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Our Approach


The Springboard Approach

You can’t switch off ADHD. It’s part of who you are — but only one part. We’re interested in exploring the rest. Instead of focusing on what you’re not able to do, we help you discover your hidden strengths and steadily develop your untapped potential. It’s a unique approach we call Discover your SELF.

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Our Services


Our Personalized Services

Springboard’s various services are anchored by a core commitment: we’re here to help clients discover their hidden strengths and live more rewarding lives. We take a holistic approach, guiding ADHD assessments with medical diagnoses as needed, and complementing personal coaching with more in-depth therapy when we feel it will yield even better outcomes.

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Our Team & Culture


A skilled team and a welcoming culture

When we opened our doors in 2009, Springboard Clinic consisted of three women: Dr Ainslie Gray; her daughter and co-founder, Laura MacNiven; and a business manager. Today we’re a diverse, multitalented and growing team of coach-therapists, psychologists, physicians and administrators — and the vision and passion that shaped Springboard remain as strong as ever.

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Learning & Resources


More ways to unlock potential

When we’re not directly helping Springboard clients, we support them — along with their families, partners, teachers and healthcare providers – with workbooks, courses, webinars and other opportunities to learn and grow.

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Our Assessments

Springboard Psychological Assessment

First step

Initial half-day session at our clinic or via secure videoconference.

Your Springboard Psychological Assessment team includes a psychometrist with the expertise to separate your ADHD from your true self, and to gauge ADHD’s impact on all aspects of your life; a clinical psychologist or psychological associate who works to better understand you and guide you on your journey forward; and if required at a later stage, a physician specializing in the medical dimensions of ADHD.

Feedback session

Follow-up feedback session to review your assessment and discuss next steps.

Outcome

A full assessment, applying a psychological lens, of your attention/focus issues and overall mental health – plus a personally tailored ADHD treatment plan.

Springboard’s assessments don’t follow a rigid, step-by step formula.

We talk about you and the answers you’re looking for, then find the right path to treatment. While we never take shortcuts, we can phase in various dimensions of assessment to fit your circumstances. That means, for example, that you don’t necessarily need a medical consultation to start the process. A Springboard psychologist can conduct a thorough interview, then discuss with you whether any follow-up medical guidance is needed to complete your assessment.

By taking this innovative approach, we’re able to offer a unique alternative: the Springboard Psychological Assessment.

Our agile, custom-tailored process can advance you more quickly into coaching and therapy – with the opportunity, of course, to phase in appropriate medical support as your journey of holistic care unfolds.

The Springboard Psychological Assessment team:

  • uses various tools to assess your ADHD traits and any cognitive challenges;
  • reviews the pre-assessment questionnaires completed by you and people who know you well, such as parents, teachers and other partners;
  • reviews any prior evaluations and/or educational reports; and
  • screens for other social-emotional or mental health issues.

After this first session, you get a break while our team compares findings, shares perspectives and collaborates on a thorough report.

Meanwhile, as you reflect on the experience, you may have some unanswered questions or feelings you’d like to discuss further. We encourage you to take note of any thoughts you’d like to explore further in the feedback session.

Your feedback session, usually scheduled within 30 days, is with the psychologist or psychological associate on your team.

It’s an opportunity to review your personal assessment report, ask detailed questions and discuss recommended treatment options. Following this in-depth conversation, if you’re interested in working with our coaching and therapy team (and our medical advisors if that’s recommended), we can continue mapping out your path forward and book your initial treatment sessions.

Ready to get started?

Ready to start the assessment process?
After a few quick questions, we’ll connect you to the Springboard team.

Already have an assessment?
Just give us a few details, and we’ll see if you can move Straight to Coaching.

Do you have health care benefits?
Springboard’s services are eligible for reimbursement under many employers’ insurance plans. Find out more.

Are you an Ontario post-secondary student?
You may qualify for up to $2,000 in support per academic year from OSAP. Apply online for a Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD).

Reach out to our Care Team if you have questions about insurance options.

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