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Dr. Kristi Hottenstein, LPC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Whether you’re experiencing difficult times or new adventures, I’m here to help. I have been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan since 2009. I am the practitioner/owner of Compass Counseling & Coaching, PLLC, a member of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association and was appointed to their board in 2021. I have a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Toledo, a masters in Counseling from the University of La Verne and a bachelors in Sociology from Alma College. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and teens, as well as provide college selection coaching. I have a very holistic approach to counseling because no two people are the same. I see each client as an individual requiring their own unique approach. I use a variety of counseling techniques, encouraging self-awareness and the acceptance of one’s own responsibilities in their personal journey. I believe the more we know ourselves, the better we can respond to situations.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 87144

AZ LPC LPC-20541

MI LPC 6401010570

NJ LPC 37PC00845200

CA LPCC 11514


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kristi Hottenstein. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is amazing!!!

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Kristi is wonderful. I don’t think that I could have found such a great therapist on my own. I can tell her anything and she’s not judgmental. So happy with her!

Written on Mar 11, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is great!

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Hottenstein is incredible! Could not be happier. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Very respectful in her approach and kind when talking through problems

Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hottenstein was wonderful to work with. She was compassionate and a great listener. She actively listened to me, and gave me new ways to consider solutions or ways of thinking through a situation, and reflected my progress back to me in a helpful way. Highly recommend.

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue