Text messages, news, sounds, traffic, TV, Spotify, social media, work. More and more, our days are filled with fast-paced stimulation, and adults and children alike find it harder and harder to focus. If you have ADHD or think you may have it, therapy can help you find strategies to gain more focus and function.
People don’t always understand ADD/ADHD. They might think you’re forgetful or flaky or impulsive. It can be hard to have good self-esteem when the world tells you that you’re both too much and not enough. Our therapists understand ADHD — we know your struggles are valid and your ADHD is part of what makes you you. And we can help you get the resources and help you need to feel supported and understood.
ADD and ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, which people on the outside often recognize by a person’s inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inside, there are many different ways that ADHD can affect a person. People with ADHD do not produce enough dopamine, which affects many parts of daily functioning, including:
Common traits of ADD/ADHD, such as difficulty sustaining attention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, can affect school, work, relationships and overall well-being. Not only is there stigma associated with ADHD, but many people think it only affects children.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have a significant impact on a person’s life, affecting their interpersonal relationships and their ability to focus, control impulsive behavior, manage their time, organize, and regulate their emotions. Counseling for ADHD can be an effective way to manage the symptoms of this condition and improve your overall quality of life.
The symptoms of ADHD vary from person to person, but they can include:
ADHD therapy for adults can help develop coping strategies, improve self-awareness and build skills to focus and improve relationships. Some of the services available for adults with ADHD in Chicago include:
Individual counseling for ADHD focuses on helping individuals develop strategies to improve organization and time management skills, develop healthy habits, and bolster self-esteem. Group therapy for ADHD provides a supportive environment for people to share their experiences and learn from one another, while family counseling can help families better understand the disorder and how to support their loved ones with ADHD.
If you’re looking for an ADHD specialist for adults or children near you, our compassionate team at Best Therapies would love to help. Our therapists specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with ADHD, including diagnostic assessment, mindfulness-based therapies and coaching services. We can help you develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. Reach out today.