We specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. We help people through the following steps as needed:
Step 1 – Assessment and Evaluation:
A competent professional will perform a clinical interview, administer specific testing, and assess and rule out ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral/social difficulties.
Step 2 – Assist Primary Care Physician with Medication Management:
A competent professional will assist with medication compliance, report side effects, report dosage effectiveness and offer help for parents and patients.
Step 3 – Treatment:
For preadolescent children we will implement a structured therapeutic parenting program through online parenting training developed by Dr. Randy Hyde http://OneWeekParentingMiracle.com. We will assist and suggest educational and home helps such as tutoring, study skills, structure and organization, IEP's and 504 accommodations, communication and relationship skills. We will help your child work through related difficulties associated with ADHD. With adolescents we will follow the same format except will work according to their developmental and maturity levels. Often adolescents struggle with self-esteem, confidence and social skills. We help adolescents succeed in these areas. For adults we will help with the previous items that are necessary, plus we will focus on marriage, family and work related issues. We will teach coping and organizational skills that will help compensate for the negative effects of ADHD. We will also identify the strengths that go along with ADHD and will utilize and build upon those.
Step 4 – Group Support and Education:
We offer support groups for children, adolescents, parents and adults. We offer weekly classes to build and review essential tips and skills. Our professionals will also offer continued support for other challenges, i.e. insomnia, weight loss, substance abuse, etc.
Step 5 – Coordination and Report:
As a clinic, most of our clients come in for “Brief Therapy” approximately 3 to 6 sessions. This process, we have found, can positively affect a person in just a few weeks, often sooner. After improvement, we follow-up with the patient and/or parents to ensure behavior continues to improve. If behavior declines, then patient and/or parents are encouraged to return and we will follow-up with them and communicate with the person's primary care physician to improve efficacy.