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ABOUT US

We are an inclusive centre which provides counselling support services and neurodiversity affirming care to all individuals, with or without a formal diagnosis. 


Our missions is to provide support, education, and foster connection.

When working with children and youth, we focus on a family centered approach and require the participation of at least one caregiver when working with youth of all ages.


Although each practitioner uses their own unique set of skills and therapy styles, as a centre, we focus on a strengths based approach and the use of collaborative problem solving (CPS Model) by Dr. Ross Greene with our clients. 


Our center offers support for all children, youth, adults and their families. We do not require clients to have a formal diagnosis to work with our staff although we do specialize in neurodiversity. When working with neurodivergent folk and/or their family, we providing education about neurological differences and help families find ways to change the environment and social expectations surrounding the client while building the individual's personal skill sets. 

Currently our practitioners specialize in anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),  Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), PTSD, trauma, Twice Exceptional folks and Learning Disabilities. We also provide specialized support for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and their caregivers. 

Note: We do not provide assessments or Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy. 

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Managing Through the Meltdowns Parent Group
Feb 01, 7:00 p.m. – Feb 16, 8:30 p.m.
Parenting Group - $125 (Includes GST)
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WHAT DOES NEURODIVERSITY AFFIRMING CARE MEAN?

WHAT DOES NEURODIVERSITY MEAN?

Noun: The diversity or variation of cognitive functioning in people. Everyone has a unique brain and therefore different skills, abilities, and needs.

WHAT DOES NEURODIVERGENCE AND NEURODIVERGENT MEAN?

Neurodivergence: Noun: Cognitive functioning which is not considered Neurotypical. For example, autistic, dyslexic, and dyspraxic people.


Neurodivergent: Adjective: Describes people who have a neurodivergence.

WHAT DOES NEURODIVERSITY AFFIRMING MEAN?

We recognize that any resulting disabilities from neurodivergence is rooted in societal barriers and not as individual deficits.  We believe that neurodivergence should be celebrated and supported through a strengths based approach. When a neurodivergent individual experiences challenges, our counselling approach is not to force the individual to change, but to instead adapt their environment and learn specific skill sets in order to foster their own interpretation of success.

HOW ARE YOUR PRACTITIONERS' PRACTICES NEURODIVERSITY AFFIRMING?

Each of our practitioners are trained in Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving Approach (CPS model) because "Kids do well if they can"- Ross Greene. We work with parents and youth to communicate, connect and collaboratively problem solve unmet expectations and address lagging skills. 

Many of our practitioners also have specialized training certificates in areas of Neurodivergence such as Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

Each practitioner has also done training on what Neurodiversity Affirming care looks like within the helping profession and many of our practitioners are neurodivergent with lived experience. 

Each practitioners uses a strengths based approach to help individuals and families find solutions that fit their unique needs in addition to other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Narrative Therapy etc. 

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Managing Through the Meltdowns Parent Group
    Wed, Feb 01
    Parenting Group - $125 (Includes GST)
    Feb 01, 7:00 p.m. – Feb 16, 8:30 p.m.
    Parenting Group - $125 (Includes GST)
    What is a “meltdown” anyway? Do adults have meltdowns? What myths do we hold about our child’s meltdowns? Most of all, how can we hope to co-regulate our child into the “just right” state (where they can learn and grow), when we are just barely holding on ourselves?
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  • Peer Support Parenting Group for Parents of Neurodivergent Youth
    Tue, Mar 07
    Google Meets Parenting Group- $210
    Mar 07, 8:00 p.m. – May 30, 9:00 p.m.
    Google Meets Parenting Group- $210
    An online, bi-weekly parent support group commencing on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 and ending on Tuesday, May, 30, 2023. The time for the support group is TBD but will be in the evening.
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  • Parenting Neurodivergent Youth: Social Emotional and Regulation Strategies
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jan 25
    Workshop $60 (includes GST)
    Jan 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
    Workshop $60 (includes GST)
    Join Mary Klovance, a school teacher, school counsellor and Registered Clinical Counsellor (B.A., B.Ed., M.A) and learn more about how you can better support your child during moments of dysregulation.
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MAKE A REFERRAL

If you'd like to book a child, youth, adult or family counselling session with one of our practitioners please fill out the form below.

Note: You do not need a formal diagnosis to work with our practitioners and we do not offer formal assessments. 

#300 - 1627 Fort St,
Victoria BC
V8R 1B2

1 (778) 906-8626

I understand that written consent is required from all of the legal guardians of children & youth 18 and under, and that I must submit a custody agreement if applicable
What type of extended medical coverage do you have?
How do you prefer to receive services?
What type of counselling are you wanting to receive?
Potential or official diagnosis of client

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Cancellation Policy

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellations. Cancellations can be done using the booking website prior to 24 hours. If you want to cancel your appointment within 24 hours you must contact your practitioner, however, you will be charged the full fee and be sent an invoice to your Email on file. We prefer a credit card be put on file in the case of a late cancellation or missed appointment.

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We at The Neurodiversity Family Centre acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the centre stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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