More Than Medication: Why Therapy is an Essential Part of ADHD Treatment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Although medication is often prescribed to manage ADHD symptoms, therapy plays a crucial role in helping you make sense of it all with support for improving your quality of life.
Understanding the Symptoms of ADHD
One of the most important reasons to seek therapy is to help translate your concerns. Having a name and understanding for a feeling or behavior can be especially liberating. Whether you are diagnosed at Hyperactive, Inattentive, or Combined type, therapy can help in discovering how your ADHD symptoms impact your daily life.
While medication for ADHD can help alleviate some symptoms, therapy can assist you in understanding the underlying reasons for your condition. Therapy can provide insight into
the emotional, behavioral, and environmental components that make up the spectrum of ADHD. This greater understanding can help individuals like you pave a road to better working within your capacities while reducing burnout.
Therapy Helps with Developing Coping Strategies for ADHD
ADHD can be challenging to live with, but a therapist can work with you on beginning to develop coping strategies to manage your symptoms. For example, therapy can help individuals develop techniques to improve focus and organization, manage impulsiveness, and regulate emotions. These skills can greatly improve your quality of life.
Counseling for ADHD Helps with Improving Relationships
Sometimes being neurodivergent can also have a negative impact on personal relationships. Due to possible differing communication styles, your loved ones may struggle to understand how your brain works, likely causing some stressful interactions. Therapy can help you and your loved ones understand the effects of ADHD on your lives and provide strategies for improving communication and resolving conflicts.
Therapy can Identify Co-Occurring Conditions
ADHD often co-occurs with other conditions such as anxiety and depression. ADHD has a significant emotional component that makes emotional regulation difficult. Therapy can help individuals in identifying these situations and providing awareness of triggers as well as skills to work through those difficult moments. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the impact of your triggers and symptoms on your daily life.
ADHD Therapy Can Help with Building Self-Esteem
Living with ADHD can be frustrating, and you may experience low self-esteem as a result. Therapy can help you build your self-esteem by helping you understand your strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge allows for development of uniquely tailored coping strategies aimed at better improving your day-to-day functioning. In turn, working on better understanding of your unique challenges can help to improve one’s self-esteem leading to increased confidence on a firm path to a better quality of life.
How We Can Help
We specialize in adhd therapy and have an adhd support group
For those who would like to connect with other like minded people with ADHD or ADHD symptoms, and build a sense of community / support.
Interested in registering for the group? Fantastic! Please use the link below to get more information and sign up.
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If you are looking for general support, or if you would like to talk to someone more about how we can help you, follow these simple steps:
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Begin your journey towards a calmer, more relaxed life
Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling:
Here at Catalyss Counseling, we want to meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide depression counseling, therapy for caregiver stress, grief and loss therapy, stress management counseling and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.
Marie Clyne is a licensed social worker and therapist at Catalyss Counseling. Her focus centers around adults who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. Marie's passion lies in getting to know you, who you want to be, and working together to help make those goals a reality. Follow Catalyss Counseling on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.