ADHD-Savvy Therapists

NOTE FROM MELISSA:  The professionals on this list are those whom we know through experience and/or who have taken the professional seminar we offer. This does not guarantee that you will have an excellent experience with them (and please let us know if you don't!) but it does mean that we believe they are tuned into the specific experiences of ADHD-impacted couples.*

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinics, Therapists, Counselors

Arizona

Arizona Schwartz Group: Primarily for children and adolescents, though will also work with adults under 50. Psychiatric assessments, psychopharmacology, medication management, counseling. Go to their website. 480-899-4077

California

The Hallowell Center of San Francisco. Go to their website for more information.

Billi Bittan, Ph.D., MA, Los Angeles, CA.  Works with children, families, adults, teachers and coaches.  Neurocognitive behavioral therapist and coach with more than 35 years of experience.  Took our therapist seminar.  Go to this link.

Bay Area Adult ADHD, San Francisco, CA and online in CA.  Our collaborative team of clinicians specialize in providing assessment, psychotherapy/coaching, and medication management for Adults with ADHD.  Contact: 415-460-7301 ext. 0,  [email protected]

Linda Cohn, MFT, ATR, EMDR Consultant. San Francisco Bay Area, CA. General psychotherapy practice for adults. Specializing in ADHD for individuals, couples affected by ADHD and EMDR for long and short term trauma. In practice since 1974. Affiliations: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Art Therapy Association and EMDR International Association. Took our therapist seminar. Contact 415-693-0630.

Sarah A. Ferman, LMFT, PCC, MBA, Encino, CA. Psychotherapist and ADHD coach.  Co-Founder of ADHD Specialists, a center that specializes in ADHD and co-occurring conditions.  Our Center provides evaluations, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, ADHD coaching and help for couples impacted by ADHD.  Ferman took our therapist course.  Call 855-411-ADHD (2343) or visit our website.

John Halverstadt, MS, LMFT, marriage therapist, Fresno, CA. Author of ADD & Romance. More info at ADDJohn.com. Phone: 559-274-0299.

Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT, Newport Beach and Southern CA (but can serve nationally by phone or e-mail), Adult ADHD, Anxiety and Relationships. In practice since 2002. Affiliations: CAMFT. Took our therapist course. Contact: 949 922-8548, transformurlife.com or email [email protected]

Dr. Kari Miller, PhD, BCET, Los Angeles, CA, phone or Skype. Specialties: ADHD coaching for women who want to achieve their goals at work, at home, and in their lives! Board certified educational therapist specializing in academic coaching and executive skill training for students from high school through advanced professional degrees. Email: [email protected].

Julieann Myers, LCSW, MAC, EMDR Certified, CSAT IV, San Diego and Colorado by Telephone and Skype. Specializes in ADHD (Adolescents, Adults, Couples), Trauma, Addictions (Process/Behavioral and Substances). In practice since 1990. Affiliations: EMDRIA, CHADD, NASW, APA, ISSTD, IITAP, WAAT, CAMFT. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 760.634.1704; [email protected]; www.julieannmyers.com

Linda Sklar, LCSW, California and Nevada. Adult Individual and Couples Therapy. Specializes in ADHD and developmental disabilities, certified in Thanatology and fluent in Hebrew and Spanish. In practice since 2005. Associated with Las Vegas' Desert Regional Center as an Independent Contractor since 1992. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 702 332-3805.

Melinda White, MFT,  Berkeley CA. Individual, family, couples, counseling and psychotherapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  Contact: (510) 526-8208, [email protected], www.adhdtreatment.com

Colorado

Charles (Chip) Sawyer, has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Licensure from the Denver Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and qualified EMDR therapist. He counsels ADHD patients and teams with Dr William Dodson at the Dodson ADHD center. Contact: Inspirethefamily.com.

Dr. William Dodson, M.D.Greenwood Village, CO. Specializing in the evaluation, treatment, and support of adults and teens with attention deficits, learning problems, and related behavioral difficulties. Contact: Dodson ADHD Center.

