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Navigating Life With ADHD: Sage Counseling and Wellness Online in Georgia

Maybe you’re a student that has difficulty following instructions from teachers, gets easily distracted during class, or forgets the material you studied for a test, and it’s impacting your grades and your ability to participate in school activities. 

Or maybe you’re an adult and your work performance at the office is suffering due to difficulties with time management, organization, or hyper-focusing on nonwork-related topics making it almost impossible to make important deadlines. 

You’ve probably been told your whole life you’re too much to handle, you need medication to succeed in school or at work, or you’re lazy (or insert negative label here), leaving you feeling misunderstood, defeated, and hesitant to ask for help. 

Looking for a therapist to help you learn skills to manage your ADHD symptoms and how they impact your life?

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You might be having trouble with…

  • Getting tasks completed at school, work, or home in a timely manner
  • Losing track of time or time management skills causing you to miss deadlines, meetings, or hangouts with friends.
  • Staying organized, so you can easily find things at home, school, or work
  • Being easily bored by tasks or interests you enjoy.
  • Falling or staying asleep
  • Hyper-focusing or hyper-fixating topics or interests.
  • Managing sensory sensitivity
  • Regulating your emotions.
  • Forgetting important information
  • Getting easily distracted

Embrace Focus and Clarity: ADHD Can Affect

  • Your ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Being able to sit through a meeting at work, a lecture, or even a movie at home
  • Your appetite or sleep schedule
  • Grades or work performance
  • Relationships with friends and family
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Managing your emotions in stressful times.
  • Losing belongings because you forgot where you put them or lack of organization
  • Your ability to manage sensory input (loud noises, bright lights…)

ADHD Guidance for a Balanced Life: At Sage Counseling and Wellness, Let’s work on…

  • Breaking down the negative stereotypes surrounding ADHD
  • Creating an organization and planning system that works specifically for you
  • Understanding your unique ADHD symptoms and how they impact your life.
  • Ways to regulate your emotions during stressful times
  • Effectively managing Sensory Sensitivity
  • Wellness (eating, sleeping, drinking enough, medication consistency if applicable)
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Communication and social skills to aid you in working with others
  • What to do when you find yourself hyper-focusing or hyper-fixating on a topic
  • Building confidence in yourself

After working together you’ll feel more confident in…

    • Getting tasks completed in a timely manner
    • Regulating your emotions
    • Understanding your own ADHD symptoms
    • Communicating your needs to others
    • Regulating your emotions and managing stress
    • Your ability to plan and organize to remember important dates, tasks, and deadlines
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What Comes Next

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call with the therapist you would like to work with or fill out our potential client form here. From there, you will set up your first session, also known as an intake session. With your chosen therapist, let them know a bit about your concern, your history with past treatment, ask about our fees, and the best days and times to attend therapy sessions. 


Each therapist at Sage Counseling and Wellness has their own fee structure. When you have the initial consultation call with your therapist, you will discuss your fee with them. 

Our therapists do not participate in-network with any insurance companies. Clients pay their therapist each time they come to a session and are then emailed an insurance-compatible statement at the end of each month to send to their insurance companies for out-of-network reimbursement called a superbill. Each insurance company varies on what reimbursement they give for psychotherapy out of network. You may want to check with your insurance company to find out what they offer for psychotherapy with a therapist with your therapist’s particular licensure in Georgia.

What Can I Expect at My First Therapy Appointment?

Many people have fears, assumptions, and at times, no idea at all about what therapy will be like the first time they come in for a first session. We would also encourage you to reach out and ask your therapist any questions you have about what therapy will be like with them.

Each therapist has their own way of approaching their work. But here are some things that may happen in your first session here at Sage Counseling and Wellness:

  • When you start your first online appointment, you’ll be in the virtual waiting room. 
  • While you wait for your appointment, take a moment to breathe, look over any thoughts or items you’d like to share in the session, and perhaps take a restroom break beforehand so you can be fully present.
  • As sessions are virtual, you can sit however you want to sit comfortably. Some clients prefer to sit at a desk, others in a comfy chair with a laptop or tablet, and some others sit on the floor on a yoga mat to stretch while in session. It’s completely up to you. 
  • In your first session, your therapist will likely remind you that what you talk about in session is completely confidential with a few legal and ethical exceptions, which will be explained to you (and which are outlined in our consent to treatment document). If you have any questions about those policies, you’re encouraged to ask!
  • Your therapist might discuss any other policies they have (cancellation, payment, session length, scheduling, or other ‘frequently asked questions’). This all only takes a few minutes.
  • Then, depending on the level of crisis that you’re currently experiencing, your therapist might review their particular style of therapy, discuss your intake form with you, begin a more thorough assessment of your history, or just ask you what brings you in at that particular time. From there on, it’s a conversation and there are no right or wrong things for you to say — the only thing you can do ‘wrong’ at that point is to be dishonest, and in doing so you would only slow down your progress. If there is something about your therapist that seems like it would get in the way of you feeling comfortable being honest, you can say so, and your therapist may be able to help you feel more comfortable. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your therapist. If at any time you don’t, please let them know or let the director know.
  • Your therapist may or may not take notes, depending on their treatment style. These notes are also confidential unless you consent to their release, and they are kept safely in our electronic health record system.
  • Therapy is a safe space to show your vulnerability so crying is perfectly acceptable.
  • You’ll pay for your session at the end, generally, via your credit card on file.
  • You can discuss a regular meeting time with your therapist so that this time becomes your reserved time. This helps in accountability for you to work on your progress as well.

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