Dr. Kristi Hottenstein

(LPC, NCC, Ph.D.)
Therapist Dr. Kristi  Hottenstein Photo

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Postpartum Depression

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401010570 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by G.E. on Sep 16, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.O. on Sep 16, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

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.

Written by V.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by B.R. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

It has been wonderful having her for treatment. She is easy to talk to and clear about goals.

Written by A.N. on Sep 06, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

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!!

Written by R.O. on Sep 06, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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.

Written by J.O. on Aug 21, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by B.E. on Aug 20, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by E.L. on Aug 06, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

I think she’s great and would definitely recommend her to a friend.

Written by M.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Shes fabulous and relatable, I am very very thankful to have found her!

Written by S.A. on Aug 04, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have not had many sessions with Dr. Hottensrein but from how I can tell she has been supportive and encouraging!

Written by K.A. on Jul 11, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by G.I. on Jul 10, 2021 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Hottenstein. She has a warm demeanor and understood my issues immediately. Sometimes just feeling like you have someone in your corner can give great relief, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to my nearest and dearest. She is an absolute gem :)