Group Counselling

Get started by booking your pre-group consultation.

How to Register for a Group

Step 1: Book your Pre-Group Consultation or Complete our Online Intake Survey by clicking one of the links on this page or reaching out to us by email or phone.

The first step of the process is to complete the Intake Survey and book your Pre-Group Consultation. The Consultation is an opportunity to meet the facilitator, learn more about the group, and find out if the group is a good fit for you.

A Pre-group Sleep Assessment may be required for sleep groups.

Step 2: Complete the Self-Report Screening Questionnaires

Once you book your Pre-Group Consultation, the Self-Report Screening Questionnaires will be sent to you. It’s important to complete the questionnaires before your Pre-Group Consultation appointment to help us make the most of our in-session time together.

Step 3: Attend your Pre-Group Consultation appointment

This is a 20-minute one-on-one video appointment to determine if the group is a good fit for you and to help you better understand what to expect and how the group may be helpful.

We aim to ensure that you get the appropriate service and are adequately prepared and supported to participate in the group.

If the group is deemed not a good fit, your counsellor will provide recommendations and referrals to services or support to better meet your needs.

Self-Report Screening Questionnaires will be sent to you before the Pre-Group Consultation to help us make the most of our in-session time together.

Step 4: Group Registration

After you have completed your Self-Report Screening Questionnaires and Pre-Group Consultation, you will be eligible to register for the group.

If the group is deemed not a good fit, your counsellor will provide recommendations and referrals to services or support to better meet your needs.

The balance of the Group Fee is payable when you are accepted into the group.

Group Series Cancellation Policy

A full refund (minus a $50 administrative fee) of the Group Fee is available, providing notification is received no later than 5 business days before the group series start date.

Note for Sleep Groups: the Pre-Group Sleep Assessment fee is non-refundable.

Groups

Fundamentals of Adult ADHD

12-week group series.

Evidenced based approach to managing ADHD – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Adult ADHD.

Get ADHD-friendly strategies and step-by-step guidance to develop time-management, organizational, and planning skills. Meet new people, have fun and better understand yourself. Find out what works for you!

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ADHD often persists to adulthood and can create considerable challenges in almost every area of life. While effective in lessening core symptoms, medication is often not sufficient to manage functional difficulties.

This program was developed to connect people with ADHD, provide support and address challenges in everyday executive self-management, including time management, organization, and planning.

The group meets for twelve 2-hour sessions. Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

book a pre-group consultation

fundamentals of adult ADHD weekly topics

01


Week 1: Making Peace with the Diagnosis and Committing
to Growth

02


Week 2: Time Awareness and Scheduling

03


Week 3: Making Tasks Manageable and Rewarding Yourself

04


Week 4: Prioritizing and To-Do Lists

05


Week 5: Overcoming Emotional Obstacles to Time Management

06


Week 6: Activation and Motivation

07


Week 7: Setting Up an Organizational System

08


Week 8: Implementing an Organizational System

09


Week 9: Maintaining an Organizational System

10


Week 10: Plan a Project and Get It Done!

11


Week 11: Project Planning: Implementation

12


Week 12: Looking to the Future

Mindfulness for ADHD

8-week group series.

Evidenced based approach to managing ADHD – Mindfulness Awareness Practice (MAPs) for ADHD

Improve your focus and attention, control of your emotions, and work on self-acceptance and self-compassion while improving core ADHD symptoms, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and executive function.

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In our 8-week Mindfulness for ADHD workshop, you will learn more about ADHD, the benefits of mindfulness and get ADHD-friendly step-by-step guidance to develop a mindfulness practice. Meet new people, have fun and learn a variety of mindfulness practices that range from sitting to moving, from formal to informal styles – find out what works for you!

Mindfulness for ADHD is based on Mindfulness Awareness Practice (MAPs) for ADHD developed by Lidia Zylowska. This group is for adults with an ADHD diagnosis who are interested in a mindfulness-based approach to better manage their ADHD symptoms and improve their well-being.

Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

The group meets for eight 2-hour sessions.

book a pre-group consultation

mindfulness for ADHD weekly topics

01


Week 1: Become More Present: Attention and the Five Senses

02


Week 2: Focus and Wandering Mind: Mindful Breathing

03


Week 3: Direct and Anchor Your Awareness: Mindfulness of Sound, Breath, and Body

04


Week 4: Listen to Your Body: Mindfulness of Body Sensations and Movement

05


Week 5: Observe Your Mind: Mindfulness of Thoughts

06


Week 6: Manage Your Emotions: Mindfulness of Emotions

07


Week 7: Communicate Skillfully: Mindful Listening and Speaking

08


Week 8: Slow Down to Be More Effective: Mindful Decisions and Actions

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

8-week group series.

