Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Gary Forrest, PhD, LMFT, SAP
Specializing in Relationships, Anger, & Communication Issues
Therapy & Coaching in Office or Online
120 East Oakland Park Boulevard   
Suite 108   
Fort LauderdaleFL 33334
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Practice Information
As a systems-oriented psychotherapist and coach, my goal is to help you find your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying systems therapy approaches and techniques, together we will identify long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life or career.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life or career, I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals.

Please call or email me to schedule an individual or couples session, either in person or online. Many of my clients (particularly those who travel!) enjoy the flexibility of online distance sessions. Conducting a session using your computer or smartphone allows us to see and hear each other in a secure, encrypted environment.
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
License Info
Florida License #MT2443
Norwich University, B.A. (with Honors) 1976
Nova Southeastern University, M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy 2007
Nova Southeastern University Ph.D. Marriage & Family Therapy 2014

Florida Department of Health Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 2443)
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certifed Rapid Trauma Resolution
Certified Professional Coach
I work with you in a highly collaborative way to address the issues important to you. We do this by exploring your concerns and working together to develop a plan to achieve the success you desire. Although I am professionally trained as a marriage and family systemic therapist, I am neither for nor against marriage. In fact, I believe all sorts of relationships bring people fulfillment and a sense of well-being. My fundamental orientation is systemic. Psychological problems that afflict people are oftentimes related to the context of their lives and the quality of their interpersonal relationships.

I work with a variety of adult individuals and couples (no children under 18). I have particular expertise dealing with career issues, relationships, alternative lifestyle issues, anger, and substance abuse. As a Certified Coach and Licensed Therapist, I frequently work with people dealing with major life transitions. My training Includes the following extra certifications and areas of specialization: Certified Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP) Domestic Violence Facilitator, and U.S. Dept of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

My entire career, first in business (27 years in high tech) and then in psychotherapy and related research, has been dedicated to how individuals and groups organize and work cooperatively to achieve worthy and positive goals. I am passionate about this work and have ample life experience that many clients have found to be beneficial.
Payments Accepted
Most Insurance, Cash, Check, Credit Cards
Tue - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 10am - whenever; Closed Sun & Mon
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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