Callie Houk

Welcoming Our New Clinical Intern: Callie Houk

Steffen Counseling Services would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest clinical intern, Callie Houk. Callie comes to us from The Seattle School, and has been a wonderful addition to our clinical team.

Callie is a queer-identified professional based in Bellingham, Washington. Her/their passion lies in providing trauma-informed psychodynamic therapy, guided by the principles of attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology. The practice is dedicated to helping individuals gain a profound understanding of themselves, their nervous systems, and their relationships. Callie embodies a warm, empathic, and collaborative therapeutic style. They believe in the power of active listening and partnership, recognizing that individuals are the experts of their own lives. Callie’s commitment is to join clients on a journey of healing and self-discovery that leads to personal growth and transformative change.

Clients can anticipate an approach deeply rooted in psychodynamic theory during sessions. Callie believes that understanding the past is crucial for navigating the present, and self-awareness is a key catalyst for personal growth. Drawing from attachment theory, she acknowledges the pivotal role early relationships play in shaping emotional landscapes. Additionally, her therapeutic approach focuses on helping clients improve emotional regulation by understanding their nervous system. For those who have experienced trauma and PTSD, navigating overactive nervous systems and dissociation is a common challenge. The path towards healing and integration involves safely reconnecting with the body and mind. With Callie, clients can explore their inner world, past experiences, attachment patterns, and nervous system responses, through a process that fosters safety, understanding, greater self-acceptance, and healthier connections with others.

Exciting news! Callie is now offering in-person sessions on Tuesdays in Bellingham, Washington. Individuals and couples who are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing are invited to reach out and schedule an intake session using our client portal. Our intern sessions start at $60 per session, and you can learn everything there is to know about working with SCS interns here.