Monica Forst

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CP, ICADC, CCC

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Monica Forst

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CP, ICADC, CCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Choices in Action Counselling Services
300 March Road
Suite 410
Kanata, ON K2K
(855) 974-4775
Offers online therapy

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About

My areas of expertise are Addictions, Childhood Trauma and Anger Management. I treat individuals, couples and groups. My approach is psychodynamic, using action methods, transactional analysis and schema focused therapy to help change harmful patterns from the past that are interfering with the present. Ideal age of clients is mid 20's to mid 60's.
I have had the privilege of becoming an expert in helping men work through a variety of issues, specifically childhood sexual abuse and anger management. I have provided training on the treatment of male survivors to health care professionals across Canada. In addition I have over 25 years of experience working with men and women with histories of trauma.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • SunLife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 001914
  • School: University of Ottawa
  • Year Graduated: 2003

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Examiners for Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy / Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Feder / 609651
  • Certificate Date: 1993
  • Certificate: University of Ottawa / Masters in Counselling in Educ
  • Certificate Date: 2003

Monica Forst's Groups

Caduceus

This is a weekly health care professionals group for doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and psychotherapists who need a supportive, therapeutic environment to help them maintain healthy recovery from substance abuse. An individual assessment is required prior to being accepted into the group. Health Care professionals must belong to a regulatory college in order to attend Caduceus. There is a fee for the assessment and for the group.

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Personal Growth Group Therapy for Women

Using action methods, Transactional Analysis and Schema Focused therapy, this group therapy provides a structure to explore triggering events in the present that interfere with living life more fully. Taking a psychodynamic approach, these issues often require re-working history. This is a long term group therapy that runs on 12 session intervals. Fee: $60. per session. Every second week.

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Location

Choices in Action Counselling Services
300 March Road
Suite 410
Kanata, ON K2K
(855) 974-4775
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities:
Postal Codes:
Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 5 Aug 2022
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Monica Forst

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CP, ICADC, CCC