Good move coming here! Unless one walks in someone else’s shoes they really don’t know ADHD. That goes for mental health professionals too. I’m lucky to have a psychiatrist who was open in revealing her ADHD to me. She “knows” of the things I talk with her about.
On the other side of the coin, I saw a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in CBT. She asked me a whole bunch of questions to hammer down a diagnosis (other than or in addition to ADHD). Since I went to see her initially because of the problems I have with anger she immediately pulled out the DSM, asked me questions based on the criteria for Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
Happens that I too was, until my recent retirement, an LCSW. Perhaps she found that threatening, especially when I questioned her diagnosis which she insisted was Intermittent Explosive Disorder. The more I questioned her decision the more defensive she became. Finally she said that we could no longer work together because it “just wasn’t a fit“. I was willing to continue but she said no. Even though I could tell she was annoyed in that last session, as I stood up to leave she extended her hand, give me a perfunctory handshake, and said “good luck”. I just shook my head and quietly left.
I’m sorry that I went off on this tangent. My main message to you is “welcome”.