I provide treatment for adult ADD in San Francisco. I work with clients to help them learn important skills for minimizing distractions, regulating emotions, managing impulsivity, and increasing organization. Additionally and of equal importance in the treatment of adult ADHD is a focus on the secondary issues such as shame, anxiety, low self-image, depression, and/or substance abuse.
I work with clients from a place of support, empathy, and understanding, while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and individualized treatment plans. Most adults with ADHD/ADD also choose to address the effect that the disorder has had on their relationships in treatment. I work with individual clients, couples, and families to increase understanding, strengthen bonds and build support.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the role that thoughts have in the way we feel and behave. Most people have patterns of thinking and relating to the world and others that have been present for a very long time. Sometimes these patterns of thoughts and feelings greatly effect our experience at work, school, and in relationships. By examining these thoughts and developing alternative, more healthy and adaptive ways of thinking about ones self and the world, we can greatly improve many aspects of your life.
CBT is generally a short term type of psychotherapy that focuses on goals, growth, and strengths. Often we cannot change our situation (i.e. angry boss, stressful life circumstances etc.), but we can greatly change the way our situation effects us.