Assistant Professor, Chair of Counseling and Psychology Department
Prof. Dawn Houk, M.A., LPC, LMFT, is the department Chair of Counseling and Psychology, which hosts our BA in Human Development & Psychology and our MA in Counseling. she was raised in Brazil within a missionary family, Professor Houk is a Life Bible College alumna with an A.A. in Pastoral Ministry and B.A. in Biblical Studies. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Regent University and is pursuing her Doctoral degree. For nearly a decade, her roles as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) include providing intake and education within many organizations. Additionally, she has mentored and supervised incoming therapists at Potomac Behavioral Solutions and recently launched a company with her husband, Houk Behavioral Health, LLC. She will provide professional development, mentorship, and instruction in her new role at LPU.
She is married to Dr. Ray Houk, a long-time adjunct professor who recently helped design the Certificate in Chaplaincy. They have two young adult children, Quinn and Quincey, and will relocate to C.A. from the east coast to invest their next season at the University. In addition to clinical work, Professor Houk and her husband have served in various capacities within the United States Navy and the Foursquare Church from local church ministry, Foursquare Missions International, and Foursquare Chaplains International (FCI.)
B.A. in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Regent University
Ph.D. Counseling at Concordia University (in progress)