ADHD Treatment in Portland, OR
Larry Eckman offers diagnosis, counseling, and treatment for ADHD, ADD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders in Portland, Oregon.
Larry Eckman is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). Contact me at 503-492-2200
Welcome! I’m glad that your journey has brought you here. You may have come because you are having attention problems with focus, concentration, organization, task completion, procrastination or losing and misplacing things which could be symptomatic of ADHD or ADD. You may be here because you feel anxious, depressed, moody, or you’ve had painful life trauma. Perhaps you are here because your past or present relationship hasn’t worked well and you want insights into how to heal. It doesn’t matter so much what lead you here as in knowing that you came to the right place.
I understand that for many, making that initial step in finding someone to contact can be difficult. Usually I get the call after one has finally admitted that whatever they have been addressing has increased to a point where it feels overwhelming or unmanageable. For those folks who think they have ADHD or ADD, it could be losing jobs, failed relationships, social interaction issues, academic problems or a myriad of other legitimate concerns.
For ADHD or ADD concerns, people may want to see a specialist who can accurately determine if that diagnosis is appropriate. They might also want to develop a treatment plan which could include medication, counseling, coaching, skills building, psychotherapy or any combination of those options. The reality here in Portland Oregon is that it can be difficult to find a highly trained ADHD or ADD specialist who can offer these services. Therefore I feel it is important to find someone you are comfortable with both in their expertise and ability to connect with your situation.
Because I am both a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), I am trained to work with both the psychological and physiological aspects of healing emotional injuries and disorders. Whether you prefer treatment with psychotherapy, medication or both, I am prepared to help you determine what is best for you. If medication is appropriate then my motto is to start low and go slow. I believe that sometimes less is more and together the team of me and whomever I am working with, works collaboratively to find a medicine that works well and achieves optimal results. Please click on the medication tab on this website to get a better understanding of my belief and approaches to this important consideration.
By treating all that I work with collaboratively, respectfully, and compassionately, outcomes usually surpass expectations. Rather than set myself up as the sole arbiter of where the relationship goes you will always have an active voice in the where the team of you and I proceeds. For many this major difference is reassuring and they feel a sense of collaboration rather than frustration.
I am conveniently located in Portland, Oregon. I offer medication management, individual psychotherapy, marriage and couples counseling. If that resonates with you, I invite you to explore the website and give me a call to discuss your reasons for finding me. Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to be willing to ask for what we need and learn how to receive it.
Larry Eckman offers services for ADHD, ADD in Portland, Oregon.
Larry Eckman PMHNP-BC, LCSW
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
12 SE 14th Av St 101
Portland, OR 97214
503-492-2200 (preferred method of contact)