Dr. Ellie Bolgar & Associates Counselling and Family Mediation
T: (604) 371-0198
F: (604) 371-2281
Fee: $200 per hour
Dr. Ellie Bolgar has started her career as a teacher, but she was more interested in how people learn than what they learn and how early relational experiences impact the development of personalities. Her passion to understand human behavior inspired her to pursue her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has done excessive research on attachment and presented in several conferences including the World Congress of Positive Psychology. Her area of specialty is focused on the parent-child attachment and the impact of stress on child development and learning.
Dr. Bolgar has worked in Child Protection and Child and Youth Mental Health Services for 20 years where she provided assessments and reports for court. She was a clinical supervisor and consultant to programs that offered services to families where child protection was a concern.
Dr. Bolgar started her private practice in 2006 and she provides therapy for families, couples and children. Over the years her interest grew towards working with parents whose attachment relationship with their children has fractured or deteriorated. She is assisting families in the process of uncoupling with the least conflict and creating a healthy co-parenting relationship for their children.
Dr. Bolgar has trained in Collaborative Divorce, The Family Law Act for non-lawyers, Family Mediation, Arbitration and Child Interviewing. She has extensive experience interviewing children and assessing their social/emotional needs.
Dr. Bolgar is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Adler University where she teaches Family Therapy and Couples Counselling to Master’s Students.