A bad performance review. A bad semester. Another failed dating relationship. Always late. Can’t find anything. Your kids don’t take you seriously. Your parents didn’t “believe” in ADD/ADHD so you never got help. Growing up as a girl, they said it was “just a phase.” Ugh.
It is too hard to try to be “normal” and it is too painful not to try.
Urban professionals are often hit hard by ADHD. This is because of the fast-paced and demanding nature of their work environments. Urban professionals struggle with meeting deadlines, organizing tasks, and prioritizing responsibilities. This can all lead to stress and burnout. AT DCNE we understand the impact that ADHD can have on every aspect of your life. That is why our team of therapists approaches therapy through the lens of neurodivergence.
Symptoms of ADHD
ADD/ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a mental health condition that affects both children and adults.
It is characterized by:
These can impact your day-to-day in ways that might not seem that bad because you’re used to them. It might not seem terrible because you know someone else who has it hard. Or you might be someone else who has it hard.
Often overlooked is how ADHD messes with attention and memory.
How ADHD Therapy Can Help
We do ADHD therapy because it works. It gives people their lives and relationships back. And it helps them appreciate themselves.
People without ADHD can remember names and numbers. They can find their phone and keys no matter where they put them, and pay attention when someone is talking to them.
Additionally, people with ADHD need to help them with some of life’s most basic tasks. People with ADHD have to externalize their executive functions.
The Washington, DC Center for Neurocognitive Excellece’s Approach to ADHD Therapy
ADHD therapy helps people with ADHD develop skills and strategies. This is what we mean by “externalizing your executive functions.”
Behavioral therapy is one important component of ADHD therapy. It teaches people how to rank and focus on tasks. It helps you stay organized and manage your time. And it improves communication skills, which reduces stress. We have educational materials and worksheets to help you learn. We know it is a grind but we are in it for the long haul with you.
Most therapists stop at behavioral therapy. We don’t. We don’t stop there because when a client doesn’t succeed with behavioral therapy who do you think they blame? THEMSELVES! This compounds the blame and shame often felt by someone who is trying their best but ADHD is in their way.
We aren’t the “Uh-huh, tell me more” kind of therapists. We get in there with you and coach, direct, and support you.
Our combination of behavioral therapy and emotional processing works very well. We have worked with thousands of adults and kids. Your success stories are why we love what we do.
Begin ADHD Therapy for Adults with Us Today
If ADHD is getting the best of you right now, get in touch with us. Our skilled team of Therapists at DCNE dedicates our professional lives to this work. Don’t put this off. You know that doesn’t work.
We will give you a free consultation because we want to answer your questions before we begin working together. Additionally, we will answer your questions and help you navigate the mental health world. We are your resource to make it easier, even if you don’t work with us.
Other Services for ADHD in Washington, DC
ADHD Therapy for Adults is only one of the services we offer. We also provide Therapy for Depression, Therapy for Anxiety, and PTSD as well as EMDR Therapy. We also offer mental health assessments and ADHD diagnostic evaluations if you need a diagnosis or aren’t ready to start counseling. Neurofeedback is also a great option if you don’t want to try medications.