A certified mental health counselor can help patients and their families cope with and manage ADD in the most effective and independent way possible. This includes:
Certified mental health counselors can also refer patients for medication if needed.
Unmanaged ADD can negatively impact the patient’s ability to learn, retain information, follow through with requests, and make and maintain friends. The impulsivity often associated with ADD can cause poor decisions to be made resulting in negative consequences for the patient. However, patients whose ADD is well-managed have a healthier decision-making process and can lead a happy and successful life.
Every family has their own unique story and comes to therapy with their own individual needs. Counseling can be customized to ensure the best outcome for every patient. Sometimes this means separate counseling for the patient and his or her family, while other times everybody receives counseling together. In some cases, only the patient requires counseling. The certified mental health counselors at Associates in Counseling & Mediation can assist families in determining the best structure for their treatment.
Patients with attention deficit disorder should be under both a doctor’s care and a certified mental health counselor’s care. There are two primary reasons a doctor is an important part of the care team:
In addition, when a doctor refers a patient to counseling, it is more likely to be covered by their insurance policy. Seeing a doctor first and requesting a referral may assist patients in getting part of the cost of their treatment covered under their medical plan.
The goal of treatment is to provide the patient and their family with the tools and resources they need to be both happy and successful in their lives.
At Associates in Counseling and Mediation, we accept all insurance plans except Medicare. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.