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964 people sought ADHD therapy help at Colorado Springs in the last year

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +7 more

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +8 more
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As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of... As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of life challenges that allow me to understand how to cope with and overcome difficulties to live a more fulfilling and functional life. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
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Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's pa... Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's past experiences. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each indiv... As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each individual effectively. Read more

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 Colorado Springs, CO 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?

ADHD symptoms probably provided a huge advantage when knights would fight for the honor of their king in epic battles using only their gleaming armor and trusty sword. But, battles are no longer fought one on one with a sword and ‘honor’ is too often given through high grades, prestigious awards and the amount of work a person can get done in a day. This type of “honor” is not very conducive to some individuals with ADHD. However, ADHD wires the brain to work differently than non-attention deficit people, which can lead to a huge advantage in certain situations. Management of ADHD symptoms is important, however, it’s also important to work to prevent the onset of anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses that sometimes accompany ADHD. Support will also help to ease the apparent disconnect between an ADHD mind and the world we live in. The counselors at Colorado Springs Thriveworks are here to bridge that gap.

What is ADHD?

Technically speaking it is ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’. Besides being a mouthful that probably raises more questions than it answers, the name barely touches on what ADHD is and what symptoms can occur. There are many stereotypical symptoms that people think of when thinking of ADHD:

  • Frequently on the move
  • Making decisions quickly, being impulsive
  • Short attention span

Although these stereotypes have some truth, it doesn’t give us a full understanding. ADHD can actually be split into three subcategories:

  • Primarily Inattentive
  • Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • Combined

Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive is often times the easiest to diagnose and is most commonly found in males. Primarily Inattentive type typically doesn’t have the hyperactive or impulsive behaviors. People with this type may struggle with focus, forgetfulness and listening. Interestingly, women are more likely to have this type of ADHD, and since it is harder to diagnose, many females will not receive the support and treatment needed. Finally, the combined type of ADHD is simply the symptoms of both versions brought together yielding both the downsides and the gifts that come with having ADHD. Whichever type a person has, it’s important to acknowledge the symptoms and struggles and find strategies and support. This will help to prevent any adverse symptoms of ADHD, such as low self-worth or shame which can accompany symptoms of ADHD. The good news is that the symptoms of ADHD can be managed, revealing the inner strengths and abilities of a person who has ADHD. The team at Colorado Springs Thriveworks will work with you to meet this goal.

ADHD Symptoms

ADHD can affect anyone- children, adults, males and females. Each person will have different symptoms, so this is not an all-inclusive list. The best way to find out if you or a loved one has ADHD is to have a professional evaluation.

ADHD Symptoms (includes symptoms from all three types):

  • Easily distracted by outside stimuli (sounds, conversations, movement)
  • Has difficulty organizing and prioritizing
  • Is reluctant to engage in problems that require sustained mental work
  • Does not seem to pay attention when being talked to
  • Isn’t able to sustain attention for long periods of time
  • Fails to pay close attention to detail
  • Fidgets and squirms when forced to sit
  • Has difficulty remaining quiet when engaging in a leisure activity
  • Interrupts others
  • Has a hard time waiting for their turn

The biggest discretion comes between adults and children. ADHD in adults can manifest itself in harder to distinguish symptoms such has time management difficulties and impulsivity – such as your credit card bill is less representative of the groceries bought and more telling of the many boots you have stacked in your closet that are rarely worn. Also, intense mood swings may mask ADHD with other symptoms like feeling depressed, lacking of motivation and even being hyper focused. Hyper focus is when an ADHD mind swings 180 on a person and they become so enthralled in the task at hand that the rest of the world doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Differences between males and females exist too. There is clearly much complexity in an ADHD diagnosis and treatment. With each case being unique, Colorado Springs Thriveworks strives to create a personal connection with individuals and work with their symptoms directly.

ADHD Treatment

It’s a common misconception that too much screen time, sugar or bad parenting can lead to ADHD. This is simply not true. There is strong evidence for it being genetic, but we aren’t positive. Limiting screen time and eating a healthy diet can be good steps in preventing strong ADHD symptoms. Our counselors at Thriveworks will coach you in these changes and others – finding strategies that will work for you or your loved one. Other, more nerdy approaches, include behavioral therapy (teaches children to reign in their impulses and train the parent to act in a way that will benefit the parent-child relationship) or skills-based intervention (such as alternative learning techniques). Also, positive feedback is essential for children who too often receive criticisms and punishments for their behavior.

Colorado Springs Thriveworks will also help you navigate the school system and can advise your child’s teacher on how best to interact with him or her. (Daily report cards- where good behavior at school is rewarded at home- often times work).

When ADHD symptoms aren’t recognized, there can be negative results on an individual’s life, including their emotional and mental states. When the symptoms are properly treated, people with ADHD can thrive with their uniquely wired brain. Their brain can ‘see’ things others can’t. For example, many pro mountain bikers have ADHD. They find that it helps them to quickly react to stimuli and adjust their course. They can quickly notice different paths to get around an obstacle, which may remain unnoticed by their competitors.

Colorado Springs Thriveworks ADHD counseling can help you on your path to living a happier and more fulfilling life. Call us today: 719-266-3919

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 Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Colorado Springs
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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Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Read more Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Sreedevi Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Read more I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Read more Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Colorado Springs Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Read more Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Colorado Springs Sep 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Read more My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Read more Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Read more Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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★★★★★
I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Read more I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located at the corner of Chancellor and Channel Drive. Our building is across from Sassy Tan, next to Pikes Peak Dental, and slightly north of Fairfax Ridge Park. We share a building with Brothers Dental, and have parking available directly outside our main entrance.

Phone number

(719) 259-4585

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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