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Dr. Kristi Hottenstein, LPCC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LPCC 11514

TX LPC 87144

AZ LPC LPC-20541

MI LPC 6401010570

NJ LPC 37PC00845200

Reviews

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.

My therapist is the absolute best. I have grown a lot and I credit a lot of it to Doc’s insights , gentle hand, and genuine care for me….

Written on May 20, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Two sessions in and she is great. Really dialed in and tracking good conversations points. Looking forward to future sessions.

Written on May 11, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

As someone who has done thousands of hours of therapy over decades and is trained in a form of therapy myself, I can confidently say that I have the best therapist ever.
Words cannot truly express how grateful I feel.

Written on May 03, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Dr H provided great support and always had good strategies to apply.

Written on May 02, 2024 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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