Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD is an evidence based practice for the treatment of ADHD/Executive Dysfunction.
Are you dealing with time blindness? Is it hard to find the "right" time to start necessary tasks? Do you find you often misplace things, or that your office or home are disorganized? Are procrastination and avoidance interfering in your life? Are you finding that even with medication your ADHD symptoms are getting in the way of you completing necessary or desired tasks? Are you having difficulty or conflict come up in relationships due to some of the items listed above? Are this issues increasing feelings of depression and/or anxiety? CBT for ADHD might be the treatment you've been searching for.
CBT for ADHD (Targeting Executive Dysfunction) was developed by Mary Solanto, PhD. and her colleagues at the ADHD Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It is a 12 session program that can be used in either a group or individual format. In an individual format session focus can be specified to the needs of the individual.
Here is a session overview of what to expect in your CBT for ADHD treatment:
Session 1: Making Peace with the Diagnosis and Committing to Growth
Session 2: Time Management- Time Awareness and Scheduling
Session 3: Time Management- Making Tasks Manageable and Rewarding Yourself
Session 4: Time Management- Prioritizing and To-Do Lists
Session 5: Time Management- Overcoming Emotional Obstacles
Session 6: Time Management- Activation and Motivation
Session 7: Getting Organized- Setting Up an Organizational System
Session 8: Getting Organized- Implementing an Organizational System
Session 9: Getting Organized: Maintaining an Organizational System
Isalys Pagani, LPC Associate is currently offering a 12 week virtual group for CBT for Adult ADHD. This group specifically targets executive dysfunction and covers the lessons listed above. This group will be held Sundays from 1pm-3pm. This group requires two intake sessions of $135 each. Group sessions cost $65 per session. Contact Isalys at email@example.com to set up your intake sessions for the group.
Jessica Fink, LCSW-S and Isalys Pagani, LPC Associate also offer individual CBT for ADHD coaching sessions.
For more information on ADHD visit: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): https://chadd.org/ or see our Resources page.