At NowWhat we understand that when kids are struggling, they don’t necessarily want to sit down and talk about it. That’s why we have developed a unique approach that suits 8-14 year olds particularly well, offering one-on-one coaching that allows Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) concepts to be learned and practised in real-life situations that are tailor-made for your particular child. Our team of enthusiastic, energetic behaviour coaches are carefully matched to suit your child’s interests and needs. They meet with your child for 60 minutes of active and engaging coaching, usually on a weekly basis.  Depending on the current regulations, this may be on site at our Ancaster facility or in the community.  Coaching content is highly personalised, so depending on their specific goals, interests and needs, your child’s time with their coach could include activities like:

  • ‘People Watching’ at to practice identifying and naming emotions in others
  • Carrying out a transaction at a store to practice Covid-safety measures & expected behaviours in public
  • Visiting a library or public facility to learn how to access and utilise community spaces
  • Creating strategic opportunities to improve distress tolerance by inclding activies like waiting in lines, coping with multiple transitions, or dealing with unexpected interruptions & last minute plan-changes
  • Drawing, colouring or writing with their coach as a way to name and express emotions
  • Planning and executing targeted challenges, such as taking public transit, coping with a germ phobia in a public bathroom, learning to walk to school independently, or overcoming a needle phobia
  • Going for a walk or a run on one of our local trails while learning DBT or CBT concepts with a coach
  • Playing board games or using sports to practice social skills and build resilience and flexibility

Behaviour Coaching is also available to people of all ages working through specific challenges such as Executive Functioning in the home or workplace, helping adults with intellectual disabilities learn and practice life skills, working with adults on the Autism Spectrum facing social challenges, or for parents who want help setting up systems & plans to change the dynamic of their household for the better.