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Adults with ADHD

Many people consider attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to be something that only impacts young people. This condition develops in childhood, but it persists into adulthood. Actually, because many of the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder resemble typical children’s behaviors, many people aren’t diagnosed with the disorder until they’re adults. Also, women who have this condition are often overlooked because their behaviors don’t typically mirror what is traditionally seen as ADHD.

If you are struggling with the effects of this condition, or wondering if you are, we hope you’ll consider therapy for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder at The Center for CBT in New York City.

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What is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that impacts executive functions like the ability to organize information, multi-task, synthesize large pieces of information in written or spoken form, focus, and remember details. ADHD begins in childhood, but it doesn’t go away for adults. Instead, the effects of this condition can become more pronounced in adults, causing significant adversity in all aspects of their lives.

Why Would I Consider Therapy for ADHD?

How Does CBT Help with ADHD?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an approach to therapy based on increasing understanding of the ways that thinking, feeling, and acting are connected and using this knowledge to develop strategies to make changes. For adults who struggle with ADHD, especially those who have struggled with untreated ADHD, CBT can help address some of the problematic thought processes that lead to continued struggles, including:

What Can I Expect During Therapy?

During your initial therapy sessions, we’ll evaluate your past experience with executive functioning struggles, , discuss your ADHD diagnosis, and talk through your goals for therapy. You’ll work with your therapist to develop an ongoing therapy plan. At follow up sessions, your therapist will continually help you assess your progress and adjust your therapy plan to ensure you achieve the desired results.
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Who offers therapy for adults with ADHD?

Each of our clinicians has years of unique training and experience that allow them to provide therapy using specific approaches that work best for certain clients. Our clinicians who offer therapy for adults with ADHD are featured below, and you can learn more about them by visiting our team page.

What Should I Do Next?

When you’re ready to begin therapy, we hope you’ll consider contacting The Center for CBT in New York City. We offer a safe space where you are free to be who you really are and express yourself and your values authentically. We embrace, value, and welcome people of all sexual orientations, genders, and racial identities. The Center for CBT in New York City makes beginning your therapy journey simple. You can get started any time by completing our online consultation request form. One of our team members will be in touch within 24 business hours to answer your questions.

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