Margaret Altschul, M.A., Psychotherapist

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Adults with ADHD

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Do you have ADD or ADHD?* 
  • Are you easily distracted?
  • Do you frequently lose things and have trouble getting organized?
  • Do you procrastinate or have difficulty completing tasks?
  • Are you forgetful?
  • Do you have problems following directions?
  • Do you frequently interrupt others?
  • Do you have difficulty keeping your mind on social conversations?

While most people have these difficulties from time to time, the person with ADHD finds that these problems significantly impair functioning in 2 or 3 of the following settings:  work, social settings, school.

How can therapy help an adult? 

If you are over 35 years old, there is a good chance that you were not diagnosed with ADHD in school.  Even if you received help, you may find that the coping skills you learned in school are not sufficient to meet the demands of your work place and social situation.

Combining my expertise as a former special education teacher with my clinical experience as a psychotherapist, I can provide therapy targeted to your needs.  In addition to supportive therapy to address the emotional issues that often result from ADHD, I can help you develop specific techniques to navigate work, academic and social environments.  By learning and practicing organizational skills, relaxation techniques and motivational principles, my clients  gain a greater sense of control over their lives and improve their self-confidence.

*A formal diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be required for some treatment plans such as prescription medication,  special accommodations at school or at work, and for insurance reimbursement for therapy.  This diagnosis is made by a qualified psychologist. I can provide referrals for you.

Psychotherapy for Adults | (818) 995-1388 | Encino | California License MFC 42839