ADHD Counselling for Adults
Does ADHD make it hard regulate your emotions and thoughts?
Do you find it increasingly difficult to stay focused and organized?
Are you experiencing depression or anxiety related to your ADHD?
Are you procrastinating, acting impulsively, constantly bored, or struggling with motivation?
Lack of focus, motivation, cheer, and calmness are common signs of ADHD. You’re not alone. 4-5% of the adult population have ADHD and many benefit from behaviour-focused therapy to improve their quality of life and thrive.
The Good News
As an adult with ADHD, you are likely a very passionate, curious, imaginative, creative and caring person. At some point in your life, you may have been told ADHD is just a “disorder,” and it can be difficult to escape that outlook. You may wonder why you can’t “just be normal,” and that feeling may have led to frustration, depression, anxiety, or guilt.
We are here to help you look at yourself from different angles. What some people have chalked up to one’s ADHD is simply that person’s unique pace and approach to certain activities. People occupy all kinds of different wavelengths. (What does “normal” even mean anyway?) Chances are that you have many gifts just waiting to be harnessed, and so therapy can be a great first step to get your life more aligned with what you hope it can be.
We can help you rein in your ADHD, or we can help you keep it around in some form that works for you as a strength. There’s not necessarily one “right” way to approach ADHD.
Our therapists will work with you to discover and cope with undesirable feelings and behaviours. We’re not here to “cure” your ADHD, but instead, figure out how you can come to appreciate it as part of who you are, figure out what patterns you fall into, and help you notice patterns so you can change them for the better. You can apply immediately many of the skills we work on, but those can also have a lasting benefit.
Our therapists are trained in CBT, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, and more modalities that can be used in combination to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Several of our therapists are particularly suited to help you navigate and work past ADHD: Tanisha Hall, Jane Kraft, Harshi Sritharan, and Gillian McCallum all are available and look forward to getting to know you and help you get dialed in.
To learn more, we offer free 20-minute consultations so we can get to know you and suggest a path forward. We can meet in Guelph, in Brampton, or in an online setting.
Free no-obligation 20-minute consultation
...with the option to stay for a full session right after if you so choose.
We offer online, in-person and telephone coaching sessions and look forward to working together. You can also book your normal sessions online by clicking the button below.
MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
Not currently accepting new clients. Returning clients please enquire about availability. New clients, please connect with one of our other skilled team members with immediate availability or you can be added to a waiting list for Jane. Book Jane online today
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you or someone you love is suffering in some way. But the good news is that things will get better, and I hope to help you (or them) get to better times.
I work mainly with young adults, youth, and children, and have for the past decade (and it’s been the best decade of my life so far). The challenges we work on include depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, coping with life changes, and many more.
If any of those age groups describes you or someone you love who could use a friendly ear and a helping hand, you may find (as my clients and I have) that art therapy, play therapy, or family therapy modalities (like dyadic developmental psychotherapy) – or some combination – can help.
As a therapist, I have training in and enjoy continually learning more about developmental psychology, neuroscience, and psychotherapy in general. I am also familiar with talk-modalities like CBT, DBT, EFT, narrative, existential, solution-focused brief therapy, and spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, which also can help clients who are interested.
For younger clients, my less-verbal techniques can be helpful. Complex or painful emotions can be hard to put into words – for adults and especially for children – and so play often offers an easier and fuller way to communicate. I practice non-directive play therapy, and use the play therapy room (virtually, during COVID) to create a safe relationship and opportunity for children to express themselves freely, develop autonomy, and work through difficult thoughts and emotions.
In my experience, and according to research, the biggest factor in how well therapy works is the client-therapist relationship. That’s one reason you can expect me to be genuine, empathetic, positive, and affirming. Also, I don’t have a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Instead, I will work with you to custom-fit a therapy experience based on your unique needs and expressed concerns.
I’ll get to know you soon enough, but what am I like as a person? I have been described as a “human Labrador.” I’m a people person in general, and have a particular rapport with young people, with all their potential, curiosity, and enthusiasm – whether those qualities are have been realized or stifled. That often comes out in talking about or “geeking out” about creative pursuits and hobbies – some of which we probably have in common.
I believe people are generally good and try their best amidst often unfair and extremely difficult circumstances. That’s why my approach to therapy is all about you, your family, and/or your child, and helping you see your – or each other’s – best qualities and strengths again.