ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD
A diagnosis should be used as a roadmap, not as a label. Getting the right diagnosis can provide a strong sense of relief for many, a way to understand some of the challenges they are going through. It can be the key to break strong cycles of shame and guilt for difficulties that are difficult to connect with reasons. Getting assessed is key to finding the right treatment as well, whether that is through medications, counseling, neurofeedback, other therapy, or a combination of methods. An assessment is not a process of labeling but rather one of map-building and pathfinding. Clients may find that after a diagnosis they can sometimes see some of their challenges with a greater sense of acceptance, allowing them to forge ahead to create changes in their life.