Kelly Ott, LLMSW
- Addiction / Substance Abuse
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Behavior Problems
- Chronic Illness / Pain
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- DBT-Informed Therapy
- Divorce Adjustment
- Faith-Based / Spirituality
- Grief / Loss
- Identity Issues
- LGBTQIA+ Issues
- Men's Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
- PTSD / Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Systems Theory
- Women's Issues
Education & credentials
- M.A. Social Work, Wayne State University
- Limited Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan
My philosophy of care represents individuality while upholding moral and ethical standards. Care, in the therapeutic sense, should acknowledge the value an individual has to offer and provide services according to the person and their own goals set forth.
I take pride in my ability to build a strong rapport with individuals within a short amount of time, providing both trust and empathy along the way. My clinical experience has shown me that everyone should be heard without judgement. My goal is to provide each individual with a safe place to heal from prior experiences and to explore current ones in order to welcome change and growth. Sometimes, therapy can be hard and uncomfortable; however, I am willing to walk with you through this journey to help you transition into being the person you envision. As we work together, you will see the benefits and enjoyment from the therapy I provide.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Walking in nature
What was your dream job in elementary school?
I wanted to be a doctor!
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
My ideal vacation would be to travel to Bora Bora and scuba dive in the ocean. Unfortunately, I have not been able to experience this yet, but one day!
What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
My dad’s smoked brisket, with a side of hand-mashed potatoes.