Therapy in Philadelphia - 10 Tips for adults with ADHD: ADHD Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, Mechanicsville VA, Ocean City NJ, Providence RI, Santa Fe NM
1) Consider an organizational specialist who can come to your home.
2) Consider seeing a psychiatrist, psychopharmocologist, or neurologists who specialize in ADHD and can help evaluate you for medication.
3) Consider joining a support group for other people with ADHD
4) Consider individual counseling to help cope with the stress of this disorder.
5) Consider couples counseling so that your partner can understand how they can be helpful.
6) Be firm with yourself behaviorally, but don’t beat yourself up emotionally.
7) Read literature about ADHD.
8) Reduce clutter in your home. Throw things out that are not essential or sentimental. It may help to ask a friend to assist you with this.
9) If you have the financial means hire a housekeeper.
10) Exercise to reduce stress
11) Remember the strengths that are common in people with ADHD (creativity, sensitivity, good sense of humor, good intuitive skills, intelligence,)
Let us know which tips were useful - or if you have any ADHD tips of your own that you would like to share. We are always working on finding new information to share with clients.
What is ADHD? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that commonly begins in childhood but can persist into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning and can affect various aspects of an individual's life, including academic, social, and occupational performance.
There are three main types of ADHD:
- Predominantly Inattentive Presentation (ADHD-I): Individuals with this type primarily struggle with inattention. They may have difficulty sustaining attention, following through on tasks, organizing activities, and tend to be forgetful in daily activities.
- Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation (ADHD-HI): This type involves primarily hyperactivity and impulsivity. People with this presentation may have difficulty sitting still, frequently interrupt others, and engage in impulsive actions without thinking about the consequences.
- Combined Presentation (ADHD-C): The most common type, where individuals exhibit both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.
The exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, but research suggests that a combination of genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors may contribute to its development. Neuroimaging studies have shown that individuals with ADHD may have differences in brain structure and function, particularly in areas responsible for attention, impulse control, and executive functions.
Symptoms of ADHD must be present before the age of 12 and persist for at least six months to receive a formal diagnosis. Some common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:
- Difficulty paying attention to details or sustaining attention on tasks or activities
- Forgetfulness and losing things necessary for tasks
- Being easily distracted by external stimuli
- Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
- Fidgeting or squirming while seated
- Difficulty remaining seated when expected
- Excessive talking or blurting out answers before a question is completed
- Impatience and difficulty waiting for turns
- Difficulty following through on instructions or completing tasks
Treatment for ADHD often involves a multimodal approach that may include behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, parent and teacher training, and, in some cases, medication. Stimulant medications like methylphenidate and amphetamines are commonly prescribed to help manage ADHD symptoms.
If you suspect you or someone you know may have ADHD, it's essential to seek an evaluation and diagnosis from a qualified healthcare professional or mental health specialist. They can provide appropriate assessments and guidance for the most suitable treatment plan based on individual needs.
At TCFG you can schedule directly online with a therapist. If you prefer talking to a therapist first, you may call (215) 922-LOVE (5683) ext 100 to be connected with our intake department. Lastly, you can call our Director, “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW at (267) 324–9564 to discuss your particular situation. For your convenience, we have six physical therapy offices and can also provide counseling and therapy virtually.
- Ocean City Therapy Office
360 West Ave, Floor 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226
- Mechanicsville Therapy Office
9044 Mann Drive, Mechanicsville Virginia, 23116
- Providence Therapy Office
173 Waterman St. Providence, RI 02906
- Society Hill Therapy Office
233 S. 6th Street, C-33, Philadelphia PA 19106
- Art Museum / Fairmount Therapy Office
2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2, Philadelphia PA 19130
- Santa Fe Therapy Office, 2204 B Brothers Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
- Telemedicine: We have therapists who are licensed to work in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
OUR GUARANTEE: you deserve the best therapist possible. If you don't feel like the therapist that you met with was the right fit, then free of charge you can try out a different therapist. Being in a group practices allows for flexibility.
The Center for Growth has offices in multiple states. We offer both Counseling and Therapy in-person as well as virtual appointments.
The Center for Growth Therapy Offices in PA, NJ, VA, RI, NM, CT, FL, GA
Therapy Services Offered in Philadelphia, Ocean City, Mechanicsville, Providence, Santa Fe:
Individual Counseling psychotherapy and therapy
Couples Counseling relationship counseling, marriage counseling
Teen Therapy and Adolescent Therapy and tweens and play therapy
Family Therapy and multi-generational counseling and blended families
Art Therapy and Counseling no art skills needed, just an open mind
ADHD Therapy neurodiversity (ADD, Dyslexia, Autism, Tourettes counseling)
Anxiety, Panic, OCD Therapy worry angst. and fear
Breaking the cycle of Codependency and being your own person, individuation
Overcoming Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain not everyone has it easy
Depression Therapy and sadness, gloom, and upset support
- Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Therapy is a particular style of therapy designed for people with problems affecting their nervous system, how the brain and body send and receive signals.
Grief Therapy and loss, End of A Relationship, rejections, pregnancy and loss and therapy
Mindfulness Based Therapy and spirituality based therapy
- Narcissistic Abuse Recovery child of, parent of, spouse of, siblings of a narcissist, friend of.
Sex Therapy and sexual function & dysfunction, sexual compulsion, sexual orientation and gender identity , sexual trauma and much much more
Trauma Therapy both emotional and sexual abuse, complex trauma, PTSD counseling
Affairs, Infidelity, Unfaithful, Cheating counseling and relationship repair work
Parenting therapy and coparenting and grand-parenting and step-parenting
Personality disorder therapy narcissism, borderline, workaholic, histrionic
Anger Management Therapy frustration, mad, angry and annoyed