Our mission is to keep 911 dispatchers resilient.
we're first responders for first responders.
we provide training, consultation and resources to keep dispatchers mentally healthy, conflict free, and successful on the job.
who we are
Dr. Gavian is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She serves in several leadership roles serving the first responder community, including Medical Director of the Minnesota Fire Initiative Peer Program, Directing Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN’s First Responder Initiative for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Dispatch and EMS, as well as the Creator and Director of Resilience Programming for both Law Enforcement and Fire Departments across the state of MN. For the last 6 years she has been training agencies throughout the state about staying mentally healthy on the job, and has responded to departments and first responders in crisis, conducted defusings and debriefings, as well as academy trainings She maintains a private practice, primarily serving MN firefighters and law enforcement officers. Dr. Gavian completed her training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Hazelden Foundation and focused on delivering evidence-based care.
Gavian’s style is practical, solution focused, compassionate and direct. For over 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, Capitol Police after the events of January 2021, refugees, gang members, firefighters & police, school shooting communities, as well as with executives, professionals, teachers and those with a variety of chronic medical conditions. She has held leadership positions in healthcare, designing and delivering care for health systems and has served as a consultant and trainer to community and healthcare organizations nationwide. She enjoy teaching psychology at the University of Minnesota and also serves as Faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (www.cmbm.org), an organization focused on providing resilience skills to communities affected by stress and trauma.
As a mother of two boys (whose grandfather is a retired firefighter) and daughter of a military veteran, Gavian is 100% committed to helping public servants live their lives with confidence, calm and control. She understands first hand the courage it takes to face fear head on and lead with humility in order to create massive change.