Connecticut

Ruth Hofstatter, LPC, NCC, West Hartford, CT.  Individuals, Couples, groups.  Specializes in adults with ADHD, depression and anxiety, divorce mediation, and parenting plans.  Certified personal and business coach.  In practice since 1989.  Took our therapist seminar.  Call 860-233-4830x4 or at either the Center link or her own page.

E. Diane Kirkman, LCSW, West Hartford, CT.  General psychotherapy practice treating adults, individually and in couples, with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and relationship issues.  In practice since 1981.  Took our therapist seminar.  Phone 860-521-7111.

Ann-Marie Meacham, LCSW, New Haven and Shoreline. Specializes in Christian Counseling, Individual and Couples Counseling, Life Coaching, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. In practice since 2012. Affiliations: Hamden Medical Group. Took our Therapist Course. email: [email protected].

District of Columbia

Patricia Quinn, M.D., Washington, DC., Specializes in ssues confronting girls and women with ADHD. Contact: 202-966-1561, [email protected],  http://www.ncgiadd.org/quinn/

Abigail Wurf, M.Ed, CLC, Washington DC and nationally by phone. Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Parents and Executives with ADHD.  Wurf, who has ADHD herself, has practiced professionally since 2008 and studied with such ADHD experts as Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Melissa Orlov (the therapists seminar) and Ned Hallowell. Contact: Phone: 202-244-2234, [email protected]  www.abigailwurf.com.

See also, Maryland

Florida

Marilyn Klock Popko, MA, LCSW, South Miami & Homestead, FL. Adult ADHD especially as it impacts relationships. Advanced Clinical Issues in Adoption. Depression, Anxiety, PTSD. Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy. 30+ years experience. Call or text 305-668-1777, [email protected].

Stephanie Sarkis PhD, national certified counselor, Boca Raton, FL. Has written 4 books on ADHD, and offers counseling and coaching. Contact:561-212-8595; www.stephaniesarkis.com

Illinois

ADHD Centers of Chicago, full evaluation, treatment and counseling; Chicago, IL.  More info at this link.

Alan R. Graham, PhD, PCC, SCAC, Chicago. Works with children, adolescents, adults and their families; Specializes in ADHD coaching, Cogmed Working Memory Training, and Mentorcoach.com coaching. A member of ACP Consultants which began in 1980. Affiliations: APA; ICF; International Positive Psychology Association; Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching Professional Association; CHADD; ACO; IAAC; PAAC. Contact: 847-824-1235 [email protected], www.ADDvisor.com

Jolie M. Hoffmann, PsyD., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Bloomington/Normal and surrounding areas within Central IL. Works with Individuals, couples, and families. Specializes in ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills. Provider for PlayAttention. In practice since 1997. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: (309) 706-5057 www.hoffmannburchett.com

Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., Chicago, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Visit ADDCenters.com

Neal Psychological Specialties, Crystal Lake, IL - NW Suburbs of Chicago, and tele-therapy. Counseling center and psychological services. We offer individual, family and marriage counseling and assessments for ADHD symptoms. We understand the despair of a troubled marriage, both women’s and men’s issues and the frustration that ADHD brings. Team approach. We are a group of experienced counselors, LCSW’s, a psychologist, educational coordinator and an ADHD coach.  Contact 815 477 4727

Nancy L. Simon, L.C.S.W. Chicago and the northern suburbs. Works with couples where one or both partners has ADHD. General psychotherapy practice with a specialty working with highly sensitive or creative people.  Member, National Association of Social Workers. Graduate, The University of Chicago, 1990. Contact: (847) 491-1111 or www.nancysimontherapy.com.

Kansas

Family Psychological Services, Lawrence, Kansas (KC Metro): Wes Crenshaw, PhD ABPP and associates work extensively with families, individuals, and couples of all sexual orientations (married, pre-married, or never married), with special emphasis on ADHD. Assessment, diagnosis, treatment, consultation with prescribers on medication management, and relationship building and enhancement with families and couples that include an ADHD member. Contact 785-371-1414 or www.dr-wes.com.

