Meet the Team
Bold Steps Behavioral Health brings together doctors, nurses, therapists, and specialists at the top of their field. Through a holistic approach to recovery, the team at Bold Steps offers a personalized, comprehensive approach to treating addictive behaviors in the Harrisburg community.
John Houton, PHD, LPC, CAADC
Dr. John Houton was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Springfield, PA. He has worked in Social services since 2000, starting with homeless, run-away, and at-risk youth in inner-city Philadelphia. He has lived and worked in Ireland and Lancaster County PA where he trained and focused practice on trauma, attachment, and sexual abuse issues.
Dr. John has focused on treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders in community-based organizations as well as in-patient and out-patient levels of care. His focus on community development and collaboration has led to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles.
Dr. John received his Bachelor of Science from Widener University in Chester, PA, Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling and Care at Neumann University in Aston, PA, and PhD. in Clinical Pastoral Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2014, credentialed as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for the Federal Department of Transportation. Dr. John conducts trainings and workshops for other treatment providers and community organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and is passionate about improving communities and helping families heal through best treatment practices and care.