Dr. Ellen Fantus, Toronto Ontario.

Ellen Fantus, D.Ps., C.Psych.
Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Email: ellen.fantus@redpathcentre.ca

Phone: 416-920-4999 Ext 0170

New Clients: Dr. Fantus is currently accepting new clients

Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional

Cancellations: Dr. Fantus requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations.

Dr. Ellen Fantus is a Registered Child and Adolescent Psychologist at The Redpath Centre. She has also been working for the last 13 years as a Psychology Consultant to the Motherisk Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children and assesses children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She is currently involved in a number of projects and follow-up of these children over time. Dr. Fantus also consults to the Interface Program, which is part of Thistletown Regional Centre (Ministry of Children and Youth) where she coordinates an Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic Team. Her role encompasses the supervision of trainees and York University graduate students in psychology. Dr. Fantus worked previously at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, and was involved on various teams providing assessments and treatment of children and youth with developmental disabilities. She has a broad array of interests and expertise in the area of ADHD, ASDs, and Learning Disabilities and continues to meet the challenges of diagnosing children with complex presentations and co-existing psychiatric disorders.

Specialization:  Assessment of children and youth with developmenal delays, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger Syndrome), Learning Disabilities, giftedness, behaviour, and social/emotional disturbances.

Services Offered: Assessment services for pre-school children, school-aged children and adolescents for the following concerns:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Giftedness
  • Behavior and Social/Emotional Disturbances

Examples of the evaluation process include a parent (caregiver) and child interview, psychological testing (cognitive, academic, memory, attention, academic, executive functioning, social/emotional), parent/teacher questionnaires, a comprehensive written report, feedback session for child and family and a school follow-up.  Please note that psychological services are often covered by extended health care insurance plans.


  • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University (1970)
  • Masters in Psychology, University of Western Ontario (1972)
  • Doctorate in Psychology, University of Montreal (1979)

Professional Memberships:

  • Quebec Professional Corporation of Psychologists
  • The College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • American Psychologist Association

Selected Publications:

Greenbaum, R., Nulman, L., Fantus, E., Sorbara, D., Koren, G. and Rovet, J. (2003) A Neuropsychological Approach for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Exposure, JINS, 9(2), 201.

Fantus, E. (2003). A Critical Review of "Neurocognitive Impairment in Early Adolescence Following Prenatal Alcohol Exposure of Varying Duration."  Marit Korkman, Satu Kettunen and Ilona Autti-Ramo, JFAS International, 1, e19.

Staroselsky, A., Fantus, E., Sussman, R., Sandor, P., Koren, G. and Nulman, L. (2009) Both Parental Psychopathology and Prenatal Maternal Alcohol Dependency Can Predict the Behavioural Phenotype in Children. Pediatric Drugs, 11(1), 22-25.