Gulin Aydin, MSW, RSW, EMDR Consultant and Regional Coordinator

Individual, Couples & Family Therapy,
Personal Development
& Success Coaching,
EMDR Consultation

. M y . W h o l i s t i c . A p p r o a c h .

    The root of all health is in the brain
      The trunk of it is in emotion
        The branches and leaves are the body
          The flower of health blooms
            When all parts work together

About  Gulin 

EMDR Online

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

( click above to see more info about EMDR as well as video clip links on EMDR page )

Having EMDR Online is a complete Eye Movement Therapy specifically designed for anyone to use at-home without needing a session in-person, for the times the people has to stay home. When getting EMDR therapy virtually, it is just as effective as in-person therapy. Online therapy offers the added benefit of allowing you to be matched with the best therapist to meet your needs across the globe regardless of your location.

Online experience of EMDR Therapy may even be more effective than normal face-to-face EMDR treatment because treatment takes place at home, without having a therapist working in your private space. There is no additional stress of traveling to and from the practicing place or the clinic.

As an EMDR expert, I have a lot of experience in treating all kinds of trauma using this technique online which works, just like in the private room via eye movements and, if necessary, in combination with left and right sounds via the headphones. It is a very powerful treatment method for all types of trauma. EMDR therapy can absolutely be done online using any number of online communication tools such as skype, zoom, google duo, facetime, or any other video conferencing platforms. The only requirements for successful online therapy is an Internet connection, a screen, a camera and a microphone; that I’ve been doing via zoom meetings so far.

Using bilateral stimulation of the brain, either through eye movements, sound tones, or tapping, while exploring negative beliefs and key memories. This therapy is done using eye movements and or guided tapping and follows the exact same process as in-person therapy. The same precautions are taken for online therapy, as in-person therapy, to ensure your safety and readiness for EMDR prior to beginning the bilateral stimulation phase of the therapy.


Gulin Aydin

( click on PsychologyToday logo above to see my page there )

I am an expert in the treatment of trauma and PTSD using EMDR and I train other therapists to use this technique. I also used EMDR as a Waterloo Success Coach to help professionals to perform better at work. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University. I have advanced EMDR Training, Part I, received at Holyoke Medical Center in Boston, MA and EMDR Training, Part II, received at EMDR HAP, Chicago, IL. My background includes more than a decade of experience in various clinical and counselling settings as a Waterloo Psychotherapist.

I worked in the Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner Clinic and Woodstock Area Community Health Centre and Individual, family and couples counselor at Carizon Family and Community Services and Lutherwood Family Counselling. I have experience treating addiction as Addiction Counselor in the Addiction Services Program of Thames Valley (ADSTV), facilitated workshops, provided training in Waterloo region.

I believe in a holistic approach including Cognitive Therapy and encourages clients to supplement their therapy with exercise, yoga, nutrition awareness and spiritual and/or faith based practice when they are so inclined.

Experience :

As a holistic Trauma and EMDR Therapist and Success Coach my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and discover greater confidence and self-awareness along your journey. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life and bring you more success to your future.

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 look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


  • Master of Social Work,  Wilfrid Laurier University
  • EMDR Training, Part I, Holyoke Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • EMDR Training, Part II, EMDR HAP, Chicago, IL


  • EMDR
  • Brain Wise
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Wholistic
  • Energy Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Existential


  • 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

My Services

Individual Therapy with EMDR

EMDR therapy is a powerful technique to help clients move past barriers and unconscious conflicts that may interfere with their desired personal success during the coaching process. I’ve had good success working with my coaching clients weaving EMDR into our work together. My experience has been that personal coaching + EMDR truly is the “power team” — the combination that can boost coaching to the next level — bullseye achieved! Only licensed mental health professionals can be trained to use EMDR, but don’t let the “therapist as life coach” scare you away from this powerful process. When I’m hired to coach, I do just that, coach (well mostly, until the therapist in me wonders where the “getting stuck” and interference is coming from!). That said, problems surface from time to time, and EMDR is particularly helpful when obstacles arise such as: blocks and feeling stuck, longstanding resistant negative thoughts and self-perceptions, guilt about success, anxiety about failure, feeling that you don’t deserve happiness and success, self-esteem issues and performance blocks and inhibitions.

Personal Development with EMDR

Coaching can yield amazing results for many, however at times, the usual coaching tools such as powerful questions, inquiry, accountability, support, mentoring, personal honesty and integrity, replacing negative thoughts, and so on, are not enough to get the job done, and move clients towards their goals. With stealth-like precision, coaching combined with EMDR can help clients clear the path and help them:

  • Get out of their own way
  • Uncover all those hidden dreams and desires
  • Silence the voice of the “inner self-saboteur”
  • Become effective and communicate with clarity and ease
  • Manage any anxiety and fear that might surface as one begins to make changes
  • Address any performance anxiety issues
  • Identify fear of failure, and yes, fear of success
  • Imagine and experience a future “whole, fixed and ideal self”
  • Replace negative self-limiting beliefs with positive self-esteem
  • Discover unconscious blocks that keep clients stuck around issues related to relationships, career, success, money, body image, habits, change, happiness and more

Couples Therapy with EMDR

I’ve successfully worked with many couples who desire a healthier and more satisfying relationship. I work with many high-functioning couples who would like to enhance their relationship and reestablish intimacy and connection. I also work with individuals at various stages of relationships including: newly-formed relationships, couples seeking pre-marital counseling and guidance, new parents seeking support, those considering separation or divorce and the newly single and ready to date. I draw from attachment-based theory, helping couples understand their own attachment style as well as that of their partner. Clients can learn to communicate their needs and “hear” the needs of their partner, as well as develop a shared vision or goals, learn acceptance and compassion for self and the other, heal from infidelity and develop new skills. Clients also are guided to identify and de-escalate triggers, address sex and intimacy concerns and understand how the past and family of origin issues may be impacting the relationship in the present. I use my training from The Gottman Institute, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT and Non-Violent Communication or NVC to support my work with couples.

Contact Gulin 


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 look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation.

Address 1 : 141 Ashberry Place, Waterloo, ON
Address 2 : A new place will be opened for in-person sessions

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Phone : . +1-855-447-8331