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14,681 people sought ADHD therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Westborough are booked, but we have 52 other therapists in MA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Westborough, MA 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. Work with an ADHD counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Westborough.

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 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 persons 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 of 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 Westborough, 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 Counseling in Westborough to begin the process of change!
 

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 Westborough therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Choice Health Plan

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westborough
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

4.8 Thriveworks Westborough reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Read more Hello all, I just want to tell everyone at thriveworks in Westboro mass office and future customers that I have had the pleasure of a 5 star counselor in donna hayes. Donna helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. A law enforcement life, with lots of issues. She has helped me immensely. God bless you donna. Hopefully I will see you in fall when I return home. Thanks for your help and sorry for quitting exit today on my last appointment. Best regards always. Brian
Westborough Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve had a wonderful experience. The staff is punctual and kind.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Read more Thriveworks has been wonderful so far. My therapist is very supportive and communicative. The appointment reminders are very helpful, too.
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Read more I love my therapist and feel better about my life knowing that I have guidance and direction in my life
Westborough Jan 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Read more My therapist is thoughtful, compassionate, incisive in a good way, understands complex trauma, and is full of good humor.
Westborough Aug 2018
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★★★★★
For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Read more For a first visit, this place set a very good example for what is ahead. Attentive, note-taking, observant I am pleased with the initial visit.
Westborough Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Just met Greg today so far everything went well.
Westborough Apr 2018
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Good chat with Stephanie
Westborough Apr 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westborough is located at 5 E Main St Suite 3, Westborough, MA 01581, in the same building as Berkshire Bank.

Phone number

(774) 252-7733

Languages spoken by MA providers

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