Workshops and Groups

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Groups for Children and Youth

ICC offers regular child and youth specific group  programming through the year. Child therapists provide groups for children and youth that are inclusive. Groups  allow children and youth to receive both connection and support. We use creative methods to engage participants and make them feel comfortable.  All groups are neurodivergent and diverse ability friendly.  We welcome the Autistic community.  Ages are based on your child or youth’s developmental age and fit for group rather than just chronological age. The following groups are offered throughout the year:

Kidz Connect Level 1  *Ages 3-5 years old* 
Description: Come develop and practice important social skills such as sharing, collaborating, and turn-taking in this play-based, social group for kids. Enjoy fun games and activities as we will grow friendships, make memories, and develop powerful skills and abilities to thrive socially!!

Kidz Connect Level 2  *Ages 6-8 years old*
Description: Come develop and practice important social skills necessary for peer connection in this play-based, social group for kids. Key areas of focus include initiating play, playing collaboratively, using flexibility in play, understanding social cues, building and maintaining friendships, and navigating conflict. Join us as we make memories and foster connection. 

Stress Busters  *Ages 8-11 years old*
Description: Connect with likeminded peers who can relate to similar challenges as we learn about anxiety and stress management skills. Develop and trial practical tools and techniques through the use of art, games, and fun activities. Key areas of focus include understanding the effects of anxiety, everyday triggers, and coping strategies such as mindfulness, reframing, and cognitive restructuring. Join us as we learn and grow together. 

ADHD Teen Talk  *Teens*
Description: Learn, share, and grow with friends as we support one another in learning new coping tools and realizing our infinite strengths and abilities. Explore real challenges that impact us all including stress, bullying, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. Together we will focus on understanding and overcoming diverse challenges through existing strengths, meaningful connections, and memorable experiences.

Artful Masterminds  *Ages 11-14* 
Description: Join our safe, neurodivergent-affirming environment where members connect with likeminded peers who share similar interests and experiences. Learn new skills and let your creativity shine as we learn and grow together. Key areas of focus include anxiety, peer relationships, positive self talk, self compassion, time, and stress management. Build friendships, experiences, and an appreciation of your unique gifts in this gender inclusive space.  

Lego Masters  *Ages 7-11* 
This group provides kids a safe place to get together to problem solve, communicate, enjoy each others company while creating lego projects independently and as a team. Join this small group to learn skills and have fun while doing it.

ADHD Kidz   *Ages 7-10* 
Learn, share, and grow with friends as we support one another in learning new coping tools and realizing our infinite strengths and abilities. Develop an understanding of emotions, and their connection to thoughts and behaviours. Learn new ways to engage in more flexible thinking and communicate with others in a positive way. Neurodivergent and Diverse Ability Friendly.  

Email to sign up for the above groups.

Summer 2023 Schedule

  • July 18, 20, 25, 27 (Tues/Thurs) –
    • 12-1 Lego Masters
    • 1:15-2:15 Kidz Connect Level 2
    • 2:30-4 Stress Busters
  • July 19, 21, 26, 28 (Wed/Fri) –
    • 2:30-3:30 Kidz Connect (taking a waitlist)
    • 3:30-4:30 Kidz Connect (taking a waitlist).
  • August 8, 10, 15, 17 (Tues/Thurs) –
    • 12-1 Lego Masters
    •  1:15-2:15 Kidz Connect
    • 2:30-4 ADHD Kidz
  • August 9, 11, 16, 18 (Wed/Fri) –
    • 2:30-3:30 Kidz Connect
    • 3:30-4:30 Kidz Connect (limited space for both).
  • Wednesday July 19 and 26, and August 9, 16, 23, 30
    • 5:45-7:15 Artful Masterminds
  • Friday June 30, July 28, August 25 6-7
    • Family yoga-based/mindfulness group

More Offerings:

Preteen Connect  *Ages 11-13*
Description: A small activity based social group to grow skills to thrive with peers for neurodiverse youth (no diagnosis required).  This is a more active group than our Artful Masterminds group. Weekly Mondays at 330pm.

Sibling Support Group *7-12 and 13-16*
Description: A supportive environment where we will use expressive techniques and skill based interventions to allow sibling of children who are neurodiverse or have chronic physical or mental health conditions the space to receive support and connection.  Monthly Thursdays at 4pm.

Email to sign up for the Preteen Connect and Sibling Support groups.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for Teens – on Zoom
Description:  A support group led by OCD trained counsellor Bree Stutt, provides youth an opportunity to realize that they are not alone in their battle against OCD.  Tips and tricks will be shared an an opportunity for all to share their personal experiences with OCD. Tuesdays once per month at 7pm.

Email to sign up.

