with you. It is through this relationship that change occurs. I will collaborate with you to identify an approach that fits best with your goals. I will use your strengths as building blocks in the counseling process. I will walk with you through the process of change and healing. If you are feeling stuck or ready to make changes in your life please consider reaching out to schedule a consultation.
I enjoy working with adults, children and families who are struggling with life's transitions. The most important aspect of counseling is the relationship that I will build with you. It is through this relationship that change occurs. I will collaborate with you to identify an approach that fits best with your goals. I will use your strengths as building blocks in the counseling process. I will walk with you through the process of change and healing. If you are feeling stuck or ready to make changes in your life please consider reaching out to schedule a consultation.
(512) 710-2973 View (512) 710-2973
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Rebecca Roman Montez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78015  (Online Only)
Seneca Therapy is 100% online for all Texas residents! Hours are 5 a.m. to Noon to support alternate shift schedules: military, first responders, medical professionals, & more! When you face challenges in your daily life, relationships, or meeting your goals, I am here to support you in discovering how to process big emotions and grow through each difficulty. I provide counseling to teens, adults, and couples. I seek to empower clients to improve and restore balance in their lives by tapping into their personal strengths. I employ integrative approaches including CBT, neuroscience, narrative therapy, EMDR, and Relational Therapy.
Seneca Therapy is 100% online for all Texas residents! Hours are 5 a.m. to Noon to support alternate shift schedules: military, first responders, medical professionals, & more! When you face challenges in your daily life, relationships, or meeting your goals, I am here to support you in discovering how to process big emotions and grow through each difficulty. I provide counseling to teens, adults, and couples. I seek to empower clients to improve and restore balance in their lives by tapping into their personal strengths. I employ integrative approaches including CBT, neuroscience, narrative therapy, EMDR, and Relational Therapy.
(830) 264-5406 View (830) 264-5406
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Machelle DeStefano
LPC Intern, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Are you a parent that feels that they are at the end of their rope? Do you feel isolated from others and can not find any help with the way your child is acting? You know your kids have some problems socially and possibly mentally… but you can not understand what they need or want in life? I can help. I have had the opportunity to help children and parents with their behavior, learning disabilities, and autistic disabilities. I understand that each child is unique, and somethings just set them off. You think there is no reason why, but they lash out, have tantrums, and cannot tell you their emotions and feelings.
Are you a parent that feels that they are at the end of their rope? Do you feel isolated from others and can not find any help with the way your child is acting? You know your kids have some problems socially and possibly mentally… but you can not understand what they need or want in life? I can help. I have had the opportunity to help children and parents with their behavior, learning disabilities, and autistic disabilities. I understand that each child is unique, and somethings just set them off. You think there is no reason why, but they lash out, have tantrums, and cannot tell you their emotions and feelings.
(888) 623-8890 x828 View (888) 623-8890 x828
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.