Counselling for ADHD

Do you find yourself or your loved one frequently getting distracted, missing deadlines, talking over others, or feel restless? These may be indicative of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD is a relatively common neuro-developmental disorder that is characterized by patterns of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with day to day activities such as studying, working, relaxing and sleeping. ADHD can become apparent in children as young as 3 years old, and will most often persist throughout their childhood, adolescence, and even into adulthood. By receiving a professional ADHD assessment, along with compassionate counselling, a person with ADHD can learn to develop their strength, cope with their difficulties, and gain access to additional resources to help improve functioning and quality of life.

Primarily Inattentive

Individuals who are primarily inattentive struggle with focusing, paying attention to details, and memory-based skills. Symptoms of primarily inattentive ADHD include an inattention to details, lack of time management, and trouble focusing in school or work settings.

Primarily Hyperactive

Unlike those who are primarily inattentive, individuals hyperactivity struggle with controlling their behaviours and managing impulsivity. Symptoms of this include being unable to stay still for long periods of time, constant fidgeting, a tendency to interrupt others, etc.

Inattentive and Hyperactive

Individuals whose ADHD is both inattentive and hyperactive experience a combination of both types of ADHD. This means they also experience both kinds of symptoms. This includes outbursts, being easily distracted, and a tendency to mumble under their breath.

ADHD Assessments

Trained counsellors work with psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, and other professionals in order to ensure they issue the appropriate diagnosis. During the assessment, the psychologist may initially ask the patient to fill out a series of behavioural questionnaires, followed by in-depth interviews with both the individual themselves and the people who know them best, such as their parents, friends, spouses, or teachers. After analyzing the results of these questionnaires and interviews, psychiatric and counselling professionals may determine that the patient has met the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis.

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Easily Distracted

Getting easily distracted by nearby conversations, different sounds, visuals, movements, and other stimuli are common signs of ADHD.

Forgetfulness

From forgetting important deadlines to misplacing their keys, people with ADHD are considerably more forgetful than the average individual.

Interrupts Others

Individuals with ADHD may sometimes impulsively interrupt others by blurting out responses and/or finishing others’ sentences for them.

Restlessness

From fidgeting and tapping, to an inability to stay still, people with ADHD may experience restlessness and an urge to keep moving.

Time Management

Counsellors provide helpful time management strategies to help individuals gain control of their time and improve their quality of life.

Inattention to Detail

Because of the nature of the disorder, people with ADHD may find themselves struggling with picking up on finer details.

Disruptive Behaviour

Children, teenagers and adults with hyperactivity may be seen as disruptive in their place of school or work.

Emotional Outburst

Both, Children and adults with ADHD experience emotional outbursts due to the difficulties associated to the condition.

ADHD Therapists

Alison Statham
Virtual & In-Person

Alison Statham

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Alison helps individuals with anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional regulation, social skills, OCD, stress, burnout life transitions, ADHD, panic attacks, & relationship issues.
Amanda Herbert
Virtual & In-Person

Amanda Herbert

Occupational Therapist
$170 per hour
Amanda provides assessments and counselling for depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, sensory and emotional dysregulation, and cognitive impairments.
Angela Regino
Virtual & In-Person

Angela Regino

Occupational Therapist
$170 per hour
Angela provides various professional assessments & counselling to adults with anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), personality disorders, chronic pain, brain injury, cognitive concerns, stress, and more.
Ayisha Lewthwaite
Virtual & In-Person

Ayisha Lewthwaite

Occupational Therapist
$170 per hour
Ayisha works with adults struggling with mental health issues, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, mood disorders, and returning to work.
Jacob Fox
Virtual & In-Person

Jacob Fox

Registered Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Jacob works with teenagers and adults living with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationship issues, men's issues, and more.
Jaimee Grossklaus
Virtual & In-Person

Jaimee Grossklaus

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Jaimee works with adults who live with anxiety, trauma (PTSD), depression, stress, poor self-esteem and confidence, work concerns, chronic health concerns, and brain injuries.
Joel Zimmerman
Virtual & In-Person

Joel Zimmerman

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
*Virtual Sessions Only* Joel works with individuals who need support for anxiety, depression, personal growth, and trauma (PTSD); as well as couples and families who want to improve communication, conflict management, and trust.
Joshua Woelfle
Virtual & In-Person

Joshua Woelfle

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Joshua works with adults and teenagers living with PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, stress, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, phobias, OCD, and relationship issues.
Kyle Dyck
Virtual & In-Person

Kyle Dyck

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Kyle provides assessments and counselling for trauma, PTSD, grief, insomnia, pain, stress, anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, ADHD, autism, life transitions, and more.
McKenzie Snyder
Virtual & In-Person

McKenzie Snyder

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
McKenzie can help individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, chronic pain, motor vehicle trauma, brain injury, life changes and more.
Nadine Hynd
Virtual & In-Person

Nadine Hynd

Registered Psychologist
$200 per hour
Nadine offers counselling, as well as formal assessments including mental health assessments, cognitive assessments, adoption assessments, functional capacity assessments, intelligence (IQ) assessments, ADHD assessments and more.
Steve Slopek
Virtual & In-Person

Steve Slopek

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Steve provides counselling for individuals living with trauma, anxiety, substance issues, relationships issues & more; as well as, assessments to diagnose ADHD and autism.

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