ONLINE ADHD THERAPY
Do you suspect that you are struggling with ADHD as an adult? Or maybe you are noticing signs and symptoms of ADHD in your child/teen. If so, online counselling for ADHD can help you or your child/teen navigate the many challenges associated with ADHD to better effectively cope. At Inner Growth Counselling we do not provide any formal diagnoses or assessments, but we can assure you that through online counselling, you will find some relief and learn better management strategies that medication alone cannot treat. If you are looking for medication and/or diagnosis, please speak to your doctor.
Signs of ADHD in Children
ADHD is a diverse diagnosis with many elements that can impact a person in a variety of ways. In children, ADHD tends to interfere with school and academic performance. A child with ADHD may struggle sitting still, not talking when its their turn, completing homework and chores and therefore find themselves in trouble more than their peers. Parents of children with ADHD may feel frustrated and at a loss on how to help and stop these problematic behaviours.
Signs of ADHD in Adults
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder meaning that it develops in childhood and is linked to changes in the brain that lead to behavioural problems. ADHD can occur in adulthood and take a great toll on individuals, especially if undiagnosed and untreated. Adults may struggle with many of the same things children with ADHD do, such as focusing, completing tasks, following directions, impulse control, regulating emotions, and staying organized. Not surprisingly, adults (and even children and teens) tend to develop other issues associated with ADHD such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and relationship conflicts.
How Online Counselling Can Help Treat ADHD
Regardless of whether you are a child or teen with ADHD or are struggling with it as an adult, online therapy can help you manage your ADHD symptoms and function better overall. Here are some common ways that psychotherapy and counselling for ADHD can help:
Improve emotion regulation
Increase focus and attention
Learn time management and organizational skills
Enhance motivation and productivity
Cope with stress more effectively
Change negative self-talk and self-destructive behaviours
Alleviate anxiety, depression and low self-esteem
Meet Our Online Therapist for ADHD in Ontario
Kelly Rathgeber, RP (qualifying) is a counsellor who specializes in helping children, youth, and adults diagnosed (or undiagnosed) with ADHD. She uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy techniques to treat co-occuring mood and anxiety disorders, as well as teaching individuals valuable skills to modify and improve unhelpful behaviours, such as forgetting, poor concentration, impulsivity, and lack of organization.
Kelly works with individuals ages 10+ and provides online therapy across Ontario for ADHD and other mental health concerns. She is warm and empathetic in her approach and passionate about helping people feel their best and live life to their full potential. Book a free, 15-minute phone consultation to chat with Kelly more about how online counselling for ADHD can help you or your child.