Launch of FOCUS: Chicago Adult ADHD Therapy Group for Beginners

ADHD Centers, Chicago launches FOCUS: Adult ADHD Therapy Group for Beginners, a 6-week program to improve productivity at work & home by developing skills in organization, prioritization, planning, time management & more.
Feb. 23, 2010 - PRLog -- Launch of FOCUS:
Chicago Adult ADHD Therapy Group for Beginners

Projects go unfinished. Bills go unpaid. Jobs are lost. Careers flounder. Family life becomes tense. Intelligent, creative adults feel plagued with chronic feelings of overwhelm and stress.

In recognition of the havoc that ADHD can create in people’s lives, ADHD Centers is launching Chicago’s first comprehensive psycho-educational group therapy program for ADHD adults.  

FOCUS: Adult ADHD Therapy Group for Beginners is a 6-week program to help adults recently diagnosed with any of the subtypes of ADHD / ADD to develop strategies and skills for modifying their behavior and coping with the emotional effects of having ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD / ADD), is a neurobehavioral condition affecting 4%-6% of the U.S. population that causes excessive distractibility, poor organization, procrastination, impulsivity, and poor planning and time management.

The FOCUS program teaches ADHD adults to develop and implement skills in organization, prioritization, planning, time management, reducing procrastination, maintaining focus and motivation, and overcoming chronic feelings of frustration and low self-esteem.

“Your diagnosis points you in the right direction – effective treatment puts you back in the driver’s seat, so that you can manage your ADHD symptoms well and regain control of your life,” said nationally-recognized ADHD expert and author, Dr. Peter Jaksa, clinical director of ADHD Centers , Chicago, who heads the FOCUS program.

Through structured psycho-educational group therapy and interaction with peers, participants will learn to:

•   Improve productivity at work and home
•   Strengthen relationships
•   Manage finances
•   Create healthy self-care routines
•   Leverage the strengths – energy, enthusiasm, creativity – of ADHD
•   Repair damage to self-esteem

“Structure doesn’t have to be restrictive – it can be truly liberating,” Dr. Jaksa said. “By setting realistic, doable goals and achieving them, you energize yourself to move on to the next goal, building and sustaining motivation and positive energy.”

What: “FOCUS: Adult ADHD Therapy Group for Beginners” is a 6-week Group Therapy program for adults diagnosed with ADHD / ADD.  
When: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., April 13 – May 18, 2010
Where: ADHD Centers, 30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 814, Chicago, IL 60602
Building Location: Michigan Avenue & Washington Street; across from Millennium Park
Group leader: Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and ADHD Specialist

Most health insurance plans accepted.

Note: ADHD for Beginners is for adults who have a clinical diagnosis of ADHD / ADD from a qualified healthcare professional.

If you suspect that you might have ADHD please call ADHD Centers at (312) 372-4824 for a free initial consultation. ADHD Centers provides affordable comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

To reserve a space or for details call (312) 372-4824 or email

ABOUT ADHD CENTERS, CHICAGO: ADHD Centers improves and enriches the lives of people with attention deficit disorders (ADHD/ADD) through high-quality, comprehensive, affordable treatment and support services. ADHD Centers provides a multi-specialty approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ADHD/ADD. Services provided include comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, a multimodal treatment program, individual, couples and family counseling, group therapy and support groups.

Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL, with more than 20 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children with ADHD.  Dr. Jaksa is a past president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board. He is a Parenting Advisor for ADDitude Magazine and serves on the Scientific Advisors Board. He is the author of numerous articles and columns on ADHD published in Attention Magazine, ADDitude Magazine, FOCUS and Organize Magazine.

Media inquiries:
Alison Soltau
Communications Director, ADHD Centers, Chicago

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ADHD Centers, Chicago improves & enriches the lives of people with attention deficit disorders (ADHD/ADD) through high-quality, comprehensive, affordable counseling, treatment & support services. Founded by nationally recognized ADHD expert, Dr. Peter Jaksa.

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