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Updated 05/15/15

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The Attention Disorder & Related Disorders Clinic aims to 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.  

It is 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

MC /  VISA / American Express / Discover

 

Many insurances are accepted including

BC/BS,    Blue Cross/Blue Shield    AETNA   

TRI CARE    HUMANA   United

 Sheriff of Lee County, CIBA, WESTERN, CGI and many others

Medicare

Staywell or WellCare and STAY WELL HEATHY KIDS

Harmony

WellCare

MultiPlan     Value Point

 

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.

A Comprehensive 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 made. 

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 appointments. 

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. 

Changing learning 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.

     

                                                 

Follow your dream

Dreams do come true! Believe!

 

 

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