It is truly horrible to be in a job where the politics are more important than the work. I wonder if that situation is extra depressing for us ADD-ers. It was for me, at least.
Anyhow, my therapist helped me put the abusive treatment at my old office into perspective. She even coached me word-for-word on how to respond when my bosses bellowed crazy charges at me. (E.g., they said to me more than once: “At your level, you should know what our A.V.P. wants BEFORE you meet with her! If she twitches or changes her breathing, it’s YOUR responsibility to ask her if she’s uncomfortable with something.” This is not an exaggeration, truly.)
My CBT therapist helped me cope with all of the trauma. My ADD coach helped me to understand the way my specific brain works so that I don’t have to flog myself anymore.
It’s interesting that there’s a variety of CBT that helps people with ADD. I have no doubt that that modality can work. My therapist doesn’t have ADD expertise but I wouldn’t trade her in, ever. But I did group therapy for 6 weeks and did see some people resist therapy, and they became very frustrated that they weren’t getting anything out of it. I enjoyed talking about myself and so if they didn’t want to talk, then I used up the time for my concerns!! After all, I have plenty of thoughts going on in my mind.REPORT ABUSE