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Gagan Baidwan

MSW, RSW

EMDR Therapist 

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Education

  • University of Victoria, Masters in Social Work

Training

  • EMDR Training at the BC School of Professional Psychology (EMDRIA approved)

 

A Little Bit About Me​

Our life can become overwhelming, stressful and confusing even in the best of times. Often, we can suffer from unresolved or ongoing traumatic and painful experiences which can cause us to feel stuck and fixated in threat responses. We are lucky to have a human body and mind that has the wisdom and resilience to begin even when most things have ended. To rediscover this resource in yourself and to help you understand yourself better, I offer you a kind, sensitive, caring and safe place to listen to your unheard stories and help you re balance and reconnect with your inner healing abilities. 

Drawing on my more than 20 years of experience in mental health and addictions and 10 years as a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with Health Authorities and Federal Government, I have helped my clients realize their potential and live more freely, authentically and joyfully. This experience of coming face to face with trauma experienced by my clients and my own trauma of immigration inspired me to do my advanced clinical training in trauma psychotherapy. 

I earned both my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from University of Victoria. I am trained in EMDR and have earned the designation of a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist. I have completed my first-year training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) from Somatic Experiencing International, USA and am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. I am also working towards becoming a Level 1 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Therapist. My goal is to offer a unique combination of EMDR, SE, Hypnotherapy and AEDP in my practice to best serve the individual needs of my clients.

Expertise & Career

  • Registered Social Worker

  • Over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addictions

  • Over 10 years of experience working as a Registered Social Worker

I Can Help You With:

  • Trauma

  • Relationships & Couples

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Depression

  • Immigrant

  • Criminal Justice

  • Stress Management

  • OCD