ADHD – or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – affects millions of children across the globe. It’s most often treated with one or more prescriptions. As a pediatric counseling center, we know that managing ADHD with counseling is possible and may be a better long-term solution.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is caused when the right side of the brain is unable to fully regulate attention, social behavior, and impulsivity. This results in difficulty paying attention, acting impulsively, being extremely active and possibly even inappropriate social behaviors. Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD may struggle with the thought of medicating their child for a lifetime.
Counseling is an Option
Medication is a common go-to for treating ADHD. However, counseling for ADHD has also proven to be an effective tool in managing symptoms. A child may have difficulty concentrating or having emotional outbursts. ADHD counseling can be useful in teaching your child skills that they can apply in situations at school, in the community, or even at home. Any level of self-control empowers a child and boosts their self-confidence.
Not every counselor understands ADHD counseling. Finding one trained in the strategies that will help your child. These strategies include play therapy, evidence-based practices, and education. The best method is typically a combination of approaches.
Garrett Counseling Services Offers Pediatric Counseling
Our pediatric counseling center, with locations in Albertville / Boaz, Huntsville and Jacksonville treats children through the age of 18. If you are looking for alternatives for your child’s treatment of ADHD or just curious if a combination of counseling with medication would be best for your child, our trained counselors at Garrett Counseling have the experience and are ready to help!
For your safety and convenience, we offer online real-time video counseling sessions and in-person counseling. Our pediatric counseling center in Albertville / Boaz or our other locations are waiting to hear from you. Don’t delay in contacting us today at (256) 239-5662 or through our contact form and start your child on their journey to increased self-esteem, self-empowerment, and growth.