Gita Canaran

Clinical Psychologist, M.A., C.Psych.

Gita Canaran

Contact Info

Archways Centre for CBT
Springbank Medical Centre
205 – 460 Springbank Drive, London,  ON N6J 0A8

In person in the London area / Virtually across Ontario

Phone: 519-472-6612

Gita Canaran is a skilled clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based therapies to help individuals with difficulties in the areas of trauma, anxiety, mood and psychosis. She has a specialized interest in the treatment of trauma and uses her 20+ years experience to help first responders with the often complex and cumulative effects of stress and trauma. She is trained in a variety of treatments including CBT, DBT, CFT, Schema Therapy and EMDR and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Western University.

Areas of Practice

  • Trauma
  • Post traumatic 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
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