ADHD Therapy in TherapyLand—Child Therapy, Counseling
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very well known in today’s society. It comes up in the news, it is discussed among parents, at school, and in doctor’s offices around the country. There is controversy about diagnosis and treatment, and the use or overuse of medications. But when your child is struggling with ADHD, or you are wondering about whether they are suffering from it, none of the popular culture chatter matters. What matters is getting help for your child, right at this moment.
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Having ADHD can affect so many different areas of your child’s life–from sports teams and schoolwork to chores and hygiene. Thriveworks TherapyLand child therapists can address the need for getting your help the child they deserve. We are ready to help your child, right where they are, right at this moment. We can assess, diagnose, and treat ADHD, and partner with the family to work towards progress. If you think your child could benefit from working with a child ADHD therapist, give us a call to start.
What Does ADHD Look Like for Children?
ADHD manifests with several different symptoms. These can include common symptoms such as limited attention and hyperactivity, but they can also include others, such as aggression, anxiety, and irritability. ADHD can contribute to problems with functioning at school, having trouble with friends and in social situations, and can be disruptive at home. A child with ADHD might:
- Daydream often
- Fidget or squirm
- Talk excessively
- Forget or lose things frequently
- Have trouble sharing or taking turns
- Have difficulty getting along with other kids
- Make risky choices and can’t resist temptation
- Struggle with mood swings
There is no specific reason why a child might suffer from ADHD and children with this condition cannot outgrow these behaviors. However, with the help of a licensed child therapist at Thriveworks, they can learn how to manage their behaviors and feelings to better cope with their condition.
How Does ADHD Child Therapy Work?
Once your child is diagnosed with ADHD, your child’s therapist will create a unique plan of care that is catered to their needs and goals. Thriveworks child therapists will address each of the symptoms that your child is expressing, and work towards managing them in a healthy, positive way. We will discuss different treatment options, and partner with you, as the parent, to find solutions that are comfortable for everyone involved. In addition to working through their thoughts and feelings, the therapist will help your child learn the importance of:
- Staying active by joining sports teams, dance, or other physical activities
- Develop better eating habits to include a well-balanced diet
- Getting the recommended amount of sleep based on their age range
- Limit the amount of daily screen time from the TV, video games, phones, and computers
- Manage thoughts and feelings that can cause outbursts of emotion
- Keeping themselves focused at school and at home through coping methods
Another great way to make sure your child is on the right track is through family therapy. Your child’s therapist may have you and any other caregivers come to a few sessions so you can better learn how to help your child manage their symptoms and focus back on the task at hand.
In some instances, some children may benefit from the use of medication. There are different types of medications such as stimulants and non-stimulants that could work in their case. However, discuss with your child’s psychologist any questions or concerns you may have prior to starting medication. They will help guide you towards whatever path that is best for your child.
Schedule an Appointment with a Child ADHD Therapist at Thriveworks
When your child is struggling, you can easily feel overwhelmed and confused by the number of choices available to you. Rest assured, Thriveworks TherapyLand child therapists are a trusted choice. Thriveworks providers are leaders in their field, ready to put their expertise to work for your child and your family.
Unlike most therapy and counseling offices, we do not operate with a waiting list. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours in most cases. Also, we offer online counseling options to those who have busy schedules or find it hard to make it to in-person sessions If you have been struggling with your child for a long time, and are unsure where to turn or how to get help, we are here and ready to help. Early intervention is key in helping a child develop to the best of their ability and learn the coping mechanisms they need to live full and happy lives. We are here, ready to help. Call Thriveworks today to get started.