ADHD Therapist

When you were a child, how many times were you told that you're just being lazy? That you're no good, or you just need to try harder - even though you're already trying three times harder than most people? That kind of programming takes its toll.  It can turn into depression or anxiety in adulthood.  These and other co-existing conditions make it hard to take action until we deal with them.  Psychotherapy can address the underlying feelings that can keep you from moving forward with the changes you want in your life. 

There's a lot of overlap between coaching and therapy.  They both involve helping professionals who listen deeply and ask insightful questions to help you see things differently.  You'll gain clarity and solve problems with both approaches. But in general, therapy focuses more on feelings while coaching focuses more on action. An ADHD coach might interrupt you and try to get you right to the point. In contrast, an ADHD therapist might dig a little deeper and let you process the emotions that inevitably arise during a session. Those feelings are important - they're often the root of what's keeping you stuck.

There's also a lot of overlap between ADHD and the aftermath of childhood trauma. Many people have both; the symptoms are very similar. Beth has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping), and ego-state/parts therapy. These evidence-based treatments are highly effective at neutralizing the emotional charge of things that have hurt us. They don't always fit neatly into a standard-length counseling session though. That's why Beth prefers to do this kind of work in sessions of 90 or 120 minutes. Unfortunately, these intensive sessions are not covered by insurance.

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* Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are used interchangeably throughout this site, although ADHD is the current medical term regardless of whether or not hyperactivity is present.