Dr. Gary M. Forrest

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
 therapist: Dr. Gary M. Forrest,
In-Person in Oakland Park, FL 33334
Online in Florida
I specialize in anger, relationships, communication, substance abuse, and compulsions. I believe changing in small ways can hugely impact your life and affect your happiness. Also, because I believe all sorts of relationships can bring fulfillment and joy, I am neither for nor against marriage.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+ clients.
Languages: English only

Treatment Approach

  • Narrative
Approach Description: My fundamental orientation is systemic therapy. Psychological problems that afflict people are oftentimes related to the context of their lives and the quality of their interpersonal relationships.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Gary M. Forrest LMFT
  • Male
  • License # MT2443
  • Licensed in Florida
  • Practicing Since 2007
Education: Norwich University, B.A. (with Honors), 1976. Nova Southeastern University, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, 2007. Nova Southeastern University, Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014.


  • Average Session Fee $150 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Please call my associate, Robin (954-308-7479) for details on how we deal with insurance. We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Dr. Gary M. Forrest Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Oakland Park, FL 33334
  • Available Online for residents of Florida
  • Online Therapy Details: Online via HIPAA-compliant Encrypted Zoom. We do not offer in-office sessions at this time.
Dr. Gary M. Forrest Practice Description
I help adult clients who are experiencing relationship issues, anger, substance abuse, and compulsions to develop a plan for achieving success. I work with people dealing with major life transitions and I specialize in helping clients resolve (not "manage") anger. Relationship issues usually involve anger, depression, anxiety, cheating, and trust issues (all of which are communications problems). Frequently, relationship issues also involve domestic violence, coercive control, and compulsions, such as gambling or sex. I also specialize in these areas. My Subspecialty Training Includes: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Hypnotherapist; Certified Anger Resolution; U.S. Dept. of Transportation Certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP); and domestic violence resolution training. Furthermore, I provide individual Intensive Out Patient (IOP) programs for those clients who require discreet, private outpatient treatment. This is a second career for me. I spent 27 years in business before I went back to school and got my Masters and PhD degrees. I have been a therapist since 2007. My "real world" experiences as a high-tech business executive form the basis for my therapy work. Some of the personnel issues, etc. that I encountered in business would have been much easier to overcome if I had known then what I know now!

Practice Overview

120 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Available both in-person and online
17 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

Office Hours

11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - Whenever

Driving Directions

We are on Oakland Park Blvd., 1 mile east of I-95, but please don't drive to us. We are not seeing clients in our office at this time. For years I have treated clients who travel extensively (often in foreign countries). I am very experienced at working online and would love to see you that way!

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