Dr. Yaniv Elharrar, the esteemed Co-Director of West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. For over a quarter of a century, Dr. Yaniv has dedicated his career to nurturing the mental health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families.
His journey has seen him working with thousands of young individuals, marking him as a leading figure in the field of child and adolescent psychology. Before pioneering his own private clinic with his wife and partner Lisa Brookman, Dr. Yaniv lent his expertise to various schools, community agencies, and served as the Clinical Director of a center for children with diverse developmental disabilities.
Dr. Yaniv specializes in conducting comprehensive assessments – psychological, psychoeducational, and developmental – and oﬀering insightful psychotherapy. His linguistic proficiency allows him to provide these services seamlessly in both English and French.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University, a Master’s degree in Psychoéducation from the Université de Montréal, and a Doctorate degree in Psychology from the Université du Québec a Montréal, Dr. Yaniv’s academic credentials are as impressive as his professional experience. He is a member in good standing with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Beyond his role at West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, Dr. Yaniv continues to inﬂuence the broader field of mental health as an expert consultant for various schools, mental health initiatives, medical clinics, and educational boards across Quebec. You may also recognize him from local radio and television news programs, where he frequently contributes his expert opinions.
When he’s not donning his professional hat, Dr. Yaniv enjoys a fulfilling personal life. Together with his wife, business partner, and rock, Lisa, they’re proud parents to three fantastic teenage children. The Elharrar household is also home to their beloved dogs, Theo – who doubles as our therapy dog – and Molly. Dr. Yaniv’s comprehensive experience, deep compassion, and dedication make him an invaluable asset to the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre.