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I work with older adolescents and adults, always striving to view my clients through a compassionate lens to assist in understanding the client as a w... I work with older adolescents and adults, always striving to view my clients through a compassionate lens to assist in understanding the client as a whole person, viewing their life experiences, values, and individual needs. Read more

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Self Esteem, ADHD, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression

As an individual who struggled with mental health issues myself, I understand that you can't just "snap out of it" —like some people think.

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As a strength-based therapist, I understand that at any given moment every client is trying their best to accomplish their goals, and that success can... As a strength-based therapist, I understand that at any given moment every client is trying their best to accomplish their goals, and that success can often come by helping the client identify their strengths and how to use them in new and creative ways. Read more

Evan Csir

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What is your go-to approach for ADHD therapy?

I use dialectical behavior therapy, behavior therapy techniques, cognitive behavior therapy techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy techniques as they help clients learn skills to better navigate their lives. Depending on the age of the client, I like to include the parents in the process so they understand what was discussed during sessions as well as to understand how to best support their child. I also encourage clients and parents to consider medication management as part of treatment as medication can help the client with regulating themselves as well as helping them focus on tasks / situations. Depending on the client, it may also be appropriate for me to consult with the school in order to help the client out as the school might be struggling in how to meet the child's needs.

What tools do you teach in ADHD therapy?

Tools that are taught during sessions include but are not limited to the following:

  • OHIO: Only Handle It Once. This phrase is commonly used in surgery to help doctors and nurses remember to use a tool as few times as possible in order to avoid injuring the patient as well as reducing the number of mistakes made. The same is true when it comes to completing tasks. For example, think about taking out the garbage and the steps necessary to complete it. By limiting the number of times one touches the garbage bag to take it out helps reduce the chances that the task will be incomplete.
  • Coping skills: This includes helping the client identify ways to help them regulate themselves and triggers plus bodily sensations associated with the emotion. This may also include recognizing emotions in others as well as identifying why others may or may not feel a certain way. This also includes helping clients identify actions they can take to help regulate themselves such as grounding techniques (focusing on neutral information such as naming things in the environment around them or favorite albums in alphabetical order or things that the person finds calming).
  • Social skills: This is helping the person learn how to navigate social situations more effectively. This includes learning healthier ways to respond to peers, problem solving skills such as scaling the problem (little, medium, big deal) as well as increasing flexibility skills.
  • Behavior chains: This is when a problem situation is broken apart into the steps that caused the unwanted outcome. The client then identifies where they could have done things differently so they could get what they wanted without getting into trouble.
  • Behavior momentum: This is when the client starts working on and completing easy tasks and gradually take on more challenging ones. Most folks are already familiar with this intervention as it is also called “being in the zone!”
  • Chore chart / list: making an external list of chores or tasks that need to be done.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in ADHD therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy when they report positive things happening in their lives and they're starting to maintain the progress it took for them to get there. This could be as minor as completing tasks a little bit easier to having multiple opportunities to hang out with friends.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement ADHD therapy?

I highly recommend that clients use external tools to help them out. It can be as simple as a calendar to help them keep track of important events, a notebook (physical or digital) to help keep track of requests and important thoughts, as well as using timers. Websites like Goblin Tools can help break down tasks into manageable steps and can provide as little or as detailed help as desired. Parents can help their child by modeling skills outside of sessions and being open about how they manage tasks and focus. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for parents needing to support their child in using skills and they may need to assist them in using them.

What should someone do to prepare for starting ADHD therapy?

To help prepare for their first session, an individual can generate a list of concerns and bring them to the session so they don't feel like they forget anything. Also, clients should also come with an open mind. Parents should also remind their child that they are not “bad” due to them discussing their challenges with others.

Starting ADHD therapy

What is ADHD therapy?

At Thriveworks, we offer ADHD therapy, which is an effective treatment for managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms such as inattention, inability to sit still, and lack of self-control. It can be used as an alternative to ADHD medication or used in tandem.

How does ADHD therapy work?

ADHD therapy works by using behavioral interventions — focusing on helping the individual develop organization skills, improve time management, and work on adaptive behaviors. A range of therapies are effective in helping people manage their ADHD and, sometimes, both individual and family therapy are important, particularly when the individual with ADHD symptoms is a child.

Symptoms of ADHD

Common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Inattention and difficulty focusing on tasks
  • Impulsivity and acting without thinking
  • Hyperactivity or restlessness

Can ADHD develop as a coping mechanism?

ADHD is not a coping mechanism—but is instead affected by both genetics and environmental factors. The skilled therapists at Thriveworks in Allentown, PA know how to treat the unique triggers and stressors that may influence the severity of someone’s ADHD symptoms.

