Do you have trouble getting organized?
Are you constantly late or procrastinating?
Do you find it hard to stay focused and avoid distractions?
Are you smart and capable, but still can't manage to keep up with the responsibilities of work and life?
If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions,
then you might have adult ADHD.
AND YOU WOULDN'T BE ALONE! An estimated 15 million Americans (4% - 5% of the population) face the same challenges that you do. For an adult whose child has ADHD, the chances of having ADHD themselves is up to 24 times higher. Yet many of those people have no idea why they struggle the way they do and no idea that they can get effective treatment that could dramatically improve their lives.
Adults with ADHD have a very hard time managing and keeping track of time and commitments. Although they might get called lazy, they usually have to work much harder than the people around them just to keep up with their responsibilities. Because of their difficulty using time effectively, they’re often the ones who stay late to finish their work while their colleagues go home and relax.
People with adult ADHD are can be very smart and talented, and they are usually quite creative. Yet, even if they are capable and ambitious, they just can’t manage to get started on projects, and if they do, they often can’t follow through. As a result, adults with ADHD often end up underachievers with unrealized dreams, feeling badly about themselves and maybe even depressed.
What should I expect?
I will provide you with self-rating scales that help us assess your level of functioning in the areas typically affected in people with ADHD—e.g., organization, time management, and distractibility—and how that compares to people in the general population. I will also meet with you and conduct a thorough clinical interview, to get a clear picture of:
- Whether or not you meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD
- The specific ways in which it is affecting your day-to-day life, long-term goals and achievement, relationships, etc.
- Your emotional well-being, including the impact that ADHD has had on your self-esteem and your ability to control and regulate your emotions, as well as any of the other psychological issues that often accompany ADHD, such as anxiety and depression
GET BACK IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!
I use compassion, support and humor, together with a research-based cognitive behavioral treatment designed by adult-ADHD clinicians. You will learn effective strategies to:
- Get going on tasks when you need to and stop procrastinating
- Stay with tasks and projects, without losing your energy or motivation, until they’re fully done
- Become more efficient and consistent
- Stop activities when you need to and shift from one task or activity to the next
- Plan, problem-solve effectively, and prioritize
- Outsmart forgetfulness and stay on top of commitments
- Feel better about yourself and your abilities
One-on-one therapy format. Allows for more individualized therapy goals, including focus on co-existing clinical conditions such as anxiety and depression, ADHD-related relationship issues, and/or compulsive or risky behaviors.
Intensive, 12-week small-group CBT program. Benefit from peer support and the motivating energy of a group. In-person and online groups are formed regularly.
NOW FORMING: The Moms' Group! Join women just like you and develop the skills to manage life, work, home, kids, and everything else on today's moms' plates.
Contact me to find out when the next round of group is set to run!
Cogmed is an evidence-based, computerized cognitive training program. Created by neuroscientists, the program utilizes neuroplasticity—the idea that an individual’s brain can reorganize itself and change—to build working memory through targeted cognitive exercises. Working memory is a key cognitive function that is fundamental to executive function and attention. Improving working memory through Cogmed allows you to focus and resist distractions better, helping you academically, socially, and professionally.
Contact me now using the form on the right to set up an appointment or a free phone consultation for any of these services.