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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 Jersey City, NJ 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?

Shawn is a smart, rambunctious young boy. He’s 13 now, but his parents have been at a loss for how to manage his behavior for years. Shawn has always been impulsive — his parents have to keep an eye out for his destructive antics around the house. He does well enough in school but his teachers send notes home frequently about his outbursts and talking over other students.

Shawn is having issues making and keeping friends as he’s entering his teenage years. His classmates are frustrated at his off-color jokes and his tendency to yell. Shawn’s parents are starting to worry — will everything be alright?

It turns out that Shawn is suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s a disorder marked by inattentiveness or impulsivity and a range of physical and mental symptoms. Both children and adults can suffer from ADHD — the disorder can make it more difficult to excel in work, school, or in personal relationships.

Do you think you or your child is living with ADHD? We want you to know that treatment is available. Working with a mental health professional can help adults and children with ADHD learn how to manage their symptoms and thrive. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ to get started.

ADHD: Common Symptoms

ADHD typically falls into three different types: inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a combination of the two.

Inattentive ADHD usually involves the following symptoms:

  • Inability to pay attention
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Difficulty staying organized
  • Disliking tasks that require focus for a long period of time
  • Distracted by outside stimuli
  • Frequently losing items

Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD usually involves the following symptoms:

  • Trouble staying still
  • Restlessness
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Excessive talking
  • Little or no sense of danger
  • Tendency to interrupt conversations
  • Excessive talking
  • Difficulty waiting
  • Tendency to speak out of turn

The combined type of ADHD usually involves symptoms from both groups. To receive a diagnosis for any of these categories, children 16 and under must exhibit six or more symptoms from one or both categories, and people 17 and over need to exhibit five or more of these symptoms. The disorder is typically diagnosed after symptoms are present for six months or longer.

Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult in children, as some level of hyperactivity and inattention is common for most children. Adult ADHD also frequently goes undiagnosed for years. However, our licensed mental health professionals are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and its symptoms. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ if you want to set up an appointment for yourself or your child.

Can Therapy Help Someone With ADHD?

Children can show ADHD symptoms as early as seven years of age and symptoms usually continue into adulthood. Treatment for ADHD usually involves therapy, medication, or a mix of the two.

There are several therapeutic methods that can help people with ADHD manage their symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for example, can help someone with the disorder recognize and manage problematic thought processes in a healthier way. Family therapy can help the entire family unit learn how to respond effectively to outbursts or inattentiveness so their child’s behavior improves quicker.

Medications are another option for people with ADHD. A psychiatrist can prescribe an ADHD medication, such as a stimulant, to help you focus and learn more effectively. These medications are safe and have been used in professional practice for a long time. Your provider will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Do you think you or your child could benefit from ADHD treatment? If so, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ.

ADHD Therapy or Counseling in Jersey City, NJ

Living with ADHD can make it harder for someone to learn, grow, and build meaningful relationships — but we want you to know that support is available. Working with a mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ can help you or your child achieve a calmer, more balanced, and more focused state of mind.

Our goal is to provide flexible, convenient mental health services. To do that, we offer online appointments, weekend and evening sessions, and flexible cancellations.

We won’t put you on a waitlist when you call, and you might be able to meet with a provider quickly — sometimes within 48 hours of calling. We accept many healthcare insurance plans so check with your provider to see if your plan includes mental health coverage.

If you’re struggling with symptoms of ADHD, call our office today. Our mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Jersey City, NJ are ready to help you thrive.

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 Jersey City therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jersey City is located at the intersection of Sip Ave and Bergen Ave. Behind the building is Hudson County Community College Park. We currently share the building with Capital One and Blink Fitness, among other businesses.

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(973) 529-8926

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