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John B. Houck Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
Substance Abuse Counselor
Couples Counseling Specialist

John B. Houck, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), Substance Abuse Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Couples Counseling Specialist, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Houck specializes in treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit - in the context of relationships, using a wide variety of perspectives and methods.


Dr. Houck earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1974 and has been licensed since 1975. He has had postgraduate training in marriage and family therapy, group therapy, addictions counseling, mediation, hypnotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, transactional analysis (TA), gestalt, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), pastoral counseling, and guided imagery.

John B. Houck sees patients at the following location(s):

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Psychological Services PC
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2403
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7415
Contact John B. Houck
Phone: (773) 263-8855
Fax: (773) 304-1483

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Psychological Services PC
5236 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60615-4212
Phone: (773) 263-8855
Fax: (773) 304-1483

Personal Statement

I have enjoyed working as a counselor for over thirty years. I went into this work because I experienced how helpful counseling was to me, when I really needed it. I have learned to understand myself and to overcome my anxiety and depression, as well as to improve my marriage and to overcome my addiction to overeating.

Over the years I have sought out training with the best therapists, learning the most effective methods. I have had special training with families, including children and adolescents, and couples. I trained at the Family Institute of Chicago for two years. I also trained for two years in Addictions Counseling at Grant Hospital, and treat people with all kinds of addictions. I trained with Brian Weiss in past life therapy, and enjoy working with the many people he refers to me. I am familiar with people of all cultures, including Asians, Hispanics, Afro-Americans, Africans, and Europeans. I have traveled in many countries of the world, and have lived in Germany and Chile. I see many gay and lesbian clients. I speak and understand German and Spanish.

I would welcome a chance to talk with you about the possibility of my helping you. I will do my best to understand and appreciate you as the unique person you are, and to help you accomplish your goals in therapy.

To schedule an appointment online at my Michigan Avenue office, please visit

To schedule an appointment at my Hyde Park office, please visit

Treatment Areas

Dr. Houck has experience treating the following areas: Addiction Issues, Adoption Issues, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Assertiveness, Behavior Disorders, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, Cancer, Caregivers' Issues, Chemical Dependency, Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims, Co-Dependency, Compulsive Debting, Compulsive Gambling, Compulsive Overeating, Compulsive Spending, Couples' Issues, Depression, Divorce, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders, Family Systems, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender Issues, Grief, Headaches, Hypertension, Identity Issues, Life Management Issues, Loneliness, Low Self-Esteem, Manic-Depressive Illness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Midlife Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, PTSD, Pain, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorders, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Seniors' Issues, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Dysfunction, Stress, Substance Abuse, Traumatic Stress, Weight Management, and Work Issues.

Treatment Modalities

Dr. Houck provides 12-Step Programs, Business Consulting, Christian Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, DUI Evaluation, Divorce Mediation, Existential Psychotherapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Goal-Oriented Therapy, Group Therapy, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Lifestyle Assessment, Marriage Counseling, Mediation, Pain Management, Pastoral Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sex Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Substance Abuse Evaluation, and Transactional Analysis.

He works with Adolescents, Adults, Businesses/Corporations, Couples, Families, and Seniors.

Non-English Languages Spoken

Dr. Houck is fluent in German and Spanish.