SERVICES

MindFitness for All

Being a 21st century kid and teen is complicated. Why? In today’s world, social isolation is real, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and depression are on the rise, the challenge of standing out while fitting in is present, and there is a considerable uncertainty about the future.  

At MindFit, we are here to help. Our team has experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns. Click here to find out more. We have also developed a number of effective specialized treatment programs focused on providing exceptional mental healthcare to children and adolescents.

Our coaches have been described by youth and families as “relatable”, “easy to talk to”, and “doctors who get that kids and teens are frequently misunderstood.” At MindFit, we strive to make youth feel supported, understood, safe, and accepted.

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child with mental health concerns can be even more challenging. It takes a village to raise a child and at MindFit, we are ready to join your village.

We offer a variety of parent training programs which draw from empirically supported approaches including: parent management training, positive parenting, collaborative problem solving, and behavioral and emotional skills training. The goals of these programs are to teach/enhance parent skills to help you manage your child’s challenging behaviours, more effectively interact/communicate with your teens, and collaboratively problem solve with your youth. 

Our parent sessions are designed to be relevant, supportive, educational, strategy-based, and advice-focused for parents who want to know how they can best protect and support their own and their child’s mental health.

At MindFit, we know that relationships can be difficult. We offer short-term family therapy with the goal of helping everyone in the family better understand one another. Family therapy can be beneficial when families are feeling overwhelmed, stuck in the same unhelpful behaviours and patterns, dealing with changes associated with stressors (e.g., moving, trauma), and wondering how to best support a family member with a mental health challenge.

We strive to create a safe space for family members to feel supported and improve interactions and communications with one another. We seek to understand old patterns that are not working and help you to create new patterns that foster growth, healing, connection, and resilience.

      Our approaches include:

  • Solution Focused Therapy: A goal-oriented, future-focused, brief, and solution-focused approach (usually 3-5 sessions)
  • Collaborative Problem Solving: A non-punitive approach to solving problems collaboratively and proactively
  • Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Eating Disorders (also referred to as the Maudsley method): Manualized therapy that empowers parents to join with the healthy part of their child against the eating disorder.

At MindFit, we see adults for a variety of challenges, such as tic disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., hair-pulling, skin-picking), obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD, marital/family stress, and sleep disturbances/disorders. We also have expertise and experience in helping individuals with chronic pain, somatic symptoms (e.g., headaches), transitions to new roles, and coping with stress, uncertainty, loneliness, and COVID-19. 

Our team aims to provide you with a safe place to grow, learn about yourself, and meet your mental health and wellness goals.

Areas of Specialty

Our team provides evidence-based assessments and treatment for a variety of challenges including:

  • Tourette Syndrome/Tics
  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (e.g., hair-pulling/skin picking)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • ADHD and Executive Functioning
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Anxiety/Phobias (including generalized, social, separation anxiety)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression/Low Mood
  • Self-esteem Challenges
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Disordered Eating
  • Academic Stress and School Avoidance
  • Chronic Pain
  • Somatic Symptoms (e.g., physical symptoms not explained by a medical condition)
  • Adjustment to Medical Conditions
  • Needle Fears
  • Screen Time challenges
  • Coping with COVID-19
  • Coping with Stress

At MindFit, we also offer consultations to schools and other key stakeholders about how to best support children and adolescents with mental health challenges.

If you feel MindFit might be the right fit based on what you’ve read and/or have any further questions about our approaches and services, we invite you to reach out to us to
schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation.

Treatment Techniques

We use a variety of evidence-based techniques when providing compassionate, strength-based, interactive, kind, non-judgemental, empathetic, and quality care including:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Mindfulness based treatments

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders

Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics

Habit Reversal Therapies

Collaborative Problem Solving

MindFit Coaches (psychologists) work collaboratively with Members to develop an effective treatment plan that fits your specific goals. We aim to help our Members develop a toolbox of coping skills that will help them thrive.

Specialized MindFit Programs

At MindFit, we have developed a number of specialized treatment programs, based on empirically supported methods, for the following concerns:

Virtual Sessions

We offer virtual assessment and therapy (telepsychology) through a private and secure online video platform. Virtual care is safe, effective, convenient, and reduces your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Skip the commute and travel time. Meet us from the comfort of your own home.

Workshops

Our coaches (i.e., psychologists) are highly sought-after speakers.
They regularly present workshops and educational programs to a variety of audiences including parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and corporations.
Previous topics included:

  • Parenting in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Manage your Child’s Screen Time
  • “For the 5th time, Go to Bed!”: Tips for Helping your Child Sleep Better
  • From Surviving to Thriving: Raising Happy Youth
  • Name It to Tame It: Emotion Regulation Strategies for Youth
  • “Ouch, Why Does It Still Hurt?” Chronic Pain in Youth
  • Want to be Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
  • “I Can’t… I Won’t… I’m Too Scared”: Understanding Anxiety in Children: A Workshop for Parents
  • “My Child Pulls Her Hair and Picks Her Skin: HELP!” Understanding Repetitive Behaviours
  • Fix Your Tics? An Introduction to Management Strategies for Troublesome Tics
  • “My Child Goes From 0 to 60 in 20 Seconds: HELP!” Strategies To Reduce Meltdowns
  • Wellness and Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stress Management: Tools and Strategies
  • Coping and Connection for Children and Adolescents During COVID-19
  • Tips and Tricks for Helping My Child Wear a Mask (COVID-19)
  • From Surviving to Thriving: Can We Teach Happiness?
  • Name it to Tame it: Emotion Regulation Strategies for Youth
  • Want to be Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
  • “I Can’t… I Won’t… I’m Too Scared”: Understanding Anxiety in Children: A Workshop for Teachers
  • “My Student Goes From 0 to 60 in 20 seconds: HELP!” School Strategies to Reduce Youth Meltdowns
  • Positive Psychology in Schools: A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching and Learning
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stress Management: Tools and Strategies
  • Wellness and Self-Care for Educators
  • Coping and Connection for Children and Adolescents During COVID-19
  • “Ouch, Why Does It Still Hurt?” Chronic Pain in Youth
  • Nix the Tics: Introducing Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
  • Understanding and Treating Repetitive Behaviours in Children and Adolescents
  • Humour and Health: Does a Laugh a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?
  • Wellness and Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals
  • Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Identifying and Cultivating Strengths
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness and Stress Management: Tools and Strategies
  • Humour and Health: Does a Laugh a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?
  • Wellness and Self-Care for Employees and Employers
  • Managing Corona Virus (COVID-19) Anxiety
  • Girl Power: A Workshop for Teen Girls on Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Relaxation Techniques
  • Building Your Self Esteem: An Interactive Seminar
  • How to be More Assertive
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Stress Management: Tools and Strategies
  • Name it to Tame it: Tips for Dealing with Big Emotions

Please contact us to learn more about how we can develop a presentation that best meets your organization’s needs.