Adult ADHD Therapy

What Is Adult ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often thought of as a condition that only affects children. However, recent research has shown that many adults also struggle with ADHD. In fact, it is estimated that 4-5% of adults in the United States have ADHD. Adults with ADHD may struggle with a variety of symptoms, including difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can make it difficult to perform well at work or in school, maintain relationships, and manage daily tasks. Symptoms of adult ADHD can manifest in a variety of ways. Some people may struggle with distractibility, difficulty with organization, forgetfulness, and difficulty completing tasks. Others may struggle with restlessness, impulsivity, and difficulty sitting still. While ADHD can be a challenging condition to live with, there is hope for those who struggle with it. With proper diagnosis and treatment, adults with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. If you are struggling with symptoms of ADHD, it is important to seek out professional help and support.

What Is ADHD Therapy?

Individuals who are diagnosed with ADHD understand the internal struggles that come with finding their way in the world. Following the patterns, behaviors, and routines set by neurotypical people can feel suffocating without meaning to. That is why it is necessary that space for those with ADHD to be open about their troubles without the fear of feeling left out or judged exists. For many, being open about what makes their thoughts and behaviors different can be alarming. Vulnerability comes with the action of allowing another individual to see a side of you that feels better being kept hidden. For those with ADHD, these feelings are heightened due to their brain processing fear or alarm on a deeper level. They find the urge to blend into the crowd and behave “normally” but they just can’t find the right way of living that works best for their thought and emotional processing. That is why we created a specialized therapy session that provides room for someone with ADHD to explore what makes them unique with a trained professional.

How Can It Help Me?

Therapy for adults diagnosed with ADHD can look distinct for every individual. For one person, it may consist of diving deeper into understanding how ADHD affects their daily lives. Another individual may put their primary focus on learning how to communicate their needs and feelings more effectively. For both, having therapy sessions that cater to what makes them special is key to helping them progress past their initial diagnosis. This can be especially important for adults who receive a “late” diagnosis. They are faced with the challenge of uncovering a crucial piece of information about themselves that has been missing most of their lives. Things they had once settled or come to terms with now gain new meaning. Being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult can force someone to look at their behaviors, patterns, and habits at a new, personal level that has never been achieved before a diagnosis. 

Below are some areas that can be addressed through an ADHD lens in therapy sessions: 

● Communication skills 

● Time management and organizational patterns 

● Understanding your diagnosis 

● Building boundaries surrounding your needs 

● Figuring out your hierarchy of needs 

● Resources and tools to help you understand how your brain functions 

● Personalized sessions tailored to your specific needs

Learn More About Your Diagnosis Today

There are all kinds of mysteries that come with learning that you have ADHD. Has this always affected your behaviors? In what ways did you learn to adapt or cope? How can you become better now that you have this information? If you are curious about how your ADHD diagnosis changed your behaviors, thoughts, and patterns please feel free to contact our practice for more information on our specialized ADHD therapy sessions.

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