ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children and adolescents. ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity or restlessness, disruptive behavior, and poor impulse control. Children with ADHD have an inability to focus and are easily distracted. They also tend to be very physically active and have trouble sitting still. Without treatment, ADHD can affect a child's social development and school performance. With treatment, most children with ADHD improve. Seeing a mental health professional can provide children with ADHD critical help in handling frustrations and building self-esteem. Parents of children suffering from ADHD can also benefit from therapy to help them develop healthy and supportive ways of coping.

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Aimee Polzin

Licensed Professional Counselor

Through my work on a college campus, I have extensive experience working with young adults who are learning to manage their ADHD symptoms independently. Together we work to create a safe space, without judgement, where they can explore their limitations and create strategies to attain their personal/educational/career goals in spite of these difficulties.

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Maria Arias

Licensed Professional Counselor

I understand the frustrations of ADHD that make day to day activities and relationships a struggle. ADHD symptoms can sabotage your best efforts to raise a happy family! Reconnect to your highest intentions and become your child’s best bet to thrive!

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Ladan Radafshar (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Associate

Those who identify with ADHD are often highly creative with an abundance of ideas + big picture connections. They can also struggle with managing their time (arriving late, super early, or generally overscheduled), organizing daily life (meeting deadlines, staying on task, paying bills on time), and experiencing strong emotions (intense feelings that are hard to manage). I work with clients to regulate difficult emotions and offer effective time management + organizational techniques.

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Susan Gulka

Licensed Professional Counselor

Get help in managing your own ADHD and/or understanding how to best help your child or spouse with ADHD.

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John Coyle

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have ADHD, which gives me a first hand understanding of it and I have worked with many others with ADHD. I have also had training on working with ADHD clients.

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Dr. Ryan Lloyd

Clinical Psychologist

A comprehensive ADHD evaluation should include an examination of sleep problems, anxiety, and other factors that can affect focus and attention. As an experienced psychologist, I can evaluate clients for the core symptoms of ADHD and rule out other concerns. A clear diagnosis should be the cornerstone for a robust treatment plan and supports.

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Felicia Turner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Experienced in diagnosing various types of attention-deficit disorders in children, adolescents, and adults with various forms of medication assisted treatment. These medications are prescribed based on an individuals needs and goals. It can help for parts of the day, most of the day, or even 24-hours a day. Can be prescribed as a chewable, liquid, or tablet medication.

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

Missed or mis-diagnosis of ADHD can leave adults with this condition feeling defeated or incompetent. As a person with lived experience of being diagnosed late in life I can help you evaluate if your symptoms are consistent with ADHD, de-stigmatize what it means to live with ADHD and collaborate with you on what supports will work best for you.

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Sarah Eckstein (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D., M.S.

I completed my dissertation on mindfulness-based treatments for ADHD. I have facilitated ADHD support groups and have a strong fondness for working with individuals in the ADHD community. While I am not currently set up administer formal ADHD testing, I am able to offer initial diagnostic impressions and facilitate referral to a testing facility while continuing to work on behavioral strategies for managing ADHD symptoms.

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Justice Arledge LPC Intern, MS (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

master's in clinical mental health counseling

People who have struggled with learning differences (learning disabilities) may have been shamed, talked down to, and humiliated. When you were younger, you may have been told that you were lazy, and you may have even been made fun of by some of your friends or peers. These types of events in your life can cause you to have low self-esteem, low self-worth, and create other challenges that follow.

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Emily Haygeman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I offer in-depth psychological evaluations to assess for the presence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related executive functioning deficits for children and adults. I also have years of experience working directly with children and teens with ADHD in therapy and social skills group settings, as well as teaching EF skills including organization and planning.

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Sam Wilson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LCSW-C

Attention Deficit Disorder can strike at any time of life, and often compensation techniques that worked well earlier in life can break down when the challenges of career and family place ever increasing demands on your time, energy, and focus. Society often labels people with attention issues as 'lazy' or 'unreliable', making it feel even harder to feel valued and capable. I understand your needs

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Zachary Ash (He/Him)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

Many of the children clients I've treated have met the diagnosis for ADHD and suffered from behavioral problems in home, daycare, and school settings. I've had a lot of success helping kiddos to manage their emotions, learn to "stop and think" before acting impulsively, and learn to self soothe when upset so that they can better participate in group settings.

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Rebecca Garetz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC Associate, CYT

As someone with ADHD myself I get the struggle of navigating a world that doesn't always fit our needs, and feeling tired in having to keep up. I am working towards completing my certification as a Certified ADHD Professional

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Liz La Torella (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Over the years I have worked with countless children and adults with a diagnosis of ADHD. My approach to ADHD is informed by techniques of Collaborative Problem Solving, skill-building, psycho-education and developing personal practices to help you experience success, find focus, pursue your life goals and be able to have meaningful relationships.

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Jill Corvelli (she/her)

Professional Counselor

PhD LPC

ADHD remains both greatly misunderstood and untreated in adult populations. I work with those struggling with adult ADHD and their partners.

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Erin Webb (she/her)

Licensed Art Therapist

LPC, ATR

I have more than 20 years experience providing treatment services to youth diagnosed with ADHD. I also taught art to students with ADHD and learning differences at a small private middle school for 5 years. It's common for youth with ADHD to struggle with managing school, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression and underlying feelings of shame about being different and struggling to meet expectations. Therapy helps youth strengthen lagging skills and increase self-compassion and confidence.

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Tracey Hoffman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D

Testing and Assessment

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