ADHD COUNSELING

WHAT IS ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that impedes a person’s ability to pay attention or control behavior that is inappropriate for their age. A person with ADHD can be so impulsively hyperactive or have so much trouble focusing that it is hard to function. Clinicians diagnose ADHD usually in patients twelve years or younger, when symptoms affecting two or more settings (such as school and home) are present for six or more months.

Even though it is usually diagnosed in children, ADHD persists into adulthood, lasting throughout a person’s lifetime. According to data, 5% of adults have ADHD and it is prevalent equally among women and men. Not every case of ADHD is the same and no one experiences ADHD in the same way, however ADHD diagnoses can be split into three different symptom subtypes:

  • Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: The person mostly has symptoms of inattention
  • Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: The person mostly has symptoms of impulsive hyperactivity
  • Combined Presentation:The person has both symptoms of inattention and impulsive hyperactivity

WHAT CAUSES ADHD?

For a long time, parents have been lead to believe that ADHD is caused by poor parenting, trauma, technology, excess sugar, or lack of physical activity. This is NOT the case.

ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition that is mostly the result of genetics. A recent study shows that 40-60% of adults with ADHD will pass it on their children. ADHD is linked to specific genes impacting neurotransmitter receptors. These genes are expressed by differences in the ways that brains of those with ADHD are structured and communicate.

TREATMENT OF ADHD

There is no cure for ADHD and treatment for every case is different. However, research has shown that effective treatment for ADHD is a combination of therapy and medication.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based therapy have proven effective because they are aimed at building new skills and coping strategies. Many with ADHD seek out coaching to get help improving organizational skills, goal completion, and time management.

WHY SEEK HELP?

Seeking counseling for ADHD will benefit you or your child in a number of ways. Counseling can help one process the effects that ADHD has on their emotions and relationships. It can also provide a safe space for accountability in goal completion and time management.

ADHD Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC

Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC

Mario's Availability / New Client RegistrationRead more about MarioMario's Patient PortalMario's Video Therapy Sessions

Location: VIDEO ONLY

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO  (Video Only)

Expertise: Adults and couples

  • Addiction
  • ADULTS ONLY-ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle's Availability / New Clients Registration Read more about DayleDayle's Patient PortalDayle's Video Therapy Sessions​​

Location: South Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: No  (No Substance abuse or history of addiction/excessive use. No Eating Disorders)-VIDEO THERAPY ONLY AT THIS TIME

Expertise: Adults and couples

  • ADULTS ONLY-ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, BCBS, Beacon Options,Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO  (Video Therapy Sessions Only)

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (ages 6 years or older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Andrew Lipinski, LPC

Andrew Lipinski, LPC

Andrew's Availability / New Client Regsitration Read more about Andrew Andrew's Patient PortalAndy's Video Therapy Sessions

Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: YES  (Video and in office) Adult clients only (no couples)

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up) and Adults (no couples)

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Depression
  • Geriatric/Elderly concerns
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally's Availability / New Client Regsitration Read more about SallySally's Patient PortalSally's Video Therapy Sessions

Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna,   Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers),

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting New Clients: NO  - VIDEO THERAPY ONLY  (Children age 12 and up)

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (5 years and older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Geriatric/Elderly concerns
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Whitney Woodby, LPC

Whitney Woodby, LPC

Whitney's Availability / New Client RegsitrationRead more about WhitneyWhitney's Patient PortalWhitney's Video Therapy Sessions

Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients-No (Video and in office)

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda's Availability / New Client RegsitrationRead more about AmandaAmanda's Patient PortalAmanda's Video Therapy Sessions

Location:Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Options, United Health Care (optum, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)/United Health Care EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare

Accepting New Clients: NO  (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS)

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up) (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS) couples and female adults

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling ( 5 years and older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage/Couples
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
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