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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, 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, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, 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
AZ LPC LPC-20541
MI LPC 6401010570
NJ LPC 37PC00845200
CA LPCC 11514
TX LPC 87144
I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hottenstein again and cannot recommend her highly enough. Her ability to listen attentively and her compassionate demeanor stand out immediately. She provides a supportive space that encourages productive dialogue and problem-solving. Her insightful guidance has been instrumental in helping me navigate through my concerns. It's reassuring to know that she genuinely cares about her patients' well-being.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Greatest therapist. Dr Hottenstein is the best!!
Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Extremely easy to talk to and relatable.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
She is able to give me support and guidance that I appreciate.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd
My therapist has been with me during the most difficult time of my life, and I feel so much gratitude for her support. I trust her completely and I look forward to every session.
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Doc is great !
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue