Now we know there is an explanation for what some people call impulsive, disorganized and/or inattentive behaviors. Attention deficit disorder (ADD), often referred to as 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 ADD & ADHD, utilizing the combination of counseling, medication (if appropriate) and lifestyle changes can and do make a difference in the successful of treatment of ADD & ADHD.  People with ADD & ADHD can and do feel better.

Common Symptoms of Untreated ADD & 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

Getting Started:  If you believe that ADD & 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, we will email you detailed instructions and the necessary paperwork to be completed prior to your first session.

The Evaluation Process:  Our evaluation process is comprised of three separate sessions. Once your evaluation has been completed, a comprehensive report will be compiled detailing the evaluation findings and sent to your Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner for their records and if appropriate, they would manage any medicinal treatment (please allow one week following your last session to schedule your Physician appointment). Additionally, we have found that many clients obtain their best results when they also work in conjunction with a therapist to learn to manage the behaviors associated with ADD & ADHD.

Reading Room & Resources: Visit our Reading Room specifically designed for clients with ADD & 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.