Forrest Maridas, M.A.

Forrest Maridas, M.A.

Forrest Maridas, M.A.

Forrest Maridas, MA, AT
Provisional Registered Psychologist
Art Therapist 

Creative, Emotional Clarity through Deep Processing

 

Adult Individual Counselling and Multi-person Family and Relationship Counselling

 

I have worked in mental health since 2001, graduating from Antioch University Seattle with a Master’s in Clinical Counselling and a Master’s certificate in Art Therapy.  I strongly believe we can all be your best selves, at times getting assistance with psychotherapy for positive thinking and behavior change.

 

Reduce your mental health symptoms towards an authentic, courageous, joyous, mentally healthy self and a balanced life.  Together we can resolve conflicts, improve interpersonal skills/emotional intelligence, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and self-awareness.  I will support you to resolve concerns through emotional processing, imagery, and the implementation of psychological theory/techniques.

 

Mental Health Areas of Competence:

Issues:

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Perfectionism
  • Art Therapy
  • Brain Injury
  • Career Transition and Job Distress
  • Cross Cultural and Diversity
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance, EAP
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Two-spirit, Gender non-binary, and Queer, GLBPTT*Q
  • Grieving Process
  • Industrial/Organizational Development Consult
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Life Meaning and Worldview
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, OCPD
  • Personal Growth
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexuality
  • Stress Management

I am sensitive to the unique challenges and traumas marginalized, oppressed people’s experience.  In utilizing anti-oppression theory in my practice, I am on a path of always learning towards sensitivity of the multicultural/subculture world views my clients have.

Relationship Counseling

I provide quality clinical counselling through sensitivity and open-mindedness.  I support your relationships as you define them.

Common Areas to Address in Love Relationships

New Relationships

Increasing Connection in an Already Functional

Relationship

Pre-Marital Counseling

Communication Improvement

Sex Therapy towards your Goal Sex Life

Relationship Ground Rules

Repairing Betrayal

Blended Families

 

Relationship counselling facilitates crucial conversations towards a healthy and fulfilling stable long-term relationship.  Additionally, I am a kink friendly professional to speak with about opening up relationships towards non-monogamy, and safe, sane, consensual kink, Ds/SM preferences.

 

Art Therapy

Creative arts Therapies

Art therapy is an emerging discipline, with imagery based self-awareness towards deep knowing.

I also provide supervision for graduate art therapy students, consultation for art therapists as well as talk therapists to integrate more art therapy techniques in their practice.

 

Finances

Avg Cost (per session): $180
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Debit
Insurance Plans: plans (e.g., Blue Cross) cover varied amounts of Psychology Services.  Please check your coverage for amounts.
Possibility of insurance direct billing

Contact Forrest at: bridgepsychological@shaw.ca