To ALL the misfits, witches, neurodivergent, counterculter'ers, psychonauts, kiddos, bleeding hearts, offbeats, hot messes, outsiders, rebels without a cause, the tattooed, stressed out, black sheep, punks, the labelled, depressed, unsatisfied, worried moms and dads, the alcoholics & addicts, those living in grief and loss, the ones who question their identity, the traumatized, the ones who never feel good enough nor feel like they 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.  I am a single parent and proud member of tattoo and motorcycle communities. I practice holistically and intuitively, meeting you wherever it is you are in your healing journey to walk beside you.  You are the expert and the captain of your healing journey, I am the Captain of the Hold Fast Co.  My priority is to provide you a safe, trauma focused space, wherein you will not feel judged, alienated nor left guessing about my agenda, 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 walking beside you in this healing journey of yours.

Until then, 


Hold Fast

Captain of the Hold Fast Co.

Tanis Petry, CEO RSW BSW MSW