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

Springboard's coaches use our unique Finding Your SELF approach to 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.

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.


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.


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.

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. Appointments with our medical doctors are fully covered by OHIP and are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

The hourly rate for Psychological Services is $203/hour. Please note this rate will be increasing to $205/hour as of January 1, 2020.