Michelle Otelsberg, MFT
Michelle Otelsberg, MFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Clinical Specialist in the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program, working both one-on-one with the patients as well as leading group therapy since 2008. Ms. Otelsberg specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders including panic, generalized anxiety (GAD), social anxiety, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and specific phobias. In 2009, Ms. Otelsberg also joined the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program where she participates in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents, and acts as an independent evaluator for Tourette’s Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder research studies.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UC San Diego, where she served as a research assistant at the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab under the direction of Dr. Joan Stiles. Ms. Otelsberg received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She has received post-graduate training from Airport Marina Counseling Services, John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica, UCLA’s Anxiety Disorder Clinic and in private practice under the supervision of Dr. Michael Cameron. Ms. Otelsberg provides individual, couple and family therapy to children, teens and adults in her private practice. Michelle was a featured speaker at both the 2008 and 2010 annual conferences of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF).
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