Tracey Holz RN, MN, RP

Whether you are struggling to manage emotions, feeling stuck in unhelpful thinking patterns, or having trouble getting motivated, it would be my honour to help you to overcome life’s challenges. As a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Nurse in good standing with the respective professional colleges in Ontario, my goal is to help people learn tools and techniques that will enable them to reach their potential.

I view myself as a lifelong learner. For over 20 years, I have put my Master of Nursing degree to use in working with a variety of diverse populations, mostly in publicly funded health care settings. I have specialty training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I learned quickly that my passion was in the relationship aspect of health, understanding emotions, what motivates people, and what goes into change. I strive to understand each person within the context of their unique life experiences and am grateful for what I have learned through each of these interactions.

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I believe that each of us can lead fulfilling lives. The tools that I will assist you in learning will lay the foundation for you to take back control over your life. Reach out so we can start figuring this out together.

People often underestimate their ability to make the changes they want to see in their lives or may not know where to start. My role is to walk along-side you, in a collaborative, empathetic, non-judgmental manner as we work to understand and transform unhelpful patterns that you may not be aware are contributing to maintaining the difficulties in your life. Areas of interest include emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and interpersonal challenges.

Your time and money are valuable, which is why I work from a structured, yet flexible framework that is goal oriented. Mechanisms to monitor progress are built-in to ensure that we are on the right track. The treatment approach is tailored to the needs of each person, and as such, may incorporate other evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), mindfulness, self-compassion, and trauma-informed practices.

In my non-work life, people know me as a loving partner, mother, daughter, and sister. Things that help me maintain balance in my life include any activities outdoors in nature, ideally, hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing. As well, I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, and paper crafting.