ADHD & Behavioural Therapy
If you or someone you care about has ADHD, there are a number of therapy options which could be of benefit, including some that do not involve taking any medicine. These include psychological treatments such as psychoeducation and coaching or cognitive behavioural therapy.
It might also be useful to consider psychological counselling to deal with any possible low self-esteem you might have from internalising the blame for your behaviour in all the years you were not diagnosed.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (also known as CBT) is often part of a multimodal treatment plan – a plan that combines different treatments. It can support you in finding a strategy to better manage your condition and behaviour by changing the way you think. This helps you or a person you care about with ADHD find focus and tools to finish tasks and be more organised and productive. It can also help by providing structure and improving interpersonal skills.
If you are an adult with ADHD, you may also benefit from working with an ADHD coach. A coach can help you manage problem behaviours, rehearse new skills on a regular basis, and develop coping skills for daily challenges.