Adult ADD/ADHD Therapy in Seattle
Maybe your ADHD/ADD was missed as a child. This is often the case with so many with adult ADD/ADHD. Often when we perform okay enough to get by in school, we are not considered for a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD, so then our struggles fall under the radar.
ADHD/ADD is so much more than if we are doing well academically. Untreated ADHD/ADD can follow us into adulthood and can affect our overall focus, attention to detail, work performance, house work and the way we connect with others.
At Anchor Light Therapy in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle we understand the struggles of Adult ADD/ADHD and we are here to partner with you on this part of your journey.
Your Seattle ADD/ADHD Specialist
ADD/ADHD Therapist Michelle Mooney, MA, LHCA, NCC has nearly 5 years of experience working with adults with ADD/ADHD.
Though this experience, Michelle has honed refined skills to effectively help you navigate your experience with ADD/ADHD.
Together you will work on building skills to cope with and increase your functionality, focus and direction in spite of your ADD/ADHD.
Common Symptoms Of ADD/ADHD
- Forgetting names and dates
- Missing deadlines and leaving projects unfinished
- Fleeting Focus
- Extreme emotionality and rejection sensitivity
- Becoming easily distracted and disorganized
- Suffering generalized anxiety disorder and depression
- Low frustration tolerance
- Trouble multitasking
- Excessive activity, restlessness, fidgetiness
- Easily bored
- Intense Frustration
- Learned helplessness
- Feeling chronically misunderstood
- “I would if I could, but I can’t”
I’ve spent the last four years inside community mental health settings with many different kinds of people from all walks of life, and what I know is that we can find an integrated and holistic approach that is just right for you. No matter what brings you to my practice, I meet you exactly where you are and adapt our time together to include art therapy, meditation instruction, EMDR, and any number of other modalities.
Common Treatments & Therapies for Adult ADD/ADHD
Individual Talk Therapy
Adults with ADHD often struggle with issues stemming from long standing experiences of underachievement, failure, academic difficulties, job turnover, and relationship conflict. Individual talk therapy can help you deal with this emotional baggage, including low self-esteem, the feelings of embarrassment and shame you may have experienced as a child and teenager, and resentment at the nagging and criticism you receive from people close to you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on the practical issues that often come with ADHD, such as disorganization, work performance problems, and poor time management.
Couples and marriage therapy addresses the problems ADHD can create in your relationships and family life, such as conflicts over money problems, forgotten commitments, responsibilities in the home, and impulsive decisions.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
DBT skills training is made up of four modules designed to assist individuals in better managing behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
What To Expect With ADHD Therapy
Your Seattle ADD/ADHD therapist will guide you though skills to:
- Improve planning and prioritizing skills
- Establish and maintain good habits and routines
- Improve time management
- Become more organized
- Become a better listener
- Increase overall wellness
Your therapist will provide understanding, validation and a safe and comfortable space to build methods for helping you manage your adult ADD/ADHD symptoms.
What is the best therapy for ADHD?
The four common types of therapy for ADD and ADHD are Talk Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Couples Counseling. Some of these methods may be more effective than others. It depends on the individual.
Can counseling help with ADHD?
Researches suggests that even if you are taking medications for your symptoms, the best approach is also to include counseling for treating Adult ADD/ADHD.
Do therapists diagnose ADHD?
Therapists take special care to provide proper diagnosis of mental disorders. Assessment techniques (including personal interviews) used to determine client care (e.g., range of treatment, type of treatment, recommended follow-up) are carefully selected and appropriately used.
Can ADHD go away?
ADHD usually does not go away, however the symptoms can be managed through therapy and counseling. While medication can help with symptoms, therapy can provide coping mechanisms and behavioral therapy to effectively manage ADD and ADHD.
ADD/ADHD Therapy Pricing
Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.
Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175
Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150
We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.
As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.
The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.
If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.
Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.