Understanding Adult ADHD

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Treatment of Adults with ADHD

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Gandhi

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, starts in childhood and affects a wide range of areas. With proper resources many children with ADHD flourish alongside their peers. However, as one approaches adulthood and the challenges that it holds, they may notice that the coping strategies they used as a child are no longer working. For some who were not diagnosed in childhood or did not get the needed resources, adulthood may be the time that challenges starting in elementary and high school are harder to overcome. Online therapy for Adult ADHD can provide a place to:

  • explore these challenges
  • develop individualized coping strategies
  • create personalized plans
  • explore undesirable impacts of ADHD symptoms
  • and work towards reaching personal goals and aspirations to be your best self

So, what is Adult ADHD?

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ADHD is a mental health condition that begins in childhood and can progress throughout the lifespan. It can include either inattentive symptoms, hyperactivity symptoms, or both. 

Inattention symptoms include: 

  • Trouble paying close attention
  • Difficulty sustaining attention
  • Appearing not to listen
  • Often being distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Difficulty with following/remembering/performing instructions
  • Struggling with organization
  • Avoiding tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Frequently losing important things
  • Often being forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactivity symptoms include:

  • Frequently fidgeting or tapping
  • Often leaving the situation when needed to remain seated
  • Running or climbing when inappropriate for that situation
  • Difficulty engaging in play or leisure activities quietly 
  • Being uncomfortable sitting still for an extended time
  • Talking excessively
  • Blurting out answers before appropriate
  • Difficulty with waiting turns
  • Often interrupting or intruding on others

There are other areas of deficits that are not necessary for diagnosis but that you may see problems in including:

If you are struggling with something not mentioned on this list. It is important to remember that this list is not all encompassing and if you have questions about your specific struggles, please feel free to call us with any questions.

It is critical to mention that many people who experience these challenges also may experience thoughts of self-harm. This can be scary and confusing and something that may be difficult to bring up. We are here to help you through these challenges and ensure that you move towards a life that you find meaningful and able to cope with stressors as they arise.

If you are experience suicidal thoughts, please know that there is help and we are here for you! If you are in immediate crisis and need emergency care, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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ADHD comes with many challenges, which may ebb and flow and change over the course of an individual’s life. Counseling can help address the core symptoms of ADHD, while also processing the impact ADHD has had on other areas of functioning. These negative impacts can be seen in school or work life, day-to-day activities, managing finances, relationships (family, social, intimate), sleep, and risky behaviors such as drug use and risky driving behaviors. Counseling can also address other mental health conditions that individuals with ADHD often struggle with including depression and anxiety

Online therapy in Pennsylvania can help to better understand what ADHD is and what that means for the individual. Not every person with ADHD has the same symptoms or life experiences. Additionally, counseling can help to better understand how ADHD has impacted the individual in their past and help to create a plan for a better future. 

Types of Counseling for Adult ADHD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is supported through research to be an effective individual treatment for those with ADHD. This treatment can address the negative thoughts associated with daily challenges and increase helpful behaviors such as:

  • improving time management and planning skills
  • increasing organization
  • managing impulse control for both emotional and behavioral reactions
  • and addressing interpersonal concerns

This treatment helps build coping strategies and confidence in one’s ability to tackle day-to-day activities and challenges as they arise. CBT treatment can also address a wide range of mental health challenges, which allows for treatment to encompass other conditions, without needing to start a completely new treatment!

Family or relationship counseling can help to address the impact ADHD has had on your relationships.

We at Edward Jenny & Associates have worked with many individuals with similar shared experiences who have discovered their own inner resilience. These individuals have gone on to feel empowered to overcome daily challenges and go on to lead lives that are true to their goals and desires. 

Why Choose Our Practice for Online Therapy for Adult ADHD?

We focus on trust, a strong therapeutic relationship, and collaborative care. We understand that individuals may experience one or many of the challenges listed above and strive to ensure that treatment is individualized to that person’s specific needs. 

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Counseling can help you move towards your aspirations and a life worth living. Our Kennett Square counseling center has caring ADHD specialists and therapists who specialize in psychotherapy, collaborative assessment, supervision, and consultation. Feel free to explore their profiles by following these links:

To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Edward Jenny & Associates
  2. Meet with one of our expert ADHD specialists and therapists
  3. Start working towards your best self and accomplish the goals that are meaningful for you!

Other Counseling Services at Edward Jenny & Associates

Maybe you’re wondering how attachment styles in relationships can service you in other areas of life.  If you need additional help, we can serve you. Our therapists also specialize in collaborative assessmenttreatment for depressioncounseling for college studentscouples therapy and assessment, and treatment for anxiety.  We also provide an anxiety support group for those who work better in a community setting. Additionally, we offer consultation and supervision for those seeking professional support. We look forward to working with you and developing better mental health in-person or via online therapy in Pennsylvania!

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