Dr. Forman offers individual psychotherapy for adults 21 and older online throughout California and in-person in San Francisco. He currently accepts Kaiser and Blue Shield insurances. Psychotherapy is intended to help the client confront difficult life circumstances and challenging mental health conditions and to collaboratively form positive responses to them. See below.
Developmental consulting is intended for individuals who have a history of personal growth work - previous spiritual practice, psychotherapy, or coaching - and who are looking to explore the next stage of their development in self, relationship, or work. Consultations can be done worldwide via phone or video conference. See below.
Spiritual Guidance involves a focus upon the spiritual or religious life of the client, with a goal to deepen and strengthen faith and experience. Dr. Forman has been assisting clients with their spiritual growth for the duration of his clinical career. Here Dr. Forman utilizes his deeply studied background in the world's religious traditions as well as his own exposure to spiritual practice as touch points for the growth and support of his clients.
Dr. Forman is a seasoned and capable public speaker, qualified to address such subjects as trauma in society, trends in psychotherapy, spiritual growth and spiritual bypass, Integral theory and application, as well as the Hero's Journey and the Monster's Journeys.
Dr. Forman has published two full length books, penned multiple professional articles, as well as written numerous blog posts. HIs writings are consistently rated at the highest level, between 4-5 stars on most rating scales. He is available for writing projects on per project basis.
I currently see individual, adult clients over the age of 21 online and over the phone throughout California, with select in-person appointments available in San Francisco.
The fee structure - whether utilizing insurance or private pay - is the same for video conference or phone as it is for in-office psychotherapy. You must be a current resident of California to become a therapy client of Dr. Forman.
If you are curious to see if I am right therapist for you, I offer a 20-25 minute consultation free of charge for prospective clients. Please see below for contact information and to schedule a consultation.
Individual Therapy Overview
Some individuals seek therapy because they are struggling with relationships issues or have career concerns. Others are coping with family-of-origin issues, ADD/ADHD, depression, loss, or anxiety. Still others are just looking for objective advice and a place to discuss a specific, difficult situation.
Psychotherapy is helpful in all these circumstances and can support you in your growth and change. I see my role as a therapist as one where I listen very closely to what you want from therapy and we then work collaboratively to achieve those goals and insights. Therapy can be brief or can extend for a longer period. I have experience in a wide variety of modalities and approaches to therapy, as well as in meditation and mindfulness, so I can offer a number of options to you.
Working with adults, I specialize in:
Developmental consulting is intended for individuals who have a history of personal growth work - previous spiritual practice, psychotherapy, or coaching - and who are looking to explore the next stage of their development in self, relationship, or work. Consultations can be done worldwide via phone or video conference.
Developmental consulting is not psychotherapy, but instead incorporates elements of psychology, coaching, spiritual guidance, and professional project consultation into a hybrid approach that is responsive to the needs of the individual.
Importantly, this work is not appropriate for individuals currently struggling with clinical depression, clinical anxiety, ongoing trauma, significant addiction, or other mental health issues. Those challenges are best addressed via a psychotherapeutic approach.