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Brian Oltman, Psychotherapist
MA, M. Div., LMFT #41932

2231 Camino del Rio S. Suite #308 - 92108
Mailing Address: 1286 University Avenue #568 - 92103
San Diego, CA
I Can Help You:
  • Gain a better understanding of yourself
  • Explore personal goals and values
  • Develop skills for improving your relationships
  • Find resolution to the issues or concerns troubling you
  • Find new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Manage anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improve communications skills - learn how to listen to
    others, and have others listen to you
  • Break unhealthy patterns and develop new ones
  • Discover new ways to solve problems
  • Improve your self-esteem and self-confidence
About Me:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and offer psychotherapy services to individuals,
couples, families and adolescents.  I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from
Antioch University – Los
Angeles.  My diverse background and wealth of experience comes from working as a Therapist,
Chaplain/Pastor, and Spiritual Counselor in CA, MN & TX.  In addition to my degree in Clinical
Psychology, I hold a Masters Degree in Philosophy/Theology from
WTS, Dubuque, IA.  I also work with
the Adult Outpatient Program at
Sharp Mesa Vista Psychiatric Hospital and have extensive experience
chronic mental illness.

I served as the President of the
San Diego Chapter of CA Marriage & Family Therapists,from 2006-09.  I
am currently a clinical member of the State
CAMFT Organization and AAMFT - American Association of
Marriage & Family Therapists.  I am affiliated with the
ELCA and on the clergy roster of the Sierra Pacific
Synod of the ELCA.  In San Diego, I am a member of the Greater San Diego Business Association
(GSDBA).   Click here to verify my license with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.

My philosophy and therapeutic orientation are an integration of a variety of counseling theories:
Humanistic-Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, Narrative, Solutions Focused. These
methods, as well as others are used as the basis for counseling to promote and encourage growth
through increased self-awareness, enhanced relationships, expression of feelings, purposeful living,
effective communication, conflict resolution and spiritual growth.

I see the purpose of therapy as the process of empowering individuals, couples, adolescents, and
families to grow and nurture various aspects of their lives.  I use an approach that is caring and
empathic.  I am dedicated to helping clients discover their potential as human beings through the
integration of mind, body & spirit.  My therapeutic focus includes: relationships & intimacy,
depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, post-traumatic stress, anger management, thought disorder,
spirituality, chronic illness, terminal disease, bereavement, LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS, life & career
transitions, communication, managing stress, time mastery, setting and maintaining priorities, etc.  

Brian Oltman, MA, M. Div., LMFT
New Hope, New Insight, New Understanding - A New Dimension!
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