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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 Bedford, NH 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?

Does your child have trouble paying attention in school? Have they ever lashed out after being asked to sit quietly for a short amount of time? Are they often unable to complete chores, tasks, or homework assignments?

Think about your own behaviors. Do you often find yourself tapping your foot or playing with nearby objects when you’re forced to sit still? Do you have trouble meditating or relaxing? Do you often interrupt others during conversations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you or your child may have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurological brain disorder that impacts a person’s ability to concentrate, sit still, and control impulses.

The exact symptoms of ADHD can vary based on the individual but the disorder can generally make it difficult to focus, form relationships, stick to deadlines, and think clearly.

While ADHD is a lifelong illness, its impact can be alleviated with therapy, medications, and self-care practices. A therapist, psychiatrist, or another mental health professional at Thriveworks can help you manage your hyperactivity, attention levels, and impulsiveness.

To receive an assessment to determine if you have ADHD and to begin treatment, please call us at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH. Our licensed mental health professionals are standing by to help.

Common Symptoms of ADHD in Children and Adults

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be broken down into two categories: inattentiveness and hyperactivity. Inattentiveness may cause adults and children with ADHD to be:

  • Unfocused
  • Distracted
  • Bored
  • Forgetful
  • Disorganized
  • Unmotivated

Additionally, you may have difficulties paying attention when spoken to or following through on projects, assignments, or promises. You or your child may also be less likely to notice minor errors.

In terms of hyperactivity, you may have trouble sitting still or balancing multiple tasks at once. Other symptoms of hyperactivity include:

  • Foot tapping or fidgeting
  • Talking over others
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Feeling restless
  • Inability to engage in quiet activities

Inattentiveness and hyperactivity may present themselves differently in adults and children, and ADHD can be especially frustrating for younger children who may not yet have the vocabulary to vocalize their needs and concerns. They may even lose their temper because they’re unable to successfully express themselves.

That’s why testing early for ADHD can be so important — early intervention can make a world of difference in a child’s quality of life. If you or your child are experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed above, please contact us at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH to speak with a licensed professional today.

What ADHD Counseling Looks Like

A licensed mental health provider will look for a number of different indicators when determining whether or not you have ADHD. These indicators can include:

  • The number of symptoms (usually five or more)
  • The duration and severity of the symptoms
  • The appearance of symptoms in more than one setting (school, home, work, etc.)

In addition to questioning you, your provider may ask to interview your friends or family, review your medical history, and perform other kinds of tests. If the results of your assessment indicate that you’re suffering from ADHD, you’ll receive a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific situation.

Treatments can include medications (such as stimulants and non-stimulants) and therapies (such as behavioral therapy, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy). Lifestyle changes, support groups, and goal-setting exercises may also be used to treat ADHD. Your provider may also recommend wellness activities such as exercise, meditation, or yoga to help with concentration and stress levels.

A Thriveworks professional in Bedford, NH can help you identify whether you are experiencing ADHD and what you can do about it. To get started with an assessment, reach out to our scheduling team today.

Meet With an ADHD Therapist at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH

Online tests for ADHD abound, but these tests are often incomplete and fail to truly assess whether a person has the disorder. To add to this uncertainty, people with adult ADHD often attribute their actions to another illness or disorder because they believe that ADHD only affects children. While symptoms of the disorder typically first appear in childhood, a diagnosis can be given at any time throughout your life. To receive a professional ADHD assessment, book with us at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH.

We offer in-person and online therapy and counseling. Our offices have convenient opening and closing hours, and we accept a variety of insurance plans for your convenience.

If you need additional support in between sessions, you can always access your provider by phone or email. You’ll also have access to our online message board and life coaching Q&A services.

ADHD is a manageable illness with proper intervention and care. Call us at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH to set up an appointment and begin treatment.

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 Bedford therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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My wife and I had an excellent experience with our amazing counselor Sam. We reached out for help with communication and intimacy issues and he helped us make real positive change in our lives. The strategies we developed with Sam have made a huge difference and we feel more connected than ever. He was always attentive, thoughtful, and accommodating to our busy schedules. The option to meet remotely or in person was a huge plus for us. We highly recommend his services.
Read more My wife and I had an excellent experience with our amazing counselor Sam. We reached out for help with communication and intimacy issues and he helped us make real positive change in our lives. The strategies we developed with Sam have made a huge difference and we feel more connected than ever. He was always attentive, thoughtful, and accommodating to our busy schedules. The option to meet remotely or in person was a huge plus for us. We highly recommend his services.
Bedford Jun 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling Bedford is located at 173 S River Rd Suite 2, Bedford, NH 03110, at the intersection of Executive Park Drive.

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(603) 255-5267

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