Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children, teens, and adults, causing challenges that infiltrate every aspect of their lives. But don’t give up hope because you can move forward into a fulfilling life with support from the exceptional team at PMA Assessment and Counseling in Cleveland, Ohio. They treat people ages 12 and older, offering holistic care ranging from talk therapy and health coaching to yoga and outside therapy. Call the office today or book online to schedule an in-person or telehealth ADHD assessment and treatment.
ADHD begins early in life when nerve connections in the brain develop differently compared to a neurotypical brain. Knowing that ADHD originates in the brain is essential for two reasons.
First, it means that brain activity (not purposeful choices) drives ADHD symptoms. And second, your brain continuously learns and builds new nerve connections. With holistic support from the PMA Assessment and Counseling team, you can learn skills that dramatically improve your life.
The symptoms depend on which of the following three types of ADHD you or your teen have:
Inattentive ADHD is more than daydreaming or not paying attention. People with inattentive ADHD often lose important items, are easily distracted, miss crucial details, and have difficulty staying organized.
You or your teen may forget tasks or start but not finish chores. People with inattentive ADHD often avoid activities requiring intensive mental focus.
Hyperactive behaviors are easy to identify. Teens and adults may fidget, talk a lot, interrupt others, and stay in constant motion. You may feel restless or frustrated in situations where you must wait your turn or be still.
Impulsivity means acting without thinking. For example, you may make a fast decision and put it into action before realizing it’s dangerous.
Combined ADHD means you have some inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.
The caring PMA Assessment and Counseling team performs a complete psychological assessment, identifies co-occurring psychological disorders like anxiety, and evaluates lifestyle concerns and habits influencing your ADHD behaviors.
They work closely with each person and family to create goals and a treatment plan. The team specializes in many therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), two approaches proven to teach strategies and skills for overcoming ADHD.
In addition to in-person or telehealth therapy, your care plan may include one or more integrative therapies, such as:
You and your teen can achieve success at school, work, and in your personal lives with customized ADHD treatment at PMA Assessment and Counseling. Call the office today or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.