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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 Richmond, 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?

Do you suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? ADHD can make you feel overwhelmed, distracted, and impulsive — like you’ve lost control of your life. The good news is you can regain control.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Symptoms of ADHD can include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Disorganization
  • Frequent mood swings

These symptoms can make it difficult to live a happy and productive life, but you can learn how to manage them.

What’s the difference between ADHD and ADD?

You’ll often hear these two terms used interchangeably. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADD) were once two different conditions, but they now refer to the same condition. ADHD is the current and preferred terminology.

ADHD makes time management a tricky business

Are you constantly late for work and social events? No matter how much of a head start you give yourself, you just can’t seem to to beat the clock. It’s important to realize this has nothing to do with laziness. Persons with ADHD are prone to distractibility and can easily lose track of time.

The good news is that you can learn to better manage your time. Part of the answer may lie in your pocket — your smartphone. Use your phone’s calendar to set reminders to alert you of upcoming events. Set two reminders: one a few days before the event and a second one an hour before the event. Technology can be a great tool for managing your ADHD, but take care that it doesn’t become another source of distraction.

I feel so distracted and disorganized.”

For people struggling with the symptoms of ADHD, staying focused and organized can be difficult — but it can be done. Just because you have ADHD, it doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive and accomplish your goals.

Here are some tips for staying on task and restoring order to your life:

1. Tidy up Your Workspace

ADHD can make you more prone to distraction, and a messy desk can be a minefield of distraction. Clear your desk of any unnecessary clutter, and you’ll find it much easier to find what you need and focus on the task at hand.

2. Minimize Distractions

To help you focus while you work, block out distracting sounds with music or white noise.

3. Keep a To-Do List

As you receive new tasks or assignments, capture them on a list. It can be a piece paper, a document on your computer, an app on your phone — whichever you’re more comfortable with.

4. Prioritize

Each morning, decide on a handful of important things you want to accomplish that day (the fewer the better). Do these early in the day when your mind and body are fresh — before checking email, social media, or the news. Save mundane tasks for later in the day.

5. Work in bursts

Trying to work 4 straight hours on a project is setting yourself up for failure. Instead, try working for 30 minutes at a time and then taking a 5 minute break. It’s much easier to stay focused for short periods of time.

6. Clean out your inbox

Email is an essential communication tool, but the sheer amount we receive each day can be overwhelming, especially to persons with ADHD. When you have an inbox full of messages, all calling for your attention (“Do this! Buy that!”), it’s hard to know where to start. Try setting aside 15 minutes each day for processing your mail. Go through your inbox and archive the messages you need to keep and delete the ones you don’t.

ADHD can impact your relationships. Have you ever sat through an entire meeting at work and realized you haven’t heard a word? We all daydream from time to time, but for persons with ADHD, paying attention can be real challenge.

Listening is a crucial social skills for building and maintaining fulfilling relationships at home and at work. Put simply, it’s how we connect with people. You can learn to hone your listening skills and, in turn, strengthen your relationships with the important people in your life.

ADHD is nothing to be ashamed of. In a society where “I have ADD” has become a catchphrase, it can be hard to come forward and ask for help with your ADHD. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), less than 20 percent of adults with ADHD have received treatment.

The truth is, ADHD is a very real condition can impair the quality of your life. There’s no shame in asking for help.

Let us help you bring your life into focus

At Thriveworks Richmond, we believe your ADHD shouldn’t define you. You’re passionate, hard-working, creative — you deserve to live a calmer, more productive life. You can sharpen your focus on your relationships and on your work. You can become more mindful and enjoy being in the moment. We’re committed to helping you learn these skills and more. It’s time to stop struggling to keep up and start excelling.

Contact Thriveworks Richmond at 804-554-0356 to begin thriving.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
  • English
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