Master's Candidate - Bridget Houston


Bridget Houston completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University and is currently completing her Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Western University. She is passionate about equitable and inclusive programs that support and enable individual and community well-being. Her undergraduate thesis examined interventions to reduce harmful drinking in university students. Bridget has worked in an assisted living home, community health centre and various women’s centres supporting individuals with mental health challenges and/or disabilities. She strives to empower and provide assistance to individuals to enable them to achieve self-defined fulfilling lives. Bridget considers issues and solutions on multiple levels (e.g., individual, community, policy), believing this is essential to effecting sustainable change. She has been involved with a variety of research projects, program development initiatives and policy reforms that aim to improve the support available for individuals with mental health challenges and/or disabilities.

Clinical and Research Interests

Sexual-based violence, addictions, mental health, community-based intervention/prevention, criminal justice