“If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” Zanele Muholi
An estimated 8.2 to 14.6 million adults in the United States have ADHD and may be unaware of it. In particular, women, AFAB persons, and people of color tend to go underdiagnosed in childhood and adolescence due to gender and racial bias in assessment and treatment (Saline, 2022; Bhargava, 2021). See below for details on our assessment & diagnostic process specifically tuned to catch these and other adult clients who have otherwise gone unserved.
Assessment Process: 3 Sessions
This ADHD assessment process is specifically for clients aged 18 and older and is divided into three sessions:
1) Your first session will feature an in-depth psychosocial history interview to understand your context and experience of symptoms. At the conclusion of the first session, clients will receive a personalized set of four to eight self-report instruments to complete.
2) Your second session will feature a focused ADHD clinical interview utilizing an internationally validated instrument to further explore your experience of symptoms in childhood and as an adult.
3) Your third session will review the assessment experience and integrate the previous three elements to create a personalized diagnostic report with individualized treatment recommendations.