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ADD & ADHD Therapy

Treatment and support to help individuals of all ages navigate the challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Therapy for ADHD & ADD can help you:

Feel more in control

Improve focus & attention

Develop skills to help you thrive

Living with ADHD or ADD can feel like you’re navigating a world that wasn’t designed with you in mind.

It’s more than just feeling sad; it’s a deep emptiness and exhaustion that makes even getting out of bed a challenge. It touches every part of your life, and things you once loved no longer bring joy You feel disconnected from the people around you, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever find happiness again.
Therapy can help you navigate it with confidence and resilience.

While ADHD & ADD bring their challenges, they don’t define you.

ADD & ADHD therapy can help when you are:
  • Finding it difficult to stay focused on tasks
  • Struggling to stay organized & manage your time
  • Having trouble regulating emotions
  • Finding yourself or your child to be more accident-prone
  • Noticing hyperactivity in yourself or your child
  • Having large fluctuations in your energy levels
  • Often frustrated or anxious

ADD & ADHD Support in Mississauga

What is Therapy For ADHD & ADD and How Does It Work?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can disrupt every area of life. Some people may feel constantly overwhelmed, struggling to find fulfilment or happiness, while others may excel in certain areas but face challenges in others. Your journey with these attention disorders is unique, and therapy is tailored to meet your individual needs. Together, you and your therapist can find strategies that work best for you.

Therapy for attention challenges creates a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can openly express your concerns and emotions. In therapy, you can begin to unravel the complexities of ADHD and ADD by exploring underlying issues and developing strategies to manage symptoms. From learning new organizational strategies, understanding yourself or your child on a deeper level, or finding a way to better manage your time, treatment for attention disorders empowers you to take control of your life.

Living with ADHD or ADD often requires creativity and resilience. Therapy helps you build on these qualities, enhancing your ability to navigate life’s ups and downs.

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Benefits of ADHD & ADD Therapy

Staying focused and completing tasks can be a significant challenge for individuals with ADHD or ADD. This difficulty often leads to unfinished projects, missed deadlines, and feelings of frustration or inadequacy. ADHD and ADD therapy provides practical strategies to improve concentration and task completion with techniques such as breaking tasks into manageable steps, using visual aids and reminders, and developing structured routines to make staying focused more attainable.
Hyperactivity and impulsivity are common symptoms of ADHD and ADD, characterized by excessive movement, restlessness, and difficulty controlling impulses. Therapy offers behavioural strategies to channel hyperactivity in productive ways and reduce impulsivity. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, physical activity breaks, and impulse control training can help manage these symptoms. Cognitive-behavioural approaches also teach individuals to pause and think before acting, fostering better decision-making and self-control.
Maintaining friendships can be challenging for those with ADHD or ADD due to difficulties with social cues, communication, and impulsive behaviours. These challenges may lead to misunderstandings or conflicts, making it hard to build and sustain meaningful relationships. ADHD and ADD therapy can help you or your child manage social anxiety, provide guidance on reading social cues, manage impulsive responses in conversations, and build deeper connections with others.
Academic success can be elusive for students with ADHD or ADD, who may struggle with focus, organization, and managing the demands of schoolwork. In therapy, we work with students to develop personalized study strategies and organizational skills tailored to their learning style, helping them build resilience and a positive attitude toward learning.
People with ADHD or ADD often experience intense and fluctuating emotions, finding it hard to regulate feelings like frustration, anger, or anxiety. In therapy, we teach you emotional regulation techniques, such as recognizing and labelling emotions, using coping mechanisms, and applying relaxation and mindfulness practices. Cognitive-behavioural strategies help you reframe negative thoughts and develop healthier emotional responses, empowering you to handle your emotions more constructively.
In therapy, we focus on identifying and building on your strengths and fostering a positive self-image. We help you understand that ADHD and ADD do not define your identity and support you in exploring your unique talents and interests. Therapy also addresses negative self-talk and reinforces self-acceptance, boosting your overall self-esteem and confidence.
Managing daily responsibilities, such as household chores, professional obligations, paying bills, or attending appointments, can be particularly challenging for those with ADHD or ADD. Therapy provides practical solutions for managing daily tasks by helping you create structured routines, set reminders, and use organizational tools to streamline daily activities.
Parenting a child with ADHD or ADD requires a deep understanding of their unique needs and behaviours, as well as considerable patience. ADHD and ADD can make typical parenting challenges more complex, from managing hyperactivity to addressing emotional outbursts, requiring a tailored approach to support the child’s development effectively. In therapy, we help you understand ADHD and ADD better and give you practical strategies to support your child’s academic success. We’ll give you tools to improve communication, manage behaviour effectively, and create a positive, structured home environment that helps with learning. Plus, we’re here to support you emotionally and offer guidance to stay patient and understanding when things get tough.

