Callie Houk

About Me

Now offering in-person sessions on Tuesdays in Bellingham, Washington.

I am a queer-identified therapist guided by a strong foundation in trauma-informed psychodynamic therapy, enriched by the insights of attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology. I am committed to assisting individuals in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, their nervous systems, and their relationships. I also hold a profound respect for the complexities of human behavior, sexuality, gender identity, orientation, and cultural context.

I embody a warm, empathic, and collaborative style. I prioritize active listening and partnership. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I seek ways to join with you in the process of healing and self-discovery that leads to personal growth and transformational change. I also believe that therapy is most successful when the client is engaged and vulnerable. Through a blend of open dialogue, reflective exploration, and gentle guidance, I aim to help clients unearth unresolved conflicts, illuminate unconscious motivations, and develop new insights that pave the way toward greater wholeness and freedom.  

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What You Can Expect

My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in the principles of psychodynamic theory. I believe that the past influences the present and that self-awareness is a key catalyst for growth. I am also deeply influenced by attachment theory and understanding the pivotal role early relationships play in shaping our emotional landscape. Additionally, I aim to help clients improve their emotional regulation through a better understanding of their nervous system. Overactive nervous systems and dissociation are common for those who have experienced trauma and PTSD. The path toward healing and integration involves learning how to safely inhabit our bodies and minds again.

By integrating these powerful frameworks, I strive to create a safe space where clients can explore their inner world, past experiences, attachment patterns, and nervous system in a way that fosters safety, understanding, greater self-acceptance, and healthier connections with others.

Member Details
Pre-Licensed Clinical Intern, The Seattle School's Counseling Psychology Master's Program
Practice Areas

Individuals, Couples, and Family Therapy

Focus Areas

Relationship issues, Emotional Regulation, Identify Formation, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Grief and Loss, and LGBTQIA+ issues

Treatment Approaches

Person-Centered, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused, Psychodynamic Theory, Systems Theory

Age Groups
Teens 13+, Young Adults, Adults, Elder Adults
Location
Telehealth and In-Person
Credentials

Clinical Intern Licensed Mental Health Professional Graduate Student

Phone
In-Network Insurance
N/A, Private Pay Only ($60-$75/session)

Weekly Schedule

Days

Hours

Monday
8:00 am -6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am- 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am- 12:00 pm
Saturday
Off
Sunday
Off

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