Rachel Forbes LCSW

Meet Rachel Forbes (she/her)

As a Korean American transracial and transcultural adoptee, I offer a unique lens to my therapeutic work and adoption advocacy. My therapeutic approach is holistic and mind-body incorporated, with an intention of increasing self-awareness and self-leadership. I offer individual therapy sessions, therapeutic group support for adult adoptees, educational trainings, and my professional perspective and experience in interviews, podcasts, public panels, discussions, and forums. 

 

GROUP TESTIMONIALS

"I REALLY ENJOYED SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES YOU TAUGHT US! I KNOW THERAPISTS MAY NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE ANSWERS, AND A LOT IS ON YOU, BUT I APPRECIATED DIFFERENT COPING TECHNIQUES, TECHNIQUES THAT CAN HELP US THRIVE AS INDIVIDUALS. YOU TAUGHT GREAT ‘IN THE MOMENT,’ ‘WHAT DO I DO NOW’ KIND OF ADVICE."

- A.O., 2022

"I ENJOYED THE GUIDED PROMPTS. IT HELPED TO ORIENT MYSELF AND KNOW WHAT I SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON FOR THE WEEK. I ALSO DEEPLY APPRECIATED THE CONNECTIONS MADE AND THE OVERALL LEVELS OF SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING SHARED IN THE GROUP EACH WEEK. THERE WAS TRULY AN ELEMENT OF CARE AND KINDNESS THAT EXISTED IN THE GROUP THAT MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SEEN."

- S.H., 2022

"...THE GROUP TOPICS HELPED ME MAKE REALIZATIONS, LEARN, AND UNDERSTAND MYSELF AS AN ADOPTEE. IT ALLOWED A SAFE SPACE, A HOLDING SPACE FOR MY EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS. A COMMUNITY WHERE WE ARE ALL ALIKE IN THAT WE ARE ADOPTEES! IT ALLOWED THE TIME FOR ME TO REFLECT AND THINK AND BE WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE."

- A.O., 2022

"IN PARTICULAR, I APPRECIATED THE CONVERSATIONS SURROUNDING TRAUMA AND THE PRIMAL WOUND. THIS INFORMATION AND WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADOPTION WAS PRESENTED IN A WAY THAT I FELT WAS MORE TANGIBLE FOR ME."

- S.H., 2022