Hello and Welcome

My name is Mary Ortenburger and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in practice for more than 15+ years and have been afforded the opportunity to help couples, individuals, children, adolescents, and families enhance the quality of their lives by working through various obstacles and emotional pain. As a mental health professional, I believe that the purpose of therapy is to assist others so that they may find meaning in their lives. By guiding clients to achieve the freedom and happiness that they desire, I work with the goal of helping individuals enhance their own unique potential.

My office is located in the heart of the Claremont Village, and I specialize in the treatment of couples, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders. My theoretical background is rooted in relational gestalt therapy, and I have trained with the Pacific Gestalt Institute since 2013, and am a Certified Gestalt Therapist. I am a certified EMDR therapist as well as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), and I work extensively with clients struggling with complex trauma and eating disorders. In addition, I am an EMDR Approved Consultant and Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S). Currently, I also run a consultation and study group for clinicians seeking certification in gestalt therapy with the Pacific Gestalt Institute. My practice offers both client services for those seeking treatment, but also consultation for mental health professionals seeking certification in EMDR or certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist.

This website is designed to make information available to you about my practice, my clinical experience, my areas of expertise as a therapist, and an understanding of who I am and how I work as a psychotherapist. Please feel free contact me with any questions that you might have, and I look forward to meeting with you soon!