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Breaking Stereotypes: ADHD & Success in Smart, Professional Women

In the bustling city of Philadelphia, amidst the backdrop of career-driven individuals and ambitious professionals, there's a prevailing misconception that ADHD is a condition reserved for children or stereotypical "hyperactive" individuals. However, at Renewing Mindsets Philadelphia, we understand that ADHD knows no bounds and can affect individuals from all walks of life, including smart, professional women pursuing successful careers.

Challenging the Stigma:

For many smart, professional women, the idea of having ADHD may seem incongruent with their image of success. After all, ADHD is often associated with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and academic struggles – traits that don't align with the image of a high-achieving, career-oriented individual. As a result, many women may dismiss their symptoms or attribute them to stress, anxiety, or simply the demands of a busy lifestyle.

Your Symptoms Can't Be ADHD...Or Can They?

It's a common refrain we hear from many of our clients – "My symptoms can't be ADHD." Yet, the reality is that ADHD can manifest in a myriad of ways, and its symptoms may not always fit the stereotypical mold. In fact, for many smart, professional women, ADHD often presents in more subtle and nuanced ways, such as:

  1. Difficulty with Time Management: Despite meticulous planning and organization, you find yourself constantly running late or struggling to meet deadlines.

  2. Impulsive Decision-Making: You may excel in your career but find yourself making impulsive decisions in other areas of your life, such as finances or relationships.

  3. Forgetfulness and Disorganization: Misplacing keys, forgetting important dates, or struggling to stay on top of tasks may be common occurrences in your daily life.

  4. Hyperfocus and Overcommitment: While you may excel in your professional endeavors, you often find yourself hyperfocusing on tasks to the detriment of other responsibilities or commitments.

Empowering Women with ADHD:

At Renewing Mindsets Philadelphia, we're dedicated to empowering smart, professional women to recognize and address their ADHD symptoms, reclaiming control over their lives and careers. Our specialized services include:

  1. Comprehensive Evaluations: Our experienced professionals conduct thorough assessments to diagnose ADHD accurately, taking into account the unique experiences and challenges of smart, professional women.

  1. Tailored Treatment Plans: We understand that ADHD management is not one-size-fits-all. Our treatment plans are personalized to address your specific needs and goals, incorporating a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.

  1. Support and Guidance: Beyond diagnosis and treatment, we provide ongoing support and guidance to help you navigate the complexities of ADHD, empowering you to thrive in all aspects of your life.

You're Not Alone:

If you're a smart, professional woman who suspects you may have ADHD, know that you're not alone. Many successful women have walked in your shoes, and there is hope for a brighter, more fulfilling future. At Renewing Mindsets Philadelphia, we're here to support you on your journey to better mental health and greater success. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards renewal and revitalization. Your well-being is worth it.

Schedule an Appointmet
  • What is the soonest that I can be seen?
    The fastest way to be seen is through a virtual session, which we can typically schedule within 1-3 days. We can start both the psychiatric evaluation and the ADHD comprehensive assessment virtually. The first part of the ADHD assessment, the psychiatric evaluation, will be done virtually, and then you can come into the office for in-person testing within the next few days. Alternatively, you have the option to complete the entire ADHD comprehensive assessment in one visit to our office.
  • Do you assist with accommodations for school and referral letters?
    Yes, we do. At Renewing Mindsets, we assist with accommodations for school, referral letters, and psychiatric evaluation letters for individuals who have been tested with us and meet the diagnosis criteria. We have helped our clients with accommodation letters for exams such as the LSAT for law school, the MCAT for medical school, the NCLEX for nursing school, as well as the NBME and the MBE (Multistate Bar Examination). Additionally, we write accommodation letters for individuals needing workplace accommodations.
  • How Does ADHD testing work?
    For individuals seeking clarity on ADHD symptoms, adhd diagnosis, or requiring accommodations, our ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation is recommended and offers a thorough assessment that includes both virtual and in-person psychiatric evaluations, followed by in-person computerized ADHD testing. ADHD Comprehensive Evaluation ($460): Includes psychiatric evaluation with computerized TOVA testing. Evaluations can be conducted virtually and in person. This is essential for those seeking an ADHD diagnosis, accommodation, or treatment planning. Standardized ADHD Testing ($255): The purpose of T.O.V.A. (Test of Variables of Attention) testing is to objectively assess attention-related difficulties, such as those associated with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). This does not include a diagnosis but is to accompany a previous provider's specific request for diagnostic testing only. Accommodations: To obtain ADHD accommodations, a comprehensive ADHD evaluation is necessary, and we provide accommodation letters for an additional fee of $95.
  • I was previously diagnosed. Will you manage my treatment and medication?
    Currently no, we do not manage ongoing treatment and medication for previously diagnosed individuals. Our focus is primarily on conducting ADHD evaluations and ensuring availability for our new patients seeking treatment management.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Hi, thank you for reaching out to Renewing Mindsets. We are an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance for ADHD testing. However, we strive to keep our services affordable, with pricing starting at $95. We accept HSA, FSA, debit, and credit card payments. Additionally, we can create a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. You can view our appointment availability and detailed pricing on our "Schedule an Appointment" section of the website.
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