she/her/they/themAssociate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Arts, MA
As a queer, Third Culture clinician, Courtenay (she/they) holds the perspective that bodies are not fixed states and that we are constantly transitioning in ourselves, with different people and environments. She will engage you by exploring how you are generating your experience somatically and support you with forming new experiences that are potentially more satisfying and rich. Courtenay is best suited for clients who want a therapist that can both hold them accountable and hold them when life feels overwhelming. She is best known by her clients for asking "good" questions, "calling out" unconscious or habitual patterns, and "reframing" self-pathologizing discourse.
Courtenay Houk is a pre-licensed, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #122207 working at the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy in San Francisco. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychotherapy, and is currently pursuing doctoral work in Integral, Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology. She currently offers teletherapy exclusively and is based in Berkeley, CA for future in-person sessions. Courtenay is supervised by Christina Loeffel, LMFT#29127 and Scott Balderson, LMFT#34280.
Boundaries - Recognizing when you want to form a boundary and how you want to form a boundary - using somatic techniques - in different contexts and relationships. Boundaries include both verbal and non-verbal limit-setting, with yourself and with others.
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
Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Courtenay Houk is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 1 year
Center for Mindful Psychotherapy, Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT), 2021 - Present
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Trainee & Registered AMFT, 2019 - 2020
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), MA, Counseling Psychology & Somatic Psychotherapy, 2020
Bennington College, BLA, Mandarin Chinese, 2013