Shannon Forbes, LMFT

LMFT #100604

Shannon Forbes is Co-founder and Clinical Director of Forbes Individual and Family Therapy, Inc. She has been practicing for over 10 years and currently supervises pre-licensed clinicians. Shannon works from an integrative psychodynamic approach to help clients overcome past wounds that prevent them from living wholeheartedly.

Areas of focus:

  • Couples, parents, & individuals with depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Trauma

About me

Everyone has an inner critic that is demanding, judgmental, and critical of the self. Some have harsher inner critics than others; however, my goal is for my clients to experience less criticism and more curiosity and self-compassion. Self-criticism is debilitating. It can lead to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, cutting, substance abuse, infidelity and the list goes on. As I work with my clients to develop more self-awareness and self-understanding, they begin to develop more self-compassion and their symptoms begin to dissipate.

I work from an integrative psychodynamic approach to help you discover ways you have, unknowingly, prevented yourself from getting what you want in life. I am also EMDR trained, which allows me to incorporate trauma work into our sessions together. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, & trauma from a relational approach.

If you find yourself acting in ways that go against your value system and you need someone that will be non-judgmental and help you become who you want to be, then reach out. I am currently accepting new clients via in person & telehealth.

Areas of focus:





Identity Issues

Relationship Conflict/Couples Therapy

Substance Abuse

Spiritual Issues

Family Substance Abuse

Eating Issues

Works with:





M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University


(714) 497-3008

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