ADD/ADHD Counseling

We all know people 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.

While it’s normal to sometimes forget tasks, daydream, or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also 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, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Others 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 child.

Individuals with ADHD may:

  • Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
  • 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”

Whether or not your or your child’s symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Children who can’t focus or control themselves and get into trouble at school often find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can ultimately lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for the whole family.

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

If you’re interested in learning more about therapy for ADHD/ADD, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help you or your child achieve success and grow.

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