To all the misfits, counterculter'ers, bleeding hearts, offbeats, hot messes, outsiders, rebels without a cause, the stressed out, the alcoholics and the addicts, the depressed, the unsatisfied, the worried moms and dads, those living in grief and loss, the ones who question their identity, the anxious, the labelled, the foster kids, the traumatized and the ones who never feel good enough.

Your story matters

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the Province of Alberta with over two decades of frontline clinical practice in mental health & addictions. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) and am committed to lifelong learning & professional development trainings involved in the evidenced based treatment of trauma.

My trauma informed clinical practice integrates evidenced based models, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF- CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Recovery Capital and creative engagement strategies.  Concepts of Indigenous Ways of Knowing,  Intersectionality, Developmental Psychopathology, Attachment and Biopsychosocial theories inform my integrative counselling services.


I am currently enrolled in Dr. Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry (CI)certification, as well as developing programming around psychedelic integration therapy in my role as the Director of Therapy at Bloom Psychedelic Therapy & Research Centre.  Given my current education and full time role as the Director of Therapy at Bloom, I am not currently accepting any new patients as I maintain a part time schedule at the Hold Fast Co.


It may feel different sitting in a room with me and this is entirely intentional.  I practice holistically and intuitively, meeting you wherever it is you are in your healing journey to walk beside you.  My priority as your counsellor is to provide you a safe and trauma focused space, where you will not feel judged or alienated but safely held accountable. It's possible you might even laugh through your tears and swearing is free of charge.

I look forward to meeting you. 


Until then,


Hold Fast

Tanis Petry, RSW BSW MSW



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