Experience Inner Peace, Deep Healing & Stronger Relationships

Orange County's premier center for individual, couples & family therapy.

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At Forbes Individual & Family Therapy, we specialize in guiding individuals, couples, and families through the journey of self-discovery and nurturing healthier relationships. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your innermost thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

In our practice, we understand the intricate dynamics of personal growth and interpersonal connections. Whether you're facing individual challenges, struggling in your relationship, or seeking to strengthen family bonds, we are here to help.

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Meet our Therapists

As a therapist and clinical supervisor, I'm dedicated to helping people overcome barriers to connection. I specialize in working with couples facing relational conflict, and individuals suffering from the effects of trauma within their own lives.

Shannon Forbes
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I'm a therapist dedicated to cultivating space that allows for vivid authenticity. I am passionate about working with people processing shame, anxiety, and relational and spiritual trauma.

Rae Schrick
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I spend my time with my clients working to help them feel empowered and less overwhelmed by whatever is going on for them. My hope is to host a space where you're free to share and explore your unique experiences and challenges. Learn more about my work below!

Monica Garcia
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My primary goal is help you move towards the life you want to be living in a culturally sensitive space where we can examine your thoughts, feelings and experiences more deeply and without judgment. You can learn more about my work below!

Cristina Arenales
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Clients can expect to explore their personal history, attachment patterns, and unconscious conflicts in a supportive environment. Therapists help individuals gain insight into how past experiences shape present behaviors and relationships, fostering self-awareness and promoting personal growth.


Couples engage in open dialogue with the therapist to explore attachment needs, communication patterns, and underlying conflicts within the relationship. Therapists assist couples in navigating relationship challenges, repairing ruptures, and deepening emotional connection, fostering a secure bond and promoting intimacy.


Therapists consider the family system as a whole, examining relational dynamics, roles, and intergenerational patterns. Sessions involve exploring family communication, resolving conflicts, and promoting understanding among family members. Therapists help families identify and address underlying attachment dynamics and unconscious processes, fostering cohesion and creating a supportive environment for growth and healing.

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