A wealth of experience
With a decade-and-a-half of experience to her name, Dr. Ellie Bolgar brings to the Langley area an expertise in counseling for all ages. Arriving in the region in 2018 after 13 years as a private practice therapist in South Surrey, Dr. Bolgar has been delighted with the success of Dr Bolgar & Associates Counselling and Family Meditation, a practice that caters to individuals, couples, and families that are struggling with a variety of issues that impact their mental health and well-being.
Working with all ages has long been a regular practice of Dr. Bolgar. She enjoys improving the lives of her youngest clients, hoping to set them in a direction that will continue to allow them to live a productive and fruitful life. She also prides herself in hers successful work with adolescents and adults, who come to her with a variety of challenges that allow her to call on her vast knowledge of counselling techniques to assist them in their goals for a healthier life.
A diversity of teamwork
This successful practice has brought together a comprehensive team of professionals who are highly trained and experienced in working with a variety of ages and a vast array of counselling techniques. The team’s skills offer a productive and nurturing environment that benefits all clients at the center. Each brings their own unique style and approach to the practice, which was expanded to include family mediation and divorce coaching for families who are having difficulty making decisions that benefit all involved and are struggling with moving forward during or after a separation or divorce.
Creating a safe and comfortable environment is paramount to Dr. Bolgar and her associates. As such, the center offers tranquil, relaxing therapy rooms that lend themselves to talking and sharing. For young clients, a play therapy room has been designed according to professional guidelines and includes therapeutic materials that provide the best environment for children to learn and overcome their challenges. For those who can benefit from a different kind of therapy, the latest in Neurofeedback systems is set up in a comfortable room that has been carefully designed to promote good brain training.
The team’s philosophy
Every counsellor or psychologist boasts different specialties and focuses. Dr. Ellie Bolgar is an attachment analyst who attempts to capture the uniqueness of each individual she treats based on his or her early relational experiences with family and others.
In essence, Dr. Bolgar utilizes an attachment-focused psychology that involves more than simply using popular techniques. Rather, her focus centers upon understanding early attachment patterns and how they currently impact clients’ perceptions and behaviors. Integrating what is known from empirical research in attachment studies into her practice, Dr. Bolgar helps her clients to achieve what is called “earned secure attachment”, which prompts the formation of a profound connection to the self and enhances emotional responsiveness in relationships with others. The end result is improved relationships between, for example, children and their parents – regardless of age – and a supportive foundation that can protect against issues such as depression and even suicide.
Clients praise Dr. Bolgar’s upfront, challenging, no-nonsense approach to working with individuals of all ages and note the impact her counselling has made on their lives and the lives of those with whom they interact. As a believer in Positive Psychology, she finds the strengths rather than the weaknesses in her clients and concentrates on those, believing that individuals’ mental health will improve when the right circumstances for growth are provided. Dr. Bolgar uses her enthusiasm for Positive Psychology to provide guidance and clinical support to her associates as well, who also incorporate attachment-focused perspective into their treatment.
The offices of Dr. Ellie Bolgar and Associates are easy to reach. They are located in Langley, just a 3-minute drive South from Highway 1 & 200th Street. There are parking spots available bearing Dr. Bolgar’s name and additional visitor parking in front of the building. Should you arrive at our office outside of office hours, you must buzz 1110 to enter. We are located on the top floor of the building and in our comfortable waiting room you can enjoy cold water or hot tea while you are waiting for your counsellor.