Dr. Elena Bagourdi is a Clinical Psychologist. She is the co-founder of EXIS Recovery, and serves as the Chief Clinical Officer, as well as its Program & Clinical Director. Dr Elena holds a broad range of experience as a Clinical Director and lead-therapist in various prestigious treatment centers in the US and in Europe for over 20 years. This diverse experience rewards her with a deep understanding of the human psyche and a profound respect for the difficulties that people face when dealing with trauma, addiction, and mental health issues. Dr. Elena believes that meaningful change comes from within, when we heal the wounded parts of the self and create freedom from all the past experiences that keep us locked into unhealthy patterns. To this end, she has developed a therapeutic program unique to EXIS, that encompasses Western and Eastern therapeutic approaches, which the therapists at EXIS deliver with kindness and compassion.
Dr. Elena holds a PhD in Clinical/Health Psychology, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Organizational and Economic Psychology, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is also a Level II Certified Complex-Trauma Therapist. Dr Elena has a keen interest in her community and is on the board of local non-profit organizations. She also maintains a successful private practice as a psychologist, and has helped numerous clients create positive change in their interpersonal and professional lives.