Current Group Offerings

An Introduction to ADHD

When: 2 hours, each Sunday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, for 8 weeks, starting June 5, 2022

Where: Nightingale Counselling and Research Clinic, in the Hycroft Medical Building, #60 – 3195 Granville St.

Cost: $57.50 + GST per session.

Audience: Any adult (18+) who has a diagnosis is welcome to participate: this includes people who have recently received their diagnoses (from Doctors, public, or private clinics) or people who have had diagnoses for some time and would like to further explore their experience and understanding of ADHD.

  • What is ADHD? Does the name match the experience?
  • ADHD and time
  • Relationship with ourselves: perfectionism, cruelty towards the self
  • Relationships with others: people pleasing and withdrawal
  • Motion and Stuckness
  • The role of medication
  • Sensory sensitivities (auditory, tactile, visual)
  • Emotional sensitives (rejection sensitivity)
  • Existential sensitivities
  • Internal sensitivities (memories, one’s own bodily processes)

An Introduction to ADHD is a group is led by hart caplan. hart is a professional Counsellor with an existential orientation. He is an experienced individual, couples, and family Counsellor as well as group facilitator. hart is a cofounder and Director of Nightingale Counselling and Research.

Navigating a neurotypical world as a woman with ADHD

When: 2 hours, each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, for 8 weeks, starting June 4, 2022

Where Nightingale Counselling and Research Clinic, in the Hycroft Medical Building, #60 – 3195 Granville St.

Cost: $57.50 + GST per session.

All of us wear masks, but too often, women with ADHD really do. In this 8 week course you will learn to identify and have compassion for the self that masks, and uncover a process towards living authentically with ADHD.

This group centers the particular challenges and opportunities for women-identifying adults who have been formally or informally diagnosed with ADHD. The group uses evidence-based practices in client-centered group therapy, as well as the most up-to-date research on the experience and psychosocial management of ADHD.

In this group you will explore crucial themes to help you move forward with authenticity and purpose. Topics will be driven by both clinical priorities and group dynamics, and will include:

  • Diagnosis and Medication
  • Nurturing family and friends
  • The process of unmasking
  • Navigating intimate relationships
  • The vulnerability of authenticity
  • The challenge of career
  • Understanding the self that masks

Women and ADHD: Authenticity and Masking is a group is led by  Carolina Radovan. Carolina is a professional Counsellor with a collaborative, existential, and narrative approach. She is an experienced individual, couples, and family Counsellor as well as group facilitator. Currently, much of her caseload are people who experience ADHD. 

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