ADHD

Download therapy worksheets for adults with ADHD and help them overcome obstacles. Our ADHD therapy worksheets are developed and designed by professionals so you have great resources for your next session. Check out our ADHD therapy activities that promote healthy habits at home, work, and in social situations. Be sure to check out ADHD therapy activities for children and teens, too.

Overcoming Procrastination — This worksheet helps people identify the reasons that they are procrastinating and gives them specific solutions to accomplish two projects, one easier and one more difficult. (workplace, habits, 0221)

Thinking About Your Emotional Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their emotional strengths and how they can bring these strengths to their current problems. It contains a list of strengths for clients to rate, as well as questions about how significant others perceive the person’s emotional strengths. (0415, ACT, DBT)

bullet Assessments
Understanding Your Habits — This worksheet can be used to help people identify their problematic habits and see the affect these habits have on their lives.

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The Habit of Relaxation (Audio) — This download directs the user to set aside 10 minutes each day to practice the “relaxation response.” The pdf connects to a 12-minute audio of original music designed to calm the body and mind. (relaxation training).

Walk Through the Forest Guided Imagery (Audio) — This guided imagery audio can be used to teach relaxation skills as a way to cope with anxiety, depression, physical problems, emotional volatility, and stress related disorders. Running time: 8.5 minutes.

bullet Ebooks
Positive Discipline Workbook — Written by Mary Gosche at the University of Missouri Extension, this workbook is designed to teach parents the principles of positive discipline. The workbook can be used in parenting classes or as homework with individual parents. (0815)

bullet Forms
Personal Prescription Information — This form can be used to help people keep track of their medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements. (medication, depression, health, 0417)

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All About You, All About Me (Kids) — This activity is designed to help children learn about other children. It teaches the most basic empathy skill, showing interest in others. (social skills, Asperger Syndrome, 0219)

Family Communication Dice Game — This dice game can be printed on heavy stock paper and then assembled. It is a fun game designed to enhance family communication. The blank die makes it easy to customize the game for many purposes. Type: PDF (1014)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings.

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Evaluating Medication For ADHD — This thorough report will help people compare every aspect of taking medication for ADHD, from effectiveness, to safety concerns, to cost. The report was prepared by a non-profit division of Consumer Reports called Consumer Reports Health . (PDF)

Motivational Bookmarks — These bookmarks can be used to remind clients about the importance of self-encouragement. PDF

bullet Worksheets
What Can Help You Pay Attention? — This worksheet gives people a variety of strategies to help them focus and pay attention. (0521. ADJD, simple solutions)

Reducing Conflict with Your ADHD Teen — This worksheet suggests more than 15 strategies to help parents improve their relationships with their ADHD teen. It also gives them a chart to help evaluate the success of their strategies. (0321, ADHD, relationships, parenting)

Reducing Stress by Organizing Your Paperwork — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a system for organizing paperwork and mail. The practical suggestions are intended to help people reduce the stress and frustration caused when paperwork just piles up. (ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder, organization, stress, 0720)

Getting Organized with the 3-Card Technique — This worksheet teaches people with ADHD a simple technique using index cards to organize their things. (executive functioning disorder, ADHD, organization, 0720)

Understanding the Impact of ADHD on Your Relationship — This worksheet is designed to help couples understand how ADHD can affect their relationship. The person with ADHD and the partner without ADHD are both asked to identify their feelings and think about how ADHD can influence their feelings. Suggestions are made how to resolve conflicts caused by the misunderstanding of ADHD symptoms. (couples therapy, marriage therapy, ADHD, 0720)

Using a Calendar and Task List to Manage Your Time — This worksheet helps people regularly use a calendar and task list. It presents a variety of tools to help in time management. (ADHD, ADD, time management, executive functioning disorder, 0620)

Goal Setting for Adults with ADHD — This worksheet is designed to help people with ADD/ADHD learn to create and complete goals despite difficulties in doing this in the past. The worksheet suggests a number of techniques to help people understand how ADD/ADHD can make accomplishing goals difficult and learn new executive functioning skills. (ADD, ADHD, organization, executive functioning disorder, 0620)

Improving Your Time Management Skills — This worksheet helps people with time management problems become more aware of the passage of time and the distractions that can become “time-eaters.” It gives specific techniques to use to help people plan their time more effectively. (ADHD, ASD, time management, 0620)

Breaking the Cycle of Procrastination — This worksheet is designed to help people for whom procrastination has become a way of life. The worksheet asks the reader to choose a task he/she has been putting off and apply specific behavioral techniques to help complete that task. (ADHD, ADD, anxiety, procrastination, 0620)

How to Organize Your Stuff — This worksheet is designed to help adults identify ways to deal with disorganization. (ADHD, disorganization, 1019)

Treat Yourself Like a Good Friend — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the importance of self-compassion and to treat themselves as they would a good friend. (depression, anxiety, addiction, prevention, 032719)

What To Do If You Lie Too Much — This worksheet is designed for people who lie frequently and who wish to find a positive alternative to this behavior. (addiction, 0319)

Do People Say You Talk Too Much? — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations where excessive talking may be affecting their relationships and to help them learn conversational signals that can aid in more appropriate give and take conversations. (ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, relationships, social skills, 0219)

Controlling Your Impulsive Fire-Setting — This worksheet is designed to help people understand why fire setting of any kind is a serious problem and what they can do solve this problem. It includes a Four-Step Technique to help people control their impulses. (pyromania, impulsivity, 0119)

Commit to Change — This worksheet asks people to explore making positive changes in their lives by pledging to actively work toward their goals. People are asked to create a commitment statement using provided prompts, and then add statements that reflect their own unique needs. They then turn these statements into a commitment pledge. (goal-setting, self improvement, 0518)

