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To ALL the misfits, witches, neurodivergent, counterculter'ers, psychonauts, bleeding hearts, offbeats, hot messes, outsiders, rebels without a cause, survivors, stressed out, black sheep, punks, unsatisfied, chronically sad, single parents, questioning their identity, those who never feel good enough

and the ones who feel like they don't belong.


I am a Registered Social Work Therapist (RSW) in the Province of Alberta, with over two decades of frontline clinical practice in mental health. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW), am committed to lifelong learning and ongoing professional trainings.

My trauma informed clinical practice integrates evidenced based models, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Psychedelic Integration, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF- CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Compassionate Inquiry (CI), Recovery Capital and creative engagement strategies.  Concepts of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Parts Work (IFS), Intersectionality, Developmental Psychopathology, Attachment and Bio-psychosocial theories inform my integrative counselling services.


It may feel different sitting in a room with me which is entirely intentional.  I am an authentic, straight shooting woman with lived experience of mental health and adversity.  My priority is to provide you a safe, trauma focused space, where you will not feel judged, but you will be safely held accountable. It's possible you might even laugh through your tears, swear often and drink free coffee in the room with me.

I look forward to meeting you!





Captain of the Hold Fast Co.

Tanis Petry, CEO RSW BSW MSW



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