Kentucky

Kentucky Psychiatric And Mental Health Services, Louisville, A team of physicians with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Contact: 502-339-2442, [email protected]www.adhdkentucky.com, 502-339-2442

Charles Noplis, M.D., Louisville, Specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia and more. Graduated of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2008. Affiliated with Baptist Health Louisville, Jewish Hospital and Our Lady Of Peace. Works at Louisville Behavioral Health System, (502) 454-8800

Maryland

Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland, Silver Spring, Columbia, Annapolis, North Bethesda, Attention and Learning Disorders, Comprehensive Mental Health.  Founded by ADHD expert, Kathleen Nadeau, contact: (301)-562-8448, website.

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Silver Spring, Columbia, Annapolis, North Bethesda, Director of the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland, she works closely with Chesapeake Associates and continues her own clinical practice at the Center, with special interest in working with people with ADHD including gifted adolescents and adults, career issues, college and graduate students, women and girls, and writers, entrepreneurs, and artists. More info here.

Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT, Silver Spring, MD. Specializes in working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples and family systems affected by ADHD. Affiliations: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CHADD. For more information, go to: www.relationshipcollaboration.com or call: (240)418-8022.

See also District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Melissa Orlov, marriage consultant, by phone. Go to adhdmarriage.com for more information.

The Hallowell Centers, full evaluation, treatment and counseling; Sudbury, MA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA; See their websites for specific details about what each center offers as well as contact information.

The Adult ADHD Clinic of Central MANorthboro, MA full evaluation, treatment and counseling. Run by Dr. Kevin Murphy, who speaks all over the world about ADHD and is up to date in the latest research. Contact at 508-393-8388.

Diana Kassler Appell, LCSW, LMFT, Boston and North Andover, MA. Couples, individuals and adult families. In practice over 25 years, a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a National Approved Supervisor. Focuses on couples and individual adults. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 978-494-0058.

Eileen O'Donnell Casto, MS LMHC, MFT, MA ED. Andover MA. Specializes in Christian Counseling for individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and co-dependency. In practice since 2006. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 978-257-5223 [email protected]

Ann E. Drouilhet, LICSW, LMFT, Framingham and Metro West. Adults, adolescents, Addictions, Internal Family Systems, relationships, ADHD. In practice since 1987. Affiliations: AAMFT, NASW. Took our therapist course. Contact: 508-877-3660x2. www.familydevelopmentassociates.com.

Robert Fox, LMHC, LADCI, CEAP, QSAP, Woburn, MA., Specializes in addictions, substance abuse and work/employment related mental health issues. Job Stress Solutions, formed in 2006, treats a wide range of mental health issues. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 781-933-0200; www.jobstresssolutions.com.

Sue Hallowell, LICSW. Marriage therapist, Cambridge, MA. Has counseled couples with ADHD for over 20 years. Works at NYC Hallowell Center two days a week. Contact: 617-661-3113.

Allen Frank Johnson, Ph.D., LICSW, LMFT, Auburn, MA.  General psychotherapy practice with children, adolescents and adults with ADHD.  Can accept most insurances.  Took our therapist seminar.  Contact at 508-832-4297 or email [email protected]

Amy Lew, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, Newton and Gloucester, MA. Works with individuals, couples and families. In practice since 1981. Also trains mental health professionals and teaches courses internationally. Author of books for parents, teachers and couples. Took our therapist seminar. Phone 617-332-3220.

Lois Callahan Moore, LICSW, Sagamore Beach, MA.  Specializes in coaching and therapy for adults and couples with ADHD and coexisting conditions of substance abuse, career and financial problems. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 508-833-3800.

Camille Preston, PhD, PCC, Cambridge, MA and by phone. Psychologist, executive coach, expert on leadership development and virtual effectiveness and author of Rewired. Specializes in helping individuals with ADHD navigate our over-wired world with special expertise in efficiency, communication, productivity, time management, and leadership skills. In practice since 2004. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 202-422-6153, [email protected], www.aimleadership.com

Rebecca Shafir, M.A., CCC, West Newbury, MA and by phone or Skype. Specializes in ADHD, entrepreneurs, head injury, dementia, anxiety and depression. Author of The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction. Works at the Hallowell Sudbury Center. Contact: [email protected], (978) 255-1817, www.mindfulcommunication.com.

