Welcome to Fishtown Wellness Center

Fishtown Wellness Center helps individuals and families create, cultivate, and sustain the life they want to live.

Working Hours
Flexible appointments, offering day/evening/weekend sessions based on clinician availability
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430 Belgrade St. Philadelphia, PA 19125


Nathan Houck

Who We Are And What We Do
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Nathan Houck

Pre-licensed Professional Counselor
My name is Nathan Houck. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Currently, I am working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, working under the clinical supervision of Kat Glick, LPC. I also have a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University.
I have experience in multiple clinical settings working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, interpersonal and relational difficulties, and substance use. Also, I work with individuals who may simply want to better understand themselves, identify their purpose, or grapple with questions of meaning in life.
My approach to therapy explores how relationships have impacted you, whether relationships with other people, relationships with systems in society, or the relationships between the different parts of yourself. Once we identify the dynamics impacting your experience, we work on solutions to bring about change. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed, gender affirming, and antioppressive, which means discussions of systems of power, oppression, and privilege are welcome and encouraged in the therapeutic space.
Also, I incorporate elements of mindfulness, spirituality, and other therapeutic approaches when helpful – because one approach does not fit all when it comes to therapy. The core of my therapeutic philosophy is the acknowledgement that every person has a right to be who they are and to better understand themselves as they move through life.
Credentials, Training, Specialties


  • M.S. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
  • Under supervision for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania as a professional counselor (LPC)
  • Specialties in the areas of mindfulness practices, loss and grief, anxiety, depression, and life transitions


  • Completed Mindfulness in Recovery training through Mindful Life Network
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Being the Change: Embracing Antiracism in the Therapy Room
  • Gender Minority Stress and Resilience in Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Clients
  • Providing Culturally Competent and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affirmative Care
  • Don’t Tell Me to Lose Weight: Navigating and Challenging Medical Fatphobia
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Decolonizing Mental Health
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Immersion Training
Commitment to Social Justice

I encourage discussions of privilege and oppression within the therapeutic relationship to acknowledge and eliminate power imbalances in the therapeutic space. Additionally, I also offer reduced sliding scale rates for members of marginalized groups who have historically been denied access to services.

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