To reach Dr. Lara call 925-639-7376
or email
License Number: 17980

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb offers a comprehensive and original approach to treating ADHD and Depression which includes a strength based assessment and treatment.

Each day you have the choice to define yourself by strengths or weaknesses. By focusing on gifts you will gain motivation and confidence for overcoming ADHD or Depression. If you focus on deficits, you'll get more deficits. If you focus on gifts, you'll get more positive results. Imagine defining a person as creative, enthusiastic, imaginative, intense and insightful with unlimited potential to change his brain through effort. How will that person fare compared to one whose identity is defined by a deficit disorder?


Most psychologists don't specialize in any disorder. They usually use one treatment approach to treat every disorder. Just as medical doctors specialize, I have chosen to specialize in ADHD and Depression. I also use tools from many treatment approaches to solve these specific problems in contrast to therapists who use one theory and limited set of tools to treat all disorders.


If your child has ADHD, I work with the whole family. My treatment package includes 12 sessions for the entire family. I meet with the whole family at the beginning and end of each session for parent coaching and family therapy. I meet with the child for 40 minutes between the family meetings for traditional play therapy and "work" therapy which includes one-on-one coaching, building emotional intelligence, stress management and finding and focusing on a child's gifts.

Benefits include:

- Improved motivation, drive and persistence
- Improved family communication and harmony
- Higher level of attention, focus and problem solving
- Increased resourcefulness for child and family
- Increased focus on what's working rather than what's not working
- Building necessary educational and interpersonal skills

Create Real World Success:

- Increase Motivation by Decreasing Depletion
- Increase Motivation by Noticing Progress
- Increase Motivation by Focusing on Positive Feelings
- Increase Motivation by Asking "Why do I want to change?"
- Increase Confidence by Identifying Strengths
- Increase Confidence by Listing Past Successes
- Increase Organization by Reframing
- Increase Organization by Decreasing Emotional Upsets
- Increase Organization with Technology
- Increase Time Management by Taking 10 minutes Each Morning
- Increase Time Management by Building New Habits
- Increase Time Management by Using Prompts and Reminders


Dr. Lara Honos-Webb offers Coaching for Adult ADD.
Below is a list of treatment goals and interventions.

Managing Attention Deficits

- Increase Attention by Decreasing Stress
- Increase Attention by Increasing Interest in a Task
- Increase Attention by Prioritizing
- Increase Attention by Saying No to Unreasonable Demands
- Increase Focus by Setting Goals
- Increase Focus by Creating a Mission Statement
- Increase Focus by Creating a Not-To-Do List

Managing Impulsivity and Hyperactivity

- Decrease Impulsivity by Pausing
- Decrease Impulsivity by Increasing Detachment
- Decrease Impulsiveness by Asking "What Did You Mean By That?"
- Decrease Impulsivity by Managing Anger
- Decrease Impulsivity by Listing Consequences
- Decrease Impulsivity by Translating Complaints into Requests
- Decrease Impulsivity by Practicing Communication Skills
- Decrease Impulsivity by Increasing Positive Self-talk
- Decrease Hyperactivity by Increasing Self-Care
- Decrease Hyperactivity by Increasing Exercise and Relaxation

Increase Persistence by Managing Emotions

- Increase Persistence by Increasing Awareness of Benefits
- Increase Persistence by Decreasing Self-Criticism
- Increase Persistence by Increasing Rewards
- Increase Task Completion by Predicting Obstacles
- Increase Task Completion by Identifying Unmet Need
- Increase Task Completion by Asking for Support


Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is a worldwide ADD expert and offers ADD coaching. To reach Dr. Lara call 925-639-7376 or email

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb is a clinical psychologist and author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens and Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life.

Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Prevention Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Publisher's Weekly as well as newspapers across the country and local and national radio and television. Dr. Honos-Webb completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. She has published more than 25 scholarly articles.


Benny and Santana

"The Gift Of ADHD” is brilliant, soulful, and insightful. Thank you for writing it!"

Benny Rietveld - Grammy-winning bass player and Musical Director for Santana

"Dr. Lara Honos-Webb shows us how the demands of a global and digital culture may make the signature traits of ADD – inventiveness, need for stimulation, and interpersonal intuition – in high demand."

Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

"This book will encourage your brain and your soul. Honos-Webb will show you how to find the promise in attention deficit disorder (ADD) and powerful tools for managing the pitfalls."

 Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder and director of Amen Clinics and author of Healing ADD

"I just wanted say that I read your book of "The gift of ADD for Adults" which made a very positive impact on my life so I can move forward."

Andy Doucette

"I wanted to thank you from the very bottom of my heart. You have given me a different perspective of my chaotic world by helping me identify the singular obstacle that has been a roadblock for me achieving my potential successes: myself."

Sandra, San Francisco

"I want to thank you from the deepest parts of my soul. Your perspectives and insights on ADD communicated to me a sense of home. A feeling that all of those pieces of me that always felt disconnected with the world may have had a purpose and commonalities with others after all."

John Emerson

"I can't explain just how well targeted your instruction was for me. You helped me to forgive and understand myself. You gave me permission to be handicapped without compromising my potential. Seriously . . . I can't thank you enough for changing my perspective.Just an update. Working out again, think I have a job, have stopped caring what others think. It's ok to be me."

Doug R.

"Thanks Lara. Your suggestions today were so good and have really paved the way for this thing to get done in time and with great quality. You're one hell of a coach! You see things that are right in front of my face, but I can't see to save my life."

Jack R.