Effective Treatments for ADHD and Anxiety

Trouble Staying Focused?

Success requires focus. And yet, today's world (and most of its workplaces) offers more distractions than ever. Do you have difficulty...

  • getting and staying organized
  • easily distracted
  • making and following through on plans
  • staying on task

If so, we can help.

Get to the Root of the Problem

Many things can steal your focus, including:

  • Stress
  • Environmental factors
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low motivation
  • Depression
  • Poor job fit
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Because attention problems can be difficult to diagnose, and they may require very different approaches to treatment, thorough assessment is key. We use comprehensive, standardized assessment methods and spend ample time with you, in order to gain a complete understanding of the problem.

Treat ADHD Without Medication

For some, attention problems can be linked to an underlying condition (such as ADHD) that is treatable with medication. We work with many individuals who use prescription medication, and many who choose not to. 

While medication can treat the core neuropsychiatric impairments involved in ADHD (impulsivity, inattention, and inhibition), this alone may not provide sufficient relief. For example, medication may help you study, but it cannot help you remember to study.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a skill-building, solution-oriented approach whose benefits differ from those of medication. CBT for ADHD tends to focus on:

  • Developing compensatory skills for ADHD symptoms (such as planning and managing procrastination)
  • Addressing mood problems (depression, anxiety) that may result from ADHD symptoms
  • Providing structure and support  

At present, there is emerging evidence for the efficacy of pscyhological treatments for ADHD:

  • According to a study published in BioMedCentral Psychiatry, CBT was found to provide additional benefit for adults who were already undergoing treatment with medication
  • In an NIMH-sponsored review article published in Psychiatric Clinics of North America, researchers found CBT to have emerging evidence for its efficacy as a treatment of ADHD