Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by a combination of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It affects millions of adults and children around the world. The symptoms often include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These can be disabling to individuals living with AD/HD as they can interfere with daily activities, relationships, and work. 

5 – 7% of children, mostly boys, are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate; some become disruptive and defiant and have trouble getting along with their parents, peers, or teachers. Adults may also suffer from the effects of ADD or AD/HD.

AD/HD is controversial: Is it a disorder at all or a collection of behaviors normally occurring in the population but less tolerated in today’s high-demand world? There are competing theories about what, if anything, goes wrong in the brain, although executive functioning (attention, emotion regulation, and decision-making) is invariably affected. Up to 50% of children eventually outgrow the condition, but even if they do, earlier developmental delays may create enduring learning problems.

Fortunately, counseling services are available to help individuals living with AD/HD better manage their symptoms and improve their lives. Counseling services often include a variety of therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. These therapies can help an individual learn how to effectively cope with the symptoms of ADHD.

Our team at Symmetry Counseling is here to help you find the counseling services that best meet your needs. We can connect you with an online therapist who specializes in ADD/AD/HD and provide you with comprehensive counseling services tailored to your unique situation.  Learn more and get in touch with us to schedule an appointment today!

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Adult AD/HD Counseling

Diagnosing an adult with AD/HD is not easy. Many times, when a child is diagnosed with the disorder, a parent will recognize that he or she has many of the same symptoms the child has and, for the first time, will begin to understand some of the traits that have given him or her trouble for years—distractibility, impulsivity, restlessness. Other adults will seek professional help for depression or anxiety and will find out that the root cause of some of their emotional problems is AD/HD. They may have a history of school failures, problems at work, or frequent automobile accidents. A correct diagnosis of AD/HD can bring a sense of relief. The individual has brought into adulthood many negative perceptions of himself that may have led to low esteem. Now he can begin to understand why he has some of his problems and can begin to face them. This may mean not only treatment for AD/HD but also psychotherapy that can help him cope with the anger he feels about the failure to diagnose the disorder when he was younger.

Because close relationships are so crucial to happiness and well-being, it’s important for those with ADD to be aware of the effects of their condition on others and to develop skills for building stronger social ties. Maintaining fulfilling relationships can be a challenge for people with attentional problems. Because they are easily distracted, they may not appear to be listening to a loved one, or they may forget social plans or important errands.

How Our Therapists Can Help Treat ADD and AD/HD

Our counseling services also include evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapies, and mindfulness-based interventions.

Each of these approaches helps individuals better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life by teaching them skills to cope with their ADD or AD/HD.

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Trust Our Compassionate Team

At Symmetry Counseling, our therapists are experienced in working with individuals who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. We understand that no two people are the same and will tailor our treatment plans to meet your individual needs. Our team of caring professionals will provide you with a safe and supportive environment to work through the challenges caused by ADD or AD/HD. We understand how difficult it can be to concentrate, stay organized, and manage everyday tasks — we’re here to help. 

ADD and AD/HD is a common yet complex disorder that often requires the help of professionals to manage symptoms effectively. Our team at Symmetry Counseling offers comprehensive counseling services tailored to the needs of individuals living with AD/HD. We can connect you with an experienced online therapist who can provide evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapies, and mindfulness-based interventions. Learn more and get in touch with us to start your journey towards better managing the symptoms of ADD or AD/HD.  You don’t have to do it alone — our team is here every step of the way!