Katharine Houpt, MAAT, ATR, LCPC

Katharine Houpt, MAAT, ATR, LCPC

Professions: Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180.009452
Secondary Credential: Art Therapist - Registered - 13-041
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 31749
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Chicago, Illinois 60626 - United States

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Call for a free phone consultation.

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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.

Email 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.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke survivors, new therapists

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Power
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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