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Therapeutic Process

01

Brief Intake Screening [Free]


10 minutes

02

Intake & Needs Assessment
with Caregivers / Therapist

50 minutes

03

Therapy Sessions Begin


50 minutes

Mental Health Services at Magnificent Minds

Supervised Practice

Our Mental Health Services increase coping and self-advocacy skills and teach kids/teen (and their grown-ups) to effectively apply them through their daily struggles.  Our Mental Health Services are designed to reduce behaviours that interfere with wellness (however that is defined by the client) and are primarily suited to:

  • Children / Youth (4-10 years)

  • Adolescents  (11 - 18 years)

 
We specialize in celebrating and supporting children/adolescents with strengths and/or needs related to: ​

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anger 

  • Oppositionality 

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety / Worry

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Social & Communication Skills

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Giftedness​

Therapeutic Approach

Magnificent Minds Inc. Therapists are trained in trauma-informed practice and operate exclusively from our scope of competence, placing tremendous importance on the intake procedures, and assessment of needs, in determining client-therapist suitability. We are committed to working with allied professionals to provide high quality services to an underserved community through an anti-oppresive and neurodiversity affirming model.

Therapists may incorporate any of the following approaches through a trauma-informed lens: 

Cognitive & Behavioural Approaches:

  • [Function-Based ] Cognitive Behavioural Therapy​​ (Fb-CBT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Social Coaching & Exploration of Identity

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
     

Experiential & Humanistic Approaches:

  • Multi-Modal Therapy using: Arts & Music

  • ​Emotional Focused Therapy

  • Therapeutically Integrated Yoga & Movement
     

Sessions can occur in-person on-site at Magnificent Minds, or virtually via teletherapy. Sessions are typically 50 minutes and delivered by a qualified health care professional, who is a member of a regulatory body.
 

Our Guiding Assumptions

We understand that being a kid/teen is hard; the struggles of kids/teens have deep roots. We realizing that certain behaviour patterns aren't going to "go away on their own". When we acknowledge these struggles, by offering a nurturing environment to practice effective coping mechanisms, process big feelings, and begin the process of self-awareness and self-discovery, we see our kids open up in new and exciting ways.  

 

We understand that often times, when feelings get really big, behaviour gets even bigger.

By equipping our kids with the right tools to navigate day to day upset and substantial

set-backs we're setting the foundation for the development of resilience and empowerment. 

Mental Health and Neurodiversity

Because our brains impact the way information is processed and applied (from sensory experiences to cognitive skills), it's no surprise that work in the "mental-health domains" ought to be specialized and address the variables that impact skill development in a neurodivergent population. We don't need to change the way our brains interpret information, but we do need to understand it.

 

When you factor in the different learning styles and needs, the social pressure, the systemic barriers to equity and the general lack of awareness for neurodiversity, it becomes clear why specialized services are vital to supporting long term positive outcomes for neurodivergent kids and

the families who support them.

Support for Grown Ups

We recognize that caregivers and key players in each client's life play a vital role in their longterm wellness; therapy is temporary, but a support network is forever. While our primary work is with the child/teen, we recognize the importance of opportunities for:

  • Caregiver & Child/Teen sessions 

  • Caregiver & Therapist sessions

  • Family & Therapist sessions [Additional fees may apply]

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