AD/HD may be one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychiatric conditions in existence, and there are many misconceptions that can make it difficult to detect. In some cases, children and adults will struggle for many years due to their untreated AD/HD symptoms. In other cases, physicians will diagnose and prescribe medication for AD/HD to patients based on the presence of only a few symptoms. Both situations can be extremely detrimental.
Why choose Stone Creek for your AD/HD Assessment Services?
What many don’t realize is that AD/HD is a multi-faceted neurological condition which goes far beyond academics, affecting those who suffer from it on an emotional, mental and even physical level. AD/HD can’t be diagnosed through a google search or a 30-minute consultation with a physician. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that a diagnosis comes from a thorough evaluation of the client’s history, background and current symptomology in the academic and non-academic setting.
At Stone Creek Psychotherapy, our AD/HD expert, Director Dianne W. Appolito, LCSW has dedicated her life to diagnosing AD/HD and educating those who suffer from it as well as their loved ones. Her Neurosystemic Approach has proven to be the most effective method for diagnosis and long-term treatment of AD/HD.
AD/HD Assessment and Education
At Stone Creek Psychotherapy, our evaluation is personalized for each individual client. Following an extensive clinical interview, the Brown’s ADD Assessment is administered in different forms designed specifically for children, adolescents, and adults. With child clients, we schedule a school visitation with teachers and administrators. Clients are assessed on various areas of neurological functioning including organization, attention and concentration, energy and effort, memory and recall, and emotional stability.
Following the evaluation process, the client is provided with a comprehensive report as well as a two-hour session, explaining the results of the assessment in the context of personal and family history. During this session, the client gains a wealth of knowledge on their neurological makeup. While society has painted AD/HD in a negative light, Dianne’s many years of experience working with AD/HD revolves around educating clients of the gifts associated with AD/HD. By focusing on how to utilize the positive aspects of the AD/HD brain, and learning how to manage the negative aspects, clients can truly learn to accept and embrace their neurological makeup and learn to function to their greatest potential.
Whether you or your child have completed your evaluation at Stone Creek Psychotherapy or have been previously diagnosed, Stone Creek offers a wide variety of services for treatment including:
- Individual & family therapy
- Couples therapy & marriage counseling
- Neurofeedback Therapy