Walter Sherburne, LICSW, Andover, MA., Specializes in issues related to ADHD for all members of the family and often runs support groups as well. Used to work at the Hallowell Center.  Go to this link or call 978-470-4673.

Michigan

Sari Solden, MS, LMFT, Ann Arbor, MI Specializes in adult ADHD and women with ADHD. Also trains mental health professionals and speaks internationally. Is the author of Journeys through ADDulthood and Women with ADHD. Go to this link.

Missouri

Tonya L. Miles, PsyD, Kansas City, MO and surrounding areas. Adults, children, families and couples. Conducts therapy and psychological diagnostic evaluations. Specializes in ADHD in adults and children; Prenatal & Postnatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Substance Abuse; Couples Therapy. Affiliations: American Psychological Association, Greater Kansas City Psychological Association, Postpartum Support International, CHADD. In practice since 2006. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 913-642-3134, [email protected]; www.drtonyamiles.com..

Nevada

Linda Sklar, LCSW, California and Nevada. Adult Individual and Couples Therapy. Specializes in ADHD and developmental disabilities, certified in Thanatology and fluent in Hebrew and Spanish. In practice since 2005. Associated with Las Vegas' Desert Regional Center as an Independent Contractor since 1992. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 702 332-3805.

New Jersey

ADHD Mood and Behavior Center, Cedar Knolls, NJ.  Adults, teens and children. Run by Dr. Merritt Hubsher, this clinic specializes in ADHD across the age span. They also sponsor support groups. Website here or contact at 973-898-9300.

Dan Dolce, LCSW, NY- LSW NJ, NJ- Bergen, Essex, Passic, Hudson, Morris and Union Counties. NY- Rockland Co. and Manhattan. Specializes in learning disabilities, especially ADD/ADHD in children and adults; complete transition services for young adults entering the workplace; Family practice w/emphasis on male perspective; Outdoor education. In practice since 1995. Contact: 201-207-1422, KidsWorknj.org.

Ellen J. Schwartz, Ph.D., Englewood, N.J. Specializes in learning issues, school issues, parenting issues, self issues and anxiety in children, teens, and adults with ADHD. Provides individual psychotherapy and parent counseling. Lectures and teaches on mindfulness and ADHD. In practice since 1989. Affiliations: New Jersey Psychological Association, CHADD, Northeast Counties Psychological Association (NCPA), EMDRIA, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction NYC Collaborative. Contact: 201-928-1300

Patricia A. Ward, LCADC, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, NJ, Specializes in ADHD counseling; Couples affected by ADHD, Addictions, Families affected by addiction, Co-dependency, Couples in recovery. In practice since 1995. Affiliations: NJ Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors. Took our therapist seminar.  Contact: 908-655-7008

New York

The Hallowell Center of New York. Go to their website for more information.

Esther Altmann, Ph.D.  New York, NYWorks with both individuals and couples.  She can be reached at 212-426-8030.

Donna C. Arking, L.C.S.W. Brooklyn, Adults, Teens, children. Individual, couple, group & family therapy. Comprehensive diagnostic assessment & treatment of ADHD & related disorders. Psycho-education, parenting strategies, organizational skill building, behavioral therapy, school consultations, MD liaison, Somatic Experiencing trauma treatment augmentation (to enhance self regulation and resilience in ADHD). MSW-1979. Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice-1995. Full time private practice since since 1994. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Certificate-2013. Affiliations: NASW, EGPS (Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society), CHADD. Contact: [email protected]  718-434-2801.

Mark Bertin, M.D., Pleasantville, NY. Specializes in ADHD and families, children and mindfulness. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at Cornell University and the UCLA School of Medicine before completing general pediatric training at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California.  Contact (914) 841-2302, developmentaldoctor.com.  

