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.


INDIVIDUAL COACHING FOR ALL AGES

Our coaches use Springboard’s unique coaching approach: Finding Your SELF. This program is designed to help individuals of all ages with executive functioning challenges set and reach their goals in all areas of their lives – work, school, relationships, establishing healthy routines, and more. This program involves learning about ADHD and the brain, separating symptoms from identity, harnessing strengths, and learning strategies to move forward in a way that works for each unique individual.

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.

Adults

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.


INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual psychotherapy is offered to clients who are experiencing emotional distress, mood and anxiety symptomatology, self-esteem issues, and/or interpersonal difficulties. We utilize a client-centred integrative approach with many Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) components. Depending on the client’s issues and priorities for change, we might examine the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, explore early life experiences, life stressors and current triggers, identify core beliefs, and automatic thoughts. Psychotherapy can help our clients understand and process their emotional blockers and maladaptive patterns, and develop effective coping strategies to optimize their emotional wellbeing.


PARENT COACHING

Parent coaching is about developing personalized strategies that work with your child and family ro reduce the impact of ADHD symptoms on your household. Parenting children with focusing or learning challenges requires specialized tools and is often counterintuitive. Your parent coach will help you stay on track with your goals by supporting your parenting efforts. During parent coaching, parents are encouraged to reflect on their child's strengths and areas of need, parental philosophies and expectations, disciplinary approaches, and communication patterns. Following this intervention, parents often report an increased confidence in their role as a parent and a reduction in parenting stress.


COUPLES / RELATIONSHIP 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 / relationship coaching allows you and your partner space to breathe, and to work on accepting the impact of a mental health diagnosis on your relationship. The goal is often to begin to separate your symptoms from your identity, and to develop a new language around your symptoms, intentions, and actions. Your coach will help you define what kind of relationship you want to have and guide you through a process of building that new reality in manageable, but crucial, steps. A diagnosis like ADHD impacts both members of a relationship, and this process is often one of building new trust. In many cases, individuals may choose to do therapeutic sessions in addition to the relationship work.


SUPPORT FOR PARTNERS 

We know how impactful ADHD symptoms can be on relationships. Partners of individuals with ADHD often benefit from their own support. We offer individual and couples coaching/therapy for partners, with a focus on the effects of the ADHD symptoms on each individual’s wellbeing, and the relationship, as you work to go through a process of healing.

How it works

We have a team of clinicians who really get ADHD - how to treat it, how it often manifests for the individual and the potential negative impacts it can have on the ones they love. If you are interested in support for yourself, the first step is to have a one hour intake meeting with one of our psychologists. This is an opportunity to share your experience, assess whether Springboard is a good fit, identify treatment goals, and for us to recommend a team member to work with you.

What to expect

You may find you work with your coach/therapist to become more aware of how your partner’s ADHD has impacted you in a neutral and individualized space. We know your situation is unique and we will work collaboratively to create a support plan for you. Some of the issues that coaching can address for the partner include avoiding the “parent-child” relationship trap, developing strategies for self-care, finding space for joy, and building household structure that is respectful and effective.


WATCH, WAIT, AND WONDER (PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIP BUILDING)

Watch, Wait and Wonder is a child-parent psychotherapy program which addresses the child’s emotional and behavioural regulation (e.g. temper tantrums, anger, aggression, difficulty being soothed, clinginess, sleeping and feeding issues), bonding and attachment (e.g. the “fit” between the young child and their parent), and parental sensitivity and responsiveness to their child’s idiosyncratic cues. 

This empirically-tested psychological intervention can have long-term positive effects and improve the toddler’s, preschooler’s or school-aged child’s behavioural and emotional self-regulation, academic functioning and peer interactions. Parents often report an increased confidence as a parent and a reduction in parenting stress.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a form of therapy that uses play to communicate with and help children to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Through play and sensorimotor activity, your child expresses his or her thoughts and feelings and develops effective coping strategies, social integration, growth and development, and emotional modulation. This intervention can have long-term positive effects on the child’s self-esteem, self-regulation, focusing ability, academic functioning and on the relationships with family members and peers.


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.


Pricing

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. 

As of January 1, 2021, the hourly rate for Psychological Services is $209/hour.