Education & credentials

  • M.A. Social Work, Wayne State University
  • Limited Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, 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.

Personal Statement

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.

Special Interests

  • Codependency

About me

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?
The Shack

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.

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Kelly Ott, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Kelly Ott's and need to reach her directly, call her 810-243-5124