My name is Derrick Javan Hoard and I am a Neurodiverse Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Seattle, Washington and servicing the entirety of Washington State. specializing in helping other Neurodiverse people stop trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
If you feel that ADHD is a disease and is a deficit that can only be fixed with medication, I would like to offer you a different perspective. Medication is a tool, but it is not the solution and ADHD medicine can and does lead to addiction when not taken properly.
The classic symptoms of ADHD include
If you pay close attention to these "symptoms", they are all negative ways of describing very real and human emotions and problems. There are very real benefits and advantages to ADHD when the person is brought up in a loving and comforting environment.
The first thing we do is get rid of the label of ADHD. We don't need it. I believe the language we use not only describes our reality, but invents it. So I say that my clients are Neurodiverse. There is a difference in the way you perceive and process information. Some people are iMac's, some people are PC's, and my clients are Cloud Computers.
The second thing that we do is identify who in your life, probably parents or primary caregivers, first put you on a path to believing that you were broken or that something was wrong with you. Contrary to popular believe people with "ADHD" have great attention to detail, the problem is when they take that attention to detail and focus on all the ways that they feel like they fail.
The rest of therapy is focused on defining and setting what is "normal" for you. I will provide you with a framework to help you get the motivation that you need (Spolier alert: sometimes we have to do things we don't feel like doing) and also show you how to fail without completely giving up.
My hourly rate is $350 per hour. You may use your insurance to help cover the cost. I do not submit claims on your behalf, but I will take care of the paperwork for you to submit your own insurance claims. I also provide financial scholarships for those in financial need. Please inquire in my initial consultation.