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Modalities and Approaches Used To Support ADHD & ADD

Individual therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential space for clients of all ages to explore their experiences with ADHD and ADD. Personalized attention helps tailor the therapeutic approach to each client’s specific situation.
Family Therapy supports families in understanding and managing ADHD and ADD symptoms. It helps families develop strategies to create a supportive environment and improve family dynamics.
Play Therapy engages children in play to express their feelings and develop coping mechanisms. It provides a safe space for children to explore their emotions and learn new ways to manage their symptoms.
MBSR teaches mindfulness techniques to help clients manage their energy and reduce stress. It enhances focus and emotional regulation, benefiting both children and adults.
CBT helps clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their ADHD and ADD symptoms. Techniques include cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and skills training. It is effective for clients of all ages.
DBT combines cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness practices to improve emotional regulation and distress tolerance. It is effective in helping clients manage intense emotions and reduce stress.
EFT involves tapping on specific acupressure points while focusing on distressing emotions. This technique can help reduce the intensity of ADHD and ADD-related emotions, strengthening self-identity and emotional health.
EFT for couples addresses relationship challenges related to ADHD and ADD. It helps partners improve communication, manage emotional responses, and build stronger connections.
EMDR is useful for clients dealing with trauma-related ADHD and ADD symptoms. It helps process and reframe distressing memories, reducing their emotional impact.
ACT helps clients accept their ADHD and ADD experiences and related symptoms while committing to actions that align with their values. This approach promotes psychological flexibility and resilience.

About Us

Why Healing Roots Therapy?

We believe therapy should be:

Safe

A place where clients can share their most challenging experiences, feelings and thoughts in order to heal.

Open

The ability to make decisions that are best for emotional and mental well-being come from the trust created within a relationship built on transparency.

Curious

When we replace judgment with curiosity we provide space for understanding. When we can understand what we are feeling, thinking or experiencing we empower ourselves to make the changes we want in our life.

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Therapists Offering ADHD & ADD Therapy

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Sadhna Herod

Registered Social Worker

Kiran Khalid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Muslim therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Kiran Khalid
Nasim Boloorsaz
Meredyth Dwyer, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Affordable Therapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Meredyth Dwyer
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Andrea Filice-Montague
Ambita Sen, Certified Grief Education specializing in grief, trauma, acute stress disorder, and more at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Ambita Sen
Samantha Miranda, Registered Social Worker, Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with self-esteem/self-wroth, ADHD and more
Samantha Miranda
Nasim Boloorsaz
Sarah Prashad, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga
Sarah Prashad
Amy Lo, Registered Psychotherapist at Healing Roots Therapy in Mississauga working with infidelity, ADHD, Autism, and more
Amy Lo

Our Approach

How Our ADD & ADHD Therapy Works

We Get To Know You

We take the time to get to know your history. Our first conversation help us understand you and identify your greatest struggles.

We Create A Plan

We create a plan that is unique to your situation and goals, We use strategies that will best help you develop the skills you need to move forward.

We Help You Grow

We assess our approach as you progress, and make any adjustments needed so that you can reach your goals and start to feel better.
Providing the support and strategies you need to manage ADHD or ADD and achieve your goals.

