CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT PLANS TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Treatment can take many forms. What matters most is developing the program that works for you. As each individual’s symptoms are unique, the Springboard Clinic treatment approach emphasizes customized strategies, supported by our different area of expertise, to focus on your strengths and to evolve your treatment plan as you progress.

All Springboard Clinic services are eligible for insurance coverage under Psychological services, and some are covered under Occupational Therapy. For Ontario post-secondary students, OSAP offers bursaries to eligible students. Appointments with our medical doctors are fully covered by OHIP and are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Treatment Intake Process

Should you have already participated in a comprehensive mental health assessment elsewhere and wish to work with Springboard for your treatment, you can proceed to our Treatment Program. Click here to learn what constitutes a comprehensive assessment.

After sending your assessment to us, our psychologist will review your previous documentation in order to prepare for the treatment intake meeting. They will also ensure it is comprehensive, recent and outlines a profile that fits within our clinic's expertise.

If your assessment fits our criteria:

Next we will book a 2-hour session with our psychologist to outline your strengths/challenges and explore your goals for treatment. At this time, she will help tailor a treatment program for you, including recommending a team of clinicians to work with you (and your family), as well as integrating any other resources/services. During this time, you will also meet with an administrative case manager to facilitate next
steps.

For those interested in working with one of our specialist physicians, we will then book a consult appointment in order to review medical history, explore past treatment, and consider the role of a medical intervention. Of note, we do not offer medication-only treatment. All treatment patients must participate in multi-disciplinary services.

Fee: $525 (This fee is for a psychological service and may be covered by your extended health care insurance).

If we deem your assessment report to not contain sufficient information for us to proceed with the Intake Process (and treatment), we will likely recommend an ADHD/mental health assessment.

Coaching

Our coaches use Springboard's proprietary approach: Finding Your SELF. Springboard's Coaches teach you about your brain and ADHD, help you separate your symptoms from your identity, encourage you to harness your strengths, and motivate you to set and reach goals in order to take control of your life. All of our psychological services are billed at $196/hour.

Individual coaching for all ages

Children

A focus on building the child’s self-awareness, noticing their strengths, learning about how their brain works, and providing a safe space for collaborating on strategies. When applicable, Child Coaching includes a log between Coach/Parent/Teacher in order to extend the strategies to all environments.

Adolescents

We provide a trusting environment in which adolescent clients can express themselves and learn how their brain works, collaborate on strategies, and develop a better understanding of their identity by separating their symptoms from who they are.

Adult

An opportunity to take a step outside of your day-to-day to explore how your brain works, evaluate your wellbeing, and separate your symptoms from your identity so that you can feel more in control.

Parent coaching

Parent Coaching is often the most impactful work a family can do. It aims to guide you through an exploration of your intentions as a parent versus your actions, and to provide strategies for handling challenging behaviours, leading to a less stressful household and a more positive relationship with your child.

Couples Coaching

We also work with couples when both parties are interested and ready to look at the relationship as the main focus of treatment. Often clients do individual work first: clients with ADHD may go through an assessment/intake and begin individual coaching/therapy, and partners may start with sessions on their own to get to a place of readiness. We usually recommend a new coach/therapist to work with the couple in order to provide a neutral space and fresh start for this phase of treatment. Couples coaching can provide communication strategies, day-to-day techniques for accomplishing chores, validation tools, and strategies for rebuilding intimacy.

Watch, Wait, and Wonder

This child-parent psychotherapy approach uses Play Therapy to address a child’s emotional and behavioural regulation and parental sensitivity and responsiveness to their child’s idiosyncratic cues. Play Therapy provides an opportunity to reconnect with your child through observed play in order to repair and strengthen your bond. Parents often report an increased confidence as a parent and a reduction in parenting stress.

Academic Coaching

Students gain insight into their learning style and the elements they need to manage to succeed at school. Coaching helps them get a handle on school assignments and deadlines, and aids them in establishing healthy routines for meals, sleep, and exercise.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Using physical exercises to combat ADHD symptoms, we uncover any difficulties with fine motor, sensory motor or gross motor skills. Occupational Therapy at Springboard Clinic combines the best of both ADHD coaching and OT worlds because we look at all areas of social, emotional, physical and school/work through the lens of ADHD to develop skills to accomplish any task.

Medication Recommendation and Management

Pharmaceutical intervention is always a voluntary part of your treatment program. Our medical doctors are experts in mental health diagnoses, pharmaceutical options for ADHD and the related comorbidities. Springboard Physicians do not see, or seek, medication-only patients. All patients receive behavioural support with our psychologists and/or coaches, in addition to medical support. Appointments with a medical doctor are fully covered by OHIP with a valid health card and are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Read more about the Springboard approach to medication.

You can read about our Confidentiality Policy here.