Lara Honos-Webb

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Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is the author of several books on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is a practicing clinical psychologist, licensed in California. She is well known for her distinctive reframing of mental illnesses that are commonly conceived as detrimental, into gifts that offer exceptional strengths. She is unique in her use of radical self-acceptance in her treatment.[1]


Dr. Honos-Webb was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 2001 she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She received her Ph.D. in 1999 from Miami University after graduating from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with highest honors and as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.[2]

She decided to pursue post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco to broaden her mastery of all mainstream treatment modalities so she could expertly combine across narrow theories, thereby integrating the most effective treatments from diverse schools of thought.

Dr. Honos-Webb has taught graduate students and lectured nationally and internationally on her strength-based approach. Dr. Honos-Webb specializes in the treatment of ADHD and depression and the psychology of pregnancy and motherhood and practices in Walnut Creek, CA.


Dr. Honos-Webb is the author of "The ADHD Workbook for Teens" (New Harbinger, 2011), Listening to Depression (New Harbinger, 2006), The Gift of ADHD(New Harbinger, 2005), The Gift of ADHD Activity Book (New Harbinger, 2008), and The Gift of Adult ADD (New Harbinger, 2008). [3]

Dr. Honos-Webb has also published over 25 articles for magazines, professional journals, and the general public on a variety of subject. Her articles have been featured in Newsweek and Wall Street Journal.[4]