Courtenay Houk (she/they), MA, AMFT

I am a somatic (body-informed) Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) specializing in the Formative method and practicing remotely with adults and adolescents over telehealth. 

I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Mandarin Chinese from Bennington College and a clinical Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. Currently, I am a PhD student in Integral, Transpersonal, and Somatic Psychology at CIIS, where I am studying and practicing embodied research.  

My former career was in the fast-paced language service industry, where I came to specialize in multilingual translation project management and localization. I am a queer femme who grew up as a Third Culture Kid, living in China and the Navajo Nation during my formative years. Due to these experiences, I am no stranger to the intersections of language, culture, identity, transition, relationships, and somatic embodiment. I take joy in supporting my clients with exploring and integrating layers of identity and experience. Please click here to read more about my areas of specialty.

I received training from the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy in San Francisco where I worked as a Trainee and AMFT. I am currently employed by the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy in San Francisco, California where I work as an AMFT in private practice internship, and I also work part-time at San Rafael High School as an AMFT in their Wellness Center. 

I am supervised by Christina Loeffel, LMFT #29127 and Aaron Hagaman, LMFT #52152.