Welcome to the Brown ADHD Clinic
Manhattan Beach, California
Step 1: Patients new to our clinic begin with a 3-hour initial ADHD diagnostic evaluation. This comprehensive assessment helps to discover a better understanding of your individual strengths, difficulties and to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Due to the pandemic, assessments are offered via tele-health however we are able to see patients in office.
Step 2: Treatment for ADHD & Related Disorders:
Parenting & Behavior Strategies
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Executive Function Skills
**Restrictions may apply due to patient geographic locations. Please ask for details
Academic testing & reports
Optional: Established patients assessed and diagnosed with attention and learning problems can also receive expert psycho-educational testing which may be required to obtain accommodations in schools, universities, entrance exams, or professional credentialing tests.
Meet our Director:
Thomas E. Brown, PhD
Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADHD & related problems.
In his 40+ years of experience, Dr. Brown has contributed over 30 journal publications, award winning books, and presented numerous speaking engagements and lectures throughout the US and in 45+ other countries. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Brown has also been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
A New Understanding of ADHD
Although ADHD has been recognized for more than 100 years, many people think of it as essentially a behavior problem in childhood. Yet many with ADHD suffer not from behavior problems so much but from ongoing problems with focusing their attention, organizing their work, sustaining their effort, emotional regulation, and short-term "working" memory.
It’s time for a new understanding of ADHD...
Our clinic offers an updated and science based perspective on this complex disorder, one that is based on current clinical and neuroscience research. It presents a new definition and model of ADHD as essentially a problem with executive functions, the self-management system of the brain. This helps to describe how a child or adult with ADHD can focus very well on a few activities that intensely interest them, yet be unable to focus adequately on most other tasks of daily life.
This explains how ADHD often looks like a problem with Willpower...
BUT, it isn’t …
It is a problem with brain chemistry... Click below to learn more.