Biography & CV

Dr. Bettelheim has decades of experience as a psychotherapist and executive/life coach. In addition to her successful private practice, she has held numerous consulting and academic positions.

She is a writer and lecturer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic, Family Mediation Quarterly, and Greater Good.

Her personal interests are varied. Among them are art, architecture, media, music, theater, understanding cultures around the world, neuroscience, social policy and social sciences.

She has undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of Chicago and UCLA in psychology, educational psychology, comparative education and social work and received further training from leading psychoanalysts and psychiatrists including Bruno Bettelheim (her father), Gerald Aronson, and Milton Wexler.

Coaching services are provided locally in Portland OR, and elsewhere by a combination of telephone, videoconference, and in-person meetings.

Prior positions include:

  • Private adult, child, marital and family psychotherapy practice.
  • Mental health consultant for numerous private schools for normal, gifted, and learning-impaired children, as well as for Operation Head Start.
  • Assistant Professor appointments teaching developmental psychology at The Claremont Graduate School, The California School for Professional Psychology, and The Center for Early Education.

Full CV is available upon request.