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Sanjay Puri
about 1 month ago • Bellevue

Recommendations for therapists that help teens with ADHD issues

Our 15-yr-old has been diagnosed with ADHD. We'd love to work with someone who comes highly recommended and can help with coping, management and mitigation strategies.
4 replies
25 days ago
I can share a bit about our experience. We've known our daughter had ADHD since she was a toddler. So obvious. Didn't bother to get her diagnosed until first grade, when we needed the IEP to fight off an insensitive teacher. She's in seventh grade now and doing great.

We don't (yet) have a behavioral therapist, but I can recommend a psychiatric practitioner if you decide to go that route. We agonized over it for years. One thing that helped was to browse the ADHD subreddit - reddit.com/r/ADHD. It was enlightening to read about kids struggling with ADHD and their experiences with medication.

It's hard to get appointments. Doctors are overburdened, especially with covid. Luckily some pediatricians have started added this to their practice. For example, Ballard Pediatrics added someone to their staff recently.

I can share more if you want. It's scary when you get the diagnosis. You aren't alone, don't worry.
  • about 1 month ago
Thanks Adam, much appreciated. Honestly, we're not worried, just want to make sure he learns how to manage this. Please do send me any therapists that you know are good.
  • about 1 month ago
I don't have a therapist to recommend, but cranial sacral therapy has been working well for our family. We love Elizabeth at soundsomatics.com. Also, cutting down on dairy, eating less processed foods and ensuring movement each day is a must at our house.
Therapist
  • 25 days ago
Thanks Amy! I'll take a look at Sound Somatics.
  • 25 days ago

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