To make it easier to receive support for ADHD, I’ve researched professionals who provide services for people diagnosed with ADHD in Australia and around the world. In this article, you can learn more about Lisa Smith, an Occupational Therapist and founder of OT 4 ADHDULTS.
Occupational therapists don’t provide medical advice, and you should always consult a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. However, working with an occupational therapist like Lisa Smith can help improve the lives of those with ADHD, their partners and spouses, family members, coworkers and friends.
Lisa Smith provides services for adults diagnosed with ADHD through her business, OT 4 ADHDULTS, where she uses occupational therapy to help people with ADHD particpate in activities in their work, home and community, living their life to the fullest.
With a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Practice from La Trobe University, Lisa brings a unique perspective and evidence-based approach to helping her clients with ADHD. Using practical strategies, occupational therapists help people take part in activities they need, want, or are expected to do. This can include saving money and having better control over finances, applying for a new position, or simply doing chores around the house.
Occupational therapy can be particularly helpful for those with ADHD who may face challenges with planning, consistency and achieving more stability in their work and personal lives.
In addition to being a registered occupational therapist with AHPRA & Medicare, Lisa is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia, the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA), and the Mental Health Professionals Network. She has undergone extensive training including the Certified ADHD Professional Intensive Training Course: Evidence-based Strategies for Managing ADHD across the Lifespan – PESI.
After a late personal diagnosis, Lisa was inspired to focus her career on supporting other adults with ADHD to achieve their goals through occupational therapy. Her one-on-one consultations give her clients methods for breaking down tasks into manageable steps that encourage task initiation and strategies for coping with any sensory processing issues that may affect attention, productivity and overall health.
By using an evidence-based approach, Lisa helps her clients track and manage their progress, finding which approaches are most suitable for them.
Based in Australia, Lisa currently provides occupational therapy services via a secure platform designed to meet data protection regulations compliant with Australian Privacy Principles, GDPR, PIPEDA and HIPAA. To learn more about her services, please visit: OT 4 ADHDULTS.
Dr Mahendra Perera is a General Psychiatrist who treats adult patients in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Perera has specific interests in ADHD, Mood Disorders and Addiction. In addition working with his patients, he has also contributed to research across a number of specialties and helped many young doctors make their way in the medical field. Learn more about Dr Perera.
Please note: Dr Perera has no financial arrangement with any of the providers listed on the site. These resources are provided as a courtesy to patients, and are not intended as a recommendation or endorsement.