ADD/ADHD Counseling For Adults
Does Your Brain Always Feel Like It’s Racing At A Thousand Miles Per Hour?
Do you feel too overwhelmed and scatterbrained to concentrate? Is ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention–Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) interfering with your ability to function in day-to-day life? Maybe you have trouble getting organized and staying on task for school or work. You may suffer from meltdowns because of your inability to get things done. It’s as if your brain is working at a thousand miles per hour and you have too many thoughts going on at once to slow down and focus.
Living with ADD/ADHD is a bit like having an unfinished puzzle in front of you at all times. The pieces are all there, but you can’t put them together. In the same way, you may have lots of creative, brilliant thoughts, but it’s hard to get them organized or strung together in a meaningful way. With your focus divided and pointing in too many directions at once, it probably feels impossible to apply your mind to any one task.
Additionally, ADD can often cause trouble in relationships. You may find yourself becoming overly impulsive and uninhibited around others, constantly having to censor what you’re saying. Thankfully, in sessions with me, you don’t have to censor anything. My sessions provide a safe space for you to freely share your struggles and learn new skills for regulating your emotions.
Most People Don’t Realize How Hard It Is To Live With ADD/ADHD
Imagine that you’re staying organized and focused in day-to-day life. You’re able to finish what you started and keep your attention on one task at a time. You’ve learned techniques for slowing your mind down when your thoughts spiral out of control. What’s more, your relationships are healthier—you’ve made close friends who care about you deeply and comfort you when you’re feeling down.
This kind of life is possible with ADD, no matter how far-fetched it may seem. Many people struggle with ADD/ADHD, yet many of those same people are able to cope with their challenges and succeed in life. Oftentimes, it’s simply a matter of having a strong support system.
Unfortunately, our culture doesn’t provide enough understanding or support for those who struggle with ADD. Many people don’t even recognize the disorder in others—they may view people with it as lazy, unmotivated or unintelligent. They often see ADD/ADHD as a general lack of attention instead of a problem that affects nearly every aspect of a person’s life. Simply put, they don’t understand how hard it really is to live with ADD/ADHD.
Because of how little validation those with ADD find in our society today, they often wind up lonely and misunderstood. This is why it’s so important to have someone in your life who understands your struggles. With my approach to ADD/ADHD therapy, you can find validation for your feelings and learn new skills for de-stressing and slowing your mind down.
ADD Counseling For Adults Is A Chance To Refocus Your Mind And Reorganize Your Life
On your own, it’s difficult to figure out a roadmap for adapting to ADD. In sessions with me, we can develop one together. Here, you have a chance to slow down, exhale and figure out how to organize the puzzle of your life. My goal is to help you deal with your impulses, maintain healthy relationships and stay focused and grounded when you’re feeling stressed.
In the first session, you and I will start by talking about what you envision for your life and develop a roadmap for getting there. This is an opportunity for a fresh start in life—to refocus your mind, revitalize your dreams and strengthen your relationships. At the same time, it’s important to know that you don’t have to change overnight. Everyone’s journey is different and you are encouraged to go at your own pace.
In sessions together, my goal is to help you find solutions to everyday problems. You will learn new strategies for meeting deadlines, completing tasks and regulating impulsive behaviors. Additionally, I want to help you understand that ADD doesn’t always have to be the enemy. Because you may think differently than others, you can use your uniqueness to be more innovative and resourceful. I will help you harness your creativity to adapt to your struggles and come up with your own solutions. After all, you know yourself best—my role is to simply spark your imagination, provide emotional support and empower you to achieve your goals.
Most importantly, I want to help you learn to slow your mind down when you’re stressed and your thoughts are racing. You will develop new calming techniques for achieving peace of mind amidst the hustle and bustle of life. At first these strategies may seem unnatural, but over time, through consistent application, they can become like second nature. And that is my ultimate hope—that adapting becomes a way of life for you, allowing you to be more creative and productive when times are tough. With my support, I am confident that you can reach for the stars and achieve your hopes and dreams.
You may have some questions about ADD and ADHD counseling for adults……
Can You Really Help Me?
I can help you help yourself by teaching you how to find solutions to your own challenges. The key is to figure out what works and what doesn’t in your life. Therapy is a time to experiment with new ideas and coping skills; and if some of them don’t work, that’s okay. As long as you’re patient with yourself and committed to the healing process, you can successfully adapt to ADD.
How Can Talking About My Problems Do Any Good?
Having someone else to bounce ideas off of helps you see your problems in a new light. This, in turn, enables you come up with new solutions. Talking is the beginning of problem-solving. It is a vehicle for change, opening up new ways of thinking and helping you make sense of your thoughts and emotions.
Do You Think Medication Will Help Me?
If you’re interested in medication for ADD/ADHD, that is an avenue of treatment we can explore together. Although I don’t prescribe medication for ADD/ADHD, I can connect you with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner who does. Prescription meds are never the end-all be-all of treatment, though—they simply make the heavy lifting a little easier by helping improve your day-to-day functioning.
Learn To Slow Down Your Thoughts And Achieve Peace Of Mind
Right now, the puzzle of your life may seem impossible to put together—all the pieces scattered and unable to fit into each other. In ADD therapy, my goal is to help you put the missing pieces together and envision your future anew. To begin the adapting process, you can call 631-289–8765
for a free 20-minute phone consultation or fill out the contact form.
At the moment, because of COVID-19, all my ADD/ADHD counseling services for adults are online. The platform I utilized is secure, free and HIPAA-compliant. See my online counseling page for adults for more information.