Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic
service all socioeconomic groups of the Lee County and
surrounding areas' population. It is a non-profit
organization, which hopes to serve individuals in Lee County and
the outlying areas who might otherwise be denied.
a tragedy to have serious emotional / behavioral problems
and not be able to receive services. Fees are based on
the ability of the individual's ability to pay as well as
the individual's commitment to treatment and desire to
improve. Those with adequate income as expected to pay
at the set rate.
Please note that a number of
insurances are accepted.
For services: Accepting
VISA / American Express / Discover
insurances are accepted including
Blue Cross/Blue Shield AETNA
Sheriff of Lee County, CIBA, WESTERN, CGI and many others
Staywell or WellCare and STAY WELL HEATHY KIDS
The Attention Disorder & Related
Disorders Clinic offers a wide range of services to help
adults, adolescents, children, and families address attention and
related disorders and their 'hitch-hikers which piggyback'
on to them..... That is why the clinic is called Attention
Disorder and Related Disorders. When AD/HD is not
diagnosed at an early age, depressive disorder or anxiety
'piggyback' right on the primary disorder of AD/HD
compounding the problem.
Often there are AD/HD
characteristics or symptoms with Bipolar Disorder symptoms
mixed with the AD/HD. This can be extremely problematic
affecting school/job and family life.
Diagnostic Evaluation reveals the truth and pinpoints
the etiology (cause). The diagnosis leads to treatment which
enables treatment to resolve problems / symptoms.
Correct diagnosis using
state-of-the-art evaluation is crucial; it is essential.
Most often, only medical
intervention will correct the problem of brain
deregulation / cognitive deregulation; however the diagnosis
must be correct. Without accurate diagnosis,
treatment cannot be certain of success.
Supportive counseling and psychotherapy facilitate
educational growth and lead to conflict resolution, and
the correction of problems.
When appropriate, referrals to and
consultations with other professionals and agencies are
Crisis intervention addresses immediate help to
those who are experiencing severe
emotional / cognitive / biophysical upsets. The Attention
Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic can and will Baker Act
patients as needed.
The clinic makes in-home visits and
extends the working day to include evening and weekend
School consultation and classroom
observations are often appropriate to help develop
continuity between home, school, and the clinic.
Children referred to the
Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic are observed
('blind visit') in their classroom...
When necessary, Dr. Hughes will address
crisis intervention. Dr. Hughes is certified to Baker
Act individuals who are out-of-control or a threat to
themselves or others to a short stay (sometimes only 24-48
hour) psychiatric facility. By law, she has legal power to
Baker Act an individual who is in harm's way or threatening
to endanger another.
There are homework exercises to help bring
about a better understanding of attention and related
disorders as well as to practice new behaviors.
Homework might include: completing a self-checklist,
reading, viewing a professional video tape, seeing a movie,
social skills practice, training exercises, etc.
Making improvement is based on your
motivation and willingness to learn new ways to cope with
emotional / mental / physical as well as family and
environmental [occupational / school] stressors and
accomplish resolving conflict.
styles or adapting new parenting skills are other important
aspects of support therapy.
Confidentiality is a huge part of
establishing a professional working relationship.
Always it is important to develop self-competency
in order to increase self-confidence. When this occurs, self
esteem is promoted and an individual can now become self-empowering.
You, the patient, have many strengths
which need to be emphasized. Turning negative thoughts
into positive ideas and behaviors is the journeys you take
in 'finding your rainbow'
which promises you a happier and
more fulfilling life.
come true! Believe!