Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Disorder Hyperactivity Disorder are characterized by a pattern of behaviors, present in multiple settings (school and home), before the age of 12. Often they can result in difficulty in school, social, or family settings. Careless mistakes, difficulty making decisions, retaining instructions, organizing tasks, sitting still or impulse control are a few of the behaviors associated with ADD/ADHD. Many of these symptoms can also appear when a child experiences a trauma, major life change, or brain injury. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is required.
David approaches treatment for ADD/ADHD from a family perspective. The goal is to help the entire family to cope with these sometimes frustrating behaviors in a healthy and meaningful way. Play therapy, art therapy, and even physical movement may be used with the child. Coping skills and behavioral modification techniques (including the use of behavior charts and reward systems) may be offered to the parents.
LifeWorks AZ uses a strengths based approach in counseling. David believes that highlighting and tapping into all the gifts and strengths people have makes all the difference in creating the changes they desire in their lives. He also believes that it is vital to obtain balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in order to create the desired change.
David's technique is unique in he works not only with the child he also works with parents in coaching, counseling, and therapy to create behavior changes in the whole family system.
David uses a wide array of approaches to create desired change: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Art Therapy, Sports Mental Training, Play, Talk therapy, and more.
For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Abrams, MAPC, LPC