Groups for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours 

Kathryn has teamed up with Jason Yu, from Fidget Podcast to offer some very exciting BFRB opportunities! Island Clinical Counselling offers specific group therapy options for people with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours. We offer a regular workshop that outlines the basic treatment for BFRBs.  We also host several ongoing support groups that allow individuals with BFRBs the space to come together to discuss their experiences and support one another with strategies and accountability:

BFRB Support Group: Ages 17 and up, this group provides individuals with BFRBs a safe place to share their struggles and victories, share ideas, and learn ways to cope.

BFRB Teen Support Group: Ages 11 to 18 on Zoom, Wednesdays at 5pm.

BFRB Caregiver Support Group: A place for caregivers of individuals with BFRBs to share their experiences, learn ways to support their loved ones, and find encouragement, Mondays at 8pm.

If you or a loved one experience a Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour (BFRB), you may have hesitated to seek out help.  Join others in this safe and respectful online environment to learn more about BFRBs and how to treat them. Participation is voluntary and although there is opportunity for questions and comments, you may stay as anonymous as you like.  Join Kathryn and Jason for this dynamic workshop. Learn and practice skills to manage your or your loved one’s BFRB.  Zoom links to be sent out via email before the workshop.

Next Offering: join us for the first time that we offer our workshop on a Saturday! The workshop will be on May 13th from 9am to 1230pm. Typically offered over a four week period, we have changed the format to enhance the experience by offering our clients the opportunity to join us for all the content in one sitting! For $175 you can learn strategies and ideas to support your own or a loved one’s BFRB journey.

 Sign up here.

Or email:


See the trailer for our workshop here:
Jason has created a resource list: this free PDF comes with a BFRB Process Quick Start Guide and can be obtained at
Jason describes the process of having a BFRB here:

Groups for Caregivers

We offer a multitude of online Caregiver Support Groups. These are an opportunity for parents to learn from each other under the guidance of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. This space facilitates new learning and also emphasizes to caregivers that they are not alone.  

Email to sign up for:

  • Neurodiverse Caregiver Support Group:  Supporting your neurodiverse loved one can involve a lot of emotional and physical energy. Join us in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for a time of sharing and listening as parents come to encourage and problem solve together. This group is for individuals who have children of any age who identify as neurodiverse (no diagnosis required). 
  • Monthly on Thursday nights at 8pm on Zoom

Email for:

  • OCD Caregiver Support Group: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder impacts the entire family system. Family accommodation, burn out, and frustration with limited services are the typical experiences family’s report when they have a child with OCD. Join us in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for a time of sharing and listening as parents come together to encourage and problem solve together. Facilitated by Kathryn, a clinical counsellor, this group is for individuals who have children of any age with OCD like tendencies. 
    Monthly Tuesday nights at 8pm on Zoom
  • Moms 4 Moms
    “I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood -Lance Conrad”
    Come share, connect, and grow in this uniquely supportive, affirmative space with others who can relate to the joys, rewards, concerns, and challenges of motherhood. Together we will realize our strengths, cultivate meaningful connections and memories, and share powerful skills and resources to support each another in realizing our abilities as we navigate this one of a kind journey.
    Begins Tuesday May 9th 1pm (biweekly on Zoom)

Adult Support Groups

We offer a few online and in person opportunities throughout the year, such as an OCD support group and an ADHD group for adult clients.

Email to sign up for:

  • Online Adult ADHD Group: Island Clinical Counselling is offering a monthly drop-in group for adults who have ADHD and those who have ADHD traits. No diagnosis is required. This support group provides the opportunity to connect with others, learn from each other and learn new perspectives under the guidance of a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
  • Online Adult ASD Group: Island Clinical Counselling is offering monthly drop-in groups for adults who have ASD, those who are pursuing a diagnosis or those who do not have a diagnosis but identify as having ASD. Support groups offer opportunities to come together in a safe and supportive environment under the guidance of a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Email for:

  • Online OCD Support Group:  For adults who have OCD tendencies and are looking for ideas on how to manage their symptoms. This is also a safe space to discuss things like medication, relationships, workplace challenges, and the nature of their OCD symptoms.
  • Adult Anxiety Support Group
    Share experiences and cultivate connections as we exchange a variety of powerful techniques to aid in the everyday management of anxiety including evidenced based CBT and mindfulness strategies as requested. This online community of support offers members the opportunity to share what strategies work well for them and gain insight into new ways of working with their anxiety all while connecting in a safe and supportive environment with individuals who can relate to similar experiences, successes, and challenges. 
    Starts Monday May 8th at 8pm on Zoom (meets monthly)

Fees and Registration

Child and Youth Groups: $30 per session; package prices may apply. Summer extended groups are $50 per session, plus GST.

Adult and Caregiver Groups: $40 per session, plus GST. 

4.5 Hour Workshop: $175.00 plus GST

Some benefit plans will cover these groups.  We can apply to Autism funding for caregiver and child/youth groups.

We can apply to the Variety Charity for funding if your family qualifies.

Registration is easy! Email the clinic at: or call (778)762-3750 ext. 1 to speak to intake.