Do you have a child diagnosed with ADHD who struggles with focusing at school and has some behavioral outbursts at home? Do you feel tired and frustrated trying to understand your child? You want to help them but feel drained and lost. I have worked with many adolescents struggling with ADHD and provided support for parents.
Psychotherapy is talk therapy that can assist you and your child with ADHD process their emotions and thoughts while learning alternative ways of responding to stressors (e.g. peer pressure, relationships with parents, academic stress, etc.). Teenagers with ADHD can benefit from therapy in many ways. These include improving their communication and listening skills, developing self-regulation skills, understanding their emotions, and discovering what causes them to feel frustrated, angry, or sad. In addition, therapy can help your teen improve their self-esteem and outlook on life.
Let's face it being a teen is challenging. That's why talk therapy for teens is so helpful in addressing their problems at a pace that works for them.
Teens with ADHD can struggle with:
Talk excessively/ often interrupt others while speaking
Poor listening skills
Restlessness/ struggle with sitting still
Can't finish tasks
Low self-esteem and under-achievement
Mental health counseling can be a great resource for parents of teens with ADHD. I can provide guidance and support to help parents better understand the condition, its implications, and how to manage it effectively. As a therapist I can also help parents learn how to communicate more effectively with their teen, as well as develop strategies for problem-solving and conflict resolution. Additionally, therapy can provide guidance for parents who may be struggling to adjust to the challenges of parenting a teen with ADHD. With the right support, parents can gain the skills and confidence to better support their teen’s mental health.