Based on an evidenced-based approach to managing a wide range of mental health concerns – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

MBCT is a type of psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of a present-focused, non-judgmental attitude called “mindfulness.”

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In our 8-week MBCT group, you will work toward better understanding and managing your thoughts and emotions to achieve relief from feelings of distress. Although MBCT was originally developed to address recurrent depression and chronic unhappiness, it may also help with the following:

Anxiety, Stress
Bipolar disorder
Depression associated with medical illnesses (chronic pain, cancer)
Low mood
Unhappiness
Depression-relapse prevention
Treatment-resistant depression

Meet new people, have fun, and learn mindfulness practices to find out what works for you!

Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

The group meets for eight 2-hour sessions.

book a pre-group consultation

mindfulness based cognitive therapy weekly topics

01


Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness: Bringing Awareness to What We Do on Automatic Pilot

02


Session 2: Living in Our Heads: Notice the Differences Between Thoughts and Experiences

03


Session 3: Gathering the Scattered Mind

04


Session 4: Recognizing the Territory of Aversion and Gaining a Wider Perspective

05


Session 5: Allowing/Letting Be in the Moment

06


Session 6: Recognizing that Thoughts Are Not Facts

07


Session 7: A Look at Old Patterns: How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?

08


Session 8: Maintaining Momentum and Extending New Learning

Fix Your Sleep for Adults

10-week group series.

Evidenced based approach to managing sleep problems – CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) & Transdiagnostic Approach to Sleep Problems.

If you’re having trouble with sleep and your efforts are not helping, this group was designed for you! Learn why all of the efforts you are putting into sleeping better are not fixing your sleep. Get the help and support you need to start sleeping better.

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In this group series, we tackle trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early, disrupted or unpredictable sleep, relying on substances or sleeping pills, sleeping too much or at inconvenient times, nightmares and sleep-related worry or anxiety.

Groups of adults, meet for 1 – 1.5 hours sessions, for 10 – 12 weeks. Each week there will be a new topic(s), and you will have an opportunity to work on making changes to improve your sleep between sessions.

Includes access to an online sleep diary, weekly handouts, and access to relaxation audio scripts. A pre-workshop assessment will ensure that this workshop is right for you.

Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

book a pre-group consultation

fix your sleep for adults weekly topics

01


Week 1: Introductions, identifying sleep problems and sleep tracking

02


Week 2: Establishing regular sleep-wake times and learning a wind-down & wake-up routine

03


Week 3: Improving daytime functioning

04


Week 4: Correcting unhelpful sleep-related beliefs

05


Week 5: Improving sleep efficiency

06


Week 6: Reducing time in bed

07


Week 7: Dealing with circadian rhythm problems, too early or too late

08


Week 8: Reducing sleep-related worry and vigilance

09


Week 9: Reducing nightmares and/or negotiating sleep in a complicated environment

10


Week 10: Maintaining the change

Fix Your Sleep for Young Adults

12-week group series, ages 18 -25.

Evidenced based approach to managing sleep problems – CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) & Transdiagnostic Approach to Sleep Problems

As a young adult, you may be adjusting to many life changes, and your biological sleep/wake clock may be impacted. Maybe you’ve had sleep problems for a while or maybe it’s a recent problem. There are many reasons for disrupted sleep. If you’re having trouble with sleep and your efforts are not helping, this group was designed for you!

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In this group series, we tackle trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early, disrupted or unpredictable sleep, relying on substances or sleeping pills, sleeping too much or at inconvenient times, nightmares and sleep-related worry or anxiety.

Groups of young adults ages 18-25, meet for 1 – 1.5 hours sessions, for 10 – 12 weeks. Each week there will be a new topic(s), and you will have an opportunity to work on making changes to improve your sleep between sessions.

Includes access to an online sleep diary, weekly handouts, and access to relaxation audio scripts. A pre-workshop assessment will ensure that this workshop is right for you.

Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

book a pre-group consultation

fix your sleep for young adults weekly topics

01


Week 1: Introductions, identifying sleep problems and sleep tracking

02


Week 2: Body clock: establishing regular sleep-wake times

03


Week 3: Learning a wind-down and wake-up routine

04


Week 4: Improving daytime functioning

05


Week 5: Correcting unhelpful sleep-related beliefs

06


Week 6: Improving sleep efficiency

07


Week 7: Managing substances that impact sleep

08


Week 8: Reducing time in bed

09


Week 9: Dealing with circadian rhythm problems, too early or too late

10


Week 10: Making a plan to manage anxiety

11


Week 11: Reducing nightmares and/or negotiating sleep in a complicated environment

12


Week 12: Maintaining the change

Fix Your Sleep for Teens

12-week group series, ages 16 – 19.

Evidenced based approach to managing sleep problems – CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) & Transdiagnostic Approach to Sleep Problems.

