How to find adult ADD specialist/coach? So overwhelmed!

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  • #173271

    umbellate
    Participant

    Hi everyone! I’m at a loss – hoping SOMEONE can help! I’ve been trying to find help for my adult ADD and have been TOTALLY unsuccessful. I won’t go into everything I’ve done so far – TLDR b/c ADD 🙂 I’m currently having a LOT of difficulty in my life related to ADD symptoms, and because of the symptoms, I am having a very, very difficult time finding help.

    I also have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, so EVERY SINGLE mental health care provider I’ve seen in the past 20 years has treated the ADD as secondary (if at all), which is in-CREDibly frustrating. There are ONLY so many books I can read about adult ADD… I really need more intensive help.

    What has been your experience trying to find help for your adult ADD? Have you worked with a coach? A therapist? Some other kind of provider? I am running into roadblock after roadblock and am extremely discouraged… thanks in advance!

  • #173453

    Penny Williams
    Keymaster

    There are many ADHD coaches listed in the ADDitude Directory here: https://directory.additudemag.com/listing/guide/adhd-coaches

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  • #173466

    umbellate
    Participant

    Thanks, Penny, for that link.

    There were two results in my state. I had contacted one two weeks ago and they never returned my call, and the other specializes in child and adoescent ADD/ADHD.

    Two results. TWO. I found it mildly insulting, Penny, that that is the only help you offered. I‘m not a 4 year old. I have adult ADD. Honestly, Penny, I didn’t actually do any research into who you are – the only thing I saw was “Keymaster.” I’m hoping that’s wink to Ghostbusters. If not, then wtf does that mean?

    • #174006

      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      I am the community moderator. I cannot recommend specific coaches to you as a representative of this magazine.

      However, I can tell you that location doesn’t matter when it comes to ADHD coaching. Most work with clients all over the world via phone and video calls.

      Here’s some advice on finding the right therapist, if that’s the route you choose:

      10 Therapists Who Do More Harm Than Good

      Finding a Doctor or Therapist Who Works for You

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  • #173915

    KIM
    Participant

    I found a great therapist who specializes in ADD (many do in my area, which is in the boonies). Also try:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

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