Areas of intervention

Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment and Parenting Coaching, Betrayal Trauma, Birth Trauma, Burnout and work related issues, Business and Leadership Coaching, Capacity building and teams, Career Coaching, Cross-Cultural Identity/ Intercultural and multicultural therapy, Depression, Empowering and Confidence Coaching, Financial wellness and money issues, Food related issues like overeating and weight loss, Grief,  Inner Child Healing, Integrative Health for Autoimmune and Chronic Conditions, Life transitions, OCD, Medical Trauma, Performance enhancing, Self-esteem, Sleep issues and Insomnia, Shame, Spirituality.


Dr. Ofelia Tatu is a doctor in Psychology, Educator, Certified Empowering Coach. She is also certified in Integrative Medicine and Functional Nutrition for Mental Health.  She works with her clients from a developmental and neuro-experiential model of healing and expansion. By mindfully focusing and orienting to Possibility, Healing, and Expansion her clients experience permanent and positive, neuroplastic change in their life. 

Dr Tatu uses a psychoneuroimmunology lenses as she believes in a holistic and integrative approach to wellness and healing. She helps her clients heal from the inside out and has a profound belief in the resiliency of the human spirit, particularly in the conditions of relational and neurobiological attunement.

She has been working for over 15 years in health psychology, community mental health, organizational psychology, counselling and child psychology, expatriation, international mobility and intercultural psychology and in spiritual enhancement with groups, couples and families. She has been working with individuals and organizations, in teaching and training on a variety of topics with employees and managers, students, children, seniors, peoples with special needs and young adults. She has been supporting other clinicians, counsellors, social workers etc.  by providing clinical consultations for over 7 years in Europe, Canada and USA.

Dr. Tatu offers consultations to individuals, families, groups and organizations that empower them to make decisions, take action and achieve sustainable results.  As a holistic doctor, she looks at the whole person not just the symptoms. She believes every person is unique and has the capacity to achieve their full potential; she supports her clients from a client-centered, resources and strength based perspective. She uses a variety of methods and therapies to help her clients heal including:

  • Addictions and trauma Informed therapy;
  • Attachment based interventions;
  • Career and Holistic Life Coaching
  • Child Psychology and Play Therapy;
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – CBT
  • Couple and Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic and Humanistic, Gottman, Imago
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy – DBT
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR
  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion- MSC
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Movement Integration and Rhythm interventions
  • Nature Informed Interventions
  • Neuro-Therapy and Brain Body Based Relational Therapy, BrainSpotting, Somatic Experiencing, Safe and Sound Protocoled and EMDR
  • Nutritional and Integrative interventions for Mental Health
  • Organizational and Health  Psychology, Critical Incident Interventions and Systemic Group Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy


PhD in Psychology (2015) from Artois University, France  and Master of Science in Psychology (2008) from Paris University.

Certification, Professional Formation and Membership

  • First Nations Approaches to Healing Trauma: Ancestral Wisdom and Soul Retrieval – Patricia Vickers, PhD, June 2024
  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (Pending)
  • Professional Membership of Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), South East Brainspotting Institute (SEBI), Brainspotting International and member of  Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada
  • Member in good standard with the Canadian Brainspotting Association
  • Certification in Life Coaching – Jan 2023
  • SSP Certified – Safe and Sound Protocol –  Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory – Aug 2021
  • Certified – Advanced Therapist & Clinical Consultant BSP Kids
  • Certified – Brainspotting Therapist – Levels I, II, III, & Master – Sept 2020
  • Certified – Attachment based interventions – Modified Interaction Guidance Dec 2017
  • Motivational Interviewing – Dec 13, 2022
  • EMDR: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma -2 day training, Oct 2022
  • Life Coaching – Brave Thinking Institute – 5 days in April  2022 and 5 days in August 2022
  • Treating complex trauma with IFS with Dr Frank Anderson, a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Dick Schwartz and a faculty member with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center, June 8-9, 2022
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 3 days Certification Training, K Baxter-Musser, LCSW, C-DBT May
  • Personalized Nutrition for Autism with Julie Matthews – April, 2022
  • Gut Health Training with Dr. Mary Pardee, ND, functional medicine practitioner, integrative gastroenterology, gut-brain health, men’s hormones, and thyroid optimization specialist, April 2022
  • DBT for Addictions and Suicidal Behavior from Assessment to Interventions  March, 2021
  • Nutritional and Integrative interventions for Mental Health disorders and non-pharmaceutical interventions for depression, anxiety, bipolar and ADHD – with Dr. Stein, Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition, Board certified and integrative nutrition certified practitioner and licensed clinical social worker,   Feb, 2021
  • Addressing Insomnia in Those with Depression: CBT-I – An Evidence-Based Approach – Jan, 2021
  • Internal Family Systems – Working with Chronic Firefighters (“Addiction”) – Jan 2021
  • IFS and couples by Dick Schwartz, Nov, 2020
  • Trained in TRE Module 1 – Oct & Nov , 2020
  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems -Feb, 2020
  • Somatic Internal Family Systems – Oct, 2020
  • Somatic experiencing SE – basic principles – Jul 2019
  • Spiritual formation  – Ignatian Spirituality Retreat, Winnipeg Manitoba Oct 2016 – June 2017
  • Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents, April 2017

