Annette Houghtling, MA, LPC, NCC
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, , , Mental Health Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC.0012647|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: Free 15-minute initial phone consultation.
I can provide documentation for you to submit for "out of network" coverage.
Session rate is $60.
Group therapy is $15 per person per meeting.
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It can be frustrating and shocking to find yourself at a place in life where you feel you've done everything you can possibly do to make things better, but nothing is changing, and things might even be getting worse. Do you resign yourself to try to adapt to the way things are, or do you take the sometimes frightening, confusing step of asking for professional help? It is understandable that the thought of counseling and therapy could potentially provoke more tension and worry than the problems and concerns you're struggling with. Fears of being judged or blamed, feeling like a failure for seeking help, having little hope and expecting it to be verified, and sharing personal details of your life are all potentially a part of the human experience of wanting to protect yourself, not wanting to risk being unsafe.
Of most importance for me as a counselor is to provide compassion, warmth, caring, and a positive therapeutic environment. There is no problem or concern that does not warrant understanding and attentiveness. I seek to provide a professional collaboration that can yield a number of healthy ways to promote changes and shifts in perception and choices. I have an abundance of hope, and am a believer, that change is possible. It's all about looking together, in a hopeful, positive way, for betterment of health and quality of life.
Email or Call Annette Houghtling, MA, LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32557
More Info About My Practice
One of my specialties is helping couples, families, and individuals with relationship concerns. Couple therapy focuses on improving communication skills (what usually helps and what doesn't), helping the couple become aware of each person's effect on the other, developing expectations and guidelines for the relationship, and enhancement of empathy and emotional connection.
In addition, I specialize in recovery and management of bipolar, depression, and anxiety, offering help through both individual and group therapy. The ongoing therapy group features open discussion regarding participants' pertinent issues, with feedback and support offered for coping, finding solutions, and keeping one's mental health care at top priority despite the challenges of life.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
At times people are relieved to have a diagnosis because they finally feel they have something tangible to describe what they have been experiencing. A diagnosis of a disorder can also be helpful for developing the best possible treatment plan. However, it is important that people do not consider themselves to be their diagnosis or their disorder. A person diagnosed with cancer would not say, "I am cancer", and it would be just as inappropriate for a person diagnosed with bipolar to say, "I am bipolar". Instead, it is important that people see themselves as whole individuals, not defined by the disorder, and would instead say, "I have bipolar", just as a cancer patient would say, "I have cancer".
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Group Therapy, Couples, Families, Individuals with Relationship Concerns
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