Margaret Gavian, PhD, LP Psychologist, Blue Peak Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Margaret Gavian is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is humbled to serve as Medical Director of the Minnesota Fire Initiative (www.mnfire.org), leading their emotional wellness programming for the 22,000 firefighters in Minnesota. For the last 20 years, she has worked with a variety of populations who have experienced extreme stress including in Israel, Gaza, Kosovo, with the FDNY after 9/11, refugees, gang members, firefighters & police, school shooting communities, as well as with healthcare professionals, executives, teachers and those with a variety of chronic medical conditions. With her own organization company, Blue Peak Consulting (www.bluepeak.one), she leads trainings for first responders throughout the state about staying mentally healthy on the job, responding to both departments and individuals in crisis. She also supports chiefs, officers, administrators and other leaders roll out behavioral health programs aimed at reducing the high levels of stress, burnout and suicide in first responders through her PAR360 program (www.par360fire.com).
Margaret completed her training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Hazelden Foundation and focuses on delivering evidence-based care, enhancing the resilience of those she works with. She completed her fellowship in integrative behavioral health, and held leadership positions in a large healthcare system, designing and delivering care for an urban population. She maintains a private practice based in Minneapolis, primarily serving men, executives and first responders, primarily those with high levels of occupational stress. She enjoys teaching psychology at the University of Minnesota and is passionate about her work as faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
As a mother of two boys and a daughter and granddaughter of military veterans, she is 100% committed to supporting and serving the public servants who put so much on the line for others.