ADD can have a profound effect on a relationship. Often I see two people who deeply love each other, but who have been driven apart by the chronic nature of ADD symptoms. Though any given event is not tremendously hurtful, the compounded effects of chronic disappointment for the non-ADD partner and a chronic sense of being a disappointment for the ADD partner eats away at the connection between them. If the ADD element of the relationship is not understood and tended to, it will inevitably feed on its own negativity and grow out of control. I find that it is essential for couples facing ADD to get support and learn strategies for coping with and treating ADD.


Focus of therapy and treatment:
• Provide a safe place to express and understand the emotional impact of ADD in the relationship
• Educate both partners about ADD functioning
• Support productive communication
• Educate partners about organization and creating routines to minimize the impact of

   ADD on the relationship


Resources:
• Guidance and references for holistic ADD treatment
• Dietary changes
• ADD reading materials and websites
• Stress reduction practices


Results of therapy:

• Momentum shift from ever increasing negativity toward positive interactions
• More compassionate and collaborative interactions
• Improved family relationships
• Hope and renewal

ADD individual Counseling

ADD and Couples

(206) 673-3824 

Living with ADD is a challenge. Often I see a smart, capable, and emotionally sensitive person who is suffering from a false belief that they are, stupid, lazy, and hopelessly broken. Most of the time, this false belief is continuously reinforced by feedback from the people closest to them. For the most part, this belief comes from the fact that neither the person with ADD, nor the people around him/her really understands the ADD brain. I find that it is essential for people living with ADD to learn about their brain, get support and learn strategies for coping with and treating their ADD.


Focus of therapy and treatment:
• Provide a safe place to express and understand the emotional impact of ADD on your life
• Educate you about ADD functioning
• Develop strategies to treat and manage ADD
• Develop systems for organization and creating routines to minimize the impact of ADD on your life


Resources:
• Guidance and references for holistic ADD treatment
• Dietary changes
• ADD reading materials and websites
• Stress reduction practices


Results of therapy:
• Momentum shift from ever increasing negativity toward positive experiences of self
• More connected relationships
• Improved quality of life
• Hope and renewal