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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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 and organizational techniques.

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Amber Liechty (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I personally struggle with ADHD, was diagnosed my first year of college and have gone most of my life unmedicated. I have learned and been educated in organizational systems (both mentally and hands-on) that lead to a successful and happy life. Do yourself a favor and get a "time timer."

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Elizabeth Winter PhD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

Dr. Winter has experience in assessing ADHD in teens and adults. She is skilled at diagnostic clarification including co-morbid ADHD and ASD, PTSD, OCD and Bipolar Disorder. She has experience with skills training specialized for adults with ADHD. She is skilled at identifying ADHD in women, intellectually gifted folks, and those for whom this diagnosis is often missed. She understands the stigma around this diagnosis - even among medical and mental health providers

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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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Julie Bloom (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC, PCA, LMHC-A

I have worked with ADHDers and AuDHers and I am passionate about working with folks who are seeking a neurodiversity-affirming therapist. My goal is to empower my clients to attune to their strengths and to gain tools for areas that feel more challenging—that work with their own way of thinking and being.

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Elizabeth Sokolowski, PhD (She/They)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I have experience learning about the cognitive components of ADHD while I provided neuropsychological assessments for three years, with one year focused solely upon assessing ADHD. Please note: I do not currently provide neuropsychological assessment or diagnosis for ADHD. However, in individual therapy, I help clients differentiate their attention and working memory difficulties from their mental health symptoms. I also help clients build skills and fine tune routines.

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Heather Ackles (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LCSW

When you have ADHD, you face all sorts of barriers and feelings - connected with work, due dates, school, and relationships. Therapy is a safe space to open up, navigate your limitations, and find ways to grow beyond them. I’ll share tools and tips to help you manage those “little things” that tend to suffer when you have ADHD – things like scheduling, routines, and diet. (Check out my website to learn more about my education and therapy practice for ADHD.)

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Casey Campbell, LPC (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have focused on treating adults with ADHD since I first began practice. I have specialized training in assessing, diagnosing and treating ADHD in adults. I take a strengths based approach to helping adults with ADHD. We will focus on your strengths and passions, but will also identify and work on areas in which you wish to improve. Finally, we will address the emotional components of ADHD and work to develop healthy and effective coping skills.

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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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Katherine Kloud (She/They)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

Receiving an ADHD diagnosis for yourself or your loved one can be both relieving and overwhelming. Finding the right support for your family system and for yourself will play a critical role in creating calm in your world. While ADHD is a chronic lifelong condition, it is treatable, manageable, and conquerable. The best decision you can make for yourself and your loved ones is to seek support to learn the skills and address the fears associated with impaired functioning due to ADHD.

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Emily Ross-Johnson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

As a neurodivergent human myself, I understand firsthand the difficulty in operating in a world that is designed for neurotypical brains. Understanding the differences in our brains through neuroscience helps us solve problems that are unique to the way our brains work. I work with ADHD and Autistic clients to help them move through the world with a focus on self-awareness and acceptance and self-compassion.

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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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Lauren Hansen (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA in Mental Health Counseling, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Whether you have a diagnosis or not, living with ADHD or what you think might be ADHD can feel like everyone got the memo for "how to life" except you. As someone with ADHD, I know how hard it can be to navigate a world not set up for you. Without creating systems and tools to set you up for success, it can feel like you're always one, two, or three steps behind. You are not broken, and together we can create those systems so you can thrive.

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Arielle Ross (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, MPH, LPC

I want to help folks who, like me, were late diagnosed with ADHD. We'll work on understanding symptoms, including new things we're learning about how ADHD shows up in AFAB and trans* folks. We can work on issues of shame and how not being "good enough" at things that were easy for others impacted your self-esteem. And we can work on creating concrete coping skills for sensory issues, organization & focus.

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Emily Radcliffe (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

I have experience working with individuals, couples and families experiencing challenges around ADHD. I've worked teens and young people who were diagnosed at a young age as well as adults who are newly diagnosed. ADHD can present challenges in many aspects of life, not just in academic or work settings. I can help bridge gaps in understanding, develop strategies to support executive functioning, and help folx communicate and support each other through these challenges.

