We’ve learned that certainty provides relief. Be certain if you have ADHD. An ADHD assessment at the Washington, D.C. Center for Neurocognitive Excellence will give you that certainty. Our assessments include one-on-one assessment with a therapist. Once our assessments are completed, we will help you develop a plan to address your needs. Creating the plan will give you specific steps to address your issues and develop your strengths.
Our treatment for takes a variety of forms, depending on the needs of the client. For deeper emotional issues, we recommend a traditional supportive therapeutic relationship, looking at the roadblocks that prevent real change. These sessions usually consist of a minimum of 6 sessions and can continue on for years if necessary. For others, a pro-active goal-oriented coaching relationship may be more effective. We will work to provide the plan that is right for you and you change and grow.
It is as easy as watching a movie and as effective as stimulant medication for ADHD, according to the most updated research. Neurofeedback works by placing electrodes directly on the head which send your brain activity to a computer program used by the therapist. The therapist uses the computer to send signals to the movie you’re watching that dims or lightens the screen and sends a sound to speakers to train your brain. Neurofeedback training improves focus, reduces impulsivity, and increases emotional control.
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ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation
An ADD/ADHD evaluation is a targeted diagnostic assessment of childhood and current symptoms, designed to diagnosis or rule out ADD/ADHD. The evaluation consists of three sections: The first is a clinical interview to gain a better picture of your childhood and current problems. The second is a number of questionnaires and assessments that assess for executive functioning and other ADHD symptoms. Finally, all the data is compiled and your therapist will provide you with the results and a plan to help you move forward. If you do meet criteria for ADD/ADHD, different treatments options will be provided. Call our testing specialists now at 202-570-7795 to get an accurate picture.
A comprehensive evaluation assesses an individual’s emotional, educational, and behavioral functioning. This is the evaluation that is needed for extra time on standardized tests like the SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc. This evaluation is designed to diagnose or rule out ADD/ADHD and related concerns like learning challenges and anxiety, while also exploring one’s strengths. The assessment begins with a clinical interview. Next, the client completes performance based assessments and questionnaires with the testing psychologist. This takes 6-8 hours and is often split into two sessions. The testing psychologist also works with teachers, family members, and others who know the client well to round out the important information. Finally, all the information is compiled and you are provided with the results and individualized recommendations. Each client has the opportunity to ask all their questions and speak about the results. Additionally you will be provided with a written report. After the results are discussed with you, the testing psychologist is available to provide consultation and support, including attending IEP meetings. Call our testing specialists now at 202-570-7795 for an appointment.
There is a growing body of evidence
that supports the use of neurofeedback training for ADHD. It is an alternative to using stimulant medication to treat ADHD. We also use it to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD. We offer therapist guided neurofeedback training in one hour sessions and recommend two sessions per week for the best results. Feel free to call for more information about this innovative and effective treatment – 202-570-7795.
When emotional needs overwhelm you or your loved one, individual talk therapy can be very effective at reducing the emotional pain and developing a roadmap for real change. Consumer Reports magazine reported in their extensive study that 9 out of 10 Americans reported positive benefits for psychotherapy. Consumer Reports gave psychological health care a solid endorsement. Our staff practices both cognitive behavioral therapy and gestalt therapy, depending on your specific needs and goals. Contact us
at 202-570-7795 to set up an initial consultation.
According to MetrixGLobal LLC, “executive coaching at Booz Allen Hamilton returned $7.90 for every $1 the firm spent on coaching.” It takes courage and confidence to be coached but the benefits at work, in social situations, and in your self-confidence are well worth it. If you’re feeling like you have got the emotional issues managed, and are looking for more support, guidance, tools and techniques to manage your ADHD, or just to be more successful in life, then coaching might be for you.
If you’re a provider looking to enhance your skills or accumulate your hours for licensure, we offer one-on-one and group clinical supervision. Besides accumulating your hours, this is a great way to network with other professionals. We have a sliding scale for supervision. Our groups are formed when we have at least five participants. Call 202-570-7795 to inquire.
We maintain a wide network of providers to meet most of you needs. If there is something you need that we don’t offer, please contact us. We will do our best to connect you to with someone who can meet your need.