Now we know there is an explanation for what some people call impulsive, disorganized and/or inattentive behaviors. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is the most common psychiatric disorder in children and adults, affecting between 5-10% of the population.

It can make it difficult or impossible for some people to concentrate in school, to stay with a job or to feel successful in their family lives. Fortunately, for those who are diagnosed with ADHD, utilizing the combination of counseling, medication (if appropriate) and lifestyle changes can and do make a difference in the successful of treatment of ADHD. People with ADHD can and do feel better.

Common Symptoms of Untreated ADHD

  • Persistent short attention span
  • Distractibility
  • Disorganization
  • Procrastination
  • Forethought and judgment problems
  • Impulse control problems (in some, but not all)
  • Hyperactivity (in some, but not all)
  • Failure to reach potential at school or work
  • Family conflict
  • Drug abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Chronic stress
  • Depression

Meet your Evaluator, Dr. Richard Wemhoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Wemhoff is licensed by the State of Washington as a clinical psychologist. He has a Doctoral degree in Counseling; Postdoctoral internship in Marriage and Family; Former Director of the M.A. Psychology program at Antioch University; and Former adjunct member of the faculties of the University of Idaho, Seattle University, and Chapman College.

He is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Emmaus Counseling Center and has been a clinical psychologist in private practice for more than 35 years.

Getting Started

If you believe that ADHD is affecting you or a loved one, please call our Care Coordinators at 425.869.2644, ext. 0 who will guide you through the entire evaluation process.  Once your sessions have been scheduled, you will be provided with detailed instructions and the necessary paperwork to be completed.

Helpful Tools

Visit our Reading Room specifically designed for clients with ADHD as well as a listing of resources available. Each book has been hand selected by our Therapists and have been posted as a resource for you.