Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
Illinois Institute of Technology (1974)

National Register Member Since

John Houck, PhD

I have enjoyed working as a counselor since 1974. 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, improve my marriage and overcome my addiction to overeating. I am leading more groups now because of the therapeutic value and cost-effectiveness of groups. I am also available for individual and couples' sessions. My integration of spirituality and psychotherapy is particularly helpful when people seek answers, values, relief from worry, and to fill a materialistic void with spirituality.

I have sought out training with the best therapists, learning the most effective methods. I trained at the Family Institute of Chicago and at Grant Hospital in their addictions program. 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, African Americans, Africans, and Europeans. I have lived in Germany and Chile. 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.

Take the first step to help. Call or Email John B. Houck now – (773) 263-8855,


Years in Practice: 40+ Years
School: Illinois Institute of Technology
Year Graduated: 1974
License No. and State: 071-001927 Illinois

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)

Languages Spoken Other Than English

  • German
  • Spanish

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    • American Psychological Association 
    • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
    • International Association for Transactional Analysis

Fee Information/Office Policy

Days Available: Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays in my Hyde Park office.

Preferred Method of Contact: Via email at or via telephone at 773-263-8855.

Insurance Plans

  • United
  • Optum
  • Medicare
  • ValueOptions
  • I also accept out of network options
  • Please contact me for additional plans

Health Care Plan Participation

Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

In addition to the list of insurance plans above, I also accept:
APS Healthcare
BlueCross BlueShield

Contact Information

Primary Contact

14223 W. Colonial Pointe Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787
P: 773-263-8855 (Mobile)
F: 773-304-1483

Secondary Contact

#195 847 S Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
P: 773-263-8855 (Mobile)
F: 773-304-1483