My name is Houston McMahan and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State (MC61164550). I received training and my Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. I completed my clinical internship in a group practice where I worked primarily with women on topics such as addiction, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, queer issues, women's issues, and spirituality. Alongside my private practice, I also work with young adults in homeless populations that are experiencing mental health crises.
In my time outside of the office, I am often snuggling my dog and caring for my 50+ houseplants. Through taking care of animals and plants, I am reminded of the nurturing and care I also deserve, and continue to learn how to be kind, attentive, playful, and gentle with myself.
It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship should be rooted in collaboration, honesty, and curiosity. This relationship requires an investment from both client and therapist as together we work toward a common goal of healing. I believe it is important to not only listen to what is being said in each session, but to also pay attention to what is left unsaid. As humans, we enter each space bringing our mind, body, and spirit, and I believe it is necessary to welcome and tend to each of these categories with deep care. I desire to join you in a process that can at times be messy and difficult with hope that through relationship (to self, other, nature, spirituality, etc.) you may find healing and rest.