ADHD Counseling for Adults
Are you an adult with ADHD?
Do you feel that you may have ADHD?
Have others commented that you may have ADHD?
You may in your life have for years noticed symptoms that connect to ADHD. You may have even had friends or family make remarks that you have ADHD.
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD is a behavior disorder that can be literally observed in others. This is a mental health diagnosis that is commonly seen in kids and adults. Contact our counseling office to see how therapy can help with ADHD.
Common symptoms of ADHD in adults?
- Difficult sitting still.
- Problems focusing on one task.
- Going from one task to another without finishing them.
- Struggling to complete large tasks and at times feeling overwhelmed with a large task compared to a small one.
- Fidgety and restless behavior.
- Excessive talking and having a hard time displaying patience.
How counseling can help adults with ADHD
Working with a counselor can provide you with psychoeducation focused on understanding the key symptoms of ADHD. This starts the moment that you begin your counseling relationship. Together with the counselor, you are able to identify the key symptoms that are showing up in your life. ADHD can show up in different ways.
Counseling can provide you with therapeutic strategies to reduce the symptoms that connect to ADHD as well as provide you with supportive ways to live your best life with ADHD. For more reads on mental health click here.
Ways that you may notice ADHD is showing up in your life.
At work, you may notice that it can be challenging to remain on one task and not multitask. During the workday, you find yourself having your phone and six tabs open on your computer. None of the tasks around fully complete.
ADHD in adults can be seen in their home life. I once worked with a client who shared with me that they have over 10 home projects that are halfway done. They said that they would start the project and get about halfway through before going to the next one. It’s important to remember that this is often not due to laziness or a deliberate at. The behavior itself is strongly connected to ADHD. Click here for a supportive read on mental health awareness.
There are three main categories that connect to ADHD include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity.
Hyperactivity and ADHD in adults.
- You may notice that you are restless when sitting down.
- You have a hard time keeping your hands or body still. Such as pacing around or playing with items in your hand.
Inattention and ADHD in adults.
- You may struggle to remember what someone told you. This is due to spacing out or not fully paying conscious attention to the person in front of you.
- You may have a hard time finishing a movie without getting distracted. Such as watching the movie and randomly getting up to do varying task that pulls their attention.
Impulsivity and ADHD in adults.
- You may struggle with waiting your turn during conversations. This is seen in the behavior of interrupting others.
- You may interrupt others.