ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, with approximately 10 million adults diagnosed in the US. Common characteristics of ADHD include:
ADHD presents in a few variations:
Adults with ADHD can struggle in academics and in their careers, which can lead to feelings of lost potential. Their symptoms may also affect their friendships and romantic relationships. Without proper diagnosis, adults with ADHD have a greater risk of developing anxiety, depression, or substance abuse.
ADHD does not look the same for everyone. Our psychologists are experts in diagnosing ADHD of all types. An evaluation is a key first step to understanding and managing your symptoms.
Understanding ADHD and how the symptoms uniquely affect you can provide clarity about how to secure proper accommodations and how to tap into your own personal strengths to overcome your specific ADHD-related challenges.
Our diagnostic assessments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) consist of three appointments, including an in-person visit to our office in downtown Los Angeles, a telehealth interview, and a feedback session. We aim to schedule one appointment per week, which means you should receive results about a month after your first appointment.
The order of appointments is flexible, allowing you to begin the testing process even if you can’t get to our office in L.A. for a few weeks.
Regardless if you are given a diagnosis of ADHD, we are here to offer support and guidance. Should there be mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression), we are likely to assess and diagnose these through our Comprehensive Assessment for ADHD. If we suspect your symptoms are more (or also) characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we can offer this type of testing for an additional fee. If we think further neuropsychological testing is needed (e.g., suspected learning or intellectual disability), we can provide referrals for supplemental testing and collaborate with those providers.
Should you seek treatment related to other mental health concerns, we offer evidence-based therapy in person and via telehealth. Even if you do not meet full criteria for ADHD, you may still benefit from our ADHD plan to improve your executive functioning abilities. You can learn more about our therapy plans here.