Alexis Forrey, LMFT
CA License #113859
(805) 987-3162 x8
- Individuals, couples/families, adolescents, groups
- Eating disorders/body image struggles
- Trauma, anxiety, depression, DBT, CRM
Society and social media tell us that we have to look, feel, and act a certain way to “fit in.” More likely than not, you don’t fit the typical mold that society has created and as a result you might feel like an outsider; other, different, less than, anxious, depressed, or lonely. Perhaps this doesn’t quite fit your particular situation or feelings, and that’s okay, too. I am here to offer you alternatives; acceptance, non-judgment, balance, and effective tools to help you live life with more fulfillment and less conflict. I see adolescents, adults, and couples/families coping with various mental health and life issues.
Stop comparing your “behind-the-scenes” to someone else’s “highlight reel.” Doing “the work” is hard and can often be really scary, but SO WORTH IT. As a person who has dealt with the above issues, I am passionate about helping others find their own inner strength and healing. I am so grateful for my journey and would be honored to be a part of yours.
Your mental health and well-being are SO important and I will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals and make sure you feel supported every step of the way. I use different techniques and methods based on what’s helpful for YOU. Therapy is not “one size fits all,” but rather a united relationship based on connection, compassion, and trust.
Alexis Forrey joins The New Beginnings Center as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Alexis has worked both administratively and clinically in the mental health field; specifically working with eating disorders, substance abuse, and other co-occurring disorders. While at Pacifica, Alexis’s education focused on depth psychology; looking at our unconscious and the underlying causes of “why we do what we do” even when we are not aware of it.
Alexis has also received intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from the Behavioral Tech Institute and enjoys partnering her knowledge of depth psychology with the helpful skills taught in DBT. Alexis believes that therapy is not about diagnoses or “one method fits all,” but rather about building a connection and creating a safe and comfortable space for healing and growth.