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Treatment of the neurobiological developmental disorder ADHD (and subtype ADD) is aimed at optimizing daily functioning as well as mitigating negative symptoms.
AD(H)D can also have positive effects such as an unrelenting energy to tackle projects. When channeled correctly, this energy can also help you as adults in certain areas.

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In our therapy, we will emphasize the positive aspects in order to make optimal use of them in a way that you control.

Furthermore, the Walsha approach includes an extensive treatment program consisting of a combination of psycho-education (based on the personal psychodiagnostic results) and a behavioral therapy approach, interspersed with hypnotic and relaxing techniques.

Learn more about AD(H)D on our Diagnosis page.

Confronting the diagnosis of AD(H)D in adulthood is profound and enlightening at the same time. This for yourself but also for your partner or other family members.

First, it is important to identify and address the positive effects. When channeled correctly, this energy can also help you as an adult in certain areas.

Through psychoeducation and talk therapy, initial work is done on acceptance of this enduring vulnerability. These conversations may take place, with your permission, in the presence of a confidant (partner, parent, close friend or person involved). Acceptance and awareness takes some time. So we give this the space it needs.

After this (or in parallel) we work on learning and training new skills, control over thoughts, behaviors and/or impulses, repairing relationships and/or building new constructive relationships, making conscious choices and dealing with your pitfalls. We redefine identity and the positive attributes that help define it. In short, you will learn to get the best out of yourself!

In the workplace… Occupational problems are addressed with the greatest effectiveness in the workplace itself. For this, we move (as far as possible) to your workplace to work with real-life situations through a direct approach. These are identified, patterns are uncovered, communication skills are honed, and then very targeted work can be done to change behavior. Management, supervisors and close colleagues can be involved with your permission, so that your process can be supported as broadly as possible and your workplace no longer forms an obstacle, e.g. by adapting movement possibilities, variation in tasks and support in time management, planning, organization and administration.

For counseling children and adolescents, it is a strict condition for Walsha that both parents (and plus parents where necessary) are willing to actively participate in the counseling process.

Children with AD(H)D can feel very vulnerable. It is therefore also important that they learn about this as early as possible (reliable and valid diagnosis from 6y, see our Diagnosis page). Tailored to the child, work is done on understanding the underlying disorder, acceptance of own limitations, adjustment of behavior and self-image and also awareness of the positive characteristics that AD(H)D carries. Destructive or non-helpful patterns are uncovered, new skills are taught so that the child learns to respond differently to certain situations. This allows him to control his behavior, get a handle on his impulsivity and learn to deal with procrastination. As a result, the child rediscovers himself, his talents and his potential and learns to be the best he can be.

To this end, various therapeutic techniques are combined, tailored to the child’s age. This includes play therapeutic, relaxation and behavioral work.

Attention is also paid to the various contexts in which the child or young person engages, namely the family (and wider family), school and any external activities. Parents, siblings, teachers, care coordinators, staff from the CLB and support network, … all involved parties with whom we collaborate (subject to parental/guardian consent) to drive our counseling even more powerfully. Most effective is working on-site for such things as focused observations, experiential exchanges, psychoeducation and providing tools to respond appropriately to the child’s (problem) behavior.

AD(H)D traits often have a direct and profound impact on the family. A counseling program is complete only when working with the entire family. With regard to insights into negative family dynamics, understanding personal frustrations, division of attention and so on, new interactions are discussed and implemented. We pay attention to the place each family member deserves and make sure destructive coalitions disappear. This is how the family will function most optimally.

Living with a partner with AD(H)D is not always easy. How does AD(H)D affect your relationship? Should you just accept it or should you also do something with it? What to do and what better not to do? Know that your partner, too, is probably left with many unanswered questions. Psychoeducation is appropriate here, together or separately. Then we will work with you to create the desired change in the way AD(H)D becomes visible in your daily lives.

Where appropriate, we work with group sessions, which include exchanges of experience, recognition and new ideas.

Medication is often an effective way to suppress the symptoms of AD(H)D.
However, medication alone is not enough. It is only one part of a much broader and sustained care pathway. In many cases, medication-assisted interventions are indicated to promote adherence and thus treatment effectiveness. Increasing concentration and impulse control can break negative spirals resulting in greater successes in counseling and personal well-being. Only after adequate treatment of AD(H)D, where sufficient skills have been acquired, and stabilization of the comorbid disorders can consideration be given to tapering medication. Yet, there are many patients who continue to benefit from medication.

Medications can also have unwanted effects. Only a specialized physician can decide on dosage and further monitoring. When using medications, risk assessment regarding substance abuse and inappropriate use is always recommended.

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