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 plan to train in Psychedelic Therapy and Trauma Focused Yoga in 2021 to provide my patients the best care possible.

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


Star Metro Interview 2019

Star Metro Jan 2019

Jo the Mindful Buffalo

I wrote this children's book as an effective tool for families interested in teaching mindfulness to their children. Coming soon!!!!

Star Metro Interview July 2018

Star Metro July 2018

Quoted on the front page 2018

Star Metro July 2018

Star Metro Interview May 2018

Star Metro Article May 2018

Ursa's Warriors

The first children's book I wrote and published in 2015, designed to teach strength based coping strategies for children facing grief and loss.