Can someone with ADHD lead a normal life?

Yes—many individuals with ADHD live successful, ‘normal’ lives. Individuals with ADHD are not abnormal.

What kind of therapy is best for ADHD?

Common approaches to ADHD therapy include medication management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and parent training.

Is ADHD counseling conducted in person or online?

ADHD counseling is conducted both in person and online, depending on the individual’s preferences and their therapist’s availability.

How long does ADHD counseling last?

The length of ADHD therapy can differ based on individual requirements and treatment objectives, spanning from a few weeks to several months or extending further, contingent on progress and personal needs.

Need more help deciding?

The school keeps calling because teachers are complaining.  Your child fidgets constantly, cannot sit still, interrupts others, blurts things out, and interrupts class frequently. Your child is messy, forgetful, loses things all the time, and not matter what you do you are at your wits end. You are just not sure what to do or where to turn. No matter how many times you tell him to stop, it continues. What can you do?

It is possible that your child may have a common disorder call Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The hallmark symptoms of ADHD are inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and more. There are primarily three types, primarily inattentive type, primarily hyperactive/impulsive type, or a combined type. This is treatable and research has shown that counseling can help. Call a Thriveworks-Allentown counselor and we can discuss the options.

What Are the symptoms of ADHD?

Is my child is exhibiting normal childlike behaviors or if it is more than that? Is it truly a problem that needs to be addressed? Is the teacher is just overreacting? The truth is, it can be very confusing to differentiate between what is normal and what is not. However, if your child exhibits many of the following behaviors and it interferes with their daily functioning, especially at school, your child may benefit from an evaluation. Here are some of the common symptoms:

  • Trouble focusing and/or paying attention
  • Does not seem to listen when being spoken too directly
  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Does not pay close attention to details
  • Fails to complete tasks or homework or avoids lengthy tasks or assignments
  • Unorganized, forgetful, and loses things frequently
  • Often fidgets with hands or feet
  • Difficulty sitting still, gets out of seat, runs and climbs on furniture
  • Talks excessively, interrupts frequently, and blurts things out
  • Seems to be constantly on the go or driven by a motor
  • Cannot play quietly

Could I Have ADHD as an Adult?

You can have ADHD as an adult. Many people have struggled throughout their lives with feeling stupid, lazy, and crazy. If you feel as though you have always had many of the same symptoms and it currently impacts your work and relationships, you may want to be evaluated, as well. It is not uncommon for people to get pretty far in life, most commonly suspecting that something was wrong, but not sure how to quite put your finger on it. Usually it’s the people with the predominantly inattentive type that do not find out what is happening until much later because it can be very subtle. If you have had difficulty with organizing your life, managing time, and holding down a job, counseling can help. Call a Thriveworks-Allentown counselor. Let us help you get and stay on track.

What Are the Causes of ADHD?

ADHD is an executive functioning processing disorder or a neurodevelopmental disorder. That means that there are maturational lags in the way that the brain develops. Researchers believe that both genetics and the environment can both play a factor. That is why sometimes medication can help as well as counseling, cognitive behavioral strategies, and parenting techniques. Typically for best results, a combination of therapy and medication is the most useful.

Can Counseling Help: If So, How?

A proper and thorough diagnostic assessment is the most important part for proper treatment.  Even if you have many of the symptoms it does not mean that you have ADHD for certain.  Other diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and more have symptoms that overlap or mimic symptoms of ADHD and cause attention problems. If you do have ADHD it is helpful to know exactly which type of ADHD you may have because treatment will focus on teaching skills geared toward those deficits. Counseling for ADHD may include education, parent training, behavior modification, and techniques and strategies to increase self-regulation, organization, or time-management skills. It may also include a referral for medication management. Research has shown that counseling can help by teaching skills to help you modify brain functions.

How Can Thriveworks Allentown Help?

Our counselors at Thriveworks Allentown are trained in assessing and treating ADHD. We will meet with you or your child to conduct an ADHD screening and/or more comprehensive evaluation and assess whether you or your child truly has ADHD or determine if something else better explains the symptoms. We will work hard to determine what is going on to give you the right course of treatment. Call now. We can help. It doesn’t have to stay this way forever.

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Allentown therapists and counselors accept 45 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Allentown
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

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I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Read more I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Donna Feb 2024
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Top notch service! Excellent 1-on-1 counseling. Very pleased with her help so far!
Paul Feb 2024
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Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Read more Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Kristen Jan 2024
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown is located off of Hausman Rd., in a building with several other businesses. These include Integrity Personnel, Inova Technologies, and GPI/Greenman-Pederson, Inc. There is a small lake behind our building.

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(484) 246-8451

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