Dr Ellen Ivity

Registered Psychologist
Dr. Ellen Ivity specializes in working with children and adults diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders and also provides services to families who have a member with neurodivergent differences. She provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, working closely with other professionals, including paediatricians, general practitioners, school-based teams, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers to provide evidence-based client-centered psychotherapy and consultation services.

Dr. Ivity holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the Departments of Medicine and Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Her Master’s and Doctoral Research focused on supplementation of Omega 3 fatty acids in children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Ivity has a diverse work history: school based service provision, government-funded mental health settings and private clinical settings.



Dr. Ivity has been providing empathetic and supportive psychological services for over twenty years.  Dr. Ivity provides evidence-based treatment through varied psychotherapeutic modalities including: Family Systems therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Mindfulness practices.

Dr. Ivity provides counselling services for the following life situations:

  • Autism SpectrumDisorder (ASD) and associated complex and severe challenging behaviours
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD  /  ADD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Life stressors
  • Parenting and family challenges

In addition, she has experience supporting individuals with other developmental disabilities, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and families of those who have been diagnosed or are in the process of assessment for these conditions.



  • College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC)
  • British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA)