Clients participate in psychotherapy sessions structured to address life-long fears, and personality traits that interfere with living a happy and conflict free life. Adolescent clients work toward resolving development issues related to identity, self concept and socially inappropriate/acting out behavior.
Treatment Approaches include individual, couple, adolescent, families and groups.
Ottenbreit Psychotherapy Associates is a private practice, dedicated to offering clients an alternative to community mental health. Our practice model is uncompromising; based on the premise that our clients are treated as we would expect to be treated in a professional setting.
Humanistic client-centered approach in assisting individuals to mobilize their inner strength...
Bruce Ottenbreit, ACSW, LMSW
My ideal client is an individual who feels as if their world is beginning to unravel emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. Often such feelings are precipitated by acute, post-traumatic or situational stress. Personal relationships often begin to show signs of strain and bouts of depression and anxiety as constant companions. For me, the process of psychotherapy is based in a relationship where my clients are afforded an opportunity to open up inner hurts and past trauma in a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment. My office setting is relaxing and reflects my deep commitment to my clients’ well being.
I have had extensive experience and post-graduate training in the process of individual and group psychotherapy. I specialize in cultivating a therapeutic relationship with a humanistic client-centered approach in assisting individuals in mobilizing their inner strength to work through irrational fears, anxiety, depression and dysfunctional behavior and relationships.
Bruce really helped me to work through some of the roughest times of my life. When I first meet Bruce I could barely talk about my situation and now that all feels like a memory.
Really struggled with some difficult family issues. Treatment at OPA was respectful and lead me to be able to make some positive changes.
Bruce Ottenbreit LMSW, ACSW
- 30+ years of practice
- Wayne State University, Master of Social Work, 1974
- Licensed Master of Social Work in the State of Michigan
- Academy of Certified Social Workers
- Post Master’s Training at the Bar-Levav Educational Association now the Institute for Individual and Group Psychotherapy
- Certified Senior Adviser (CSA)
- Licensed Personnel Agent through the State of Michigan with experience in career counseling and life coaching
- Member of Michigan Group Psychotherapy Society
- Member of National Association of Social Workers
- Individual and Group Psychotherapy
- Structural Family Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Marriage and Couples Therapy
Clients participate in both individual and/or group psychotherapy sessions structured to address life-long fears, the push against progression and deep seated character and personality traits that interfere with living a happy and conflict free life.
Exploration and readjustment of relationships in the family. Often includes specific work with children through play passed therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches to social, school and family difficulties.
Adolescent clients work toward resolving development issues related to identity, self concept and socially inappropriate/acting out behavior. This work is done through intense individual therapy and the use of small groups for support. The goals is to achieve a healthy transition into adulthood.
A type of psychotherapy that helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve channels of communication. Through this process couples can move forward in reinvigorating and sustaining the relationship or go through the process of separating/divorce.
Impulse Control Disorders
Stress Related Disorders