Lee Crespi, LCSW, Manhattan and Brooklyn, Couples & Individuals, LGBT, Recovery. In practice since 1980. Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, NY State Society of Clinical Social Workers, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 212 675 6540, 917 836 1444  [email protected], www.LeeCrespiLCSW.com.

Susan Gesten, MSW, PCC, Troy, NY or by phone or Skype.  Offers ADHD coaching for adults, non-ADHD partners, young adults (17+) and college students. Emphasis is on compassion, clarifying, prioritizing, and practical actions.  For more information go to her website at: http://susangesten.com or email [email protected] or phone (518) 461-6513.

Barbara M. Kaplan Barbara M. Kaplan Barbara M. Kaplan, Ph.D.,  , Ph.D. Great Neck, N.Y and Nassau county, Couples, Seniors, Adolescents, Adult Females. Specializes in addictions, bereavement, and relationship and vocational transitions. In practice since 1970. Member of APA. Took our therapist course. Contact: [email protected]

Stuart Seidman, MD, New York, NY. Works with individuals. Can be reached at 212 579-0339, West End Medical

Mary Solanto, Ph.D. Long Island and Lake Success, NY.  Top ADHD researcher and clinician who will begin seeing adult and child patients again starting 3/1/18 after completing a Fulbright Fellowship in the Netherlands. She is affiliated with Northwell Health/Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and has deep ADHD expertise, including with CBT.

Constance Cotter Weisenseel, MSW, QCSW, New York, NY. Trained in family therapy, mediation, hypnosis, and coaching. Specialties include: the impact of ADHD on adults and couples; mastering the art of change; next steps. Took our therapist seminar. Phone 212-396-3597.

New Hampshire

Jill Fischer, LICSW, Upper Valley - NH and VT, Specializes in couples therapy, is certified in the Gottman Method and with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). In practice since 1986. Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Contact: 603-448-5318, www.positivecouples.com.

North Carolina

The Triangle ADHD Center at Orenstein Solutions, P.A. Cary, Chapel Hill and Dunn, NC. Team includes psychiatrists, psychologists and coaches. ADHD evaluations, individual and couples counseling, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, coaching, organizing. Founded in 2005. Susan Orenstein took our therapist seminar. Contact: 919-428-2766, [email protected]; www.triangleadhdcenter.com.

Ohio

Melissa Strombeck, IMFT, Centerville, OH, Specializes in couples work and assessments and treatment of ADHD-affected marriages. Contact: (937)439-4220, www.melissastrombeckimft.com.

Oregon

Jill Corvelli, MA, MS, LPC Reg Intern, CADC I, CGAC I, PhD Doctoral Candidate.  Portland/Lake Oswego, OR Acceptance & Commitment Therapist specializing in Adult ADHD, partners of those living with ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction. Offers quarterly 4 week ADHD Journeys aimed at support of adult ADHD and ADHD cohort learning series for couples based on the work of Melissa Orlov. Contact: www.jillcorvelli.com, (971) 279-6530, [email protected]

Pennsylvania

Penn Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA. University of Pennsylvania department of psychiatry has an ADHD clinic that does evaluations and treatment.  Top level clinicians and researchers.  Ph:  215-746-7233, Pennbehavioralhealth.com. Dr. Russell Ramsay is co-director of PENN's Adult ADHD Program, author of four books on adult ADHD (incl. CBT for Adult ADHD), and is in the CHADD Hall of Fame.

Carole R. Bogdanoff, Ph.D. Bryn Mawr, PA (suburb of Phila) Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist. Works with adolescents, adults, couples, families; Specialty: the impact of ADHD and learning disabilities on relationships.  Contact: 610-581-7301 Ext: 2 or email [email protected]

Charles H Blonstein, PhD, Flourtown, PA. Specializes in couples therapy, Trauma, PTSD, ADHD, Family Conflict. Contact: (215) 970-2897 x8 

Donald Haupt, MD, Bryn Mawr, PA, Specializes in Anxiety/anxiety disorders, Adult ADHD, Anxiety Disorders and Affective Disorders. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. Phone: (610) 520-1782

Bernard D. Makos, LCSW, Mansfield, PA., Adults, and the elderly. Specializes in trauma treatment EMDR. Outpatient mental health practice started in 1980. Affiliations: Catholic Social Services. Took our therapist seminar. Contact (570) 662-7788.

