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Family & Couples Therapy

Dr. Ellie Bolgar & Associates are trained in a variety of approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Existential
  • Psychodynamic

She is also competent in the use of specific therapeutic techniques like:

  • Hypnosis
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Neurofeedback

Dr. Bolgar utilizes an attachment focused psychology that is more than simply using techniques. It is an understanding to a way of perceiving life, correcting biases, repairing ruptures, and forming a profound connection to the self and others, which installs a greater sense of security.

Emotion plays a crucial role in organizing how we see the world. Cognitive and behavioral changes are difficult to achieve because they are incompatible with emotional states activated in various life situations. When people learn to interact directly with and shift their emotional states, then behaviors and cognitions change more easily.

Dr. Bolgar believes that people have the natural ability to heal under the right circumstances.


Specialties of therapy services




Work related issues

Family Conflict



Eating Disorder

Narcissistic Personality 


Borderline Personality Disorder

Emotional Disturbance Mood Disorders

Sexual Abuse

Life Coaching





Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder





Life transitioning

Relationship Issues



Women’s Issues



Mindfulness Meditation Offers Lifelong Benefits

Do you have friends and family members who encourage you to “live in the moment”? Do you have difficulties doing just that? Are you always thinking about the mistakes of the past or pondering what’s going to happen in the future? Do those constant thoughts about past...

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Hypnosis in Counselling

Have you ever seen a nightclub act that involves a performer who calls a member of the audience up to the stage and then “hypnotizes” them? If you have, you probably remember that the person doing the hypnotizing does his or her best to embarrass the person who has...

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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Marriage and domestic partnership can be among the most rewarding relationships life has to offer. But sometimes, it can also be one of the saddest, most frustrating relationships we have in our lives. No relationship is perfect. Each has it’s own faults. But...

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Dialectical Therapy

Developed in the late 1980s, Dialectical Therapy or Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that has been especially effective in treating those individuals with borderline personality disorder. In addition, it has more recently...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – often abbreviated as simply CBT – is likely the most widely-used type of therapy for patients with a wide variety of issues or disorders. Some might refer to it as talk therapy, because it simply involves a structured back-and-forth...

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Dr. Ellie Bolgar


306 – 8047 199 Street
Langley, BC  V2Y 0E2


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