ADHD Therapy

Woman with ADHD seeking treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by a licensed therapist at Hillary Counseling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? -Dr. Suess

Therapy for Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Has ADHD made it impossible to stay on top of everything? Is ADHD impacting your ability to get stuff done and enjoy life? Has it caused issues with self-esteem and made you feel like you’re not good enough? Do you wish you could be on top of your s*** like everyone else?

Maybe you continually procrastinate and turn in projects at the last minute. Perhaps you can’t focus in school or at work and it’s affecting your performance. You might feel forgetful, high-strung, and overwhelmed. Each day brings a new list of demands that feel impossible to keep up with—your house has to be cleaned, the fridge has to be stocked, and all the bills have to be paid. Just thinking about it all probably makes you exhausted.

We can help you “flip this script” and look at your ADHD as a strength, not a weakness.

ADHD is not a personal problem, weakness, or evidence of an individual failure. However, because ADHD impacts how you think, focus and act, it can impact you in all facets of your life, and many people attribute those negative impacts to themselves and feel ashamed or frustrated.  You should not feel ashamed of the symptoms of ADHD. A therapist at Hillary Counseling can help you understand how your symptoms are impacting you and what you can do to cope with them.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The core symptoms of ADHD include:  

  • Difficulty getting started and/or completing tasks
  • Being easily distracted
  • Impulsiveness: saying or doing things without thinking
  • Excessive and chronic procrastination
  • Experiencing restlessness or excessive activity
  • Frequently losing things
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor organizaiton, time management skills
  • Marital Discord

Not every person with ADHD displays all of the symptoms, nor does every person with ADHD experience the symptoms of ADHD to the same level of severity or impairment. Some people have mild ADHD, while others have severe ADHD resulting in significant impairments.

Therapy Can Give You A Toolbox Of Skills For Managing ADHD  

Trying to overcome ADHD by yourself can feel like climbing a mountain—only to find another mountain on the other side. Just when you think you’ve completed everything you have to do, another set of tasks comes along to overwhelm you again and hurt your self-esteem.  

At Hillary Counseling, we know how exhausting it is to live this way. ADHD therapy with us is not about adding more to your plate, but helping you find ways to make life easier. The goal is to help you increase your confidence and give you evidence-based approaches for tackling the hardest parts of life with ADHD.  

Treatment Approaches for ADHD:  

ADHD looks different from person to person. This is why it’s so important to create a treatment plan that works with your unique symptoms. Working together, we’ll explore the way ADHD affects you. 

We work with individuals who have not yet had a formal assessment in addition to those who have received a diagnosis in the past. For those that wish to explore medication, your therapist will refer you directly to a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner for further evaluation. For clients that have not received a diagnosis but wish to do so, your therapist will refer you to a psychologist for additional testing and assessment. 

Our therapists use evidence-based treatments to help you specifically with the challenges you are experiencing, so you can begin to live a meaningful and fulfilled life.

Evidence-based treatment for ADHD include:  

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal skills: improving self-esteem and social interaction
  • Marriage Counseling: helps your partner understand and cope
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills training

Once you recognize all the parts of your life that ADHD has affected, it becomes easier to figure out how to change your relationship to those parts. No matter how hopeless you feel, we are confident that we can help you focus better, improve your relationships, and learn to love yourself on a deeper level.  

You Don’t Have To Navigate ADHD Alone 

You deserve someone who recognizes the gifts of ADHD, helps you build on the strengths, and improves the obstacles it’s created for you.

Have a question? Ready to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation?