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ADHD Specialist

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counselling located in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, CA and Reno, NV

Does your child have frequent emotional outbursts, struggle to pay attention in school, fidget, or blurt out answers when it’s not appropriate? These behaviors can indicate the presence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The condition also affects teens and adults, resulting in low self-esteem, poor work performance, and trouble in personal relationships. With locations in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, California and Reno, Nevada, Nugent Family Counseling Center offers effective, personalized for children and adults with ADHD. To schedule an ADHD evaluation with a trusted mental health provider, call the nearest location, or book an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, involves the inability to focus, remain still, and control impulsive behaviors. If you or your child has trouble completing tasks with multiple steps, staying organized, or managing time, it could indicate the presence of ADHD.

ADHD can damage your self-esteem and interfere with your school or work performance. It can also make it challenging to maintain friendships and participate socially. Other mental health conditions often occur along with ADHD, including anxiety, depression, and addiction.

There’s no apparent cause of ADHD, but research suggests that genetics, individual brain chemistry, and prenatal exposure to toxins could contribute to the condition.

How can I tell if I have ADHD?

ADHD presents with both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms. Examples of inattention include:

  • Problems with focus and concentration
  • Difficulty following instructions 
  • Trouble completing tasks
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Avoiding tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Losing important items 
  • Forgetfulness 

Examples of hyperactive/impulsive symptoms include fidgeting or squirming while seated, restlessness, interrupting, and excessive talking. 

Teens and adults with ADHD may exhibit risky behaviors, financial troubles, problems maintaining employment, and relationship struggles.

Can treatment address ADHD?

Yes, ADHD treatment from a qualified professional can help your child center their attention and modify their behavior, so they can learn, relate well to others, and feel good about themselves. Treatment helps adults develop strategies to improve concentration and executive function, supporting personal growth in your job, family, and social life.  

ADHD affects each individual differently. To provide outstanding care for ADHD, the skilled mental health professionals at Nugent Family Counseling Center work together to design a personalized treatment plan to address the specific needs of you or your child. 

Your custom ADHD treatment plan may include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Microcurrent electrical therapy

A part of an integrated approach to treatment, Nugent Family Counseling Center offers neurofeedback. This innovative, non-invasive procedure can improve ADHD symptoms and address co-occurring conditions like depression or anxiety. Neurofeedback increases neural activity in the areas of your brain that regulate mood, behavior, cognition, and other mental functions. Also known as “brain training,” neurofeedback helps restore healthy brain function. 

If you or a family member show signs of ADHD, schedule a consultation with a trusted provider at Nugent Family Counseling Center. Call the nearest location or book an appointment online today.