ADD Counseling Sandy UT

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Michelle Greene
(801) 416-3692
Synergism Counseling, LLC11487 South 700 East
Draper, UT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACS US Dept of Labor FECA

Dr. Aharon D. Shulimson
(801) 796-2932
1111 Brickyard Road (1100 East)
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Stress-related Medical Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech.
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mark Valentine, MD
(801) 501-2100
9500 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Business
Intermountain Sandy Clinic
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Bryan Lee Stone, MD
(801) 384-2768
PO Box 901448
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ms. Tamar Prero
Dynamic Play
(801) 403-3357
3191 S. Valley St. Suite 120
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

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Early Life Child Psychology & Education Center
(801) 513-2692
Early Life Child Psychology & Education Center10808 S. Riverfront Parkway
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Academic Underachievement, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Insititute
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Nancy M Sutton
(435) 612-0161
Harmony Family Therapy1750 Sun Peak Dr.
Park City, UT
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Bryan Lee Stone
(801) 384-2768
PO Box 901448
Sandy, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Boettger David R Childs Diseases
(801) 572-6700
9720 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT
 
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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be quite challenging for the entire family: Kids who have it have a hard time concentrating, and their kinetic energy tends to exhaust everyone around them. The conventional approach to treatment relies primarily on stimulant drugs like Ritalin, but at our integrative clinic we try to use gentler therapies whenever appropriate.

Before starting down any treatment path, though, it’s crucial to have your child thoroughly assessed. (The best place to do this is at a child development center that’s part of a children’s hospital or academic medical center.) Lots of kids who are thought to have an attention disorder actually turn out to be suffering from depression, anxiety, or a learning disability; when these problems are treated, the symptoms that looked like attention problems often clear up.

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms. Another form, marked by an inability to focus, often doesn’t emerge until adolescence. Most children, however, suffer from a combined version of the disorder, which usually shows up between the ages of seven and 11.

Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked about attention disorders.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo- antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any a...

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