Emily Otten


About Me

My name is Emily. It takes courage and motivation to seek support and I am so glad you are here.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work from Michigan ( LMSW) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2015. I have experience working in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. During my career as a therapist, I have met with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, teen concerns, life transitions, trauma, grief/loss, abuse, self-esteem, LGBT issues, and crisis issues.

In my opinion, the client-therapist relationship is essential toward progress and I strive to create a relationship where my clients feel heard, valued, and important. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach but mostly draw from the person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I make consistent efforts to meet each client "where they are" and to serve as a catalyst to each individual who is progressing through their unique process of self-discovery and self-identification. Other commonly utilized modalities I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also utilize humanistic, holistic, experiential, narrative, and solution-focused therapy to address every patient's unique needs. I enjoy and feel honored to be a part of someone’s personal experiences, as our problems and feelings are unique and yet we are all each other's. This is the way I like to approach my sessions – as a team, addressing challenges together free from judgment, criticism, and pain; to change negative perceptions that do not serve us well; and to live a joyful and peaceful life.

I am honored to be on your team and help you overcome the challenges you are facing. I look forward to talking with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801092860 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by S.A. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Emily helps me self reflect and find my mission. I appreciate her boost in confidence and listening ear. Gaining perspective is very helpful when I feel overwhelmed. Emily is a great coach and I look forward to sessions together.

Written by T.R. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm very new to all of this, Emily has made it feel very natural and makes all my concerns feel heard. I really like our interactions