Psychotherapy Can Help

HonnolDCounseling applies the theories, tools and best practices of psychology to help clients gain relief from the symptoms of distress that brought them to see a personal counselor.

Once the assessment is complete, HonnolDCounseling helps you to:

  • Establish the counseling focus;
  • Set realistic and achievable goals;
  • Identify tools and resources to be used;
  • Set a realistic and flexible schedule;
  • Meet with a counselor to address the issues; and
  • Respond flexibly to changing needs over time.

HonnolDCounseling may, for example, help you to:

  • Express feelings of sadness, in order to relieve depression or anxiety;
  • Improve your “sleep hygiene,” to get a better night’s sleep;
  • End addictive use of alcohol, drugs, food, work or sex;
  • Increase regular exercise;
  • Strengthen your interests and activities outside work;
  • Improve communication with a spouse or partner;
  • Recognize that a marriage or intimate relationship may have ended;
  • Recognize the “emptiness” in life, and either “accept it” or “fill it up”;
  • “Downshift” a successful but overly demanding career;
  • Improve communication with a colleague, spouse or child; or
  • Cope with financial catastrophe, death, illness or loss.

HonnolDCounseling recognizes that:

  • Some problems can be resolved quickly;
  • Other problems need to be addressed over time;
  • Treatment should be efficient, but artificial deadlines are unhelpful;
  • The focus of attention may shift over time;
  • Both practical and emotional issues need to be addressed; and
  • The client should decide how long to continue counseling, and when to end.

Edward Honnold has a professional consulting style that:

  • Is highly interactive and dynamic;
  • Provides intensive feedback and perspective;
  • Offers compassionate understanding;
  • Emphasizes the client’s responsibility to make needed changes;
  • Sets realistic goals;
  • Relentlessly aims to achieve results; and
  • Provides continuous evaluation on progress achieved and further goals.

HonnolDCounseling has worked successfully with hundreds of professionals in Washington, D.C. on significant personal and professional issues.  Over time, many clients return to HonnolDCounseling to take a further look at their lives, in light of recent experience or from a different point of view, with different concerns or objectives.

“Facing it,
always facing it,
that’s the way to get through.
Face it.”

— Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

In both personal life and in a profession,
significant transitions are motivated by pain, and then guided by desire and intention.