Lisa B. Schwartz, Ph.D, LMFT, Bucks and Montgomery Counties, PA; Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties, NJ. Specializes in ADHD and Sexuality. In practice since 1998. Affiliations: AASECT, AAMFT.  Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 215-321-6824 ; [email protected], www.sexualconcerns.com

Manisha Shendge, D.Min., LMFT, FT, Phoenixville, PA.  Individuals, Couples and Families.  Specializing in ADHD, life transition, grief and loss, trauma.  610-482-2528       www.reachcounselingservices.com

Leslie Stone, MSCP, NBCC, NACBT, Pittsburgh & Tri-State Area, Adults & Couples, including those Living with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, & Other Mood Disorders, with a Cognitive Behavioral, Solutions, Relational & an Eclectic Counseling approach, uniquely honed for each client’s needs. In Private Practice. Coordinator of CHADD’s Adults Living with ADD/ADHD for Pittsburgh & Tri-State Area, Chadd’s Chapter 477. Contact: 412-682-6282 [email protected]

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, West Chester, PA. Evaluation, individual and couples counseling. Author of More Attention, Less Deficit. More info at this link. Ph: 610-344-3442

Rhode Island

Susan Sabol, Psy.D., RI, MA, CT, and CA. Specializing in Adult ADHD, couples impacted by ADHD, women's issues, financial issues/stressors, PTSD, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. In practice since 1987. Affiliations: American Psychological Association; Rhode Island Psychological Association. Took our therapist seminar. Contact Info: susan@drsusansabol.com 401 884-9895, www.drsusansabol.com.

Emily J. Volden, LICSW, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Individuals, Families, Couples, Business Owners, Artists, and Organizations impacted by ADHD, Anxiety, Executive Functioning Difficulties, and Chronic "Busy Life" Distress. In practice since 2003. Affiliations: RI Behavioral Health Disaster Response Team (FEMA) Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 401-536-5575, [email protected], www.emilyvolden.com.

South Carolina

Kay P. Newman, LISW-CP, Charleston, SC, All relationship issues, couples therapy, codependency and love addiction/avoidance. Specializes in all couples: marriage and gay/lesbian partnerships. In practice since 1998. Affiliations: Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College; Veteran of Terrence Real’s Relational Life Institute Model, Columbia University, Society of Clinical Social Workers. Took our Therapist Course. Contact: (843) 805-8001

Tennessee

Terry Huff, LCSW Brentwood, TN, Specializes in non-medical help for adults with ADHD, providing therapy, a bi-montly support group, and a 3-hour introductory meditation workshop. ADDNashville support group host. Conctact: 615-627-4191, [email protected]

Christine Robinson, M.Ed. Clarksville and Nashville, TN, Also works remotely. Coaching for Adults, Teens, Children and College Students with ADHD, Learning Differences, Asperger's and Executive Function Difficulties. Own ADHD coaching business training program. Contact: (615) 490-9217, www.addactioncoach.com

Utah

Sharon St. John, LPC, Ogden, UT. Specializes in the treatment of ADHD for adults and adolescents, individually or in groups. Special interest in working with couples struggling with ADHD and accompanying issues such as substance abuse, anger, conflict over career and finances. Took our therapist seminar.  At this link.

Vermont

Jill Fischer, LICSW, Upper Valley - NH and VT, Specializes in couples therapy, is certified in the Gottman Method and with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). In practice since 1986. Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Contact: 603-448-5318, www.positivecouples.com.

Washington State

Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center - Go to their website for more information.

