Do you ever feel like you can't find the words to express how you feel? Whether you think of yourself as an artist or not, I can guide you in using creative approaches blended with psychological and cultural identity factors to look at your life in new ways. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and art therapist. I believe everyone is creative in some way, whether you think of yourself as an artist or not. We will collaborate to find strategies that work well for you to find increased meaning in your life, whether that means painting, drawing, sculpting, weaving, writing, puppeteering, talking, or something else. If you are feeling empty, worried, stressed, or sad, I am here to listen. Maybe you are feeling stuck, and need some guidance as you find your way. Through the art process, we will identify the "stories" that have defined you, and open the door to new possibilities.
or Call Katharine Houpt, MAAT, ATR, LCPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 31749
More Info About My Practice
Currently, I am accepting private pay and out-of-network payments. I will be accepting insurance soon-- please contact me for further details.
I have three major components of my practice: 1) art therapy with adults 18+ in an art studio in Rogers Park, 2) art therapy with older adults experiencing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, Parkinson's disease, the effects of stroke, and end-of-life issues in their homes, 3) clinical supervision.
If you are curious about art therapy, or need more clarification, don't hesitate to call! I love talking with people about art therapy and how it can be helpful.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am passionate about working with people dealing with life transitions. I love working with college students looking for their life's purpose, as well as people near the end of their lives craving a sense of meaning and legacy.
In addition, I have many years of experience working with people experiencing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. As people with dementia begin to have less access to words and facts, emotions and creativity come to the forefront as communication strengths. I believe a diagnosis of Alzheimer's does not signify the end of finding meaning in one's life. Through working together, I will guide you in continued growth in self-expression.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I have personally had experiences with therapists ranging from extremely positive to not so great. I try to be the type of therapist I would want for myself. This means I will not judge you, but will work to support you and encourage growth at the pace you want. This means I am not afraid to laugh with you-- humor in the therapy process is so healing. This means I am not afraid of difficult emotions-- I consider it an honor to sit with you and listen to what you have to say.
You are the expert on your own experience. I hope to collaborate with you, and build our relationship based on mutual respect.