Dr. Bagourdi is a Clinical & Health Psychologist. She is the co-founder of EXIS Recovery, as well as the Program/Clinical Director. Dr Elena or Dr B, as her clients call her, specializes in the treatment of Addictive Behaviors, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders, and has been working as a psychotherapist with individuals and their families since 1998.
As the Program/Clinical Director, Dr Elena is highly invested in constantly expanding the therapeutic modalities used at EXIS by seeking out and incorporating the most cutting-edge therapeutic approaches to the existing program, in order to sustain the effectiveness of the program and enrich its breadth. Dr. Bagourdi holds a PhD in Clinical/Health Psychology, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Masters in Organizational & Economic Psychology. She has a keen interest in her community and is on the board of local non-profit organizations.
She has also collaborated extensively with non-profit organizations internationally, and co-led the World Health Organization (WHO)'s "mhGAP" pilot project in Greece on behalf of a local non-profit organization, EPAPSY. She also maintains a successful private practice as a psychotherapist.