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  • ADD/ADHD Counseling

    We all have heard of kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments, or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them.  

    Adults can also experience the same behaviors (We now know that it is not “something you grow out of”), act without thinking, have trouble paying attention, be impulsive, fidget, or not be able to stand still.  These are signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.  ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement, to speech, to assertiveness.

    Some people with ADHD may be constantly in motion and disrupting others around them. Other’s with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.

    There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.  

    Note: the diagnosis “ADD” is no longer used and all three types are different forms of ADHD. 

    Adults with ADHD may:

    • Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
    • Forget appointments or tasks
    • Appear not to be listening when spoken to
    • Constantly fidget and squirm
    • Talk excessively
    • Act without thinking
    • Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
    • Have a quick temper or “short fuse”

    ADHD can cause problems if left untreated. Adults who can’t focus or control themselves may have difficulties in relationships at home and at work. These frustrations can lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for those around you.

    Treatment can make a dramatic difference in your symptoms. With the right support, you can get on track for success in all areas of life.

    If you’re interested in learning more about ADHD therapy, I invite you to reach out to Kerry Diana, LPC today for a free 15-minute consultation. She would be happy to share how she can help you achieve success and grow.