What to Expect
While ADHD brings its own set of challenges, therapy offers a roadmap to managing symptoms and thriving in your life. Through our sessions, we will explore tailored strategies to improve focus, organization, and time management. Together, we'll work on emotional regulation, self-esteem, and finding effective ways to cope with stress.
Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Your treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to address your specific pain points and goals. Whether you're struggling with relationships, work, or self-esteem, we'll work together to create a customized plan that aligns with your goals.
Therapy is not just about managing symptoms; therapy is about empowerment. It's about equipping you with the tools and confidence to lead a fulfilling life. You are more than your diagnosis, and your potential is limitless.
Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. You have the strength to navigate the challenges of adult ADHD, and I am here to help you uncover it.
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Creativity can lead to innovative thinking and problem-solving, it might be seen as "daydreaming" or "not paying attention" in certain situations.
Our boundless energy and enthusiasm can be a tremendous asset, but it may be mistaken for hyperactivity or impulsivity, especially in structured environments.
Many women with ADHD are highly empathetic and attuned to the emotions of others. However, this sensitivity can sometimes be overwhelming, leading to emotional overreactivity or taking on too much emotional labor.
Our ability to act spontaneously can lead to fun and adventurous experiences. However, it may also be viewed as impulsiveness or a lack of planning.
We often have strong intuition and can quickly pick up on non-verbal cues. This can be a valuable skill in social situations, but it may be seen as "jumping to conclusions" or being overly sensitive.
While ADHD is associated with difficulties in maintaining attention, individuals with ADHD can also experience hyperfocus, where they become intensely absorbed in a task they find interesting. This may be seen as "obsessive" or "single-minded."
We tend to be adaptable and open to change, which can be a strength in dynamic environments. However, this adaptability might be perceived as a lack of consistency or difficulty in following routines.
Many women with ADHD develop resilience and determination through their experiences with overcoming challenges. These qualities can be seen as stubbornness or defiance.
We often have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. While this can enhance productivity, it may be viewed as being scattered or disorganized.
We tend to think outside the box and see the bigger picture, making connections that others may overlook. However, this can sometimes be seen as a lack of attention to detail.
While Therapy is all about your own unique, individual journey, I am likely to draw from a few different modalities that will help us collaborate to make real improvement in your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one tool that I use to help women understand and change unhelpful thoughts, manage emotions, and make choices that lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. CBT is especially useful for identifying triggers and managing stress so that you can feel more relaxed and less anxious on a day-to-day basis.
In addition, I may use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help you lead a more balanced, emotionally stable, and fulfilling life. It's used to build practical skills to manage stress and communicating effectively. This form of therapy is particularly helpful for women who want to set boundaries and regulate their emotions.
Narrative Therapy (NT) and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) are both a short-term therapies I typically use in collaboration with other modalities. They help you see that the problem is separate from who you are as a person and help you restructure unhelpful beliefs about yourself. They tends to focus on practical solutions rather than delving extensively into past issues. This means you can see positive change more quickly.
That said, it can be meaningful to process unresolved issues of the past and to exploring the origins of your fears. Which is why I use Attachment-Based Therapy (ABT) - it helps us understand patterns or habits in your current relationships and how you feel about yourself.
While these approaches are useful, the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the greatest tools we have in therapy. That’s why it’s so important you actually connect and vibe with your therapist. As a therapist and millennial myself, I aim to connect with the women I see in a way that promotes authenticity, self-reflection, affirmation, and empowerment and help you discover and embrace strengths that you didn’t know were there.