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James Whalen (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

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As someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD myself, I have the lived experience of managing associated symptoms, as well as the training to ensure that my interventions with you are evidence-based. I recognize that ADHD comes with both biological differences and cognitive impacts that can be unpacked and re-oriented to serve your particular style most effectively. I'm also very familiar with how ADHD's intersection with identity can make symptoms look different in every individual.

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Tracey Hoffman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D

Testing and Assessment

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Sarah Lange (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MFT Associate

I help my ADHD clients adjust to the challenges and gifts that come with an ADHD diagnoses.

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Lauren Stines (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MCFT

As someone who identifies as neurodivergent, I have big empathy for the magic and challenges that come from our unique experiences in this world. I warmly welcome allistic, autistic, ADHD, and AuAdhd clients alike. My approach to the neurodiverse client is one that encourages self-compassion, reframing mindfulness toward accessibility, and overall creating a space where you can be you. Where you can take the mask off and be fully yourself, even if you aren't entirely sure what that means.

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Zara Roth (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A., QMHP, CADC, Registered Associate

I have ADHD myself and have learned how to cope with it over the years.

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Susan Gulka (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Get help in managing your own ADHD and/or understanding how to best help your partner or family member with ADHD.

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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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Alex Bardole (he/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW/LICSW

As a neurodivergent therapist, I am keenly aware of the challenges of ADHD on attention, getting tasks done, and paying things on time, as well as the shame that comes with these challenges. I utilize CBT, DBT, and IFS to help with these challenges.

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Bohemian Counseling, LLC (Kari Hays)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Professional training: Screening Adults for ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for Master’s and Doctoral Level Clinicians-Dr. Leslie Carter, October 2022. Personal information: I am a late-diagnosed ADHDer.

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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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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

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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Ursina Teuscher (she/her)

Professional Counselor

PhD in Applied Psychology, Career Counseling License from the University of Freiburg, Switzerland

Whether you have been officially diagnosed or not, ADHD coaching can give you the skills to cope with distractions and improve your time management. With ADHD coaching, I will help you figure out your own best practices. I will support your individual needs along the way, as you move towards your personal best performance.

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Alicia Pasik (She/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, CRC, LPC

My previous work experience as a job coach for adults with disabilities informs my approach to treating ADHD. I am creative in my approach, and tailor it to your specific learning style. As a visual and kinesthetic learner, I have had great success incorporating visual aids to enhance our counseling sessions when indicated.

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Eleni Andersen (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

CSW

I have lived-in experience as a person with ADHD, and have extensive experience working with people with ADHD, in psychotherapy as well as higher education. I know what it's like first-hand to navigate life and its challenges with this brain type and am passionate about helping fellow ADHDers unlock their potential. Whether you choose to take medication for it or not, there is much we can dive into, in figuring out what works for you and how to achieve your goals.

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Jake Freeman (he/him)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP, MSN, RN

I use therapy alongside medication to help alleviate symptoms of ADHD

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Lindsay Day (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

I not only have a diagnosis of ADHD myself, I also work with individuals on managing ADHD symptoms and also normalizing their experiences in a neuro-typical world. I also provide ADHD teen coaching through Portland ADHD coach.

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Erin Webb

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. Therapy helps youth strengthen lagging skills and increase self-compassion and confidence.

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Rebecca Garetz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, 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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Emily Haygeman (they/them/she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I offer in-depth psychological evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to assess for the presence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related executive functioning differences in children and adults.

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Josh Clark (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD, ABPP-CN

I provide comprehensive evaluations and cognitive rehabilitation to help individuals cope and manage ADHD. I don't just work to help people compensate for ADHD but also harness the "superpower" that ADHD can also afford.

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Justice Arledge LPC Associate, 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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Sara Rosenau (she/they)

Clinical Social Work Associate

PhD, CSWA

Particularly working with those diagnosed as adults. Support self-understanding, undoing shame, and behavioral shifts

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