Please note:  At this time I am providing services exclusively via telehealth.

 

Services

Therapy for Adult ADHD

If you suspect you may have ADHD, or you've been diagnosed, chances are you're struggling to achieve what you want in your work life and in your relationships. Staying focused, remembering things, seeing tasks through to completion, and staying on top of your responsibilities at work and at home can feel like an impossible struggle at times. I aim to tailor a course of therapy to your specific needs - the difficulties you're experiencing and the problems which are a priority to you right now.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD is designed specifically to help adults with ADHD with these types of struggles. It has an emphasis on skills training in areas like time management.

Skills training includes strategies for managing emotions, and interpersonal skills, which can be beneficial as well.  We may also work on goal setting and staying on track towards your goals.

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Adult ADHD assessment

An assessment for adult ADHD can help clarify whether the difficulties you are experiencing are due to adult ADHD.

Why assess for adult ADHD?

Going through life with undiagnosed ADHD can be tough. Some adults wonder why they struggle with things others seem to find easy, and some internalise negative messages from others leading to chronic low self-esteem.  An ADHD diagnosis can help put their life experiences and difficulties into perspective, hopefully leading to a healthier self-view/self-concept.

What does adult ADHD assessment involve?

The assessment process can vary a lot depending on who you consult. Some practitioners may recommend cognitive assessment (e.g. IQ) or neurological assessment (e.g. neuroimaging), but these are generally not necessary for the diagnosis of ADHD.  My assessment approach is based on clinical interview and history-taking, which are both important for accurately diagnosing ADHD and ruling out other explanations for your symptoms.  The assessment process may include:

  • ADHD diagnostic interview - exploration of current symptoms, past symptoms, and associated impairments

  • Comprehensive history-taking

  • Questionnaires

  • Broad clinical screening - for other psychological disorders

  • Additional information sources - such as school reports

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