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Forward​ Therapies

Moving forward into living fully...

"I​n the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

Albert Einstein


Patty Forward, B.A./B.Ed., MACP, RP 

Patty is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has been providing counselling and psychotherapy to children, youth and adults in Ontario and British Columbia for 20 years. Patty currently resides near Lakefield, Ontario, and the focus of her practice is working with adolescents, young adults and adults.

Patty is an intuitive, experienced psychotherapist who can help you successfully navigate life's challenges. Her practice is always trauma-informed, and she provides a safe, confidential space for self-exploration, discovery, healing and growth.


Holistic Focus in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Through Forward Therapies private practice, Patty offers a holistic, client-centered approach for the treatment of a range of mental health challenges including: 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Separation and divorce
  • Life transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Not sure if counselling is for you?

Check out the "Is Counselling Right For Me?" link to find out more... 


Treatment Options

With a strong foundation of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, Patty guides you on a healing journey that is unique to you. She has trained in Jungian based Sandplay therapy, Expressive Arts therapy, Reiki energy healing therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) therapy, Shamanic practices, and Dreamwork therapy.  Currently, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Dreamwork are Patty's primary modalities of focus in her practice. 

If you'd like to learn more about how these approaches can assist you on your healing journey, please scroll down on this page, or click on the "Services" link below.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Have you ever felt like a part of you really wants to do something, while another part of you is afraid to make a move? IFS is a powerful therapeutic modality that works with parts of ourselves to promote healing and self-discovery through exploration of our inner lives. Since Patty's introduction into the IFS model in 2018, this empowering, respectful and non-pathologizing approach has become an integral part of her professional practice.  

Exploring Your Dreams

The FiveStar Method of Dream Analysis

Our dreams and nightmares speak to us through sometimes bizarre and dramatic images. It can be challenging to make sense of these nighttime experiences and to put them into the context in our waking lives. As a certified Dreamwork Practitioner in the 'FiveStar Method of Dream Analysis' (G. Scott Sparrow), Patty can help you to sort through these powerful images, feelings, themes and responses, and find meaning and connection to your daily life. 


I would love hearing from you, let me know what's on your mind


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