Bettina Ottenstein, MA, LMFT, EMDR, therapi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena
I am a therapist who believes communication, collaboration and trust is the basic foundation for all good relationships. When you are thinking about starting therapy it is important to find the right fit. Talk to a few providers, until you find the one you feel comfortable with, and who has some expertise in the area you have been struggling in. I have experience working with a wide variety of issues and challenges, and whether you are an adolescent or adult, individual, a family or a couple, and no matter what the issues are, it all starts with the right fit.
I have additional training and expertise in EMDR, PTSD and Complex Trauma, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Autism spectrum disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and I am an accredited Triple P(positive parenting) Provider.
As I do initial consults over the phone, give me a call, tell me what is troubling you, and ask me any question this profile didn't answer. If you feel comfortable, "heard" and it feels like I "get it", we can set up a session.
Call or Email Bettina Ottenstein for a free phone consultation now - (818) 423-5896


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Phillip's Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: MFC 43238 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: EMDRIA/EMDR Basic training I and II
  • Member Since: 2015


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Autism


  • Accredited Triple P Provider
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Danish, Swedish


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma Focused
  • Triple P


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017
Bettina Ottenstein, MA, LMFT, EMDR, therapi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena

Bettina Ottenstein

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR, therapi