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Courtenay Houk

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #122207

MA Counseling Psychology, concentration in Somatic Psychology

Supervised by Christina A. Loeffel, LMFT #29127

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A Little About Me

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

I am passionate about working with couples and individuals in growing a greater sense of influence in their lives.

Perhaps you struggle with anxiety, forming boundaries, or managing your relationship to food or intimacy; perhaps you are a couple needing support with feeling seen or heard by each other, or navigating a cycle of conflict. Much of what we practice in our lives - our thoughts, feelings and behaviors - have an origin in the body. Often, we need support with recognizing when, how and why we are doing this, before we can consciously and intentionally engage this in ourselves. This is where I come in, as your somatic therapist.

As a "Third Culture" clinician, I hold the perspective that bodies are not fixed states and we are constantly transitioning in ourselves, with different people and environments. I 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. I am best suited for clients who want a therapist that can both hold them accountable and hold them when life feels overwhelming.

I currently offer teletherapy exclusively, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it is safe to do so, I will offer in-person therapy from my office in Berkeley, California.

Address

1543 Shattuck Ave, Suite 101
Berkeley, California 94709
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  • English
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Teen Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjusting to life in the SF Bay Area
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Identity Development
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender Questioning and Transitions
  • Immigration and Acculturation Differences
  • Men's Issues
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem/Self Criticism
  • Women's Issues
My Treatment Approaches
  • Formative
  • Relational
  • Somatic


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