What We Believe

Our Mission

Aegis Wellness Center's mission is simple - To provide culturally sensitive, evidence informed mental health services, training's and professional consultations.

What does 'Culturally Sensitive' mean?

Gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and religion are just a few of the many ways we choose to identify. 'Cultural Sensitivity' means you're the expert and deserve to have your voice heard. Our goal is to help you find that voice and learn how to share it.

What does 'Evidence Informed' mean?

Whether it's trauma work or parenting, our practices are guided by well supported research. It's how we feel safe in knowing that we're sharing the best possible care with you. Just remember... your unique voice and culture is what helps us decide what method of support is best.

Get to Know Us

René Gaitan LCSW-S

I am a strong believer that you are the expert in your life and our goal is to focus on building your strengths. I believe that thoughts, feelings, and actions are often connected with one another. It is because of those connections that past and present pains can trigger physical and psychological defenses. These defenses are meant to protect us but can cause us pain when we feel helpless to manage them.

I am a board certified licensed clinical social worker and supervisor trained in client-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma informed care models and therapies. I have over 15+ years working with individuals and families on issues of:

  • Substance abuse

  • Process addictions

  • Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

I am also a full-time Clinical Professor with the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hick's School of Social Work.

My goal is to work with you to work towards identifying any triggers, defenses and most importantly ... your strengths to help you regain control of your life.

Education & Credentials

  • BA in Psychology, California State University San Bernardino

  • MSSW (Master of Science in Social Work), University of Texas at Austin

  • LCSW-S (Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Supervisor); License #55013

  • TF-CBT (Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Trained

  • Bilingual

My standard fee is $150 per 50 minute therapy session. Our practice values accessibility and provides limited sliding scale rates on a first come first serve basis.

I currently have openings for fee clients only at this time. To schedule an appointment please complete our Contact Form.

If you are seeking clinical supervision please click here for more information: Requests for Supervision

Thank you for reaching out and we look forward to hearing your story!