Dr. Lara Honos-Webb offers a comprehensive and original approach to treating ADHD and Depression which includes a strength based assessment and treatment.
Each day you have the choice to define yourself by strengths or weaknesses. By focusing on gifts you will gain motivation and confidence for overcoming ADHD or Depression. If you focus on deficits, you'll get more deficits. If you focus on gifts, you'll get more positive results. Imagine defining a person as creative, enthusiastic, imaginative, intense and insightful with unlimited potential to change his brain through effort. How will that person fare compared to one whose identity is defined by a deficit disorder?
CHOOSE A SPECIALIST
Most psychologists don't specialize in any disorder. They usually use one treatment approach to treat every disorder. Just as medical doctors specialize, I have chosen to specialize in ADHD and Depression. I also use tools from many treatment approaches to solve these specific problems in contrast to therapists who use one theory and limited set of tools to treat all disorders.
COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT FOR FAMILIES
If your child has ADHD, I work with the whole family. My treatment package includes 12 sessions for the entire family. I meet with the whole family at the beginning and end of each session for parent coaching and family therapy. I meet with the child for 40 minutes between the family meetings for traditional play therapy and "work" therapy which includes one-on-one coaching, building emotional intelligence, stress management and finding and focusing on a child's gifts.
Improved motivation, drive and persistence
Improved family communication and harmony
Higher level of attention, focus and problem solving
Increased resourcefulness for child and family
Increased focus on what's working rather than what's not working
Building necessary educational and interpersonal skills
CONCRETE RESULTS FROM COACHING
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb offers Coaching for Adult ADD. Below is a list of treatment goals and interventions.
Managing Attention Deficits
Increase Attention by Decreasing Stress
Increase Attention by Increasing Interest in a Task
Increase Attention by Prioritizing
Increase Attention by Saying No to Unreasonable Demands
Increase Focus by Setting Goals
Increase Focus by Creating a Mission Statement
Increase Focus by Creating a Not-To-Do List
Managing Impulsivity and Hyperactivity
Decrease Impulsivity by Pausing
Decrease Impulsivity by Increasing Detachment
Decrease Impulsiveness by Asking "What Did You Mean By That?"
Decrease Impulsivity by Managing Anger
Decrease Impulsivity by Listing Consequences
Decrease Impulsivity by Translating Complaints into Requests
Decrease Impulsivity by Practicing Communication Skills
Decrease Impulsivity by Increasing Positive Self-talk
Decrease Hyperactivity by Increasing Self-Care
Decrease Hyperactivity by Increasing Exercise and Relaxation
Increase Persistence by Managing Emotions
Increase Persistence by Increasing Awareness of Benefits
Increase Persistence by Decreasing Self-Criticism
Increase Persistence by Increasing Rewards
Increase Task Completion by Predicting Obstacles
Increase Task Completion by Identifying Unmet Needs
Increase Task Completion by Asking for Support
Create Real World Success
Increase Motivation by Decreasing Depletion
Increase Motivation by Noticing Progress
Increase Motivation by Focusing on Positive Feelings
Increase Motivation by Asking "Why do I want to change?"
Increase Confidence by Identifying Strengths
Increase Confidence by Listing Past Successes
Increase Organization by Reframing
Increase Organization by Decreasing Emotional Upsets
Increase Organization with Technology
Increase Time Management by Taking 10 minutes Each Morning
Increase Time Management by Building New Habits
Increase Time Management by Using Prompts and Reminders
"Dr. Lara Honos-Webb shows us how the demands of a global and digital culture may make the signature traits of ADD – inventiveness, need for stimulation, and interpersonal intuition – in high demand." Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind
Thank you for all your work developing this knowledge and then sharing it with us. We are progressively realizing worthy and enlightened skills and behavior through your tutelage.
Jim, Walnut Creek
I just wanted say that I read your book of "The gift of ADD for Adults" which made a very positive impact on my life so I can move forward.
I wanted to thank you from the very bottom of my heart. You have given me a different perspective of my chaotic world by helping me identify the singular obstacle that has been a roadblock for me achieving my potential successes: myself.
Sandra, San Francisco
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is a worldwide ADD expert and offers ADD coaching. To reach Dr. Lara call 925-639-7376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is a clinical psychologist and author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens and Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life.
Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Prevention Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Publisher's Weekly as well as newspapers across the country and local and national radio and television. Dr. Honos-Webb completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles.
Dr Lara Honos-Webb
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