HELPING YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY WITH ADHD

At Springboard, we take the time to listen to your individual story and narrative. Our team shares a fundamental belief that a diagnosis of ADHD should not feel like a top-down decision, but a collaborative discussion. Our process offers you the space to better understand yourself (both past and present), so you can begin to visualize your way of moving forward.

We aim to offer hope and help. We feel honored to work alongside you in your mental health journey.

Click on this link to meet our team and hear about our process.

ADHD/Mental Health Assessment

Springboard’s ADHD/mental health assessment is an initial half day commitment at our clinic in downtown Toronto. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and compassionate vibe. During your time on this first day, you will meet with 3 ADHD specialists on our team: a coach/therapist, pediatrician/psychiatrist and clinical psychologist/psychological associate. We will work alongside you to complete a full medical/psychological assessment of attention and mental status/wellbeing.

What will we talk about?

During your interviews with our team, we will ask you about your strengths, passions and interests. We believe that getting to know who you are (including your hopes and disappointments) is essential to finding answers about your clinical profile and overall wellbeing. We want to get to know you beyond your presenting frustrations and challenges.

Throughout these conversations, we will explore your experience with attention symptoms including examples from your past and present day-to-day life. We want to understand how your brain works, so that we can help provide answers and a collaborative treatment plan.

In this appointment, we will:

  • Use medical and psychological tools to assess ADHD symptoms and executive functioning difficulties
  • Accept your completed self/parent/observer/teacher-rated questionnaires
  • Review prior evaluations and educational reports
  • Complete a full medical history
  • Screen for other social-emotional issues/mental health symptoms

What happens after the first appointment?

After you have completed these conversations and evaluations with our team, you get to have a break (talking about mental health symptoms can be tiring!) and go home. You may have unanswered questions and feelings after sharing in this dialogue. We encourage you to put together any personal thoughts you would like to explore in your next appointment with our clinical psychologist/psychological associate.

On our end, we will use our diverse perspectives to collaborate and put together a full-scale report for your review. We will spend time talking to each other and think creatively about you and your next steps.

What happens during the second (feedback) appointment?

In approximately 3-4 weeks, you will return to the clinic for a feedback appointment with our clinical psychologist/psychological associate. During this meeting we will present our findings and have a conversation about treatment recommendations. Our customized medical-psychological report will be shared with you in detail, including recommended accommodations, medical considerations and coaching/therapy options.

We want the report to be both useful and true to how you feel about your mental health and wellbeing.

After this appointment, if you are interested in working with our medical or coaching/therapy team, we can discuss bookings and next steps.

Pricing

Child (6-12 years) / Student (13-17 years): $2,334.50
Adult (18+ years): $1,928.50

Online Assessments

For adult residents of Ontario who are unable to travel to our clinic, we offer our ADHD/mental health assessment experience online. The process and cost are the same as explained above, but the appointments take place remotely through the Ontario Telemedicine Network. We do our best to share our quintessential Springboard vibe over video/phone, and look forward to getting to know you. We are always amazed at how we are able to connect intimately with our remote clients!

We are unable to offer ongoing medical care over video, so upon completion of the assessment our psychiatry team will share a detailed note with your community physician. We can, however, offer ongoing psychological support through our secure video-conferencing software.

Your privacy is important to us, and our online assessments and ongoing psychological support will be treated with the same commitment to confidentiality that we have always offered within the clinic.

Have you recently been assessed at another clinic?

Please reach out to our intake team to have our psychologist review your assessment documentation. If we feel comfortable that your assessment was comprehensive, relatively recent, and we would be a good fit to work with you, our treatment process begins with our two-hour Treatment Intake Appointment.

Please check out our treatment services video to hear more about how our treatment services work.

Springboard’s assessments and coaching/therapy services are billed as ‘Psychological Services’ and are eligible for insurance reimbursement under many benefits plans. To learn more about insurance coverage, click on this link.

For Ontario post-secondary students, OSAP offers bursaries to eligible students.

Please note: Medical support is not offered as a stand-alone service. Ongoing treatment appointments with our medical doctors are fully covered by OHIP and are scheduled on an as-needed basis. As we are a specialist physician team, we will work to transition your long term medical care to your community doctor.