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Michelle Massi, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2001 S. Barrington Ave., Ste 308 Los Angeles, CA 90025 USA
(310) 592-0597
16055 Ventura Blvd., Ste 1020 Encino, CA 91436-2611
(310) 592-0597
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Michelle Otelsberg, M.A. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (48857) in private practice. 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. Ms. Otelsberg provides individual, couple and family therapy to teens and adults. Ms. Otelsberg received her B.S. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. While at UCSD, 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 joined Dr. Joseph Ventura’s research team at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Neuropsychiatric Institute as a Staff Research Associate in 2007. There she worked as a clinical researcher/interviewer on three separate studies of Schizophrenic patients. Working closely with Pfizer and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the studies are looking to find ways in which to increase cognitive functional outcome and overall quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia as well as their families. Ms. Otelsberg also served as a trainer in symptom assessment, diagnostic assessment and functional outcome assessment. In addition to her work in private practice, Ms. Otelsberg works as a Clinical Specialist in UCLA's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program. This program was designed to treat adults who have moderate to severe OCD symptoms. Ms. Otelsberg works both one-on-one with participants as well as in group settings teaching behavior and cognitive modification through exposure and response prevention. Ms. Otelsberg also works at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program, a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents. Ms. Otelsberg provides assessment as well as individualized behavioral treatment to children and adolescents. In August 2009 Ms. Otelsberg was a presenter at the OC Foundation Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Along with co-presenter Dr. Jessica Langenhan, Ms. Otelsberg lectured about the Integration of Group-Based Cognitive Therapy with Individual Exposure and Response Prevention.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Individual, Couple & Family Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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