Bettina Ottenstein

Education & Experience

I graduated 2002 from Phillips Graduate Institute in Psychology/emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I have worked in a lot of different settings including Psychiatric Hospitals, Intensive Outpatient programs, Group home setting, Eating Disorder treatment and Residential treatment for Substance abuse disorders, while having my private practice on the side. I have specialized EMDR training in Addiction as well as Dissociative disorders. I have extensive experience working with traumatized clients whether a one time trauma or ongoing/developmental/complex trauma and work collaboratively with my clients to find the best path forward so that the client can feel safe and comfortable during the entire process. My offices are located in Encino and Pasadena.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors