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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Postpartum Depression Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method
LPC #6401010570 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
LPC #87144 (Expires: 2024-03-31)
LPC #LPC-20541 (Expires: 2023-11-30)
Dr Hottenstein has been incredibly supportive from the very first moment. I really appreciate and look forward to all our sessions. She allows for me to go on tangents enough to find the nuggets of gold but always pulls me back to focus on our therapy goals.
I feel supported and like I know there is someone who has an outside perspective on my life who has got my back. It’s really quite special, because even though I have a loving family and group of friends, there are things I cannot quite vocalise to them and Dr Hottenstein is so good at piecing things together and helping me see myself. I often feel like “ooh you hit the heart of the matter there!”. She also encourages me to write journal entries, which I always worry are too long, but are very helpful for me.
I had a great, personable experience in our sessions.
Dr. Hottenstein is a wonderful therapist, and I feel very fortunate to have found her. She's warm and caring, and just knowing she is only a message way is so comforting. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know and care about.
I really look forward to my sessions with Dr Hottenstein. I have been in therapy before where it feels like I just keep going and going, but never really make any progress. After my very first session with Dr. Hottenstein she gave me some very practical solutions to try. I love that she helps me take action to resolve the issues instead of just talking about them. Feels like talking to a friend who lets me do all the talking ha! Highly recommend.
Kristi is one of the most compassionate, calming and knowledgeable people I've ever met. She understood my difficulties and needs more than even I did and with her help I feel like I'm getting my mental health back on track. She's a truly fantastic therapist.
I used to laugh at the idea of therapy but I hit a very low period in my life and decided to try. I am glad that I did. I still have a lot of work to do but so far I no longer feel alone
Been having several sessions with Dr. Hottenstein and all I can say is that she’s great! She’s really super supportive and empathetic. She knows where you’re coming from and has been really helpful with ways on how you can improve the situation. Aside from that, she’s really approachable and easy to talk to. Would 100% recommend her to others.
Dr. Hottenstein truly listens to you and is engaged. She is very open minded and easy to talk to.
Wonderful sessions, you always feel good after each session and she really helped understand things about myself that without her, I would not have been able to.
Dr. Kristi is full of great ideas and advice. Her friendly nature makes it easy for me to open up and I would highly recommend her. She's a great listener, empathetic and encouraging. I feel better every time we talk. Thanks Kristi.
It has been wonderful having her for treatment. She is easy to talk to and clear about goals.
Dr. Hottenstein is incredible!! She is a wonderful listener and really helps you garner new perspectives. She is so supportive, and I feel so lucky to call her my therapist!!
Dr.Hottenstein has been amazing in my short time having her as my councilor. She has helped me understand my emotions better, begin to process my emotions, and helped me get more introspective about how I feel. In just about a month, I feel better about some of my core issues and always look forward to our next session.
I would highly recommend Dr. Kristi to anyone! She is very supportive and encouraging. She was able to quickly understand what was going on with my concerns and was able to quickly address them.
Dr. Hottenstein continues to be very helpful in her counsel, supportive in both emotional ways as well as practical ways. Really appreciate that balance and also, the continued ease with which we're able to communicate, from day one.
I think she’s great and would definitely recommend her to a friend.
Shes fabulous and relatable, I am very very thankful to have found her!
I have not had many sessions with Dr. Hottensrein but from how I can tell she has been supportive and encouraging!
Dr. Kristi Hottenstein is very caring and compassionate. It shows in her ability to listen and understand someone’s situation or hardships. She provides empathetic support and meaningful guidance. I truly appreciate her help and wonderful insight!