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Trying to find help in the New York City area....


Hi

I am relatively new to this site, and was wondering if anyone knew of or could recommend, an ADHD specialist in the New York City area who also takes United Healthcare insurance.

I have been on the internet all weekend and feel like I have gotten nowhere.

I wrote a long post in the ADHD at Work forum, but basically I am about to be fired from my job.

I have both a psychiatrist as well as a therapist, and am also on Adderall, but nothing is working. 

I think the psychiatrist might eventually be able to get my medication right (or at least I hope that he can), but I am less sure if my current therapist is really going to be able to help me at this point.

I don’t know how long I will have insurance but while I do- I am hoping to find some kind of effective help.

Thanks

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Hi!  There is a ADHD support group meeting tomorrow in NYC.  You can try to attend and maybe get help there.  I live in Westchester and am going to attend with my daughter (who also has ADHD).
http://www.maaddsg.org/Up_Coming_Meetings.html
Date:Monday December 16,  2013
Time: 6:30 P. M.  to 8:30 P. M.
Topic:          General Support + Group Discussion
Members discuss the challenges they face as a result of the subset of symptoms they have & fellow meeting attendees share the success strategies they’ve employed to help them manage &  improve their daily lives & routines. We also share community resources with one another. 
Location:      McBurney YMCA
125 West 14th Street, NYC 10011 between 6th Ave and 7th Ave —
Donation:  $5.00 To Defray The Groups Expenses

Posted by freetobe on Dec 15, 2013 at 8:12pm

Hi Freetobe. Thanks for posting info on my meeting…. I help run the support group:):) And yes, we will be meeting at the Y tomorrow at 6:30 PM:):)

I look forward to seeing you all there….. As a POI, my partner, who is the groups coordinator, lives in Westchester….. He might know of some local resources….

Posted by webjunkie on Dec 15, 2013 at 9:11pm

Thank you.

I have actually been a member of the yahoo group for some time now, but have never made it to a meeting.

However, I am planning to go tomorrow night.

This is the second time I have been in this situation in the past 2 years and I am completely terrified.  I don’t how I am going to get through all of this and feel like there is no hope for me. Part of me just wants to give up.

So yeah- I am trying to explore every resource I can think of.

Thanks again.

Posted by VioletteN on Dec 15, 2013 at 10:38pm

Thank you WebJunkie for being an active part of the Support Group. AND VioletteN for sharing.  I understand the part about wanting to give up.  I have had such a BAD day, today, even on meds!!  I guess the only difference is knowing that this too shall pass and that tomorrow will or most likely will be a good day.  I couldn’t force myself to do ONE thing today but felt as if I should have, I hate that! oh well.  Anyway, I am going to go tomorrow night and hope to meet you both.  My name is Alana and I am from Hartsdale NY.  I’ve been diagnosed for about 4 years now, and hope to just get some support for this, it can be brutal and can suck the life out of you some days! Look forward to meeting you.

Posted by freetobe on Dec 16, 2013 at 1:19am

My name is Nicole, (I am not really a black cat).

I am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Posted by VioletteN on Dec 16, 2013 at 4:07am

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