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Harry J. Zeit MD

Meet Harry

Harry Zeit MD currently works full-time practicing trauma therapy and psychotherapy. He is certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy, completing the final level of training in 2013.


Harry previously worked as an American board-certified emergency physician in Cambridge and Toronto, Ontario, between 1983 and 2005.


Harry is active in the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada and held the position of education chairman of the OMA Section in Primary Mental Health Care/GP Psychotherapy between 2011 and 2016.


He created the Caring for Self while Caring for Others Series to meet what he perceived to be a growing need for the medical profession to face challenges around unremitting stress and burnout, and to differentiate these physiology-driven processes from a mental health model which favoured treating burnout as anxiety or depression.


Harry is an advocate for trauma-informed and humane medical and mental health care. He is passionate about teaching and about cultivating the healing potential of traditional modalities integrated with newer somatic and neuroscience informed models.



Harry graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School (1982) and obtained his American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine or D.A.B.E.M.) in 1990.


2006 marked his Official Change of Scope of Practice from Emergency Physician to full-time Medical Psychotherapy granted by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

In 2011 he was granted Certificant Status (CGPP) by the General Practice Psychotherapy Association of Canada (GPPA). This organization changed names to the MD Psychotherapy Association of Canada in 2016.

In 2008 he enrolled to train in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy through the Sensorimotor Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Graduated Level One (Training for Trauma) in June 2008. Graduated Level Two (Attachment, Development and Trauma) in February, 2010.  Achieved Certificant Status after completing Level Three in April, 2013.


In 2018, Harry has been awarded the Theratree Award by the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada.

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