New Beginnings Counseling

A Place for Wellness

Stacy Forrest


Stacy Portrait

Change is possible. And with my hope-focused approach to therapy, clients begin to believe their goals are obtainable; goals for healthier, more fulfilling relationships, goals for contentment and satisfaction in daily living, and goals for a prosperous future.

I am passionate about my work and consider it an honor and a privilege to serve my clients. During counseling sessions I'm interactive and strategic by including aspects of education/teaching, role-modeling, and motivating while remaining focused, emotionally engaged, and respectful. My clients describe me as an intuitive, active-listener who offers feedback, grace-filled confrontation, humor and compassion as I assist them in their exploration of self. Together we develop a plan, a clinical map to follow as we journey together in problem identification and solving, while honoring the therapeutic relationship and its importance in the therapy process. As a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist, I am actively involved in sessions as we:

When we are more skilled at responding to upsetting things that others say and do, we are better able to shift emotional states away from hurt and self-protection/self-defense mechanisms toward true, authentic intimacy. I am goal-oriented, and it is my desire to be an instrument of healing change, offering support as I provide professional yet user-friendly guidance in a compassionate and effective manner.

Treatment Foundation:

  • Therapy Models: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Brief Therapy, Thought Field Therapy
  • Modalities: Individuals

Populations Served:

  • Ages: Adults
  • Specialties: Addictions (substance abuse and process addictions)


  • Years in Practice: 20
  • Degree: Master of Arts in Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, Addiction Counselor
  • Certificates & Specialized Training: Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Marriage, Women’s Issues, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Parenting, Life Coach
  • Professional Experience: Mental Health Therapist, Group Facilitator, Program Developer/Manager, Assessment Specialist, Parent Mentor and Trainer, Court Advocate, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Author
  • Volunteer Work: 3-Year Term: Clackamas County Alcohol & Drug Planning Committee