Elevating ADHD care for everyone

The first step to better mental health is being heard.

That’s why we aim to provide everyone, at every stage of their ADHD journey, easy access to specialist clinicians who can understand their needs and provide personalized, evidence-based treatment.

Access to ADHD care isn't equal — yet

We’re driven to provide faster, more accessible ADHD care for everyone because currently, access to ADHD care in Canada can be significantly different and more difficult depending on who you are.

50%

of Canadian adults with ADHD are undiagnosed

5 years

between average diagnosis in boys (age 7) versus girls (age 12)

75%

of girls with attention problems are undiagnosed

3x

more likely for boys to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls

$2,500

is the average cost of an adult ADHD diagnosis from a psychologist

6

is the average wait time in months to get an ADHD diagnosis through the public system

From the creators of

Canada’s largest HIV prevention clinic.

Freddie (gofreddie.com) was created to provide healthcare for a community that has traditionally been overlooked, stigmatized, and marginalized.

Our clinicians provide care with empathy, compassion, and inclusion in place of judgement.

The Frida care team is in your corner

Frida’s clinicians know first-hand how difficult accessing ADHD care can typically be.

They know that you shouldn’t have to wait months (or over a year!) to get care and that you shouldn’t feel rushed or judged when you’re finally able to.

That’s why they’re working to change the system with Frida. Every member of our care team is here to help you find answers and connect with a supportive like-minded community.

  • Dr. Husein Moloo

    Co-founder | he/him

    MDCCFPMPHDTM&H

    After years of practice, and through his own experience living with ADHD, Husein began to see all the challenges people face trying to get a diagnosis or access treatment.

    So he decided to build Frida, the mental health service he knew people like he himself needed.

  • Dr. Caley Shukalek

    Chief Medical Officer | he/him

    MDFRCPCBSc.HMScMPH
    Headshot of Frida's Chief Medical Officer, Caley Shukalek

    As someone with ADHD himself, and having seen the medical and stigmatized struggles of his ADHD patients, Caley was strongly motivated to develop a different kind of health company to support the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

  • Dr. Rita Watterson

    Medical Advisor | she/her

    MDFRCPCMPHBSc.

    Rita is a psychiatrist in Calgary and received Avenue Magazine's Top 40 under 40 Award for her work to advance mental healthcare in Canada and abroad.

  • Brittany Koster

    Clinical Lead / Nurse Practitioner

    BSc.NMNNP
    Image of Frida Clinic Lead and Nurse Practitioner, Brittany Koster

    Brittany specializes in primary care and takes great pride in empowering individuals with ADHD and assisting them towards their wellness goals.

    “This condition is so frequently missed, and its management is such an integral piece of a person’s overall well being."

  • Janet Greaves

    Nurse Practitioner

    NP-PHCCBT-Certified
    Image of Frida Nurse Practitioner, Janet Greaves

    Janet is a CBT certified Nurse Practitioner with 23 years experience with women's health, mental health, and Indigenous communities.

    "My practice is wholistic, patient-centred care using a trauma-informed lens. My goal is to be a good partner for you in your health care journey."

  • Tyler Hand

    Nurse Practitioner

    MSc. NursingPHC-NP
    Image of Frida Nurse Practitioner, Tyler Hand

    Tyler specializes in addication, mental health, and family medicine.

    "At the core of my practice is a non-judgmental, patient-focused approach and listening to each patient's unique story and journey to find the best treatment for them."

  • Melissa McNiven

    Nurse Practitioner

    BScNPHC-NP
    Image of Nurse Practitioner, Melissa McNiven

    Melissa has 15 years experience across mental health, addictions, outpost nursing, and emergency medicine.

    "I take a wholistic approach to my practice and feel that it is important for patients to be involved in all decisions around their care."

  • Stephanie Northcott

    Nurse Practitioner

    RNBNMNNP
    Image of Frida Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Northcott

    Stephanie brings 17 years experience across obstetrics, addictions, and mental health.

    "I believe that patients know themselves best. It is my role to help them find the best ways to manage conditions and improve their wellness and functioning."

  • Lynn Parker

    Nurse Practitioner

    MNNP
    Image of Frida Nurse Practitioner, Lynn Parker

    Lynn has been in critical and community nursing for over 22 years, specializing in addictions and mental health.

    "I cultivate safe environments for patients to come into. My approach is rooted in celebrating the unique qualities of my ADHD patients."

  • Adrienne Villamil

    Nurse Practitioner

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    Image of Frida Nurse Practitioner, Adrienne Villamil

    Adrienne draws upon 20 years of pediatrics and mental health in her holistic approach to patient care.

    "I feel strongly about being an advocate for my patients — equipping them with the tools and strategies that best support their health goals."

