Counseling for ADD & ADHD In Chicago, IL

Make Sense Of The Chaos

CALM YOUR RACING MIND AND OVERCOME EXECUTIVE DYSFUNCTION

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.

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UNDERSTANDING ADD AND ADHD

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:

  • Memory
  • Movement
  • Motivation
  • Mood and behavior
  • Attention
  • Sleep
  • Learning

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:

  • Inattention: Do you have difficulty staying focused? Are you easily distracted or forgetful?
  • Hyperactivity: Do you overbook yourself? Do you often fidget or find that you are restless to the point where others notice?
  • Impulsivity: Do you make quick decisions, including spontaneous spending or making big life decisions, even changing your mind about big things like work or relationships frequently? Do you find it hard to stop yourself from interrupting others?

COUNSELING SERVICES FOR ADULT ADHD IN CHICAGO

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:

  • Diagnostic assessment: Testing to determine whether someone has ADHD can help them access resources, therapy, accommodations and other strategies for successful living.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a goal-oriented therapy that targets negative patterns of thinking and behavior. It helps individuals with ADHD identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, develop effective problem-solving skills, and enhance self-regulation. CBT can be effective in managing symptoms and improving overall well-being.
  • Mindfulness-based therapies: Mindfulness-based therapies, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga, can help individuals with ADHD improve their ability to focus and regulate their emotions. These therapies can also be effective for reducing stress and improving overall mental health.
  • Coaching and support groups: Coaching and support groups can provide a supportive environment for people with ADHD to discuss their challenges and learn from others. These services can help someone develop practical strategies for daily life and achieve their goals.

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.

CONSIDER BEST THERAPIES FOR ADD AND ADHD TREATMENT IN CHICAGO

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.

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