Meet Forrest Ray, LPCc
Forrest provides a deeply compassionate and non-judgmental space for folks to find their path toward healing. Forrest has gone through the blazar of war after deploying to Iraq as an infantryman in the Army. Afterwards he took stock in how deeply impactful this experience was to him, witnessing many of his fellow friends and soldiers mental health deteriorate. After leaving the Army he did not stop his mission of service and duty to the good in human kind. Forrest organized many community events around homelessness, humanitarian crisis, and deep healing through the arts and mindfulness practices.
Forrest has sat with elders in their dying process, helped chauffeur young adults through the existential turmoil of forming an identity, and attended to the many needs for compassion, authenticity, and simple humanity that many of us long for. Forrest received his master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and has since worked with teens, adults, and elders; helping them all find value and felicity in their lives. He offers a deeply felt experience of empowerment, respect for the core of dignity in every one of us, and a heart that knows laughter as well as tears. He employs an array of techniques from the yogic traditions, modern modalities (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Role-Play Therapy, and more), and finally he is just really good at listening and acknowledging that he cares about you.