Dr. Dennis Ortman, author of "Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder: The Six Stages of Healing", is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, welcomes those suffering emotional or mental pain. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples to find relief from their suffering, happiness, and a renewed life.
Dr. Ortman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and has a graduate degree in theology. He has extensive experience working with those who are addicted and with those struggling with issues on the border between psychology and spirituality. He has published two books on treating those with emotional and substance abuse problems and a third book on recovery from the trauma of infidelity through the power of forgiveness.
Dr. Ortman provides a full range of psychological services in a safe, confidential, and comfortable office setting in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He accepts most major insurances. Consultation with and referral to psychiatrists for a medical assessment are also available in the same office building.
His goal in treatment, through mutual exploration, is to relieve suffering and restore peace of mind by helping the individual understand and accept themselves, with all of their conflicting thoughts, feelings, and desires. On the basis of a secure self-understanding, the person is better able to make important decisions, realize their potential, and have more satisfying relationships.
In the process of learning about themselves and accepting personal responsibility, healing and growth occur. The final result of therapy is the ability to live whole-heartedly in the present moment, putting one’s whole self into their life, work, and relationships. Dr. Ortman tells his patients that the purpose of therapy is not to create an improved version of themselves, but to see themselves differently and relax with who they are. Therapy involves recognizing and letting go of those obstacles to whole-hearted self-acceptance.