THERAPY & COUNSELING
Carrie Short MSW LCSW
Individual and/or family therapy may be warranted when dysfunctional behaviors are the result of co-expressions of AD/HD such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and others. By the time these dysfunctional behaviors are targeted for treatment the person/family has experienced many hits to their self esteem. The goal of counseling and treatment is to provide a comprehensive assessment to identify all additional co-existing conditions.
After the initial assessment, the person/family will receive education and information about the treatment of AD/HD and all additional diagnosis. The therapist and person/family will work together to create a treatment plan including goals, frequency of treatment, and length of treatment. The treatment plan may include individual sessions, parent-child sessions, or family sessions. The treatment plan may also include training for the parents based on the Love and Logic Parenting philosophy.