Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The conditions are collectively known as AD/HD, and they cause patients to become easily distracted or unable to focus for long periods of time. Those with ADHD experience these symptoms and also suffer from chronic hyperactivity. Though some children with ADHD have symptoms that taper off with age, many adults continue to suffer from AD/HD long into adulthood.
Did you know…
that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD than girls? They are also 2.8 times more likely to be on medication for ADHD than girls are. According to the American Psychiatric Association, at least, 3 – 7 percent of school-aged kids suffer from ADHD. However, the Centers for Disease Control have placed estimations even higher at more than 9 percent.
How do I get started with mental health counseling?
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50-minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our mental health therapists are in-network with United, BCBS, and Aetna. Most insurance companies now offer mental health benefits. If you have insurance benefits for mental health and you have met your deductible you only need to pay your co–pay at the time of session if you have one. For more information about your insurance benefits please visit our insurance and billing page.
Self – Pay Rates
If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement
50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment …………………………. $200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions ………………………… $150
Frequently Asked Questions
You or your child may need to be treated for AD/HD if you exhibit certain symptoms of the condition. Among children, this includes being inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive, or only hyperactive and impulsive, but capable of focusing attention. For example, children with AD/HD may interrupt conversations, fidget, or overlook details. Adults with the disorder may exhibit similar symptoms, which may be evident by frequent job changes, inability to complete a task, disorganization, and low self-control.
Mental health therapy in addition to medication are the standards for treatment of ADHD However, it is essential that you receive an accurate diagnosis before exploring medication. Those who are diagnosed with AD/HD and also receiving treatment may experience a significant improvement in symptoms, resulting in better grades in school or greater productivity at work.
Your doctor will be able to tell you if making certain lifestyle changes could benefit you or your child. This may include adopting a healthier diet, getting plenty of exercise, and making changes to your home environment in an effort to reduce distractions. If you or your child is diagnosed with AD/HD you’ll need to continue working with you or your child’s doctor and mental health therapist to ensure ongoing treatment remains effective.