Compassionate Support for Your Loved Ones


Your child is more than their ADHD diagnosis – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can impact children, teens, young adults, and adults. From challenges at school and strained relationships to mental and physical health challenges, the impact and characteristics of ADHD vary in severity from person to person. 

When left untreated, ADHD can feel frustrating and overwhelming. If you or a loved one need support to manage ADHD symptoms, you do not have to face your challenges alone. The counselors at City Counseling Center are here to help.

What Is ADHD

One of the most common mental health disorders impacting children and teens, ADHD is a neurological condition commonly diagnosed during early childhood. Although ADHD is typically diagnosed early in life, symptoms do not disappear without treatment. As a result, many individuals are not diagnosed until their teenage or young adult years. ADHD is commonly considered a disorder of executive function, which impacts an individual’s ability to complete everyday tasks, such as following directions or completing an assignment. Children and teens with ADHD may lose things, are often chronically running late, and tend to forget to complete important tasks. While many people identify a person/child with ADHD as someone with high energy and difficulty focusing, ADHD can present itself in other ways too. The less understood forms of ADHD can present as hyperfocus in certain areas, an inability or increased difficulty in anticipating the future, and thinking outside of the given moment.

Characteristics and Symptoms of ADHD

Children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) aren’t purposefully disobedient or oppositional. The problem is that ADHD can make it difficult for them to do things they find challenging or boring. Due to their underlying neurological disorder, they may also have difficulties controlling their behavior and paying attention. It can also cause them to have difficulty controlling their actions when they get frustrated.


  • Rushes through or difficulty staying on task 
  • Appearing to not listen
  • Easily distracted or daydreaming
  • Challenges listening or following directions
  • Difficulty organizing activities or tasks
  • Tendency to lose or misplace things (such as keys or homework)
  • Forgetting to complete tasks, such as schoolwork or chores


  • Acts impulsively
  • Excessive singing, humming or talking
  • Noisy or disruptive behavior
  • Trouble concentrating, starting/completing tasks, or playing quietly
  • Excessive interrupting (such as calling out an answer in class)
  • Difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Avoiding tasks that require mental effort for long periods


  • Excessive fidgeting or restlessness (such as tapping fingers or rustling papers)
  • Difficulty remaining in one place (such as at the dinner table or at a desk in class)
  • Constant movement (such as running, skipping, jumping, or spinning)

Compassionate Support
For When
ADHD peaks

The first step for anyone who struggles with ADHD is an accurate diagnosis. At City Counseling, we diagnose and treat ADHD and other mental health challenges to support individuals on their path to living their fullest lives.

At City Counseling Center, we understand there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. We create an inclusive space where you will feel comfortable expressing your feelings and emotions. Our therapeutic solutions are tailored to your unique experiences and background to help you live a life where happiness and accomplishment are the focus – not your ADHD diagnosis.