Cory Schneider Psychotherapy

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ADHD Counseling Services in Los Angeles, CA

Unlock Your Full Potential: Discover Personalized Treatment Options.

Personalized Treatment Options for a Balanced Everyday Life

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a complex neurodiversity, or in clinical terms a neurodevelopmental disorder, that affects millions of individuals worldwide. People with ADHD may struggle to sustain attention on tasks, find it difficult to resist impulsive urges, and may exhibit excessive levels of restlessness and activity. I can provide personalized treatment plans to help you ease your struggles with ADHD and together we can pave the road to a life of balance, peacefulness, and joy.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

- Albert Einstein

Embracing Neurodiversity Principles

The neurological basis of ADHD involves alterations in brain structure and function, particularly affecting areas responsible for executive functions, such as the prefrontal cortex. These executive functions govern processes like working memory, organization, planning, and emotional regulation. Individuals with ADHD often experience challenges in these areas, making it challenging to manage time, stay organized, and control impulses. By embracing neurodiversity, we shift the focus from deficits to strengths, celebrating the unique qualities and talents that accompany ADHD.

“I love being different. ADHD is really like a superpower — whether you’re an artist or entrepreneur — our brains allowing our minds to wander is what helps us come up with these good ideas.”

- Unknown

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My Personalized Approach to ADHD: A Neurocognitive Difference and Not A Disorder

I approach ADHD as a valid and diverse neurocognitive difference, also known as neurodiversity, rather than a mere mental health disorder that needs “fixing.” My experience has taught me that individuals with ADHD often exhibit remarkable qualities that can be harnessed and celebrated. Their creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and hyperfocus on activities of interest can lead to innovative ideas and impressive achievements. My therapeutic approach is founded on understanding each client’s unique neurocognitive profile and appreciating the diverse strengths that accompany their ADHD.

Working Together to Achieve Improved Quality of Life and the Best Version of Yourself

ADHD primarily manifests in three core symptom categories: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can be disruptive to daily functioning, social interactions, academic or work performance, and personal relationships. As an experienced therapist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy, I can help you not only treat the most common symptoms of ADHD but also make the most of your unique qualities.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Through EFT, we explore the emotional challenges associated with ADHD, such as frustration, impatience, and feelings of inadequacy. By fostering a safe and non-judgmental space, I help my clients explore their emotions, understand their triggers, and develop healthier ways of expressing and managing their feelings. EFT also emphasizes the importance of attachment bonds, helping clients build stronger emotional connections with themselves and their loved ones, and fostering empathy and understanding in relationships.

I know that ADHD can present practical challenges in daily life, affecting time management, organization, and task completion. Through CBT techniques, I work with clients to identify negative thought patterns and behavioral patterns that contribute to their difficulties. Collaboratively, we develop practical strategies to address these challenges, building time management skills, as well as social skills and organizational skills. I will also teach you problem-solving techniques and help you improve your attention span.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Effective Therapy for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

No two individuals with adult attention deficit hyperactivity are alike. Each client’s experiences, challenges, and goals are unique, which is why I am committed to providing individualized treatment plans. All you need to do is ask for help!
Not sure if you have ADHD? Here are some of the most common symptoms associated with the condition:

ADHD can present differently in different individuals, and not everyone with ADHD will experience all of these symptoms. Proper diagnosis and early treatment can lead to improved management and overall well-being.

A Safe Space for Adult Clients to Embrace Their Neurodivergent Identity

Adults who struggle with impulse control, a deficit of attention, poor organization skills, or simply managing everyday tasks, often feel frustrated around neurotypical people. Their frustration eventually leads to low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, social anxiety, and other mental health conditions. In my therapy sessions, I create a safe and affirming space where neurodivergent people can express themselves without fear of judgment or shame. I actively listen to your experiences and perspectives, validating your feelings and empowering you to embrace your identity as a neurodivergent individual.

frequently asked questions

The exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, but research suggests that it is likely a complex interplay of various factors. Areas of the brain responsible for attention, impulse control, and executive functions may develop differently or function atypically in individuals with ADHD. Neurotransmitter imbalances, particularly involving dopamine and norepinephrine, are also implicated in ADHD.

Certain environmental factors have been linked to an increased risk of developing ADHD. These factors may include exposure to toxins during pregnancy or early childhood, maternal smoking during pregnancy, premature birth, low birth weight, and prenatal or postnatal complications. In some cases, brain injuries, trauma, or damage to certain brain areas may result in ADHD-like symptoms. These instances are considered secondary ADHD and are not due to genetic or developmental factors.

It’s important to note that ADHD is a complex and heterogeneous condition, and individual cases may be influenced by a combination of these factors. Furthermore, not everyone with risk factors will develop ADHD, and not all individuals with ADHD will share the same causative factors.

Yes, adults can indeed experience ADHD. ADHD is not limited to children and can persist into adolescence and adulthood. It is estimated that around 60% to 70% of children with ADHD will continue to experience symptoms into adulthood.

While some individuals may receive a diagnosis of ADHD during childhood, others might not be diagnosed until later in life, even though they have experienced symptoms throughout their earlier years. In some cases, the symptoms of ADHD may be less obvious in adulthood compared to childhood, leading to challenges in recognizing the condition.

The symptoms of ADHD in adults can manifest differently than in children. While children may display more hyperactive and impulsive behaviors, adults may primarily struggle with a lack of attention to details, disorganization, and difficulty in managing time and responsibilities. Additionally, adults with ADHD may experience challenges in maintaining focus at work, handling relationships, and coping with daily life tasks.

It is essential to consider these differences when evaluating ADHD symptoms in adults and children. Adult ADHD often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to its unique presentation, but recognizing the differences can lead to better identification and effective treatments. If you suspect ADHD in yourself or someone else, get in touch for a professional evaluation, an accurate diagnosis, and a tailored treatment plan.