Mental Health Treatment for ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopment disorders in children. Over the last several years, awareness of the mental disorder and access to ADHD medication has grown, leading to more children testing for and being diagnosed with this mental health condition. While ADHD is often diagnosed in children and teenagers, ADHD can persist into adulthood.
At T.R. Liscombe Family & Behavioral Consultants, LLC, our mental health professionals have extensive experience treating people with mental health disorders like ADHD. Our goal is to help change how a person with ADHD processes and impulsively reacts to their environment. We understand the challenges of living with ADHD, and we patiently and compassionately find treatment options that result in a higher quality of life for individuals and their families.
Processing your experience with a professional counselor helps you develop healthy patterns and behaviors as you progress on your mental health journey.
Treating ADHD With Patience & Compassion
Our counselors at T.R. Liscombe Family & Behavioral Consultants, LLC know that ADHD treatment is not one-size-fits-all. This behavioral disorder has specific symptoms that uniquely disrupt daily life for children and adults. During your first appointment, we’ll take time to discuss specific goals and create a plan to realign behavior.
We often recommend cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and talk therapy as the first step to addressing disruptive behaviors and developing healthy habits. Additionally, we may introduce mindfulness practices, art or music therapy, support groups, or other mental health services depending on the client's needs.
Family therapy is also critical, especially for children with ADHD. Our therapists can equip parents with methods for supporting goals while at home. Our team at T.R. Liscombe Family & Behavioral Consultants, LLC, is dedicated to helping our clients have a high quality of life, providing the tools they need to properly manage their ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQ
People with ADHD predominantly have difficulty with focus and attention to detail. Other symptoms can include recurring issues with hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Often, these signs can manifest in children during school-related activities, such as completing homework or paying attention in class.
For adults, ADHD can be more difficult to spot. However, many adults with ADHD struggle with procrastination, lack of motivation, and an inability to regulate their emotions. ADHD in adults can also pair with other mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, or symptoms of depression. Our team is qualified to administer a diagnosis of ADHD following the American Psychiatric Association diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.
Though there is no “cure” for ADHD there are different interventions or strategies that can be used to decrease the symptoms of ADHD. When the symptoms cannot be managed through therapy the individual has the option to work with a psychiatrist to receive medication. If an individual is taking medication we recommend pairing with behavior therapy. Every client has unique goals and targets, but generally, there are some signs that the therapy strategies are working.
With help from the professionals at T.R. Liscombe Family & Behavioral Consultants, LLC, your child will start to develop coping strategies that you will be able to identify at home and school. Effective ADHD treatment should lead to your child overcoming obstacles and demonstrating positive behavior, paired with a heightened sense of confidence.
CBT therapy from T.R. Liscombe Family & Behavioral Consultants, LLC, helps adults reframe their thoughts and examine how ADHD affects their lives. For adults with this behavioral disorder, the effects are complex, often affecting self-confidence and levels of stress. The interventions for our adult clients usually include identifying behavioral patterns, addressing negative emotions, and developing self-care skills to successfully manage everyday life.