About Us.

We are a depth-oriented psychotherapy group practice serving individuals, couples and families in Newport Beach.

How we approach healing

At Forbes Individual & Family Therapy, we specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy with a deep-rooted focus on self-awareness and relationship enhancement. Grounded in psychodynamic principles, our approach delves into the intricate dynamics of the unconscious parts of you, exploring how past experiences shape present behaviors and relationships.

How does individual therapy look?

In individual therapy sessions, our skilled therapists provide a nurturing space for self-exploration and personal growth. Through introspective dialogue and insight-oriented techniques, clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, uncovering underlying patterns and fostering inner healing.

How about couples therapy?

For couples seeking to strengthen their bond, our couples therapy offers a transformative journey towards deeper connection and mutual understanding. Drawing from psychodynamic theories, we help couples explore the underlying influences on their relationship dynamics, facilitating open communication and conflict resolution.

And family therapy?

Family therapy at our practice embraces the systemic perspective, recognizing the interplay of individual members within the family unit. Our therapists guide families in unraveling generational patterns, improving communication, and fostering cohesion, leading to greater harmony and resilience. We believe in the power of self-awareness to transform relationships and lives. Take the courageous step towards self-discovery and relationship growth by scheduling a free consultation with us today. Together, we'll embark on a journey of insight, healing, and connection.

Our Leadership

Shannon Forbes

Co-Founder & President

Bryan Forbes

Co-Founder & COO

Shannon and Bryan, driven by a sincere desire to make a meaningful difference in people's lives, have founded Forbes Individual and Family Therapy. With over 15 years of combined experience spanning various sectors such as substance abuse & acute mental health treatment, non-profits, and spiritual communities, they bring a wealth of expertise to their practice. Their background in mental health care, coupled with their leadership experience, has shaped a private practice environment dedicated to providing high-quality care. At ForbesIFT, clients can trust in the depth of compassion and professionalism they receive. Bryan and Shannon eagerly anticipate the opportunity to support you on your journey to healing and growth.

Our Guiding Values

Clinical Excellence: We seek to maintain the highest standards of therapeutic practice and continue to develop our skills and knowledge.

Depth-Driven Approach: Our therapy digs deep, addressing not just symptoms but the foundational issues that give rise to them.

Holistic Resourcefulness: Beyond traditional therapy, we aim to resource our clients comprehensively, addressing their broader life challenges and wellness.

Inclusivity and Alliance:
We actively support and promote equality, embracing diversity within our team (an area we're seeking growth in) and also in our care approach, especially in alliance with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.

We are committed to making our services accessible by giving all of our therapists the option to maintain two low fee openings as low as $32/session in order to make quality care attainable for those demonstrating financial need.

Cultural Competence:
We commit to devoting two of our four quarterly all-team trainings a year to topics in multi-cultural care in order to deliver care that respects and integrates the varied cultural backgrounds of our clients.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

At Forbes Individual & Family Therapy, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone. We proudly stand in alliance with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, ensuring that our practice is a safe and affirming space for individuals of all identities and from all walks of life.

Our therapists are committed to understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by marginalized groups, advocating for equality, and working tirelessly to combat discrimination. We believe in the power of diversity and inclusivity to enrich our therapeutic practice and promote healing and growth for all our clients.

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