Erin Houchin

Erin Houchin, MA

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I am excited to work with folks across diverse identities, and I have a particular interest in working with folks with an intersection of queer and neurodivergent identities.

I work with adult clients who are seeking a deeper, authentic connection to self; whether that be unmasking neurodivergence, navigating difficult life events and liminal spaces, understanding the effects of trauma and intergenerational patterns that influence life, or expanding into a greater understanding of one’s LGBTQIA+ identity.

My approach as a therapist is deeply affirming and non-judgmental, with roots in intersectional feminism, sex-positivity, and queer theory. I believe in working as a co-collaborator to identify rigid thinking and learn how to move towards more flexibility while experiencing life’s expansions and contractions. Alongside talk therapy, I incorporate somatic techniques and mindfulness practices, recognizing the body as a source of wisdom and guidance.

All of us are embedded in a larger societal context. I both acknowledge the impact of that context as well as question “common sense” labels and understandings. Life is beautiful and messy. I aim to co-create a space with you that allows for your wholeness to be present, known, and integrated.

If this invitation speaks to you, please reach out via phone or email. I look forward to collaborating with you in your radical act of self-discovery!

Professional Experience

Erin holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the School of Counseling at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. There, they focused on queer and trans experiences and applying a social justice lens to mental healthcare. They also hold a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Women’s Studies from Indiana University in Indianapolis. In addition to working with kinky, polyamorous, and LGBTQIA+ clients, Erin has provided therapy for individuals navigating neurodivergence, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and identity work.

Skokie

8707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 310
Skokie, IL 60077

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Lakeview

3139 N. Lincoln Avenue
Suite 209 & 220
Chicago, IL 60657

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