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Tracy Rait-Parkes she/her

B.A., M.HSc., M.A.C.P. (candidate)

Practicum Therapist 

Following a successful career as a speech-language pathologist working with young children and their families, Tracy is pursuing training to become a Registered Psychotherapist. As a student therapist, she provides individual therapy under the supervision of Jamie Brooks, MSc, C. Psych. and Colette Kelso, RP.

Background

Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and a Master of Health Sciences in Speech Pathology from the University of Toronto in 1994.

After 27 years providing speech-language pathology services in a community setting in Lanark County, Tracy has returned to school, working towards a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Meridian University. She brings a wealth of experience working collaboratively with parents, families and other caregivers.

Areas of Interest

​As a student therapist, Tracy is developing her skills providing treatment in a range of areas. She has particular interest in:

  • ​​​Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Life transitions

  • Parenting skills

  • Parent/Youth conflict

  • Interpersonal relationships

  • Grief

Therapeutic Style

Tracy is developing an integrative approach to individual therapy, drawing on cognitive, humanistic, and psychodynamic models of therapy. She believes that a
client-centred practice provides an opportunity for individual growth and development and is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, compassionate setting where clients will find the support they need to become their best selves.

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