If you’re a teen, you’re going through a lot of changes and disrupted sleep may be one of them. During the teen years it’s common for the your biological sleep/wake clock to become misaligned with the environment. Maybe you’ve had sleep problems for a while or maybe it’s a recent problem. There are many reasons for disrupted sleep. If you’re having trouble with sleep and your efforts are not helping, this group was designed for you!

more information

In this group series, we tackle trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early, disrupted or unpredictable sleep, relying on substances or sleeping pills, sleeping too much or at inconvenient times, nightmares and sleep-related worry or anxiety.

Groups of teens ages 16 -19 meet for 1 – 1.5 hours sessions for 10-12 weeks. Each week there will be a new topic(s), and you will have an opportunity to work on making changes to improve your sleep between sessions.

Includes access to an online sleep diary, weekly handouts, and access to relaxation audio scripts. A pre-workshop assessment will ensure that this workshop is right for you.

Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

book a pre-group consultation

fix your sleep for teens weekly topics

01


Week 1: Introductions, identifying sleep problems and sleep tracking

02


Week 2: Body clock: establishing regular sleep-wake times

03


Week 3: Learning a wind-down and wake-up routine

04


Week 4: Improving daytime functioning

05


Week 5: Correcting unhelpful sleep-related beliefs

06


Week 6: Improving sleep efficiency

07


Week 7: Managing substances that impact sleep

08


Week 8: Reducing time in bed

09


Week 9: Dealing with body clock problems, too early or too late

10


Week 10: Reducing sleep-related worry and vigilance

11


Week 11: Reducing nightmares and/or negotiating sleep in a complicated environment

12


Week 12: Maintaining the change

Fundamentals of ADHD for Women

12-week group series.

Evidenced based approach to managing ADHD – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Adult ADHD.

Women have a unique experience with ADHD, often feeling frustrated and misunderstood as they struggle with societal expectations.

Get ADHD-friendly strategies and step-by-step guidance to better manage ADHD symptoms and improve your wellbeing. This group is for women or woman-identifying and non-binary persons with an ADHD diagnosis.

more information

ADHD often persists to adulthood and can create considerable challenges in almost every area of life. While effective in lessening core symptoms, medication is often not sufficient to manage functional difficulties.

This program was developed to connect people with ADHD, provide support and address challenges in everyday executive self-management, including time management, organization, and planning.

The group meets for twelve 2-hour sessions. Small groups allow for an enhanced group experience. Online and in-person options and one-on-one counselling are available (for an additional fee) before, during or after the group series.

book a pre-group consultation

fundamentals of ADHD for women weekly topics

01


Week 1: Making Peace with the Diagnosis and Committing
to Growth

02


Week 2: Time Awareness and Scheduling

03


Week 3: Making Tasks Manageable and Rewarding Yourself

04


Week 4: Prioritizing and To-Do Lists

05


Week 5: Overcoming Emotional Obstacles to Time Management

06


Week 6: Activation and Motivation

07


Week 7: Setting Up an Organizational System

08


Week 8: Implementing an Organizational System

09


Week 9: Maintaining an Organizational System

10


Week 10: Plan a Project and Get It Done!

11


Week 11: Project Planning: Implementation

12


Week 12: Looking to the Future


“Members of a cohesive group feel warmth and comfort in the group and a sense of belongingness; they value the group and feel in turn that they are valued, accepted, and supported by other members.”

Victor D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy


Group Pricing

Mindfulness for ADHD
$60
  • $60/week
  • $480 for 8-week program*
  • 120-minute sessions

Schedule a FREE Pre-Group Consultation

Fix Your Sleep for Adults
$55
  • $55/week
  • $550 for 10-week program*
  • 90-minute sessions

+ $60 for Pre-Group Sleep Assessment

Adult ADHD Fundamentals
$60
  • $60/week
  • $720 for 12-week program*
  • 120-minute sessions

Schedule a FREE Pre-Group Consultation

Fix Your Sleep for Young Adults
$40
  • $40/week
  • $480 for 12-week program*
  • 60-minute sessions

+ $60 for Pre-Group Sleep Assessment

Master Your Morning and Evening Routines
$55
  • $55/week
  • $220 for 4-week program*
  • 90-minute group sessions

Schedule a FREE Pre-Group Consultation

Fix Your Sleep for Teens
$40
  • $40/week
  • $480 for 12-week program*
  • 60-minute sessions

+ $60 for Pre-Group Sleep Assessment


“The value of mindfulness for ADHD…is that it teaches the ability to bring attention and awareness to inner experiences, develops self-acceptance and self-compassion, and in the process, leads to better emotion-regulation skills. This combination can have a tremendous impact on how ADHD and related stress is experienced and leads to increased resilience”

Lidia Zylowska, Mindfulness for ADHD