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Chickster
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Oh God I hear you. I actually despise therapists now – they will book you for open ended therapy to talk about things that are not relevant and not only will you sprend a fortune your hopes will be just that little more crushed. Steer well clear of psychodynamic therapy & if they dont SPECIFICALLY say they treat ADHD avoid. I think CBT (& branches of) is probably the only thing that works but even then it must be ADHD focused. Oh they all ‘know’ about ADHD alright. Except they dont. Focus is the least of my worries, & yours too no doubt.

One thing to come out of COVID-19 is now they are all doing Skype so a therapist who knows what they are doing can be found even though they are not geographically near. Be ruthless though. Any waffle in the first session & they are out. You cant afford to have uninformed, unqualified people wasting your time – & more importantly your hope.