pexels-photo-3228740.jpeg

IMPACT

What sets us apart?

As a working clinician, I realized that I needed different "tools" to work with my creative, fast-learning, and highly intelligent clients. I realized the "limitation" of the traditional therapy process and developed a strategic system for change. At NorthStar Therapy, my goal is to help my clients not only get the help they need but truly thrive in their lives!

Young Man in Therapy
Young Businesswoman

Therapy Misconceptions & Benefits

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

—Lao Tzu

No matter what direction life has led you toward, NorthStar Therapy will help you get back on track. 

Adults who are undiagnosed are at a much higher risk for serious problems. Mood disorders, ADHD, and anxiety often occur when mental health issues go undiagnosed and/or untreated. NorthStar Therapy addresses all the mental health issues you may be facing. We are here to help!

What is ADHD

According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ADHD is a neurogenetic developmental disorder with three subtypes (i.e., predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, or combination type).

 

Mental health clinicians or medical treatment providers use DSM-5 when providing mental health diagnosis, including ADHD.

However, DSM-5 criteria miss some of the most important aspects of ADHD challenges, such as self-regulation, including emotion regulation, inhibition, executive function challenges, and so on. There are many nuances in individuals with ADHD that are often missed, misunderstood, or dismissed, which adds challenges to receiving proper diagnosis, especially for adults and women.

Though, these subtle ADHD traits can cause profound day-to-day challenges. When left untreated, ADHD creates various problems for a person even in terms of routine living. People experience difficulties with:

 

  • Task initiation

  • The ability to sustain goal-oriented behavior

  • Working memory

  • Emotion regulation

  • Organization

  • Time management

  • Defining and achieving goals

  • Psychological flexibility

  • Stress tolerance

  • Self-regulation

  • Planning/prioritization

Female Patient