Everybody can have difficulty sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior once in a while. For some people, however, the problems are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with every aspect of their life: home, academic, social and work.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral condition affecting 11 percent of school-age children. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. (www.chadd.org)
Individuals with ADHD can be very successful in life. However, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress and disruption, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, delinquency, accidental injuries and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.
Dr. Brett Greenberger, along with our trained clinical staff, have successfully diagnosed and treated this disorder in many children, adolescents and adults. Our collaborative wealth of knowledge can help clients with ADHD improve school performance, enhance personal and familial relationship and prevent other co-morbid mental health diagnoses such as Depression if left untreated. Effectively intervening in a person’s life in a timely manner can prevent the inhibition of your child’s mental, emotional and scholastic wellbeing.
Interventions Provided at Collaborative Counseling Center
- ADHD Evaluation
- Executive Function Coaching
- Behavioral Therapy
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Educational Counseling
While some children outgrow ADD/ADHD, about 60% continue to have symptoms into adulthood. Medications for ADD/ADHD have become more specific over the past years. With specific medication and dosage adjustments, along with ADD/ADHD training, we will endeavor to help you and/or your child manage and overcome the difficulties associated with this disorder. In many cases, Primary Care Doctors/Pediatricians can manage medications for their patients with ADHD. However, many medicines have complicated side effects and other nuances that necessitate a specialist to manage the disorder. Seeing a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist guarantees that you will be receiving the most accurate, up to date and informed treatment for ADHD.