Dr. Ellie Bolgar has started her career as a teacher, but she was more interested in how people learn than what they learn. She pursued her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She wrote her dissertation on the Neurobiology of attachment experiences and perception of stress. Her area of specialty is focused on parent child attachment, the breakdown of relationships and parental alienation.
Dr. Bolgar has worked in Child Protection and Child and Youth Mental Health Services for twenty 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 where she provides therapy for families, couples and children. Over the years her interest grew towards working with parents and children where the attachment relationship has fractured. 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 is trained in Collaborative Divorce, The Family Law Act for non-lawyers, Family Mediation, Arbitration and Child Interviewing. She has extensive experience interviewing children, assessing their social/emotional needs and prepare reports for court. Dr. Bolgar is a member of the BC Parental Coordinators Roster Society and a member of the Hear the Child Roster Society.
Dr. Bolgar is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Adler University where she teaches Family and Couples Counselling, and Ethics to Counselling Students.