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About Natalie

Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht BA MSc RP ND,  is dually licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor and a Registered Psychotherapist.  She  maintains a private practice in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


With over 23 years experience as a  Naturopathic Doctor and as a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine;  20 years of experience in psychotherapy, as well as a Masters in Applied Science and Psychology from Liverpool University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. 


As a doctor who is part of a movement on the cutting edge of an entire shift in our scientific model of disease called functional medicine, Dr. Engelbrecht looks at all the influences on biology that are at the root of your illness.  This includes  and how our lifestyle and environment interact with our genes to create the imbalances or balances that are the real determinants of disease or health. This medical view does not reduce symptoms and diseases to their component parts and traditional specialties, but studies the entire ecology of the body and its environment.  In her work with patients Natalie addresses diet, hormones and neurotransmitters, inflammation, gut health, detoxification, mitochondrial health and the mind-body connection and stress.


Further Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht  is a Canadian leader in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Traumatic Growth, Positive Psychology, Attachment Therapy and Integrative medicine. With extensive experience in helping patients recover from trauma and thrive, Natalie knows how to navigate the road to healing and is committed to guiding her patients on their journey to wellness. Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht’s approach to Health Care combines a strong background in scientific academia, gathered during her medical studies at McMaster University, with her knowledge of a wide variety of healing traditions, explored during Graduate Naturopathic Medicine studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. 


Natalie is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.   In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Natalie has presented at Credit Valley Hospital and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Health and Well-being.


Masters in Science  - Applied Psychology

University of Liverpool
Graduated 2014
Dissertation: Resourcefulness, Personal Responsibility and Agency in Healing from PTSD and/or C-PTSD 

Naturopathic Doctorate
Registration number 812
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Graduated 1996 from a four year program of over 4,500 hours of classroom training in basic medical science courses, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapies, as well as 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience 
Successfully completed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX). NPLEX is the standard examination used by all regulated provinces and states across North America.

Pre-Med B.A. Psychology with major in Psychology and minor in Chemistry
McMaster University
Graduated 1992 

Additional Training

Leslie Greenberg ~ York University
Summer 2015

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - Level III
Continuing Education 
Janina Fisher PhD

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - Level II
Continuing Education 
Janina Fisher PhD

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - Level I
Continuing Education 
Janina Fisher PhD

The Toronto Naturopathic Conference
Pain Treatment

The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People
The University of Edinburgh

CPR and First Aid 
Last updated 2015

A Christmas Carol (Psychological Perspective)
Continuing Education 
University of California, Berkeley

Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health

Continuing Education
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

The Science of Happiness
Continuing Education 16 CE
University of California, Berkeley

Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement

Continuing Education
Harvard University

Emotionally Focused Couples Training
Externship 2013

Harvard Positive Psychology Course 1504
Audited 2013

CPR and First Aid
Last updated 2012 

NLP Practioner & Medical Hypnosis
Graduated 2008

Cosmetic Acupuncture
Trained 2006

Mistletoe Therapy for Oncology

Graduated 2001
Over 5,000+ clinical hours

26+ years of meditation training and experience
Jack Kornfield PhD mentor and teacher

Trained in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Botanical, Supplements, Nutrition, Physical Modalities (spinal manipulation, massage, hydrotherapy), and Counseling

Professional Activities and Memberships

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT ) 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherpy Association


Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Since 1996

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Since 1996

Board of Drugless Therapists 
Since 1996

EMDR Insitutue Inc.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
Since 1996

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