Keeping track of details is hard for you. And you find it difficult to weigh all the possible options and make a good decision. It’s as if your attention drifts away and you just can’t focus.
You’re hoping to find a way to boost your concentration, but you’re afraid you’re not going to find anything that works.
You’ve always laughed off your horrible memory. Whenever you meet someone new you warn them you won’t remember their name. And your co-workers know to remind you multiple times about deadlines at work. You’ve mostly figured out a system that keeps you on track, but on a daily basis you forget important details that have an impact on the way you relate with loved ones or do your job.
It’s not that you don’t care about how your actions affect others. Or that you enjoy seeming like an unreliable person. The truth is your reputation is very important to you and you hate that others think you are flakey or worse. But you really believe your issues go beyond simply being forgetful. It’s as if you literally have an inability to hold details inside your head.
You’re completely at a loss for how to focus better and remember details
A lot of the time you make to-do lists, but you often omit steps or leave big chunks of the picture off the paper. It honestly doesn’t matter what you try. You can’t find a strategy that works long term to help you stay motivated and organized.
It’s not as if you’ve given up. You know there has to be a technique you can master to see success. But you never thought you’d still be struggling with this even in adulthood. What you didn’t expect was how you could start to feel completely inadequate. You never predicted you’d be so limited by your ability to follow through. And you certainly had no idea your trouble focusing would impact your relationships.
So here you are
Worried that your poor concentration is going to keep you from succeeding in life
It hit you the other day…
You’d been planning a big project at work for months. There were multiple departments involved and you have to coordinate a lot of people and details. You already knew this would be a challenge for you, so you set up some safeguards to make sure you remembered everything. At the last minute you combed through every particular of the proposal. Or so you thought… Halfway through the final prep meeting your boss dropped a bombshell question and you weren’t prepared. You had to scramble for the answer and everyone was embarrassed. You excused yourself the moment the meeting was over so no one would see you cry.
You started thinking to yourself:
“I tried so hard and still couldn’t get things right.”
“There’s no way I’m ever going to get promoted now. In fact, I’m probably getting fired.”
“I wish I knew why I am so screwed up.”
But when your mind finally settled you realized:
“There has to be a way to build better focus.”
You believed if you put in enough effort you’d be able to keep track of everything in an organized way, but instead
It’s a real struggle for you to complete a task from start to finish. And if you do get all the way through, you’ve left out some important pieces. None of your planning and preparing makes a difference. In fact, the more you obsess over the details the more your attention wanders.
It’s defeating to admit you can’t seem to improve your situation.
But the truth is, keeping focused when your brain works differently is really difficult. Feeling like a failure is a common reaction to attention problems. You’re not the only one who has trouble tracking details in your daily life. Other people lack concentration. And other people worry that they’re never going to see the type of success they dream of.
The key is figuring out how to find techniques that are going to work for you to be able to feel confident in your memory.
With ADHD Counseling from Carol Rose Adkisson in Fontana, California
- You will understand what your brain needs to be successful in the different contexts of life and work
- You will develop structure and routines to improve your chances of work, educational and relational success
- You will learn and practice strategies that will help you focus and remember details.
- You will develop increased focus and follow through at work and school,
- You will build self-awareness, accept your differences, and acknowledge your strengths
The ADHD Therapy Process
We’ll meet together weekly for 45-50 minute sessions. Typically, ADHD Counseling sessions continue for several months as therapy is an in-depth process.
To help individuals increase their concentration and motivation, I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychological Assessment, and Emotional Processing. These approaches focus on helping you increase focus and attention.
Here’s what to expect:
WEEK ONE: Intake
During this initial session, we define the therapeutic relationship and discuss the details of the therapy contract. I gather information about you and your current attention struggles and how they have impacted your behaviors. We also discuss the goals you have for your relationships with loved ones and how to overcome irritability, distraction, and lack of motivation.
WEEK TWO And Beyond: ADHD Therapy
During the remaining sessions of ADHD Counseling we will spend time discussing how your difficulty focusing is affecting you. We will also work together to develop new coping skills so that you can still your mind and begin to think about things that are more positive and uplifting. Together, we’ll explore resources to help you achieve your goals including whether or not you want to include medication in your treatment. We will also explore mindfulness as a way to mitigate your reactions and keep you interacting positively with your friends and family.
More About Me
Hi, I’m Carol, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m also the parent of three children with ADHD and am an expert in navigating the medical and educational systems. I am invested in helping clients overcome the root causes of their concentration struggles, so they can relax and stop experiencing negativity in their lives. It is my job to help my clients understand the patterns in their lives that have made them who they are and challenge the negative thoughts that keep them stuck in anxious cycles. I’m also The Transformational Coach which means my passion is helping clients climb out from under their habitual worry to find their authentic voice and live magnificent lives.
Who Benefits Most from ADHD Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson
ADHD Counseling is best for those who looking for knowledge and understanding when it comes to their ADHD. Gaining insight around the reasons why your brain works differently can help you understand your differences and capitalize on your strengths.
You will benefit from ADHD Therapy with me if:
- You make careless mistakes in work, school, and email communications
- You experience frequent loss of focus when reading and writing
- You have difficulty maintaining focus on one task or become bored with tasks after a few minutes
- You find yourself daydreaming, becoming easily confused, or moving slowly.
- You feel constantly in motion, impatience, and difficulty waiting for things.
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Anxiety Therapy with me. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Those who are looking for a quick fix to ADHD issues
- Those who don’t believe change is possible
- Those who are unable to admit how difficult it can be to live with ADHD
What Does Anxiety Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson Cost?
I do not currently work with insurance companies.
In the meantime, you and I can work together to explore payment options such as Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Service Accounts, and Out of Network insurance benefits.
Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson is fee-for-service at the rate of $150 per hour. Or, if you prefer, we can create a package that will offer you four sessions for $500.00.
Your Next Steps
You absolutely can identify the reasons behind why you struggle to concentrate. It is possible to understand the ways your brain works differently so you can capitalize on your strengths and make a plan to prepare for your weaknesses.
It may be hard to imagine increased focus and concentration now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn the coping skills that will work for you to help you see results.
You will learn the best ways to navigate your memory and motivation challenges so that you can accomplish tasks. You’ll also be able to focus for longer periods of time. In the end, you’ll find ways to make your differences work for you. Holistic Consultation can help.
To schedule an appointment for hoarding counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson in Fontana, California at call 909-693-3177.