Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

508 people sought ADHD therapy help at Media in the last year

Discover how starting ADHD therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

2 therapists available at Media
View all Media providers

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +9 more

Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reachin... Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reaching all of your goals. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +19 more
Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +21 more

I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with... I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with daily life stressors. 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 Media, PA 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?

What is ADHD? Does my child have ADHD? How is my child diagnosed with ADHD? What does ADHD do to a child? How can I help my ADHD child ADHD?

If you are a parent asking yourselves any of the above questions, read on. ADHD is a disorder that is becoming increasingly more common in children. According to the CDC nearly 5% of children in the US suffer from ADHD and about 10% of children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. ADHD is a disorder that significantly affects a child’s ability to maintain focus, be organized, and control his impulses.

Symptoms

Most often, ADHD symptoms begin to affect the child and are most noticed when a child transitions to school, where the ability to pay attention, remain focused, and remain seated are crucial to the child’s academic success and development. It is when a child begins to exhibit difficulties in transitioning to the school structure and meeting the academic expectations that problems arise, in the form of poor grades, disciplinary issues, impulse control problems, and social issues.

Diagnosis

To make a diagnosis of ADHD the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) requires a child must exhibit at least 6 or more of the following symptoms for 6 months or longer and the symptoms must interfere with their functioning and development.

1. Inattention (6 or more)

  • Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  • Difficulty sustaining attention
  • Not listening to when spoken to directly
  • Does not follow through on instructions
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Dislikes and avoids engaging in tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Often losses things
  • Often distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Often forgetful in daily activities

2. Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (6 or more)

  • Fidgety
  • Difficulty remaining seated when expected to
  • Running and climbing in inappropriate situations
  • Unable to engage in activities quietly
  • Often “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out answers before a question is completed
  • Difficulty waiting his turn
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

What now?

The Inability to understand and help a child struggling with the symptoms of ADHD often leads to frustration with everyone in that’s child’s life. Lack of treatment can have long term consequences for a child in the form of poor grades, low self- esteem, social problems, negative self- image, disciplinary problems, and depression and anxiety. Understanding the difficulties and challenges of ADHD and available treatment options are essential. There are several treatment options to help a child and family better understand and cope with ADHD.

Treatments

Treatment for ADHD typically can consist of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and medication to target and decrease the specific symptoms. Through treatment, children can better understand their struggles and learn to identify their feelings and express their frustrations, they will work on improving their coping skills to better manage impulses and other problematic behavior, and they will strengthen their social skills to improve their ability to establish and maintain positive peer relationships.

Support for Parents

Parents will receive support to enhance their parenting skills learn new skills to better support and understand their child to improve their chances for academic and social success. At Thriveworks we have dedicated and licensed professionals who can help. Our therapists are licensed Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselors. If you have a child currently exhibiting academic difficulties or believe might be struggling with symptoms of ADHD, Thriveworks can help.

Same and next-day appointments!

We also know how difficult it can be to get an appointment with a qualified therapist who accepts your health insurance. Many practices don’t even answer the phone, much less call you back if you leave a voicemail. At Thriveworks, we always answer the phone and typically are able to offer same and next-day appointments.

We accept insurance!

We accept most major insurance plans and typically offer appointments within 24 hours of your initial call.

Convenient location

We are conveniently located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at 600 N Jackson St, Suite 300, Media, PA, 19063, and are accessible by public transportation via SEPTA Regional Rail, Trolley, and bus. We also offer ample free parking.

Call 610-808-9923 to schedule an appointment, or fill out a contact form and we’ll call you!

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 Media therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

Show more
Self-pay costs at Media
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

Hear from our clients

Thriveworks Media has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Pennsylvania.

4.5 Thriveworks Media reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

13 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Media is located off of N Jackson St, and our building is in the center of Cooper St., W 6th St., W 7th St., and N Jackson St.

Phone number

(610) 557-1991

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET