Adult ADHD Assessment and Treatment

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a disorder that affects a significant portion of the adult population.

Approximately 5% of the adult population has ADHD and is experienced by both men and women.

 

Research shows a combined approach is most effective in the treatment of adult ADHD.

When Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used in conjunction with medication, there is a 67% percent decrease in symptoms.

  • Skills Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Medication Management

Symptoms of Adult ADHD

  • Trouble focusing Excessive distractibility Chronic procrastination Saying or doing things without thinking Low self-image and shame Restlessness

  • Strained relationships Trouble getting started on tasks Difficulty completing tasks Poor organization and time management skills Losing things frequently Excessive forgetfulness

Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a disorder that affects many adults. Unfortunately, most adults with ADHD are undiagnosed and find themselves struggling without the skills necessary to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.

Assessment

I conduct an extensive Adult ADHD assessment over a minimum of two sessions in San Francisco or Menlo Park. Assessment is crucial to accurately understanding an individual’s situation and possible diagnosis of adult ADHD. Following the assessment, I provide treatment or treatment recommendations and planning for individuals with ADHD. In addition to the therapeutic services that I offer, I also provide referrals for additional supports, such as medication management of adult ADHD when appropriate.

Treatment

I provide treatment for adult ADHD in San Francisco and Menlo Park. 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 substance abuse. I work with clients from a place of support, empathy, and understanding, while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and individualized treatment plans. Most adults with ADHD also choose to address the effect that the disorder has had on their relationships. I work with individual clients, couples, and families to increase understanding, strengthen bonds and build support. Please click here to download an important fact sheet outlining effective treatments for adult ADHD. I also work collaboratively with your psychiatrist or other medical provider to provide feedback about how your medications might be helping or not. Common medications used to treat ADHD in adults are Vyvanse, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Dexadrine, Strattera, and Provigil. If you need a referral to a skilled psychiatrist, I can provide one.

  • online adhd test

  • This online test for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can help determine whether an individual should explore a complete assessment for ADHD with a professional. NOTE: This online tool is not adequate in making an official diagnosis.

    To complete the online ADHD test please click here.

Contact Phil today to start taking control of your ADHD.

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