René Gaitan is a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador. He immigrated to the United States with his mother during the civil war years in the early 1980’s. Gaitan is also a first-generation, college graduate. He earned his baccalaureate degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and is Master of Social Work degree The University of Texas at Austin.

Gaitan has worked with social service agencies for local government, for-profit, and non-governmental organizations both in California and Texas and has facilitated trainings and workshops on topics such as critical incident debrief, suicide postvention,
safety and child abuse prevention, positive parenting, substance and process addiction work.

Gaitan is licensed by the state of Texas as an LCSW, is a board-approved clinical supervisor. He holds a certification in nonprofit management and is the founder and CEO of Aegis Wellness Center, PLLC.

A proud husband and father, Gaitan enjoys volunteering through his local church and engaging in STAR WARS themed light-saber battles with his daughter and two nephews.

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