Gulin Aydin


Hello, my name is Gulin Aydin. I am a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, who specializes in EMDR trauma and PTSD therapy. In fact, I am not just a practitioner of this technique but also a teacher of it; I serve as an EMDR consultant to fellow therapists. Based in Waterloo, I have used EMDR in my work as a Success Coach to improve the performance of professionals in various fields. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University that is complemented with advanced EMDR Training, Part I, received at Holyoke Medical Center in Boston, MA and EMDR Training, Part II, received at EMDAR HAP, Chicago, IL.

As a holistic Trauma and EMDR Therapist and Success Coach, my goal is to help you uncover true potential by improving your confidence and instilling a higher level of self-awareness. By applying complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques, we will unearth the long-standing behavioural patterns and negative perceptions that may be preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I want to provide you with the tools to find success and happiness, on your terms. 

If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I’m here.



My background includes more than a decade of experience in various clinical and counselling settings as a Psychotherapist.  I will bring the experience I have accumulated from psychotherapy sessions and workshops with hundreds of diverse clients and patients from over 40 countries.  My primary areas of expertise are as follows: childhood trauma, sexual abuse, war trauma, psychosomatic diseases, chronic pain, depression and anxiety treatment


I worked in the Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner Clinic and Woodstock Area Community Health Centre and Individual, family and couples counsellor at Carizon Family and Community Services and Lutherwood Family Counselling. I also have experience as an Addiction Counselor, working with the Addiction Services Program of Thames Valley (ADSTV).



  • Master of Social Work, Wilfred Laurier Univeristy

  • EMDR Training, Part I, Holyoke Medical Centre, Boston, MA

  • EMDR Training, Part II, EMDR HAP, Chicago, IL


Orientation and Modalities

  • EMDR

  • Brain Wise

  • Eclectic

  • Humanistic

  • Wholistic

  • Energy Psychology

  • Positive Psychology

  • Existential

Professional Associations

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

  • EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, HAP

  • Alumni Association: Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Alumni Association: Conestoga College

  • Alumni Association: METU

  • International Society for Mental Health Online


  • EMDR Part I, Holyoke Medical Center, Boston, MA

  • EMDR Part II, EMDR HAP, Chicago, IL

  • Advanced Individual, Family and Group Therapies, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Marriage and Couple Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Play Therapy and Art Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Trauma Training, Waterloo Region Social Services

  • Suicide Intervention and Prevention, Lutherwood Family Counselling Services

  • CAFAS Training, Lutherwood Family Counselling Services

  • Trauma and Attachment, Lutherwood Family Counselling Services

  • Sir Richard Bowlby, Attachment, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Single Session Therapy Training, Lutherwood Family Counselling Services

  • Depression as a Chronic Disease, Science of Medicine, McMaster University

  • Bipolar Disorder, Science of Medicine, McMaster University


Frank Kakarelis

EMDR Trained Psychotherapist

Frank Kakarelis is a Registered Kinesiologist and Counsellor, who completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, in 2015. He also completed the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree from Yorkville University and is an EMDR trained clinician. He has specialized his kinesiology and psychotherapy practice to focus on traumatic occurrences (primarily motor vehicle accidents), PTSD, and other sequalae that arise from the event or events. He has experience working with both the adult and children/youth demographics, who have suffered traumatic experiences. He is a member in good standing with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. He is also a certified Metriks Functional Ability/Capacity Evaluator and Physical/Job Demands Assessor