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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 Ashland, VA 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?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of the brain that prohibits the individual from being able to have consistent concentration and is often detectable by noticing an acute pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that hinders daily life. A person with ADHD wanders off task, has difficulty remaining focused, is unorganized.

Hyperactivity is an inability to sit still and a person who struggles with it seems to move about constantly, including instances where moving is not appropriate. Individuals with ADHD excessively fidget, tap, or talk. The excessive activity can be draining to those around them.

ADHD individuals also tend to make hasty decisions or actions that occur in the moment with little to no thought and could potentially put themselves in danger. They struggle with the ability to delay gratification.

Signs and Symptoms

Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms are indicative of ADHD. These symptoms may be in conjunction with one another or they may not. The combination of ADHD is most prevalent in children.

The following symptoms are common in individuals with ADHD:

  • Overlook or miss details
  • Problems maintaining attentiveness for extended periods of time
  • Lack of listening
  • Follow through with directions
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoid or dislike tasks that require mental focus
  • Typically loses things often
  • Be easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fidgeting
  • Inability to sit still
  • Inability to be quiet in structured situations like classrooms
  • Constantly in motion
  • Excessive talking
  • Issues speaking in turn
  • Interrupting during conversation or activities

Individuals who display symptoms of ADHD require an evaluation by a licensed medical professional. ADHD symptoms can appear as early as three years old and can continue through adulthood. Adults with ADHD may have a history of difficulty in school, problems at work, or difficulty maintaining platonic or romantic relationships.

Treatment and Therapies

There is no cure for ADHD, as with many mental health illnesses, but there are treatments available to help improve the daily lives of those who suffer. These treatments include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of multiple treatments


ADHD medications have been known to reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and is a common treatment method to help children and individuals to help improve their ability to focus, work, and learn. It takes time to identify the right medication and several may be tried before the correct prescription and dosage is found that helps the individual. Medications that have been administered to help ADHD patients have to be closely monitored for side effects and effectiveness.

Stimulants are the most common medication used to treat individuals with ADHD. Stimulants are effective because they treat the brains ability to think and be attentive.

Therapy Types

There are several different therapies that can be used to address individuals who struggle with the symptoms of ADHD. Psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and family therapy may be used to help address attentiveness or inconsistent behavior patterns. Therapists can help individuals learn how to cope with episodes and develop tools that can help them remain focused, mindful, and attentive. While not every therapy is the same, it can be extremely helpful to improving an ADHD sufferer’s quality of life.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
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Talk therapy

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

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

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