Qualifications and Scope of Practice

Kim Honan received a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Social Work, Minor in Criminal Justice at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University, Montgomery, Alabama. She is Board Certified in Tele-Mental Health.  In addition to her clinical background, she was active duty military, and has over 20 years experience working in family court settings with children, adolescents, and adults as a juvenile court counselor and Guardian Ad Litem.  She has spent the last 9 years in Unalaska, Alaska where she was a therapist and Director of Behavioral Health at Iliuliuk Family and Health Services. 

As a Masters level clinician, she is qualified to diagnose and treat all types of mental health concerns to include but not limited to:  depression, substance abuse, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic, stress management, complex grief, complex trauma and trauma recovery, PTSD, as well as family dynamic concerns such as divorce, parenting, communication and relationship building.  

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It is important to me that treatment is geared to each individual client specifically to their needs and what they want to accomplish in therapy.  I have a systems based philosophy of care and will work closely with your primary care provider, family, significant other if you request and desire that integration.  I am trained in various treatment modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.  I believe in using a bio-psychosocial mindset throughout treatment and assessment which essentially means I am assessing external/environmental factors affecting a client’s life as well as medical/physiological factors that might be influencing mood, anxiety and physical health and well being.  All these areas impact us. All are important.

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It's a treatment that varies depending on the personality of the therapist, the client, and the situation that brings you in to counseling. As a clinician, I utilize many different approaches to help you address areas of concern(s) so that your counseling experience feels as natural as possible.  I look forward to speaking with you more about what you would like to accomplish and what is going to work for you.