How Do You View Yourself? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a positive self-image using 12 assignments including developing a kinder inner voice, understanding what you can control and what you can’t, avoiding comparing yourself to others, and more. (self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, anxiety, 1218)

Increasing Your Self-Esteem — This worksheet is designed to help people identify ways to improve their self-image and reduce self-criticism. (self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, 1218)

Compassionate Reframing — This worksheet is designed to help people reframe their self-criticism and develop a more compassionate attitude towards themselves. People are asked to think about the critical words they use to describe themselves and to substitute their put-downs with more compassionate thoughts. (self-esteem, self-talk, self-image, 1018)

Two Week Sleep Diary — This recording form helps people keep track of their sleep patterns for two weeks as well as the activities that might have influenced their sleep. Developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (0818)

Advance Directive for Dementia — This Advanced Directive is designed to be used with people who have some form of dementia. It asks the person to think about what medical and lifestyle care he/she would want at mild, moderate, and severe stages. (0118)

What Has Helped You? — This worksheet asks clients to consider anything that might have helped them in finding solutions to their problems, whether it was something they learned in therapy or something they learned on their own, such as self-help books, advice from a friend, sudden insights, and so on. (0217)

Accepting Your Mistakes and Moving Forward — This worksheet is designed to help people understand factors that led to a significant mistake and to identify what they can do differently to avoid repeating this mistake. (CBT, 0416)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Building Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the people in their support system and the kinds of support they might be missing. (social support, 0116)

How Do Others See You? — The first part of this worksheet asks people to answer questions about themselves and then a second part can be used to ask the same questions to others. The worksheet is intended to help people see if their perception of themselves is very different than how others see them (self-perception, 1215)

The Miracle Question — This worksheet asks people to think about how their lives would change if a miracle happened and their most pressing problems no longer existed. This exercise can be the start of a conversation to help people see ways to live without being overwhelmed by problems. (Solution-Focused Therapy, quick, 0915)

Write a Letter to Your Problem — This Narrative Therapy technique is designed to help people externalize a specific problem and motivate them to develop new behaviors to help overcome it. (Narrative Therapy, Quick, motivation, problem-solving, 0815)

Take a Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. (stress management, quick, solution- focused)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. (0815, quick assignment, behavior change)

Understanding Your Emotions When You Are Upset — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their emotions when they are upset and learn positive coping techniques to handle difficult emotions. (0715)

Behavior Contract for Adults — Behavior contracts are not just for kids! This worksheet is designed to help people commit to changing specific behaviors that interfere with their lives by breaking down goals into sub-steps, identifying rewards for achieving each step, and sharing the intention to change with supportive individuals. (contracts, behavior change, goal-setting, 0515)

Understanding the Messages You Received As A Child — This worksheet is designed to help people examine the explicit and implicit messages they received as children and how these messages affect their self-image and self-efficacy. (0415)

Think Before You Act — This form can be used to give people a visual reminder to stop and think before they act. This is particularly helpful for kids and teens, but is a useful technique for adults too. (0315)

Tracking Your Urges — Many people have a difficult time controlling their urges and impulses. This can be a particular problem when people are unable to control their self-destructive behaviors, such as excessive drinking, binging, self-injury, and other dangerous behaviors. This worksheet is designed to help people keep track of their urges and develop strategies to get control over self-destructive behaviors. (0315)

Looking at the Big Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. Taking an art therapy approach, people draw their small problems in little frames and the important things in their lives in the big frame. This worksheet can be a good opening to introduce a discussion about values. (values, art therapy, problem-solving, 0215)

Enhancing Self-Esteem By Changing Negative Thoughts — This worksheet can help people identify and change the negative self-talk that can lead to low self-esteem.(self-esteem, negativity, 0215)

The Grounding Technique — Grounding techniques are often recommended for clients who feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and feelings. This pdf includes a worksheet to help clients practice this technique and a link to a video demonstration of the technique. (1214)

Accepting Unpleasant Experiences — This worksheet, derived from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), is designed to help people accept unpleasant internal experiences, and not use them as an excuse to avoid life-affirming situations. (1114)

If the Problem Were a TV Show — This worksheet is a Narrative Therapy technique which can be used to help clients get more perspective on their presenting problem and see that they have the power to change their “life story." (narrative, therapy, problem-solving, 1114)

The Tree of LIfe — This exercise is designed to help clients communicate positive aspects about their lives. The technique is derived from Narrative Therapy. (1114)

Life Goals Worksheet — This worksheet is designed to help individuals identify goals in seven broad areas: Health, Financial, Professional, Relationships, Enjoyment, Personal Growth and Community/Spiritual. (goal setting, 1014)

Getting What You Want From Therapy — This worksheet is designed to help clients identify the goal(s) they have for therapy. The second part of the worksheet can be filled out with the therapist to determine the actions needed to attain this goal. Type: PDF (1014)

Achieving Your Goals One Step At A Time — This worksheet is designed to help individuals break down a main goal into specific achievable steps. (goal-setting, 1014)

Learning To Self-Soothe — This worksheet is designed to help individuals learn emotional regulation skills. The worksheet asks people to identify activities they can do to calm their emotions and then rate the success of each technique. (DBT, emotion regulation, 0614)

Breaking a Problem or Task Into Small Steps — This worksheet will help people who having a difficult time solving a problem or are procrastinating about a particular task. (procrastination, problem-solving, 0314)

Ways to Control Anger — This worksheet helps clients keep track of their progress on learning anger control techniques.

Starting a Conversation — This worksheet teaches people how to start a conversation by asking appropriate questions.

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