CBT Therapy for ADHD Adults
What is ADHD in Adults?
If you have ADHD, you may feel easily overwhelmed or stressed with life’s daily tasks and challenges. You may find yourself easily distracted, forgetful or disorganized, and that it can be difficult to control your impulses, or manage your emotions. These feelings can be very frustrating and can lead to stress, low mood, or anxiety.
But while ADHD can be a real challenge, there are also many positives. Adults with ADHD are often highly creative and have a unique perspective on the world. They may also be very successful in their chosen field, as they are often experts at multitasking and thrive on chaos.
ADHD is a condition that affects executive function. Executive function is a set of cognitive skills that help us plan, organize, and complete tasks. Adults with ADHD may have difficulty with time management, task completion, and decision-making. This can lead to problems at work, in relationships, and in other areas of life.
Signs of ADHD in Adults:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Easily distracted
- Poor time management skills
- Emotional regulation problems.
How can CBT Therapy Help?
If you are an adult who has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering if CBT therapy can help. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talk therapy that can be very helpful for neurodivergent people with ADHD.
CBT therapy can help you learn how to manage their symptoms. The goal of CBT is to help you understand how your emotions, thoughts and behaviours impact your life. For example, if you are constantly late for work, CBT can help you identify the thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to this problem. Once you are aware of these, you can work on changing them. CBT can help you learn how to better manage your time and set goals.
It can also help you learn how to deal with impulsivity and hyperactivity, and emotional regulation. CBT can help you understand why you are experiencing these things and find ways to deal with them in a healthy way.
At Suaimhneas CBT Therapy Cork we can help you learn how to better manage your ADHD symptoms, cope with difficult emotions, make use of your innate strengths, and improve your quality of life.
CBT can help you:
- Understand your ADHD symptoms
- Learn new ways to cope with ADHD symptoms
- Improve time management skills
- Reduce impulsivity
- Increase organization skills
- Improve task completion skills
- Better manage your emotions
If you are an adult with ADHD, therapy can be a helpful way to manage your symptoms and improve your life. It is important to find a therapist who is experienced in working with neurodivergent adults. If you would like to learn more about ADHD Counselling and Psychotherapy, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.
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