How can therapy help me?
The therapy that Gary offers helps you to change and improve your strategies for coping with complex issues such as anger, substance abuse recovery, and relationship issues, which frequently include rage and anger, fear, depression, anxiety, cheating, and domestic violence (in other words, communication problems). He can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or help you to find a solution. Clients report that therapy with Gary has helped them to change in the following ways:
- Improve communications in intimate relationships
- Resolve the issues or concerns that led them to seek therapy
- Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Learn techniques to banish rage and resolve (not manage) anger
- Manage grief and other emotional pressures
- Overcome depression and anxiety
- Change old behavior patterns and develop new ones
- Discover new ways to solve family or marriage problems
- Overcome compulsions, such as alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, overeating, sex addiction, etc.
- Improve resilience in overcoming workplace issues
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality between a client and psychotherapist is essential. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. You will receive a written copy of the confidential disclosure agreement, and what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. If you want Dr. Forrest to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), he can only release this information after obtaining your written permission.
State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except in the following situations:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
- If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
What are your hours?
We are open from 11 am to 9 pm (our last appointment is at 8 pm) on Tuesday through Friday. On Saturday, we are open from 11 am until whenever we get done! We are closed on Sunday and Monday.
Do you take insurance?
We accept most insurance, except Medicare and Medicaid.