What You Can Expect From ADD & ADHD Therapy

Each person’s journey to healing from depression will be unique, but in time you may notice that you have:
  • Are able to focus for longer periods of time
  • Can manage time and prioritize tasks more effectively
  • Have more confidence in your ability to tackle challenges
  • Have better communication skills and strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships
  • Feel more in control of emotions such as frustration, anger, and anxiety
  • Are performing better at school or work

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Questions About ADD & ADHD Therapy

Therapy supports families managing a child or teen with ADHD or ADD in several ways:

  • Education: Therapists help families understand ADHD or ADD better, including symptoms and treatment options.
    Skill Building: Families learn practical strategies for behaviour management, communication, and setting expectations at home.
  • Emotional Support: Therapy provides a safe space to discuss and cope with the challenges and emotions of parenting a child with ADHD or ADD.
  • Conflict Resolution: Therapists facilitate discussions to resolve family conflicts related to ADHD or ADD issues.
  • Parenting Guidance: Parents receive support and advice on effective parenting techniques tailored to their child’s needs.
  • Connecting with Resources: Therapists can connect families to support groups and community services for additional help and information.
    Therapy helps families navigate ADHD or ADD more effectively, improving understanding, communication, and overall family well-being

Supporting your child or teen at home while they undergo therapy for their ADHD or ADD is crucial for their progress and well-being. Here are several ways you can provide effective support:

  • Establish routines: Create consistent daily schedules for activities like homework and bedtime.
  • Organize tasks: Help them stay organized with tools like checklists and calendars.
  • Encourage breaks and exercise: Allow regular breaks during study times and promote physical activity.
  • Be supportive: Show patience, celebrate their efforts, and listen to their feelings.
  • Stay in touch: Communicate regularly with their therapist and share observations.
  • Promote healthy habits: Encourage a balanced diet, regular sleep, and staying hydrated.
  • Learn about ADHD & ADD: Educate yourself about ADHD & ADD and the strategies recommended by the therapist.
  • Attend sessions: Participate in therapy sessions when possible and support their progress actively.

These steps can create a supportive environment at home, complementing their therapy and helping them manage ADHD or ADD symptoms effectively.

ADHD and ADD therapy offers invaluable support to individuals of all ages navigating attention challenges. Whether you’re a child struggling to stay focused in school, a teenager feeling overwhelmed by impulsivity and emotional highs and lows, or an adult grappling with time management and maintaining relationships, therapy can provide tailored strategies to improve your quality of life. It’s not just about managing symptoms like attention deficits or impulsivity; it’s also about understanding yourself better, building confidence, and finding effective ways to thrive in daily activities. Therapy isn’t just for the individual with attention disorders—it’s for their entire support network. It equips parents, spouses, and caregivers with tools to offer understanding and create a nurturing environment that fosters growth and success. ADHD and ADD therapy is about embracing each person’s unique journey, offering empathy, and empowering individuals and their loved ones to navigate life with resilience and optimism.
During ADHD & ADD therapy sessions, you can expect to work collaboratively with a therapist to set specific goals based on your or your child’s needs. Sessions may include skill-building exercises, discussions about challenges and progress, learning new strategies to manage symptoms, and practicing techniques to improve daily functioning.
The length of ADHD and ADD therapy varies based on your specific needs and goals. Some people may benefit from short-term sessions focused on learning specific skills, such as time management or coping strategies. These sessions help you apply new tools right away in your daily life. For others, longer-term therapy might be necessary to tackle deeper challenges or provide ongoing support as you navigate different stages of life. We work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that adjusts as you progress and your needs change. Our goal is to ensure that therapy supports you effectively, helping you manage daily tasks and enhance your overall well-being.
Living with ADHD or ADD is a continuous journey. Therapy is here to support you every step of the way, helping you adapt and grow as you face new challenges and opportunities.

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Healing Roots Therapy

The support and strategies you need to manage ADHD or ADD and live your best life.