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.

Springboard’s coaching/therapy services are billed as ‘Psychological Services’ and are supervised by a registered psychologist or psychological associate. As such, sessions are eligible for insurance reimbursement under many benefits plans.  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

Given the high demand for coaching/therapy services at Springboard Clinic, as of September 2019 we are currently unable to accept new straight-to-treatment clients.

It continues to be our priority to help as many people as possible, and we are working on building our internal capacity to manage the needs of our inquiries. We know it is hard to wait for mental health help and hope we can open our doors for this type of care again soon.

With this in mind, we encourage anyone interested in this service to reach out to us again in 4-6 months, at which time we will have a better understanding of our availability. Should you wish receive updates regarding our services, please share your name, email address and the age of the individual seeking support.

Thank you for your interest, patience and understanding.


If you have recently participated in a comprehensive mental health assessment elsewhere and wish to work with Springboard for your treatment, you may qualify to proceed with a Treatment Intake (instead of requiring re-assessment). 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 our team for the treatment intake meeting. They will also ensure it is comprehensive, recent and outlines a profile that fits within our clinic's expertise.

Note: Clients who are assessed at Springboard Clinic do not need to undergo a Treatment Intake to access treatment services.

If your assessment fits our criteria

Next we will book a 2-hour treatment intake session to outline your strengths/challenges and explore your goals for treatment. At this time, we 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.

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. Medical intervention requires a referral. Of note, all treatment patients must participate in multi-disciplinary services. We do not offer medication-only treatment. 

If your assessment does not fit our criteria

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

Pricing

All ages: $615

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 $203/hour.

*Please note that the hourly rate for Psychological Services will be increasing to $205/hr as of January 1, 2020.

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.

Medication Recommendation and Management

Our medical doctors are experts in mental health diagnoses, pharmaceutical options for ADHD and the related comorbidities. Read more about the Springboard approach to medication.

Pharmaceutical intervention is always a voluntary part of your treatment program. 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. 

Our physician team consists of specialists in ADHD so we require a referral from your family physician for you to access our medical services. We work to assess, approach and optimize treatment plans for our patients and then we collaborate with your family doctor so they can take over ongoing pharmaceutical treatment. Most of our clients will access our medical care for 3-5 appointments before returning to their community physician. We remain a resource for you and for your doctor and have an "open door" policy should your treatment plan require further specialization.

Fees

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will cover the cost of appointments with a Springboard physician, provided that the patient has valid coverage on the date of their appointment. If a patient does not have OHIP, they will be billed for the time spent meeting with a Springboard physician. The rate for these sessions will reflect the amount that would have been billed to OHIP for the physician’s time.