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ADHD Treatment Providers

Mental Health Services You Can Count On

At Wellness Psychiatry, we understand the interconnected nature of physical and mental health. Our integrated medicine approach encompasses ADHD treatment customized to meet every patient’s individual needs.

Qualifications of
Treatment Providers

At Wellness Psychiatry, we employ Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and nurse practitioners who have passed rigorous national certification exams. These experts have completed intensive coursework in mental health with a concentration on ADHD evaluation and treatment. Our providers are dedicated to helping their patients feel at ease while also offering the best care possible for ADHD.

Understanding ADHD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders in children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as a lack of focus, excessive activity, and impulsive behavior. It affects around 8 million people in the United States alone, and more than 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD.

ADHD is a manageable condition with the right treatment approach. Effective management of ADHD can enable individuals living with the disorder to lead full and successful lives. Treatment options for ADHD often include a combination of medication, behavioral interventions, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). These treatments are tailored to the individual’s needs and are designed to help manage symptoms like focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, enhancing the patient’s quality of life and ability to handle day-to-day tasks.

Empowering Lives
Through Effective ADHD Management

Despite this prevalence, many people don’t realize just how manageable ADHD can be with the right approach and treatment plan. With the help of a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or nurse practitioner, individuals living with ADHD can lead full and successful lives.

Common Treatments for ADHD

The neurodevelopmental disorder known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity illness (ADHD) affects people of all ages. Symptoms can include a lack of focus, excessive activity, and impulsive behavior. Wellness Psychiatry provides a holistic treatment plan for ADHD that includes both therapy, behavioral modification tools, and medication tailored to the needs of the individual.

ADHD Medication Management

Medication management is a crucial part of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Each patient’s individual needs are carefully evaluated by our team of seasoned Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and nurse practitioners, who may then recommend medication treatment such as stimulants or non-stimulants. These medications enhance focus, attention, and impulse control by elevating levels of specific neurotransmitters in the brain.

Behavioral Interventions

ADHD treatment plans often include behavioral treatments. Our team collaborates closely with patients and their families to create plans that encourage desirable behaviors and combat difficulties brought on by ADHD. In particular, these interventions can improve children’s success in school and social contexts.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an important adjunct to medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CBT is a therapy method that involves the detection of unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving and the subsequent implementation of more constructive alternatives. Patients can learn to manage their impulsivity, become more organized, and boost their overall executive functioning through CBT.

​Comprehensive ADHD Treatment Approach

At Wellness Psychiatry, our integrated medicine approach incorporates treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication management to address symptoms of ADHD. Through these evidence-based treatment modalities, individuals can better manage their focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

Enhancing Self-Awareness and Quality of Life for ADHD Patients

In addition to helping people with ADHD manage their symptoms, our team at Wellness Psychiatry also works on helping patients become more self-aware and understand how the disorder affects them both socially and academically. With the right education and tools, individuals can work to improve their overall quality of life and develop effective strategies for managing day-to-day tasks.

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Types of Medical Professionals Who Can Treat ADHD

As a complicated condition, ADHD calls for expert treatment. Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, nurse practitioners and psychotherapists make up the Wellness staff, and together they are able to diagnose and treat ADHD in both kids and grownups. These experts have a thorough familiarity with ADHD and are always abreast of the latest developments in the field.

How to Obtain ADHD
at Wellness Psychiatry

Treatment for ADHD is easy to obtain at Wellness Psychiatry. To get started, feel free to set up a meeting with one of our trained experts. The provider will undertake a thorough evaluation of you and your lifestyle to ascertain the presence of ADHD and its effects. Treatment, which may include both psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals, will be tailored to the individual based on the results of the evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
about ADHD Treatment

Can adults also be diagnosed with ADHD?

The majority of people with ADHD are not initially diagnosed until they are adults. Both children and adults can benefit from our team’s expertise in identifying and treating ADHD.

Can ADHD only be treated with medication?

Medication is not the only part of a holistic approach to treating ADHD; behavioral therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and lifestyle changes can help patients manage the symptoms they experience.

How long does it take for ADHD medication to start working?

The time it takes to feel better varies from one person to the next. Some patients report improvement just weeks into treatment, while others may need more time. Finding the best method of treatment may take some time and effort.

Can children grow out of ADHD?

ADHD is a lifelong challenge, even though some children may show fewer symptoms as they enter puberty and maturity. The good news is that people can learn to control their symptoms with the help of treatment and coping mechanisms.

Can my child require special services at school?

Your child may qualify for special educational provisions if his or her ADHD symptoms are particularly severe. Our group can coordinate with your kid’s school to create a strategy for improved academic performance.

Providers Who Work With This Condition

Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider Amanda Farell
Amanda Farrell

Amanda provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Amanda is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider ellen hughes
Ellen Hughes

Ellen provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Ellen is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health purse Practitioner. She has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She joined Wellness Psychiatry in November 2022 with the goal of providing compassionate, evidence-based care to a wide variety of patients.

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Wellness Psychiatry Provider Amy Prater
Amy Prater

Amy has special interest in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, ADHD, and working with teens, LGBTQ+ individuals and older adults. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she strives to provide a caring relationship where each person can feel safe and accepted. Research increasingly supports an integrative approach to mental health care, which can include medication, therapy, nutritional support, and exploration of habits, history, and stressors. Amy will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that is clinically appropriate and sensitive to your personal needs.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider laura oconell
Laura Oconnell

Laura provides care in our Winter Park office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, BCBS, and the Grand County ACHES AND PAINS vouchers. Laura is Board Certified Family nurse practitioner. She returned to school to further her education and skills in psychiatric care thus working towards her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

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I was extremely apprehensive on my first visit because I was in a very bad mental state. Amanda was very thorough, very friendly, and made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. As I recovered I looked forward to our visits but in the end we mutually decided that it was time for me to leave the nest and fly away. If I ever need her I can always call on her. There was something about the layout of the office, the furnishings, and the calming energy that always put me at ease. My first encounter with psychiatric counseling was definitely a positive experience and something that I'll cherish.
This practice has not only helped my mental health, but I have been treated in a way that is caring and thoughtful. I feel like I'm more than just the 10:30 client - there's a vested interest in my well being. Amanda Farrell is who I've been working with for a few years now and I highly recommend her! I also feel confident that anyone in the practice is trustworthy and reliable. Again, highly recommended!
Amanda is an absolute RARE find. My husband even agreed that she does….actually….. care about me and my health. I’m 50 and this might be the first time in my life that I’ve felt that my doctor/therapist really wants me to be happy and successful in life. Starting therapy when I was in my 20’s so there is a long list of docs/therapist that I’ve seen over the years. Highly recommend — especially if you’ve started feeling like you’re just another patient in the queue.
This is the best psychiatry practice I have been to. Everyone I have worked with has been empathetic and understanding. The office feels very warm and I feel very taken care of. I always know when I call or email, Riley will be super responsive to my needs. Highly recommend!
Amanda has been incredibly helpful. I'm much happier and more productive.
Wellness Psychiatry goes above and beyond. Everyone from admin to clinical staff. The team fosters warmth and are very attentive to your needs. Addressing mental health has felt overwhelming but this team makes it me feel comfortable and supported. Thanks!
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