How Therapy Can Help ADHD
Psychotherapy is effective for the treatment of the symptoms related to ADHD because it addresses behavior modification. Children and adults with ADHD can have a difficult time regulating their emotional and behavioral response to situations. Learning effective coping strategies is one way that these individuals can gain control over their symptoms. Therapists can also help people design a plan for organization and prioritization, key areas of difficulty for those with ADHD. When the client begins to feel like an active participant in their recovery, they become empowered and their confidence and self-esteem, which are characteristically low for people with ADHD, begin to grow. Goal setting, reward and consequence, and emotional regulation are other areas that are addressed during psychotherapy for ADHD.