Douglas Foresta


About Me

Are you struggling in your relationship with constant worry, or feel stuck thinking about painful things that happened in your past? Perhaps you or your partner find yourself engaging in compulsive behaviors, like drinking, gambling, or overeating as a way to escape from the pain that you feel inside?

I'm Doug Foresta, and I have over 15 years of experience helping couples who are stuck in fear, worry and sadness break free and live the life they want and deserve. I combine my years of experience as a therapist with over 20 years as a playwright and writing instructor to help clients "re=story" their lives. I love working with creative people, and I believe that everyone has a creative power inside them that can help them overcome any obstacle. My clients seem to appreciate a non-judgemental and creative approach to therapy. (I don't have a "cookie-cutter" method of working with clients!)

I know how hard it can be to take that first step and reach out for help. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and see if we are a good fit, and wish you all the best along your journey of change!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone


LICSW #116690 (Expires: 2021-08-12)


Written by R.Y. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Douglas for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Doug has been awesome to work with so far. We have known him for about 5 or 6 weeks and our relationship has been steadily improving. He is a perfect fit to our personalities and knows when to be serious when talking to us but can also help us joke around, laugh, and keep things light. We really look forward to talking with him and enjoy seeing him each week!

Written by A.N. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Douglas Forests has been very patient and empathetic to our needs. We’re grateful for his perspective and insights.