The CDC estimates that more than 6 million children in the United States battle with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and that this number may be on the rise. It can be characterized by difficulty keeping focus/attention, hyperactivity, impulse control and can lead to difficulty in school, with social interactions, and low self-esteem. It usually presents in kids under the age of 12 and can be mild, moderate or severe and is more common in boys. ADHD is complex because it can present differently in different kids. Some kids present as mostly inattentive, some present as mostly hyperactive/impulsive and the most common type of ADHD includes a mixture of all of these symptoms.
Could your Child be Struggling with ADHD?
If your child has similar struggles and you are growing concerned that he or she may have ADHD, CBT Counseling Centers specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD. Our experienced and compassionate counselors and therapists will work closely with you and your child to fully understand the behavior that is concerning to you. We will communicate clearly to you about our evaluation and develop a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan that will set your child up to succeed.
If you have noticed specific symptoms that you think might be ADHD in your son or daughter, you may be conflicted about whether to pursue treatment. The team at CBT Counseling Centers wants our clients to feel fully comfortable seeking our care and it is important to note that at our facility, you are a true partner in your child’s care. You know your child best and can help our team find the best possible treatment for your child.
Effective Treatment for ADHD
Treatment for ADHD in children can include both behavioral therapy as well as medication. These treatments often work best together. CBT Counseling Centers offers cognitive behavioral therapy when necessary to help a child improve focus, self-esteem and reduce overall hyperactivity behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on helping your child change their thinking patterns, which in turn can change the behavior that is problematic. This can give your child confidence and a “toolkit” of sorts. If your child would also benefit from medication to manage their ADHD symptoms, we have a connection with a local psychiatrist in the area who can prescribe appropriate medication and follow-up on any potential dosage issues or concerns about side effects.
For more information or to schedule a time for you and your child to meet with a member of our team, call CBT Counseling Centers today at 828-350-1177.