ADHD

ADHD

Evidenced-Based Therapy for Children

If your child or teen has a diagnosis of ADHD a Mind Works therapist can assist in several ways. It can help them to:

  • Understand their condition:  Counseling can help children and teens to understand their condition and to learn how to manage their symptoms. This can help them to feel less alone and to better understand why they behave the way they do.
  • Develop coping skills:  Counseling can help children and teens to develop coping skills to help them deal with the challenges of ADHD. This can include skills such as time management, organization, and stress management.
  • Improve their self-esteem:  Counseling can help children and teens to improve their self-esteem. This can be important for children and teens with ADHD, who may often feel frustrated or misunderstood.
  • Build relationships:  Counseling can help children and teens to build relationships with their family, friends, and teachers. This can be important for children and teens with ADHD, who may often have difficulty making and maintaining relationships.
  • Develop strategies for success:  Counseling can help children and teens to develop strategies for success in school, at home, and in their social lives, thereby helping them to reach their full potential.

Your Mind Works therapist may use the following modalities to help your child or teen:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT):  CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on changing the way people think and behave. CBT can be helpful for children and teens with ADHD by helping them to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  • Parent-child training:  Parent-child training is a type of therapy that focuses on helping parents and children to communicate more effectively and to develop positive parenting strategies. Parent-child training can be helpful for children and teens with ADHD by helping parents to better understand their child’s condition and to develop strategies for managing their child’s behavior.
  • Social skills training:  Social skills training is a type of therapy that focuses on helping children and teens to develop the skills they need to interact with others in a positive way. Social skills training can be helpful for children and teens with ADHD by helping them to learn how to make friends, resolve conflicts, and communicate effectively.
  • Play Therapy:  Play therapy is different than traditional talk therapy in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems using play. Play is a natural medium used by children to communicate. Through play, children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. Play therapy gives children opportunities to learn to communicate with others, identify and express their feelings, and increase emotional regulation. Play therapy also helps children to work on changing their behavior and begin to develop coping and problem-solving skills that can be used later in life.

 

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