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David Votruba, Ph.D.


I am an experienced clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst who is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for my patients.  As such, I am similarly dedicated to continuous personal and professional development and training.  In addition to the qualifications listed below, I frequently speak, teach, write and provide training in my field and am also regularly engaged in continuing education, supervision, and independent and group readings and discussions of the professional literature.

Professional Experience


Since 2019 - Clinical Supervisor, The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

Since 2018 - Associate Faculty, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Since 2002 - Private Practice

Since 2011 - Higher Education & Community Consultant

2005-2011 - Univ. of Michigan Division of Student Affairs

2005-2009 - MPI Treatment Clinic

1999-2001 - Teach for America



2017 - Adult Psychoanalyst - Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

2008 - Ph.D. - Smith College School for Social Work 

2002 - MSW - University of Michigan School of Social Work

1999 - BA - University of Michigan College of LS&A (Highest Distinction)

Certifications & Training


LMSW - State of Michigan License No. 6801084780

Florida Registered Telehealth Provider TPSW3240

ACSW - NASW Academy of Certified Social Workers

MINT - Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

David Votruba PhD PLC
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