Certified EFT Practitioner & Trainer
Certified Matrix Re-Imprinting Practitioner & Trainer
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Founder of LifeWorks Counseling & Coaching
Forrest has dedicated her career to helping people through life’s challenges. A psychotherapist, life coach, and retired Registered Nurse, Forrest has more than 30 years of experience in counseling and medicine. She has been practicing the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) since 2002 and is the Founding President of the Florida EFT Association (FEFTA).
Forrest holds certifications as an EFT Practitioner through EFT Universe and as a Practitioner/Trainer (Level 3) through the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET). Other certifications include Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and Trainer, and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Forrest has had phenomenal success treating issues relating to trauma – including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – depression, phobias, panic and stress disorders, grief, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Her background includes working with the Suncoast Hospice where she provided counseling support to pediatric patients and their families. She also founded Alliance Coaching, offering guidance to help clients strengthen families, improve relationships, enhance personal growth and make positive career choices.
Forrest is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and earned an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from St. Petersburg College. In addition, she has advanced training from the Institute of Life Coach Training, the International Traumatology Institute, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Forrest’s mission is to empower people to live joyful, peaceful, satisfying lives through emotional freedom and healing. Her frequent workshops and training which teach others the healing power of EFT is a dynamic means of meeting this mission.