Kim Honeycutt, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCFC, has been a Psychotherapist in private practice specializing in trauma, addiction, and shame for over 16 years. As a Psychotherapist and recovered alcoholic, Kim has found strength in hearing many raw and vulnerable stories of resiliency, and she wanted others to have the opportunity to hear similar stories. As a result, in January 2014, Kim co-founded icuTalks, a speaking ministry focused on mental health. Kim speaks regularly at icuTalks and at other events, churches, and conferences. She has been published in several magazines and enjoys writing the occasional blog. When she isn’t speaking, listening, writing, or silencing the voices in her head, you can find Kim running very slowly on the streets of Charlotte.
Learn more about Kim’s Talk…
Title: Shame is the graffiti that covers our purpose.
Description: We use behavior to cover our shame and inadvertently cloak the very experiences that direct us to our unique purpose.
What would the news headline about your talk? How do we stop being distracted by shame and instead let it direct us?
What do you want people to learn from your talk? I want them to shame shame instead of themselves and live a life of shame repurposed.
What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? I want people to recognize and repurpose their shame, and be able to look into the wrong message to find the right action.
Learn more about Kim…
Where is your hometown? Fort Mill, South Carolina
What are your hobbies? I love being a slow runner, posting conversations with my mother on Facebook, and finding others who speak sarcasm fluently.
What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about helping people turn the obstacle of shame into a stepping stool, and I teach people that trauma doesn’t have to be a life sentence.
What is the best compliment you’ve received? “I have been able to accept all of myself because of you.”
What do you want to be remembered for? I want to be remembered for not only thinking outside of the box, but for helping others burn their own boxes.
How do you push the boundaries? I attempt to teach people about how our language can keep people within the boundaries of a racist and gender-exclusive system.
What does your happy place look like? Anywhere with Shemar Moore.
What is one thing that you would like to share that isn’t commonly known about you? I visualize harming people who chew gum, whistle, or mindlessly click pens.
Thoughts on Charlotte…
What part of town do you live in? Highland Creek Charlotte, North Carolina
What draws you to Charlotte? I enjoy living in the Bible Belt, as a crazy nontraditional Christ follower who loves everyone.
Where do you see Charlotte in 5 years? As the leading city of road rage.
Our most important question…
What animal will most likely be our future overlords? Koala – undergraduate mascot – scary huh?