Nancy Warkentin Houdek LPC, NCC, Counseling in Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48334

Nancy Warkentin Houdek


Nancy Warkentin Houdek


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: Session fees range $100 - $120
Free Initial Consultation


31300 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite B
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

My Approach to Helping

I enjoy helping clients find a better way. The 'way' being whatever current path you're on that isn't working or bringing you joy, i.e. relationships, marriage, career, feeling stuck, anxious, sad, hauntings from a traumatic past, struggling with a loss or perhaps not liking who you see in the mirror each day. Life is full of challenges and events that bring us up and those that bring us down. Counseling provides the time and space to work through your thoughts and feelings, to change your view of the world, improve your sense of self worth and increase your confidence and ability to cope with all that comes along in life.

I approach these experiences with empathic listening and genuine curiosity, as well as compassion and respect. I understand the courage it takes to delve into issues that feel uncomfortable and sometimes painful. I provide a private office in Farmington Hills where you can feel safe, where honesty is valued and not judged. My approach to our work together also includes asking questions, offering interpretations, providing psycho-education, encouragement, honesty and a splash of humor.

Beyond my training, I bring to therapy my own journey and the lessons that have come from life's bumps as well as the successes. I have experienced the challenges of being a caregiver to a parent with dementia, as well as grieved the loss of a parent. My family members have struggled with cancer and I understand the fear and helplessness that accompanies this disease. I've also experienced the joy of loving relationships and strong friendships. I have been blessed with children on the gifted spectrum, and know as well the stress that comes with their unique view of the world and heightened sensitivities.

Therapy can be a life-changing process, and I feel honored each day when I can share with someone that experience of positive change and re-discovering joy!

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.

I respond to all communication within the same day.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to obtaining a Masters in Counseling, I completed a specialization in Mental Health.

I have a specific interest in supporting men and women who feel they go through life not being enough. When we struggle with low self worth, everything else in our life also becomes a struggle; relationships, careers, as well as navigating life's changes. Low self esteem can look and feel like sadness, lacking purpose and motivation, feeling insignificant and unheard to the rest of the wold, and sometimes being argumentative. Through the counseling process I help men and women reframe their view of self, regain control of how they think and feel, and reconnect to those parts of themselves that can endure change, and feel joy.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women, cancer survivors, weight issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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