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About the Therapist & Practice

Get to Know Me

Emma Ottenhoff, LCSW    she/her


Emma the owner of Adventurous Heart Therapy, PLLC. Emma has a passion for community and clinical work in her mental health practice. She began her therapy career working at a community mental health agency providing intensive home and community-based therapy services to children, youth and families experiencing a range of high acuity mental health challenges. Emma completed her Bachelors of Psychology at University of Michigan, and her Masters of Social Work at University of Michigan.

Emma has a background of using mindfulness practices in research, clinical intervention, and personal experience with yoga, meditation, and nature-based activities. Emma has received specialized  advanced training in treatment of trauma, adventure therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Emma is the first and currently only Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist (CCAT) in the state of Michigan (see more in FAQ). Emma is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse communities.

Service Locations


Join from anywhere in Michigan.


In-person sessions in a therapeutic office. 


Utilize the restorative power of nature.

Core Values

At Adventurous Heart Therapy, PLLC it is our mission to nurture a compassionate, affirming environment and therapeutic connection where our clients are empowered to heal from within, self-discover, and participate wholeheartedly in the adventure of life.




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