ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
People with ADHD are often thought of as hyper, scattered, impulsive, forgetful and unorganized. ADHD is so much more than that! With proper treatment, you can turn ADHD into your superpower, harnessing the creativity, energy and promise the ADHD brain has so you can better participate in life.
Our solution-based treatments include:
- Evaluation and Counseling for Teens and Adults
- Executive Function and ADHD Coaching
- Problem Solving Strategies for Parents
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are many questions that come up when a child or loved one is given a diagnosis of ASD. Center of Attention and Awareness is here with answers. Our unique approach to dealing with all ages on the spectrum will provide you with skills to use at home, strategies to implement for school and social outings, and hope for the days to come.
Additionally, an estimated 15-35% of autistic people identify with the LGBTQ+ community. Helen greets all clients with an open mind and open heart.
Our expert treatment and consultation includes:
- Counseling for adults and teens on the Autism Spectrum
- Parent training and education
- Social Skills training and groups
- Advocacy and assistance with education planning, IEPs and 504 plans
Women, ADHD and Autism
(ages 13 and up)
Typically, ADHD and Autism diagnosis and treatment has been geared towards boys and men. These disorders are often overlooked in girls and women or diagnosed as something else. At Center of Attention and Awareness, we understand the unique features of ADHD and ASD in girls and women and will work with you to manage your symptoms, develop coping strategies and feel less overwhelmed with life. Whether you have been given a diagnosis or suspect you may have ADHD or be on the spectrum, we can help.
Our services include:
- Evaluation for ADHD
- Evaluation for Autism or Aspergers
- Individual counseling
- Support groups
Teens and Adolescents
(ages 13-mid 20’s)
These are critical years in any person’s life, and for those living with ASD, ADHD, or other mental health issues, they can be especially stressful. Parents may have concerns about children being able to live on their own, go to college or have a job. Teens may struggle with friends, taking on more responsibility and making decisions about their future. Center of Attention and Awareness is here to help! Our programs and counseling will ensure adolescents have the tools they need to be ready for the responsibilities that come with adulthood.
- Life Skills training
- One on one counseling
- Social Skills groups
- Executive function and ADHD coaching
- Assistance with job or college application process
- Linking to resources after high school
Trauma and PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma changes your brain and can cause life-long problems, but it is possible to recover. Helen is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which was developed to help individuals recover from past traumas and provide a roadmap for the future. Whether you are a veteran who has been in active combat, a survivor of physical or sexual abuse, have experienced a life-threatening event or other type of trauma, CPT is an evidence-based method for treating and providing recovery from trauma.
Programs for Parents
Parenting is hard! Parenting a child with ADHD or Autism is even harder! At Center of Attention and Awareness we know first-hand what it is like to deal with these challenges on a day to day basis. Our experts will help you develop effective parenting skills, be able to identify triggers to help prevent child meltdowns, and teach you to communicate effectively with your child.
- Individual counseling for parents
- Collaborative counseling with parents and your child
- In-person and online support groups
- Education and parent training