Individualized ADHD Testing

Do you find yourself often…

Getting “lost” in activities to the point that you ignore other responsibilities or lose time?

Having trouble focusing because things pop up in your head and leave you side-tracked?

Finding yourself procrastinating, missing deadlines, or scrambling to finish activities at the last minute?

Acting impulsively without thinking through the consequences of your actions?

Struggling to contain yourself in conversations, blurting out random asides or interrupting others?

Here are some common symptoms of Adult ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder):

  • Difficulty with efficiently organizing, planning, and executing tasks.
  • Struggling to manage your time, anticipate how long a project will take you to complete, or break tasks down into smaller components.
  • Forgetting small details, objects, or directions no matter how much you try to focus or how clear the directions are.
  • Distraction/Inattention which others often describe as “zoning out” during meetings, conversations, reading, or watching TV.
  • Struggling with small details, leading to careless mistakes or errors.
  • Difficulty with getting started, staying on task, or following through with tasks that seem boring or repetitive.
  • Impulsivity or blurting out things without thinking them through or considering the consequences of words expressed
  • Difficulty sitting still, agitation, hyperactivity, or restlessness
  • Frequently talking over others or interrupting
  • Unusual sensitivity to criticism, irritability, or being seen as having a “short fuse.”
  • Chronic difficulties with lateness or tardiness.
  • Difficulty with motivation, feeling under-stimulated, or vacillating between feeling overwhelmed and underwhelmed.

How ADHD Testing Can Help You

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is generally diagnosed in childhood as a result of academic or behavioral difficulties. However, many high functioning adults find themselves struggling with symptoms of inattention and distraction. It is not uncommon for ADHD to go undetected well into adulthood, often in highly intelligent adults who have learned ways of coping. These adults have simply found ways to manage inattention over the years.

A number of things might make people think they could be struggling with ADHD.  Specific examples include: an inability to focus on non-preferred tasks, long periods of unusually intense focus on personal interests or interesting trivia,  abnormal levels of procrastination, and difficulty with remembering executive tasks. Thankfully, LifePath Therapy Associates is able to offer specialized assessments for adult ADHD. These tests help give clients, and their prescribers, an accurate diagnosis. Testing can also offer clear guidance for treatment. This together can help people find new ways to reorient their lives in order to be happier, fulfilled, and productive.

ADHD screening in Chicago will inform your therapy for Adult ADHD

If your assessment determines that you do have Adult ADHD, at LifePath Therapy we also have the clinicians that specialize in counseling for Adult ADHD. Treatment involves a task-oriented and strategic approach. In other words, we have a plan that can really help make a difference in your life by that targeting behavioral management strategies. This kind of therapy can make a dramatic difference in improving your symptoms and overall quality of life. Your therapist will provide specific strategies and skills to support the unique way your brain processes information.. In summary, our clinicians understand ADHD and know how to help you succeed.

Since ADHD can sometimes make it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, it can also cause strain in relationships. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction with family, friends, and co-workers. At LifePath Therapy we have worked with countless folks with ADHD to develop improved coping skills which have greatly impacted their quality of life, work productivity and their relationships.

But I Don’t Have Time for Testing!

The average client will need to spend a total of five-to-six hours over four weeks on their assessment, including:

  • a single one-hour intake sessions
  • a single two-hour face-to-face assessment session
  • one or two hours completing tests on their own
  • a single one-hour feedback session to review their results. 

LifePath has worked with a variety of busy clients, from working moms with multiple children to high-level executives. We have found that virtually everyone can find the time for assessment, especially once one considers how much more time they will have available after they have come to understand their challenges and improved their time management skills.

Adult ADHD Screening and Psychological Testing in Chicago, IL

LifePath Therapy Associates is able to offer psychological testing to provide clarification regarding your diagnosis. Then, give treatment recommendations to your therapist. We use a variety of empirically validated tests. Each one considers a mix of relevant life experiences. We also use personality inventories that assess various symptoms. Then, computer-based assessments to measure your distractibility and response speed. Finally, a variety of hands-on tasks designed to measure different areas of cognition. 

After gathering information from the various tests, the psychologist will generate a report. Of course, this report includes an accurate diagnosis. The report also outlines an improved understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, and ways of coping, and it can give a snapshot of your own individual way of interacting with the world. This specialized Adult ADHD test gives information to clients, and their prescribers and therapists. It provides not only an accurate diagnosis, but clear guidance for ways to reorient their lives in order to be happier, fulfilled, and productive. 

Start to feel more grounded and in control and eliminate mental clutter with ADHD counseling in Chicago, IL

Beginning counseling at LifePath Therapy is straightforward and simple. The process of getting started at our Chicago therapy clinic is made efficient, clear, and easy. To begin working with us, just follow these three simple steps.

  1. Contact LifePath Therapy Associates for a free consultation
  2. Meet with one of our experienced clinicians.
  3. Experience the freedom that comes with more organized thinking and with enhanced work productivity.

More Counseling Services at LifePath Therapy Associates

Our Chicago, IL therapy team specializes in working with a variety of clients dealing with a multitude of different areas across all stages of life. We use empirically supported measures for Psychological Testing.Anxiety Counseling and treatment for depression are other high-quality services we offer at our Chicago therapy clinic  Other mental health services at LifePath Therapy Associates work involve the areas of chronic illnesscouples counselingcounseling for momsexecutive coachingLGBTQI, and caregiver support.

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Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 940-3655
Fax: (312) 374-4966

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