Washington State ADHD Service Providers Directory - ADD Resources

Anna Satenstein, MA, LMFT, Kirkland/Seattle, WA. Certified "Relational Life Therapist" for individuals, couples, families and groups. Specializes in Health and ADHD Challenges for Couples. Focusing Guide, Mindful Living Group & Holistic Health Education. Affiliations: WAAMFT, GoodTherapy.org, Relational Life Institute. In practice since 1982. Took our Therapist seminar. Contact: 425-488-3248, [email protected], www.annasatenstein.com

Wisconsin

Deborah Hoffman, Ph.D., Madison, WI. Psychologist specializing in adults and couples with ADHD. In private practice (counseling, coaching, and consultation) since 1980. Took our therapist seminar. Phone: 608-210-1100 or go to this link.

Alison Kravit, Psy.D. AAC, Mequon, WI. Works with Individuals with ADHD and couples affected by ADHD. Has certification as a psychologist and as an ADHD coach.  Conducts psychological evaluations for diagnosis. Affiliations: Mequon Clinical Associates. Contact: (262) 241-7778.

Debbie L. Rowley, MSW, CAPSW, Madison, WI, Individuals, couples and groups (out of high school and older), Psychotherapist & Adult ADHD Coach, Contact: 608 230.6178, www.madisoncoaching.com, [email protected]

Outside the U.S.

Resources for International Readers

International Support Groups

Canada

Canadian ADHD Support Group Links

www.ADDcoach4u.com - Good resource for finding specialists (as well as staying up to date on ADHD news in Canada). Managed by ADHD coach, Pete Quily.

Robbie (Rochelle) Babins-Wagner, MSW, Ph.D. candidate (social work), Calgary, AB, Canada.  Specializes in couples and family therapy for adults and couples with ADHD, trauma, domestic violence and infidelity.  In practice since 1979.  Took our therapist seminar.  Phone: 403-691-5991 or go to this link.

Hillary Freeman, MSW, RSW, Toronto, Brampton and Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.  Individuals, couples and families with ADHD. In practice since 1994. Took our therapist seminar. Phone: 416-924-0129.

Teressa Grosko, Ph.D., C.Psych, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Adults and couples. Affiliations: Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychological Association of Manitoba. Took our therapist seminar. Contact: 204-772-1320  

Deborah Loiselle, BA, MACP, Calgary, AB, Canada. Individuals, couples and families at the Calgary Counselling Centre. In practice since 2010. Took our therapist seminar. Phone: 403-691-5972; [email protected].

Ajimol Mohan, MSW; RSW, Region of Peel and Dufferin, Ontario, Canada, Specializes in crisis intervention; CBT and solution-focused therapy; grief recovery; adult ADHD and couples work. In practice since 2011. Free first consult. Took our therapist seminar. Email: [email protected]

Springboard Clinic, Toronto ON, full evaluation, treatment, counseling and coaching for children and adults www.springboardclinic.com Contact:416-901-3077; [email protected].

UK

ADDISS, UK - The national ADHD association for the UK provides information, access to practitioners, support groups, a newsletter and more. Resource for parents, sufferers, teachers and health professionals. 

Helene Deguise, MBACP registered, London, UK: Counseling Psychotherapist, coach with 30 years' experience.  Adult services: individuals, couples, families, parent training, referrals for medication if needed.  www.helenedeguise.com.

Kathy Doherty, London, Brighton, Individual and couples ADHD counseling. www.karendohertycounselling.co.uk

Psychiatry-UK.com - an online resource for evaluations, medication management and ongoing support, approved by the UK health services.

Department of Child Mental Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK - this Group provides evidence to optimize interventions and service organization to protect and improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. 

ADHD Richmond UK, Supporting families with ADHD-related concerns. We’re a voluntary, independent, non-funded, support group for the neuro-developmental condition - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & all its comorbidities. 

AADD-UK - website for and by adults with ADHD.

ADDspark Ltd. - Strengths-based approach to ADHD as outlined by Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell - educational workshops, online courses and other resources to the UK for parents, sufferers and professionals in the field of ADHD.

UKAP - London, Supports clinicians and allied professionals to identify and meet the needs of children and young people affected by ADHD.

