Dr. Boudin is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical capacities for over 9 years. She has a diverse clinical training history, and experience working with clients faced with a wide range of presenting issues, including various life transitions and stressors, mood disorders (including anxiety, depression, and bipolar), trauma, and school/home/relationship issues, as well as acute mental illness and crisis related therapy. Prior to joining the Better Life Therapy, Inc. team, Dr. Boudin worked in private hospital, not-for profit, and community mental health settings, providing individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention services to all age ranges. She also has experience working as a behavioral therapist for families and children with autism.


Dr. Boudin typically uses an integrated and client-centered approach, utilizing techniques from a variety of therapies, which are tailored to the individual client’s specific needs. She enjoys working from a strength-based perspective, setting goals in collaboration with those she works with, and often employing cognitive behavioral interventions in order to assist clients in overcoming life’s challenges.

Her integrated approach is most influenced by:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: This approach emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and teaches tools and strategies to interrupt negative thought patterns and behaviors that are consequently impacting how we feel. Client-Centered Therapy: This approach is based on the positive belief that the individual has the inherent capacity to move towards a state of positive mental health. The goal is for the client to achieve greater independence by becoming open to experience, learning to trust themselves, and developing an internal evaluation of themselves.

Strength-Based Therapy: This approach is a type of positive psychotherapy that focuses more on your internal/individual strengths, abilities, talents, and resources, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus allows for a positive mindset that helps the client build on their best qualities, improve resilience, and change their worldview to one that is more positive.


I offer therapy for individuals of all ages, specializing in:

  • Life Transitions: Pregnancy, Parenthood, Marriage, Divorce, Unemployment, etc
  • Mood Disorders: Depression/Anxiety/Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship/Family/Home/School Difficulties
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss

Camille Ortanez, LCSW, LPCC
License # LCS24616 & LPC391
Registered Psychological Assistant


Dr. Ortanez is a Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB940024636) supervised by Dr. Melissa Boudin (PSY26430) at Better Life Therapy, Inc. She has been in private practice for over 10 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW24616) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC391), providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a variety of life challenges and mental health concerns. She has worked with multiethnic backgrounds in various clinical settings, including domestic violence shelter programs, crisis response teams for LA county, HMO network in the assessment of the aging and disabled populations, mental health programs with LAUSD, and DCFS child intervention and treatment units.


Dr. Ortanez blends different therapeutic techniques from a wide spectrum of distinct theories so that her clients receive the best treatment for each unique situation. Her approach is to use proven methods and orientations that usually include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based, and Humanistic Theories. As an eclectic therapist, she also prefers to work with her clients collaboratively, encouraging their motivation for progress and drive to achieve personal growth.


Dr. Ortanez provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults to help manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or other mood and psychotic disorders. She works with individuals and families going through life transitions, from grief and loss, family crisis, separation, divorce, to retirement phase. She provides career counseling and individual parenting education. Her training concentration also includes working with children and adolescents who present with emotional and behavioral concerns, at-risk families who are Dependency and Family Law court-involved, or parents and children that have been mandated to complete court-ordered individual therapy or therapeutic supervised visitations. She has also worked with individuals suffering from traumatic histories of abuse and neglect or environmental problems that affect their current functioning.