If you or your loved one has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it may strain your relationship at times. The good news is that we now understand more about ADHD and there are a variety of treatment methods, including options that don’t rely on synthetic medications. If you’re looking for couples counseling for ADHD in Cornelius, Charlotte, Concord, Huntersville, and Mooresville NC, or online for North Carolina residents, contact Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush.
A Holistic and Natural Approach to ADHD
Many synthetic medications address symptoms rather than the root causes of issues. Someone might take medications to regulate their mood or reduce feelings of anxiety, for example. While these medications may provide temporary relief, they often fail to address the underlying issues that are causing the symptoms in the first place. Functional medicine offers a different approach and focuses on addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms.
By working with Dr. Tiffany, you can develop a much deeper understanding of how your brain (or a loved one’s brain) works through a brain health consult, which will include blood work and physical evaluation. It’s possible to uncover a patient’s “Brain System Type,” which can then be used to identify impaired brain lobes and networks, hemisphere dominance, and more. From there, a holistic care plan that covers brain retraining, diet and nutrition, exercise, supplements, talk therapy, and other approaches can be devised.
Couples Counseling for ADHD
A holistic approach to ADHD often requires going beyond the patient. ADHD and other conditions can have an impact on personal relationships, including with your spouse, children, parents, and more. Dr. Tiffany is a trained therapist and can help identify stressors, triggers, and unresolved issues. As an objective, neutral guide, she can help couples better understand one another, which can reduce strain and help build empathy.
Specific treatments for ADHD couples counseling may include:
- Communication Analysis
- ADHD Effect on Marriage protocol and approach
- Emotional Family-Focused Therapy (EFFT)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Couples Intensive Counseling
- Intimacy Analysis
The above list is not exhaustive. Every treatment plan must be customized to each patient, as well as their intimate partner, and if appropriate, other family members. Further, while ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, adults can experience this condition as well, and it may have gone undiagnosed.
You can call (704) 491-2216 to reach Dr. Tiffany to discuss couples counseling for ADHD in Cornelius or online throughout North Carolina.