ADD Foundation - Liverpool, Our team understand first hand the issues around ADHD, sharing their experience and providing skill support and encouragement.

Counseling Directory - List of professional counselors and psychotherapists

Australia

Bernard Kessell, MBBS, FAMAC, DRANZCP, DRCOG, DipObsRCOG, Works in Claremont Medical Centre, Claremont, Perth, Western Australia, Is a General Practitioner with over 40 years GP work and a special interest in adult ADHD. Phone 92855100.

Opening Soon - Qld ADHD & Neurosciences ClinicPindara Hospital Benowa, QLD 4217, Centre for ADHD, ASD & Learning Disability, A Unique Specialist led Multidisciplinary Team approach tailored to Individuals, Couples, Careers and Families. Contact: www.adhdqld.com, ph: 07 5575 5974, [email protected]

Gold Coast Specialist Clinic - Will transition to QLD ADHD & Neurosciences Clinic (above) shortly.

ADDACT - Sydney, ADHD support group.

Learning Difficulties Coalition - Office at The Children's Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145 - LDC is a coalition of individuals and parent support groups which provides support and information about children (5-18yrs) with learning difficulties and related conditions. Contact ph: 02 9806 9960, [email protected]www.ldc.org.au

ADHD Adult Facebook Closed Group.

Germany 

www.adhs-deutschland.de - National Association. There is also a support group that you can email to get in touch with others with ADHD [email protected].

Ireland

HADD Ireland

Other Europe

ADHD Europe, promotes ADHD awareness and information on a European level, promoting evidence-based treatment and supporting the efforts of its members throughout Europe, in an effort to combat ignorance, stigma and intolerance with regard to ADHD. www.adhdeurope.eu

European Network for Adult ADHD

Finding therapists not listed here

CHADD.org - has a list of counselors and support groups, as well as background information. We also recommend finding your local chapter as they may have specific information about specialists in your area.

Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group - very active support group offers speakers, meetings and info about trials and events in NYC at this link.  They will know of additional NYC area resources.

North Central Community Collaborative, and North Central Connecticut Community Collaborative Family Support Group - North Central Connecticut. Group leaders are therapists, social workers , providers - helping parents of children or spouses with ADHD. Doriana M. Vicedomini, Chair, took our therapist seminar. Groups established in 2005. Contact: (860) 668-5228 or (504) 259-4327 or [email protected]  The leaders will know of additional local resources.

Limited financial means? Contact Healthwatch to see if there are clinical trials going on which you can join. If you can join a clinical ADD trial then the evaluation is free. 

PsychologyToday.com – Psychology Today keeps a large list of providers that is helpful because it is sortable by zip code, specialty and health plan.  Look for specialists who say they diagnose ADHD, who practice CBT or in some other way indicate that they have more than a “passing interest” in ADHD.  When you call them, find out what proportion of their practice is devoted to ADHD.  Many claim ADHD experience but don't really have it.

GoodTherapy.org – this website has a lot of information about choosing a therapist as well as an extensive list of therapists that can be sorted geographically and by specialty.  Note that to find an ADHD therapist you have to go into “Advanced Search” and choose “Inattention…ADHD”  Like the PsychologyToday resource, you’ll want to make contact to verify that the person has a specialty in ADHD.

Google – You may find someone by Googling ‘adult ADHD’ or ‘ADHD couples’ and your location. 

Articles about Professional Help

How Therapy Can Be Hazardous to Your Marital Health - Speech by William J. Doherty, PhD

This speech, given in 1999 at the Smart Marriages Conference, can be found at http://www.smartmarriages.com/hazardous.html. I highly recommend it for anyone considering counseling as Doherty provides good perspective into finding an effective marriage counselor. In addition, the site at which the article is posted points to other useful marriage and counseling resources.

 

*To reiterate:  We cannot and do not know what sort of experience you will have with the professionals listed here, and offer no guarantees that you will have any specific outcome with them.  We offer this list of suggested professionals only as a service to the many adults who contact us asking for further information about professionals who know about adult ADHD and its impact on relationships.