Welcome to Kristen McClure, ADHD Therapist.
I approach therapy for ADHD women as a neurodivergent-affirming therapist.
I have 28 years of experience as a therapist, with the last 10 as an ADHD therapist. I have a rich background in understanding the challenges faced by those with ADHD, and I provide tailored treatment plans for women. My services range from one-on-one sessions to group therapy, all designed to provide a nurturing environment for women to discover their strengths and navigate the neurotypical world confidently. I’m licensed in both North Carolina and SC and offer group coaching sessions worldwide, emphasizing affordable and quality therapy for women with ADHD.
Credentials and Experience:
I earned my MSW from SUNY Buffalo in 1995 and my BA in Psychology from SUNY Albany in 1992. Throughout my career, I’ve been dedicated to supporting children and teenagers who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. I previously directed a foster care agency, founded an outpatient mental health program tailored for the youth, and established the local child advocacy center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before diving deep into ADHD therapy, my specialization included bipolar disorder, OCD, and anxiety disorders. Over the past decade, I’ve worked extensively with ADHD individuals, drawing from personal experiences as I’m married to an ADHD partner and have raised two ADHD children. I lead groups for neurodivergent women globally, and I have designed 30 different courses and workbooks explicitly crafted for women on various subjects.
Specialization in ADHD Therapy:
My unique approach integrates feminist principles, celebrates neurodivergence as a strength, and ensures collaboration with my clients.
ADHD Therapy for Women: The Empowerment Model: Heres a picture of my model, which I developed to help ADHD women.
Hormonal Insights: Delve into how hormonal cycles influence ADHD manifestations.
Strengths & Values Recognition: Identify and embrace your unique strengths and core values.
Holistic Self-care: Prioritize well-rounded care for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Stress & Sensory Awareness: Develop a keen awareness of stress triggers and sensory sensitivities.
Effective emotional regulation and Communication: Master techniques to articulate feelings, needs, and boundaries.
Self-Compassion Cultivation: Foster a nurturing internal dialogue and practice self-forgiveness.
Shame Reduction: Work on releasing deeply ingrained shame and self-judgment.
Overcoming Perfectionism: Address and diminish perfectionist tendencies and other adaptive strategies developed to fit into the neurotypical world.
Burnout Mitigation: Implement strategies to reduce and recover from burnout.
Neurodivergence Celebration: Embrace and celebrate the unique perspectives and strengths brought about by neurodivergence.
Anxiety Management: Target and treat anxiety symptoms stemming from ADHD experiences.
Depression Treatment: Focus on addressing and alleviating depressive symptoms.
Self-accommodation: Teaching you how to maximize your environment to support you and maximize your executive functioning.
ADHD often presents differently in women. These differences can result in overlooked or misdiagnosed symptoms. Hormonal changes, like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, can further influence a woman’s ADHD experience.
It’s crucial to understand that ADHD is a neurological condition, not a character flaw. Let’s celebrate the unique strengths that neurodiversity brings, challenge the existing misconceptions about ADHD, and advocate for understanding and equality.
Client-Centered Approach to ADHD Therapy:
I believe in tailoring therapy plans to meet your unique needs. We’ll collaborate throughout your therapy, ensuring your voice is central and always heard. It’s essential to remember that therapy is not just about managing symptoms but about empowering you to pursue your dreams. I always stay updated with the latest research. My holistic approach ensures that all areas affected by ADHD are addressed, helping women cultivate essential life skills.
Some more questions
In the United States, it is common for therapists specializing in ADHD to provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). However, many women with neurodivergent conditions feel CBT is not validating. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the therapist you choose has received thorough training in neurodivergent-affirming approaches and knowledge in CBT if they offer it as a treatment option.
My individual sessions are 105 dollars an hour, and I also take BCBS insurance. My groups are 20 dollars per session. All my services are offered virtually. You can learn more about my coaching services by emailing me @firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as my workbooks, and courses.
ADHD therapy sessions typically last around 55 minutes. You will get text reminders of your appointments.
Yes, there are medications commonly used in therapy to treat ADHD. Medication can be an effective tool in managing the symptoms of ADHD, allowing individuals to improve their focus, attention, and impulse control. While not a cure, medication can significantly reduce the impact of ADHD on daily life.
Different types of medications are prescribed for ADHD, including stimulants and non-stimulants. Stimulant medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin, work by increasing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain that regulate attention and impulse control. Non-stimulant medications, such as Strattera or Intuniv, work by targeting other brain chemicals to improve focus and reduce impulsivity.
The decision to use medication as part of ADHD therapy is personal. If you choose me as your therapist, I will work with your psychiatrist to help you manage your medication.
I designed this website to assist my therapy clients and to offer valuable information for those looking to enhance their emotional health. I wanted to create a trustworthy and continuously updated source of knowledge.
Although I rarely take on new clients, I regularly share insights and information through:
and articles on this website.
My email is Kristenlynnmcclure@gmail.com
This website is under constant construction. I am continuously adding information.
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