Brittany Houston, Therapist in California — Zencare
Brittany  Houston

Brittany Houston

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California, Virginia Accepting Online
Updated October 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Brittany Houston is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides therapy to individuals and couples throughout Northern Virginia. Brittany works with people who are experiencing a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, and life transitions. Many of her clients find themselves feeling more and more hopeless, overwhelmed with stress in the face of change. She works with these clients to develop an awareness and understanding of this fear reaction, empowering them to grow towards wellness.

In session with Brittany, clients learn more about their thoughts and behaviors as well as how their thoughts and behaviors play impact their emotions. Using a mindfulness approach, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to teach clients about harmful thought patterns and how to build better coping and communication skills to avoid them. She is a strengths-based therapist, which means that she believes wholeheartedly that each client has everything they need within and around them to heal. Together, Brittany and her clients leverage these strengths to empower her clients to overcome life's obstacles and challenges in order to live a more fulfilling, enriched life.

Brittany completed her master's degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at San Diego State University. She believes that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and connect with ourselves. Together she hopes to help her clients develop a new relationship with themselves and from overcoming life obstacles, learn to nurture the parts of themselves that have been wounded.

Message to clients

I truly believe that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and connect with ourselves. In our work together we will look at what is preventing you from living a life of fulfillment and how you can take each and every moment to bring peace and gratitude into every step of your journey. The way we see the world is a reflection of how we see ourselves and in our time together you will begin to develop a new relationship with yourself and how you overcome life’s obstacles and you will learn to nurture the parts of you that have been wounded. Love and kindness is the greatest gift you can give yourself. You deserve to love and be loved and it all begins with you.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Brittany Houston is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $190 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 8pm
  • Tue 11am - 8pm
  • Wed 11am - 8pm
  • Thu 11am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Inova Health System, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Sharp HealthCare, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Mental Health Professional, 2018 - 2019
US Navy Fleet and Family Support Center, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 2016 - 2018
Mental Health Systems, Mental Health Clinician, 2013 - 2016

San Diego State University, Master of Science Marriage and Family Therapy , 2013
San Diego State University , Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 2010


California: 99032

Virginia: 0717001545