Dr. Kirk J. Honda, PsyD, LMFT

I practice psychotherapy in Shoreline (just north of Seattle) working with individuals, couples and families. If you would like to make an appointment or ask a question, feel free to email me at kirkhonda@gmail.com.

Qualifications

  • Practicing Psychotherapist – 1996 to present

  • Chair of the Couple and Family Therapy Program – Antioch University Seattle – 2015 to 2017

  • Faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy Program – Antioch University Seattle – 1998 to present

  • License in Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (Lic#: LF00001679) – 1999 to present

  • Clinical Supervisor – 1999 to present

  • Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) – 2009 to present

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor – 2011 to present

  • Doctorate in Psychology – Antioch University Seattle – 2014

  • Master's in Psychology - Antioch University Seattle - 1997

I have experience with individuals, couples, and families on the following issues: relationship issues, personality disorders, trauma recovery, teen issues, couples, families, mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, domestic violence, substance addiction, sex addiction, parenting, sexuality, spirituality (I am religion friendly), and sexual orientation issues (I am LGBTQ-friendly and poly-friendly).

Therapeutic Approach

My practice involves working with individuals, couples, and families.  The goal of psychotherapy is to help you reach your goals.  Examples of possible improvements include: improving relationships, reducing depression or anxiety, reducing conflict, feeling better, improving life satisfaction, grieving a loss, finding clarity, discovering parts of the self, etc.

In my approach to therapy, rather than adhering to one specific school of thought, I utilize an integrative approach that carefully and thoughtfully selects from several useful models:

  • Relational psychodynamic theory and attachment theory states that people are affected by their early attachment figures.

  • Experiential therapies involve helping individuals and families emote more freely and healthily.

  • Humanistic psychology focuses on the good in people and their growth potential.

  • Systems theory states that individuals are a part of an interconnected whole.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a practical approach to helping in which the therapist helps the client find solutions by changing the way the client thinks and behaves.

  • Feminist theory that questions our cultural understandings and advocates for fairness.

This integrative model provides many methods to achieve one’s goals in therapy: emotional work, improved communication, personal exploration, psychological awareness, support, psychoeducation, cognitive changes, behavioral changes, and system adjustment.

Social Justice

As a person of color and an advocate of social justice I understand the importance of culture, privilege, racism, heterosexism, oppression, classism, ageism, etc.  These contextual elements play an important role in our lives and are considered when determining goals and strengths

Awards

  • Family Advocate Award, Changes Parenting Support Network, 2009
  • Educator of the Year, Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012
  • Board of Trustees’ Catalysts of Collaboration Award, Antioch University, 2014
  • Provost’s Recognition Award, Antioch University, 2016