How can I find an ADHD psychiatrist near me?

It doesn’t matter from which of the 3 types of AHD you suffer or you think your child might have the disorder, living with ADHD can be a challenge too big to manage on your own. If things are getting out of hand and you’re no longer able to cope, an ADHD psychiatrist can help you manage your symptoms so they don’t interfere with your everyday life. 

Whether you live in New York, California, Texas or Arizona, this post will provide you with all the information you need to answer the question, “How can I find an ADHD psychiatrist near me?” wherever you are in the US.

What is ADHD?

ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder which affects someone’s impulsivity, attention, memory and other cognitive functions. The disorder is usually diagnosed in childhood, but ADHD can be missed and not diagnosed by a therapist until adulthood

The signs of ADHD look different in children compared to adults. Here are the symptoms to look out for if you think your child has ADHD. Your child should display at least six of the symptoms for a minimum of six months before you become concerned. Although not very common, some children and adults can become violent during episodes.

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ADHD in children

  • Being detached when interacting with adults
  • Never playing with a toy for very long
  • Unable to keep track of things
  • Avoiding tasks which require focus
  • Endless talking
  • Frequent interrupting
  • Boundless energy levels
  • Constant fidgeting
  • Never staying still when asked

ADHD is diagnosed in adults when your symptoms make it impossible to have a normal life. If you’ve had at least five of the following symptoms for at least six months, finding a local ADHD psychiatrist could help you live a more regular life.

ADHD in adults

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Very limited attention span
  • Forgetting about everyday activities
  • Disliking anything that requires focus
  • Continuous fidgeting
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive talking
  • Inability to relax

Talk to your primary care provider or family doctor

The first step to finding a local ADHD psychiatrist is to see your primary care provider or family doctor. They’ll be able to determine whether you or your child have ADHD and give you a proper diagnosis. 

Some ADHD symptoms aren’t exclusive to the disorder and are also indicators of other medical issues, such as anxiety. Because of this, don’t be deterred when your doctor wants to rule out other conditions before making a diagnosis.

If you or your child are diagnosed with ADHD, your doctor will put together a treatment plan for you. This may involve medication and a recommendation to see an ADHD psychiatrist. Sometimes your doctor will propose a specific ADHD psychiatrist and other times they’ll suggest you find a psychiatrist which suits you.

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Finding an ADHD psychiatrist near you

As ADHD is such a common disorder, finding an ADHD psychiatrist near you is fairly simple. If you live in a major city, like Jacksonville, Florida or Houston, Texas you’ll find literally hundreds of registered ADHD psychiatrists. Even if you live in a smaller city, such as Reno, Nevada or Trenton, New Jersey you’ll still find plenty of practicing ADHD psychiatrists. 

Here are some of the best ways to find an ADHD psychiatrist near you.

  • Choose a Cyti Psychological therapist. We have several psychiatrists which specialize in people with ADHD, including Susan Ramsey and Krystie Hudson. As your sessions will be completed remotely, you can receive support from our ADHD psychiatrists anywhere in the US.
  • Ask your online ADHD therapist. If you’re already seeing a therapist, ask them for an ADHD psychiatrist recommendation. It’s likely they already know someone who is qualified to treat your disorder who you’ll also get on well with.
  • Google search. You can find a local ADHD psychiatrist by typing “ADHD psychiatrist near me” into Google. You can also include your city or state in your search, for example: “ADHD psychiatrist Philadelphia” or “ADHD psychiatrist Ohio”. The results will give you plenty of qualified professionals to choose from.

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The importance of choosing the right DBT therapist

The location of the ADHD psychiatrist shouldn’t be the only thing you take into consideration when choosing a therapist. You also need to be sure they’re available for sessions at times which suit your schedule, their sessions are affordable for your budget and they have the right experience and qualifications to help you or your child through DBT therapy focused on improving ADHD symptoms.

Having therapy sessions online through a platform like Zoom is often easier and more convenient than in-person therapy. As you don’t need to travel to the psychiatrist’s office, you can be more flexible with your session dates and times. You’ll also feel more comfortable talking to someone about your issues from the comfort of your own home than in a strange environment.

Whichever type of ADHD psychiatry sessions you seek out, it’s important to consider more than the location when deciding on a psychiatrist. The right therapist will be understanding of your issues and help you devise tactics which you can use to successfully manage them and get back to living an enjoyable and fulfilling life. 

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The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741