TRACY CONTINI, MA RP
Tracy offers integrative psychotherapeutic treatment for LGBTQ and straight adult individuals over the age of 17 including CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Emotion Freedom Technique and Motivational Interviewing interventions.
Scope of practice: Cognitive, emotional, behavioural and spiritual mental health concerns related to the following areas are treated through her care:
Work & career related stress,
Adaptation to illness,
Infertility & reproductive challenges,
Addictions - substance and behavioural,
Grief and loss,
Trauma (sexual, emotional),
Sexuality and gender,
Interpersonal & relational challenges,
Spirituality & religious issues,
What led you to become a Psychotherapist?
I am fascinated by the human capacity to heal and grow cognitively, emotionally, behaviourally and spiritually. Being a Psychotherapist provides the opportunity to follow my passion to support, witness and guide those who are on this journey in a holistic way.
Why should clients choose you as their Psychotherapist?
Growth takes courage and vulnerability. I provide a safe place for people to explore life’s challenges and seek clarity. I have life experiences that help to empathize with clients in a genuine, compassionate and nonjudgemental way. I use researched based integrated treatment that is tailored to client needs. I have training from the School of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
What are the top 3 areas of treatments that you specialize in?
What are you proud of in your practice?
I am proud to witness clients feel better and know that I was there to support them along the way. I think I am pretty good at being present for people, staying real and listening to what they are saying to the best of my ability. Many of my clients have said that it felt great to be heard, seen and supported after a session with me. To me, this is what I am here to do.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I would have to say that I enjoy cases where collaboratively we work with client's strengths and build upon them to reach their chosen goals. This process gives space for clients to experience positivity and provides energy for the parts that may require some refurbishment. We all have those parts!
What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
My greatest accomplishment is that I found the courage to change my profession. Believe me it was scary to leave a well paid job go back to University to get a Graduate Degree while balancing roles of mom, wife, daughter. I got terribly sick in the middle of it too with Addison's Disease. I feel so grateful I was able to keep going and make that change despite struggle and suffering at times. I love what I do now as a Psychotherapist!
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy time in nature, gardening, meditation, yoga, learning something new, cooking, travel, reading, family walks with our dog and admiring the birds.