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"I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better menta... "I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better mental health, and wellness." Read more

Suzanne Hillin

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What is your go-to approach for ADHD therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in ADHD therapy is to use The New Attention Deficit for Adults Workbook by Lynn Weiss, PHD. Dr. Weiss uses a positive, brain diversity approach that emphasized the amazing abilities of those with this type of brain while providing practical ways to deal with things that might be challenging to that particular person.

What tools do you teach in ADHD therapy?

I teach clients in ADHD therapy to value and affirm their gifts, while learning skills to manage practical challenges.

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

I know when a client is making meaningful progress in ADHD therapy when the client affirms themself in a more positive light and expresses more ease of management of their particular challenges.

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

Clients can supplement their time in ADHD therapy with using Dr. Weiss's workbook, doing work between sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting ADHD therapy?

To prepare for their first ADHD therapy session, an individual can take some time to think about their particular challenges, how the challenge effects their career/relationship/self esteem, and prepare themselves to do the homework.

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 Asheville, NC 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?

Caroline started seventh grade recently, and while she has always loved school, this year has felt different. She has trouble paying attention in class and can’t seem to follow the teacher’s instructions. She makes careless mistakes on her homework, which has never been a problem in the past. Her grades are starting to suffer –– she feels frustrated, and her parents aren’t happy.

Has your child been struggling in the classroom? Do they suffer from impulsivity or hyperactivity? These are hallmark symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a mental disorder that can make it hard to focus, concentrate, and sit still.

ADHD is a mental illness that can leave people feeling frustrated and embarrassed. Thankfully, ADHD is easily treatable under the guidance of a licensed counselor, therapist, psychiatrist, or another mental health professional. They can provide compassionate care and help reduce symptoms so you can live your best life.

Could you or your child benefit from an ADHD assessment? If so, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Asheville, NC today. Someone from our scheduling team can help you get started.

Common ADHD Symptoms Checklist

ADHD typically manifests in one of three ways –– inattentiveness, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a combination of the two. Here are some of the most common symptoms of ADHD:


  • Trouble concentrating
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Short attention span
  • Appearing forgetful or losing things
  • Trouble with tedious or time-intensive tasks


  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Tendency to interrupt conversations
  • Little or no sense of danger
  • Talking out of turn

The combined type can include symptoms from both categories at the same time.

Diagnosing ADHD can be challenging without the expertise of a licensed professional. Children are naturally energetic and have short attention spans, so a comprehensive analysis is required to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan.

If you’re ready to take the next step, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Asheville, NC to get started.

ADHD Treatment: Therapy and Medications

ADHD’s symptoms can make functioning more difficult, whether you’re at school, work, or home. Thankfully, mental health professionals can treat the symptoms of ADHD and help people with the disorder live happier, healthier lives.

Therapy is one of the most commonly used methods of treating ADHD. There are many types of therapy that can be beneficial, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT can help people learn to recognize and change unhealthy thought patterns. For example, if you’re encountering demoralizing thoughts about your impulsivity and hyperactivity, CBT can help you address those thoughts in a productive and healthy way.
  • Family therapy: This form of therapy helps families build bonds and communicate more effectively. It is especially helpful for children with ADHD because it can help parents understand how to manage and respond to their children’s ADHD-related behaviors in a supportive way.

Medications are another important part of some treatment plans. Stimulants are some of the best-known and most widely used medications to treat ADHD. They’re safe and have been approved to treat adult ADHD as well as ADHD in children. Non-stimulant options are also available for clients who don’t respond well to stimulants.

When you’re ready to live a calmer, happier life, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Asheville, NC to schedule an appointment.

Schedule an ADHD Assessment at Thriveworks Counseling in Asheville, NC

We know that life can be hectic and finding time for mental health care can be difficult. That’s why we set out to make the therapeutic process as convenient and easy as possible. Our providers offer evening and weekend appointment options in addition to standard weekday availability. We also have a flexible cancelation policy for when life gets in the way.

Will driving to our Asheville office be difficult for you? If so, consider setting up an online appointment with one of our therapists, counselors, or psychiatrists. You can work with a provider over the phone or through a video chat, receiving valuable mental health care without leaving your home.

Today, more healthcare insurance providers are including mental health coverage in their insurance plans. We accept most major insurance plans so check with your insurance company to see if your plan includes mental health coverage.

The licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Asheville, NC are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Call our office today to set up your first appointment. We can’t wait to help you live your best life.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Asheville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Read more Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Diane Feb 2024 verified review
Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
Read more Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Asheville is off of Patton Avenue, and near Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden Cafe. Across the street is Pritchard Park and Sonora Cocina Mexicana.

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(828) 523-9140

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