Managing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: How Counselling Can Help
Do you ever feel like you can’t handle the day to day struggles of living with ADHD? If you are struggling with school, are stressed at home, or even just need to talk to someone who understands, then counselling for ADHD may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Many people with attention deficit disorders do not realize that there are therapies that are specifically designed to help them with their day to day problems. Those who have tried therapy for ADHD report that it has enabled them to manage the stress and anxiety associated with ADHD. Counselling can help people manage the symptoms of ADHD and can work alongside medication.
Three Common Symptoms of ADHD That Counselling Can Treat:
ADHD symptoms and side effects of medications.
Counselling can help you as you try to manage the common side effects of medications you are taking. It can be comforting just speaking to someone who understands what you are going through and how to manage it.
Uncontrollable emotions relating to ADHD.
If you are angry or confused, or if you just feel like you can’t make it through the day, therapy can help you figure out productive ways of managing your emotional responses.
Negative thought patterns and destructive behaviours.
Counselling can help you learn ways to change your ways of thinking that always seem to result in disaster. If you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts and ideas, there are ways to control them.
Types of ADHD Therapy Available
There is more than one type of therapy available for people with attention deficit disorders. The therapy can be adapted to the needs of the individual. Skills-based therapy is primarily used with children and helps develop basic skills and time management strategies. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works to change unhealthy habits and thought-patterns.
Traditional psychotherapy is sometimes overlooked when it comes to attention deficit disorders, but it can be very helpful in understanding what is causing you pain. Psychotherapy can analyze what is not working in your life. It can help you figure out what is exacerbating your anxiety or depression.
Finally, family therapy can help family members who are also impacted by ADHD. The whole family can learn ways to manage stress and find better ways of responding to common difficulties. Attention deficit disorder counselling works with you to find an approach that best fits your situation and your current problems.
We can help.
Cedar Springs Counselling can help individuals/people struggling with ADHD. Our therapists provide confidential and caring therapy that is effective in addressing the issues you are struggling with. Talk to us today and we will design a treatment plan that works for you.
We can also help with therapy for family members. It is important to understand what your child or loved one is going through. We can suggest ways that you can positively support them in their struggles with ADHD.
You might think things can’t change, that they can’t get better. But counselling can help. Please contact us and find out how we can guide you on your journey through life.