Elana Ellison is a counsellor and Certified Child Life Specialist with Epilepsy Toronto, where she works with young people and families impacted by epilepsy. Elana partners with children, youth, and caregivers to provide education, therapeutic supports, and group programs to enhance self-management and coping with epilepsy. She is delighted to be part of the virtual team at Neurology Centre of Toronto and values the creativity and innovation inherent in the Virtual Rapid Access Clinics. Her role in the virtual clinics is to connect patients to services and supports in their local community.
Elana holds an MA in Early Childhood Studies and has completed post-graduate diplomas in Child Life and Clinical Behavioural Sciences at McMaster University. Prior to joining the team at Epilepsy Toronto, Elana worked as a child life specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital