Putting First Responders First

targeting mental health at its source

Blue Peak Consulting was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Gavian’s deep desire to better serve those that have experienced significant stressful life experiences from executives and civilians to public safety personnel like firefighters, law enforcement and dispatch. Blue Peak’s mission is to address mental health at its source.

Through professional training, consultation, agency resilience and individualized therapy, Blue Peak provides organizations and individuals with the skills to stay calm, confident and in control. Through offering professional training to providers and public safety agencies, and individual and group approaches to leaders and first responders, BP gets to the heart of the matter efficiently and effectively. Addressing stress, trauma and other life challenges at their source with compassion and practical solutions.


Hello, I’m Dr. Margaret Gavian and helping First Responders is my passion.

Dr. Gavian is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She serves 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 5 years she has been training fire departments throughout the state about staying mentally healthy on the job, and has responded to departments and firefighters in crisis. 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, 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 has enjoyed 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 clients 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.