Gita Canaran, M.A., C.Psych.

Gita Canaran, M.A., C. Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

Gita Canaran

Professional Summary

Gita Canaran is a highly skilled clinical psychologist who uses her 20+ years experience to help uniformed and non-uniformed first responders with the often complex and cumulative effects of stress and trauma. She strives to provide a warm and welcoming style and is strongly committed to helping you achieve your personal goals.

Areas of Practice

  • Trauma
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Operational stress disorder (OSI)
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Psychosis

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema-based therapy
  • Compassion focussed therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)
  • Registered trauma therapist – Badge of Life (Canada)

Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Western University

Listed Provider

  • London Police Services (LPS)
  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
  • Project Trauma Support (London)
  • Trauma Resource Directory
  • Badge of Life


  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology – Lakehead University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons), Psychology – McMaster University

Past Professional Positions

  • Joseph’s Healthcare (Parkwood Institute) – Treatment and Rehabilitation Program
  • Homewood Health Crisis Management Services – Trauma Response Team
  • London Health Sciences Centre – WSIB Trauma Specialty Program
  • Regional Mental Health Care (St. Thomas) – Crisis and Relapse Prevention Unit

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