Clinical Background for Psychotherapy Services to Lawyers

Edward Honnold, JD, LICSW, draws on his dual professional background and extensive experience, as both a lawyer and psychotherapist, to counsel lawyers, their spouses, partners and families, on a full range of personal and relationship issues.

  • Psychotherapy for Lawyers: Often in conjunction with career counseling, Ed provides psychotherapy, under his clinical licensure, for many individual lawyers on personal and emotional issues, such as depression, anxiety, compulsive work patterns, substance abuse and other clinical conditions.
  • Marital Issues: Demands at work often burden a lawyer’s personal life. Ed works with many lawyers on relationship issues: finding a partner, sustaining a relationship, managing the beginning or end of a relationship, and "starting over" after a divorce. Ed also works jointly with many couples (where either one, or neither, is a lawyer) to help the couple resolve communication and intimacy issues, or to negotiate collaboratively the early stages of a separation process.
  • Advanced Training: Ed has received advanced clinical training in the fields of cognitive and behavioral therapy, substance abuse, marital and relationship issues, sleep disorders, and trauma recovery.
  • Clinical Licensure: Ed is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the District of Columbia, and he is a long-standing member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW). Rather than currently practicing law with clients, Ed draws on his dual backgrounds in the fields of law and psychotherapy to work with lawyers on an individual level, as both a career consultant and personal counselor.
  • Confidentiality: All contacts with Ed are strictly confidential, as protected by law and professional ethics. This confidentiality is essential for every lawyer, but it is particularly important for lawyers in public life who are committed to maintaining their professional reputations and wish to maintain complete privacy in their consultations on personal matters.

Ed helps lawyers understand, deeply and accurately, the nature and source of their professional and personal dissatisfaction, and to take practical steps toward resolution.