Group Coaching


Group coaching provides the motivation for you to make the change
you always wanted to make, learn skills, share knowledge and receive
encouragement. Whatever your goal is, you can achieve it with others who
understand

Friendship Group for Adults with Asperger’s Disorder, HFA, and mild Intellectual Disabilities

Join a welcoming and positive group experience that gets you out of the house and into a budding friendship circle! If you are an adult with IDD who is somewhat isolated or is spending too much time connecting with the computer rather than people, you might want to consider this coaching group for young adults (20 to 40 years old) with Asperger’s disorder, HFA, or mild intellectual disabilities. Each week we work on listening skills, relaxation practices and friendship skill building (e.g., how to “read” social cues) using small group discussion, social skills videos, and lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement.  Group members become more and more relaxed with one another—on their way to forming friendships within the group and, hopefully, generalizing the skills to use outside the group too. Group meets every Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at my office in Raleigh.  This is an ongoing group and is limited to 8 members. This group runs through June.  You can join at any time.

Coaching for Partners of Adults with Aspergers Disorder

Life isn’t exactly what you expected when you first said, “I do.” A new ten-week psychoeducational group is forming to address issues of being “an Asperger’s partner.” Don’t go it alone. Share your experiences with other Asperger’s partners/spouses. Topics include understanding the disorder; differences in social, communication and sensory skills; living with an Asperger’s partner; positive qualities of a partner with Asperger’s; needs of a “neurotypical” partner; parenting with an Asperger’s partner; love and affection; and ways to make the marriage/partnership successful. Group is limited to eight participants. New group starts on Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Group ends with a brunch at my house!

Coaching Group for Parents of Special Needs Adults

As a parent of an adult with disabilities, you may be wondering what your next step is. Should my child continue to live with the family, or live in his own place? Is there anything else I still need to do? How do I let go? Whether your adult child lives with the family or moves to a residential option, you still must come to grips with their future. This is a unique opportunity to meet with other parents struggling with the same issues. Each week, we check in to see where you are in the process of helping your adult child move on, identify and share community resources poised to help and, importantly, explore your own process of moving on too! Join a group of parents exploring new beginnings, setting goals for the next step for their adult child and for themselves, and sharing the experience with people who understand.  Group is limited to 10 members. It meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This 10-session group starts in the spring on March 13, 2018, and it ends in May with a brunch at my house!
Our son has benefited from the sage advice of Kathy Honeyman over nearly ten years. She has helped him break down problems into smaller parts that are understandable, and develop strategies to help him change behaviors. Kathy has always engaged with him respectfully to help him set goals for himself that have evolved as he has matured into adulthood. We all appreciate her role in his life. Our son knows when he is “stuck”, it’s time to meet with Kathy!

-Parent of adult client

I am so grateful that Kathy moved to North Carolina and provide exceptional services for our families. Kathy is very knowledgeable and she understand the issues we face. Kathy will also provide great options and solutions because....Kathy truly cares for our families. Life would not be the same without you Kathy. Thank you for who you are and all you do!

-Parent of adult client

My 23-year-old daughter has participated in multiple small group sessions with Kathy Honeyman. When the most recent session was over, she told me there is another session beginning in the fall and she wanted to attend.  When I asked why she said, "I like going to see Mrs. Honeyman and my friends." Meeting with a group of peers has helped my daughter to understand that others have some of the same struggles she has.

-Group Participant mother

Our son has worked with Kathy on both an individual and group setting. Because of her work with him, we have seen a great improvement in both his coping and social skills.

-Bryan S.

My meetings with Kathy Honeyman and the group of other participants over the past year have helped me learn how to make and keep friends, socialize with my coworkers, and understand more about personal relationships.

-Ryan A, Raleigh.

Several of the individuals I support have attended counseling sessions with Kathy Honeyman. She is incredibly person centered and works with each individual to address their specific need. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Kathy to individuals, parents and other service providers.

-Ann Chludzinski, QP, Residential Support Services

With over 40 years of experience as a professional in the IDD field, I have not associated with anyone who is more dedicated to the assurance of human rights and dignity than Kathy Honeyman. Because of this she is able to connect to the people she counsels in a very practical and effective way that makes them feel safe and promotes self worth

-Rick Chappell, Executive Director, Residential Support Services of Wake County, Inc.

Kathy Honeyman is an integral part of the ID world. She has many years of experience with working with this population, and this reflects in the services she provides. She has a true understanding of the issues this population faces. She upholds high morals and ethics and truly sees her clients as they are. She empowers individuals, helping to improve their lives and also helps them understand abstract concepts like accountability which helps foster motivation for healthy changes. She uses a whole systems approach and is strength-based in her practice. She also facilitates appropriate social groups on topics important to this population which further elicits motivation for change through peer support and professional guidance. I only wish we had more Kathys in the world!

-Denise Monkovich, QP

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