  • Joanna Arent

    Registered Nurse

    BSc.NRN
    Image of Frida Registered Nurse, Joanna Arent

    Joanna is a registered nurse who has specialized in emergency medicine, oncology, and mental health.

    "My goal is to provide empathetic and non-judgmental patient-centred care. I am passionate about empowering you to be an active participant in your health journey."

  • Lara Capostagno

    Registered Nurse

    BSc.NRN
    Image of Frida Registered Nurse, Lara Capostagno

    Lara's nursing career has spanned 11 years, with specializations in neonatal and mental health.

    "I approach all patient care through a holistic and patient-centered lens led by non-judgement and compassion."

  • Esther Casey

    Registered Nurse

    BSc.NRN
    Image of Frida Registered Nurse, Esther Casey

    Esther's work has taken her across emergency care, women's health, as well as mental health.

    "My goal is to provide care that is tailored to each patient. I view my patients as active members of the healthcare team and value the opportunities in my role to help facilitate better health and well-being."

The values behind Frida

Expertise

We hold ourselves to the highest clinical standards, and constantly push ourselves to deliver more convenient, more accessible, and more affirming care.

Empowerment

Your mental health journey is as unique as you are. We meet you where you are to offer you the support and guidance so you can meaningfully engage in your care

Accessibility

ADHD care often involves long wait times, complicated referrals, and costly medication. We sidestep all of that to provide quick and comfortable care.

Empathy

There shouldn’t be stigma and shame associated with seeking mental healthcare. We’re here to break the taboo and show that neurodivergence is normal.

How you manage ADHD can change your life

Find out if Frida can help by taking our clinically proven 2-minute ADHD assessment.

Start your assessment (2-min)

FAQs about Frida

What is Frida about?

Frida makes it easy to find out if you have ADHD, and to get the right treatment for it, provided by qualified, compassionate clinicians — all from the comfort of your home.

Getting a diagnosis for ADHD typically can be extremely difficult, because many family doctors aren't equipped to deal with mental health issues. Even if you get a diagnosis, accessing treatment can cost an incredible amount of time and money. We created Frida because we believe everyone should be able to access the right ADHD and mental health care for them.

Who is Frida for?

Frida is for anyone over the age of 18 who believes they have ADHD, or has ADHD. We tend to focus on women* because ADHD is more under-diagnosed in women than in men. Boys are 3x more likely to be diagnosed as girls, and research shows that 75% of women with attention problems are undiagnosed (source: CADDAC).

All that being said, we welcome everyone to Frida, regardless of the gender and sex they were assigned at birth.

*women in all their diversity: cis-women, trans and non-binary individuals.

I already have ADHD. Is Frida for me?

Yes! If you’d like the additional care Frida provides, we welcome you. We still require all patients to go through our diagnostic process to make sure we can provide you with the highest quality of care.

Complete our free 2-min self-assessment and create an account to see if Frida is right for you.

How does Frida work?

Frida provides diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for adults with ADHD.

There are six main steps with Frida:

  1. Complete our online assessment to see if you are a good fit for Frida, and if we can support your specific needs.

  2. If we can support your specific needs, you will be able to schedule a judgement-free, full length evaluation with a clinician. It will be conducted by phone.

  3. During the first visit, your clinician will get to know you and work with you to determine which treatment, if any, is appropriate. Your treatment could include medication, therapy or both. Frida does not provide therapy (yet!) but can point you towards other solutions that may work for you.

  4. If you are prescribed medication, it is usually delivered to your home within two business days.

  5. Typically, you will see your clinician for short visits every 2 to 4 weeks at the start to work on tailoring your treatment plan to your specific needs.

  6. Once your treatment plan is optimized, you will check in with your care team every three months by phone or chat. The choice is typically yours, although sometimes we will need to speak with you. And you can always message your care team for a response within one business day!

How much does Frida cost?

Frida provides two complementary services — diagnostic assessments and continuous care — that have separate costs.

A with a Frida clinician costs a one-time fee of $349. If you're diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, or depression, you have the option to sign up for for $29 a month, which includes regular appointments with your clinician, subsidized medication with free at-home delivery, and unlimited messaging with the Frida care team.

Frida is covered by private insurers that have an eligible health spending account.
If you need financial support to pay for your diagnostic assessment fee, contact us and we'll help.

Does Frida prescribe medications?

Frida prescribes all medications recommended in the Canadian ADHD practice guidelines. If medication is part of your treatment plan, there is no one size fits all - your clinician will recommend medication(s) based on a variety of factors.

If you have anxiety and/or depression (which are common in people with ADHD), your clinician will create a holistic treatment plan, and will also prescribe medication for these conditions.