What we do
We don't like labels. Our primary goal is to help our patients understand what they have, why they have it and what to do about it.
We'll be straight with you. When it comes to treating severe ADHD, you can't really get complete remission without medication. We wish it weren't that way. But the right medication, at the right dose, taken the right way can bring dramatic change, allowing people to meet their full potential in life.
But, the truth is, regardless of the medication, no one will get better unless they take some responsibility. We can prescribe a diet or an exercise program, but you have to be accountable for your part of the treatment. It's not fun. it's not easy and it's not fast, but if you really want to optimize your function, you have to have play your part.
We can't teach you to concentrate, but we can teach skills that will help you manage your life. Those executive skills include, organization, prioritization, lists, schedules, tricks and hacks. You will be amazed how much of a difference it can make, when you combine coaching with medication.
No one had a perfect childhood. We observe and mimic the patterns of emotions and behaviours that were modelled for us in our family of origin. Observing and changing those patterns will set you free.
We go to bat for our patients, whether that is in the workplace, at school or against and insurer. People don't often understand that ADHD and Addiction are invisible disabilities.
You get a comprehensive assessment including a review of your past history, current complaint, functional impact, family, childhood and trauma history.
This refers to any other issue that may have an impact on your current complaint, including mood, pain, fatigue and eating disorders, substance use compulsive habits, personality and attachment style.
This section of the assessment looks at how you are doing right now. We review your diet, sleep and lifestyle as well as your function at home, vocationally, interpersonally and psychologically. The most important part of the current function assessment is the measure of your ability to regulate mood and behavior.