Kristen McClure Therapist's Anxiety Treatment and ADHD and Depression Updates

Every day I read and learn things that help my clients and myself. I have done this for as long as I can remember. When I first became a therapist , I used to stay late at my job so I could photocopy information from my supervisors office. This was in the 90's when computers weren't as much of a thing as they are not.

I was always a voracious reader. I am usually reading several books at a time. I collect bits of information, look for themes and patterns, am constantly looking for ways to help my clients think about their lives so they can be free from their suffering.

On these pages, I am just share bits of information that I find cool and interesting that you may or may not find helpful. Some are my thoughts and some are notes on other's thoughts.

Five Tips on How to Worry Less and Enjoy Life more

Do you find yourself worrying constantly? Here are Five easy things you can do every day to ease that worry. Anyone who’s ever felt the knot of worry tighten in their stomach knows that worry can be a destructive force. When we worry, we fixate on what might go wrong. We agonize over events that […]

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Adhd and Cbt: Using Automatic Thoughts to Help | Kristen McClure

Studies suggest that people with ADHD have more negative automatic thoughts than others. Therefore it makes sense to use techniques that address “Negative Automatic Thoughts” to help yourself. This is especially true in regards to perfectionism and anxiety, and the patterns that may cause you to freeze or avoid. Automatic thinking comes from beliefs you […]

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ADHD and Meal preparation

If you are a woman with ADHD, mealtime can be challenging. Between trying to find the time to cook and dealing with the distractions of everyday life, it can be hard to stay on top of things in the kitchen. This blog post will provide tips and tricks for cooking and shopping as a woman […]

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26 Things to Conquer a Panic Attack

Among the patients with ADHD, 93% had two or more comorbid psychiatric disorders, including panic disorder. I’ve noticed that a panic cycle can result from the all to familiar problem of task paralysis, procrastination, and perfectionism so many of my clients experience who struggle with ADHD. Regardless of whether you  are a women with adhd […]

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Adhd and Hyperfocus in women

Hyperfocus is a common symptom in ADHD women. It occurs when someone with ADHD becomes so focused on an activity that they cannot pay attention to anything else. It can also lead to problems, as hyperfocus can cause people with ADHD to miss an important deadline or neglect their relationships. Hyperfocus is also a superpower […]

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ADHD and exercise

  ADHD and Exercise Exercise is essential for women with ADHD. It will it help with attention, focus, motivation and judgment, and anxiety and depression. In an interview I watched with Linda Roggli, Dr.  John Ratey claims that especially after menopause, it helps delay the onset of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s! Exercise also improves sleep which is […]

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Breathing Techniques for Anxiety

Breathing techniques for anxiety are often recommended by therapists as part of our treatment of patients with anxiety, although we don’t completely understand how it works and the quality of the research is somewhat lacking.Breathing techniques for anxiety are simple to learn, can be used in multiple settings, and for multiple kind of anxiety. WIlkinson […]

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ADHD and Hypersensitivity

Did you know that women seem more likely to have ADHD and hypersensitivity than men? This is something that a lot of people are not aware of. In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms of ADHD and hypersensivity  in women, as well as how to get help if you think you may be […]

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29 Tips for women to get enough sleep.

To get a better sleep, you don’t just need to  get enough hours of rest. You also want quality slumber–the kind that helps restore your body and mind so they can keep performing at their best levels! My clients who struggle with anxiety, depression , or adhd  are surely headed towards difficulty when it comes […]

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Procrastination and anxiety in adhd women

Recently I attended a workshop by BrittFrank who wrote The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward.  I was struck by how she defines and treats procrasintation and find the ideas helpful for my clients with anxiety and adhd Parasympathetic and sympathetic anxiety. Britt tells us there are two  kinds of […]

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