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.


  • 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


  • 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