Scientific Research and Publications 

  • Petric, Tatu, O., Berardi, A. & Lourel, M. (forthcoming) Self-organizing complex systems in the therapeutic work with children and preverbal or non verbal clients, Materials, Methods & Technologies
  • Lourel, M., Gana, K., Mouda, F, Petric Tatu, O., Trouillet, R. & Fort I. (2015). Positive and negative work-family interaction: How burnout are related to job
    satisfaction. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 6(5), 350-362.
  • Lourel, M., Petric Tatu, O., Gros, F., Closon C., Rioux, L. Desrumaux, P. & Prud’homme, V. (2015). Career counseling and life trajectories in France: research and perspectives for single parenthood. Advances in Research, 4(4), 265-268.
  • Lourel, M., Petric Tatu, O., Guéguen, N. & Pascual, A. (2012). Theories of complex systems: presentation of a new paradigm in psychology. Materials,
    Methods & Technologies, 6(1), 351-359.
  • Lourel M., Hartmann A., Closon C., Mouda F. & Petric Tatu, O. (2013). Social Support and Health: An Overview of Selected Theoretical Models for
    Adaptation. In S Chen (ed.), Social Support, Gender and Culture, and Health Benefits (p. 1-20). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers
  • Petric Tatu, O., Berardi, A.M. & Lourel, M. (2014). Development and initial validation of new model of work recognition, European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology [EAOHP], April 14-16, 2014, London.
  • Petric Tatu, O., Lourel, M. & Berardi, A.M. (2014). Situation de crise dans le collectif de travail : comment passer de la crise à une santé durable ? ICAP, 28th International congres of Applied Psychology. July 2014, Paris, France.
  • Petric Tatu, O. & Lourel, M. (2013, September). Entre coopération et collaboration : favoriser la professionnalisation et la construction des capacités collectives chez les acteurs de la santé au travail, 55ème Congrès National de la Société Française de Psychologie, 11 au 13
  • September 2013, Lyon, France.
  • Jacolin, F., Petric Tatu, O., Marassot, J. & AIT-Maten, R. (2013). Traits de personnalité et intention de poursuivre ou d’abandonner un projet de thèse : quelles actions préventives pour la santé et la réussite des doctorants ? 55ème Congrès National de la Société Française de Psychologie, September 11-13, 2013, Lyon, France.
  • Petric Tatu, O. & Lourel, M. (2013). Positive workplace interventions: which resources for employees’ health development? 16th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology [EAWOP], May 22nd-25th, 2013, Münster, Germany.
  • Petric Tatu, O. Lourel, M. & Berardi, A.M. (2013). Enhancing collective capacity-building among occupational health actors throughout workplace mental health interventions. 16th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology [EAWOP], May 22nd-25th, 2013 Münster, Germany. Program booklet : http://www.eawop2013.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/EAWOP-Program-Booklet-30.4.2013.pdf or Abstract volume : http://miami.uni-muenster.de/servlets/DerivateServlet/Derivate-6876/abstractvolume-EAWOP-2013.pdf
  • Petric Tatu, O. & Rouat, S. (2012). Collectifs de travail en impasses conflictuelles : quelle dynamique de la reconnaissance au travail ? Actes du 17ème congrès de l’Association Internationale de Psychologie du Travail de Langue Française [AIPTLF], July 10-13, 2012, Lyon, France.
  • Petric Tatu, O. (2012). Mental Health and psychosocial interventions: dynamics of recognition in work teams. Actes de la 10th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology [EAOHP], ETH Zurich, Suisse
  • Rouat, S., Petric Tatu, O. & Grasset, Y. (2012). Psychosocial risks prevention at work: a model of analysis for psychosocial preventive practices. Actes de la10th conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology [EAOHP], ETH Zurich, Suisse
  • Petric Tatu, O. (2011). Reconnaissance au travail et collectifs en crise : le cas d’une entreprise du secteur public. Actes du 53ème Congrès de la Société Française de Psychologie, Metz, France
  • Petric Tatu, O. (2011). Prévention des risques psychosociaux au travail versus promotion de la santé au travail : la reconnaissance au travail comme levier de construction de la santé au travail. Journée régionale d’échanges « Promotion de la santé au travail », IREPS Education santé Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France :
  • Petric Tatu, O. & Grasset, Y. (2012). Rapports sociaux de sexe dans la reconnaissance perçue: le rôle de l’autonomie, de l’expertise technique et des compétences relationnelles, Colloque de l’Association Française de Sociologie, Evry, France.
  • Petric Tatu, O. (2011). Reconnaissance au travail dans un climat de travail dégradé. Congrès de 5 continents. Effets psychosociaux de la mondialisation sur la santé mentale. Lyon, France
  • Petric Tatu, O. (2011). Satisfaction au travail, reconnaissance professionnelle et intention de quitter l’entreprise: le cas des français de retour d’expatriation. 13ème Congrès international de la recherche interculturelle, Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • Petric, O. Rodriguez, K., Deschamps, F. & Vinsonneau, G. (2007). Les cadres d’entreprises a l’épreuve de la mobilité internationale. Actes du 11ème Congrès international de recherche interculturelle, Timisoara, Roumanie.
  • Petric, O. & Muntele Hendres, D. (2006). Identité de genre, conscience de soi et soutien social accordé en situation de stress. 3ème conférence de psychologie. Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie.