Practicing Since: 2018
Forrest utilizes a therapeutic approach focused on the client’s ability to find meaning in their past and current experiences in order to develop positive thought processes. As a (current) active military member, Forrest brings a shared understanding of difficulties that can arise from deployed environments as well as the stress they place on families at home. To facilitate client growth, he utilizes mindfulness exercises to reduce negative thoughts and feelings while helping the client to reframe their current circumstances in order to identify a purpose to their life.
Forrest views the therapeutic process as a journey of self-exploration and views himself as a facilitator during this endeavor. A holistic view of the client is used as every aspect of one’s life is important. Each client’s experiences offer them methods to adapt and overcome obstacles with the counselor helping to refine those methods.
Forrest has a Master of Science from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is certified through the military as a Master Resilience Trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Forrest has been married since 2006 with one child. He enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, and anything his daughter enjoys.
Other treatment orientations include: Logotherapy.
Forrest is licensed in the state of Virginia #0704014110 and under the clinical supervision of LeeAnn R Gumulauskas #0701008515.