Children who have challenges such as Sensory Processing issues or ADHD often present with high levels of anxiety and low self-esteem which makes them extra sensitive. Parenting in these situations requires an approach that respects the needs of the child while simultaneously honoring the needs of the entire family. Let me say that again – parenting in these situations requires an approach that respects the needs of the child while simultaneously honoring the needs of the entire family.

Effectively parenting these children is even more crucial because they may already have a compromised ability to tolerate things that are challenging or unpleasant, often they are incapable of articulating exactly why they feel overwhelmed or misunderstood. As a result the parents can feel helpless, the children feel burdensome, and society often mislabels these children as being manipulative and spoiled.

These children have real needs but that doesn’t mean that they should be catered to and not held to the same standard as any other children. Nor does it mean that their challenges can or should be ignored.

Counseling for Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD

We will show you how to parent children with sensory processing issues and ADHD so that they feel empowered, but not in control. We will show you how to parent them with humor and fun, while teaching them how to soothe their own stress and solve their own problems. Power struggles will be replaced with cooperation. and all of this can be done within the structure of your family values and rules.

Jessica Kramer, LCPC, NCC

I’m Jessica Kramer, Principal Therapist and Owner of Jessica Kramer Therapy. I’m so glad that you found your way to my practice. We can help guide you toward a more fulfilling and enriching life. We provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and strategies and support for parents. We provide counseling for sensory processing disorder and ADHD struggles. For couples, premarital counseling and PREPARE/ENRICH sessions foster strength and areas of growth to help create the marriage couples long for. We also provide hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling for those who are struggling with substance abuse and eating disorders/obesity. Our office is located in Bethesda and also serves Rockville, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Chevy Chase.