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Dedra Forbes

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First Name
Dedra
Last Name
Forbes
Type of Service
Psychotherapy/Counseling
Name of Practice
DMF Behavior Specialist
Specialities
Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD
Description

I am a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist, Pastoral Counselor, Psychology Instructor, Applied Behavior Analysis Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Consultant, Teacher/Tutor, Life Skills Coach, Parent Trainer, and Advisor with over 19 years of experience in counseling, planning, coordinating, and executing social services, casework initiatives, advocacy services, and behavioral analysis within both individual and group environments. With a Board Certification for TeleMental Health, Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, National Certification in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, MS in Criminal Justice (Behavior Analysis Specialization), BA in Psychology, and extensive background in crisis communications, behavioral analysis and instruction, and community outreach and resources, I am now seeking the opportunity to utilize my passion, drive and expertise within a therapeutic behavioral approach utilizing a combination of CBT and Pastoral methods of positive thought and behavioral patterns. These are one in the same. With the knowledge and experiences I have garnered in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychology, Organizational Management, Special Education, Criminal Justice, Behavior Analysis, and Pastoral Counseling combined with the fulfillment of the Bible and its life teachings is exciting within itself as the Bible’s teachings convey the human condition in every way for the mind, body, and spirit.

I am seeking to provide you with the same high quality services as those mentioned above. I would like to speak with you to further discuss the possibility of contributing to your mental and emotional success. An outside interest of mine is Sabbath School and Church Ministry, and Martial Arts; I love both for their authenticity of character and philosophical goal of mind/body/spirit. These things assist me in my daily routine assisting individuals and those around me by reminding me that great character builds great leaders.

Please contact me at your convenience to arrange a consultation. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to conversing with you soon.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dedra Forbes

 

Years in Practice
5 Years
Age Groups Served
All
License and/or Certification Type
Board Certified TeleMental Health BC-TMH 2534; Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist #12677
Privacy Policy

As per HIPAA

Contact Info
Phone
6466529423
Details
Virtual/On-Site
Video Conferencing, Phone Call, Secure Messaging
Earned the TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC)
YES
State/Region
New York
Prescribes Medication
No
Cost
$50 per session
Language
English
Clinical Supervision
NO

The course was very detailed and informative. It covered everything that is necessary to work with Tele mental health.

Cynthia Allison
Mental health Counselor / Friendly Therapy LLC
I learned a lot in this course and will put what I learned into practice when I move my home office space.
Raymond Corbo
Clinical Supervisor and Counselor / Redeemer Counseling Services
Very informative! Well organized! Takeaway- protect yourself- know your ethical code and standards/ be insured.
Brenda Staerker
Private practice / Thaxton Holistic Wellness
Wonderful free training. Helpful discussion on how to aid clients in breaking out of the negative thought trap.
Jaime Wright
Educational and informative content that was easy to follow and comprehend.
Scott Lipp, Ph.D., LMHC, LAC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Adjunct Professor / Greater Things, LLC; Florida Atlantic University
This course was extremely helpful understanding the legal requirements for interstate telehealth counseling.
Donald Kirk Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor / Milestone Family Resources
This course was very informative and very relevant to today's telehealth practices!
Keith Ayson
Housing Case Manager / Bridgeways
Very well done. Encourages active engagement in telemental health process while guiding effectively.
Chris Brotherton
Marriage and Family Therapist / Addiction Counselor / Brotherton Counseling LLC
This course is more comprehensive than all the other HIPAA courses I've taken combined.
Michelle R. Gould, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Necessary technological guidance!
Frances D Murdock
Amazing and relevant information conveyed over excellent format. This is a professional organization worth joining.
Summer Allan Wilson LCSW-S; Nationally Certified TFCBT
Pediatric Psychotherapist / East Texas Family Guidance Center
Brillant concept and a great way to support counselors as they transition into on-line therapy/services.
Bianca Abrams
License Professional Counselor / The Wellness Institute of Atlanta
This course was eye opening and highlighted some definite areas for improvement to better address emergency management planning.
Nikkita Scott
Director of Counselling & Student Activities / Bbermuda College
This course was very interesting and allowing me to understand the way telementalhealth services need to work correctly.
Patricia A Hill
Mental Health Counselor II and LCDC, MAC / Central County Services
I took the Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider Training Certification Course in 2018, I feel so lucky to have found the TeleHealth Certification Institute. It's a top notch training center which has continued to provide me with tools and the knowledge to grow my private teletherapy practice. I recently participated in the TeleMental Health Preparedness Summit 2020 and was definitely not disappointed. The excitement and enthusiasm from the participants and TeleHealth Certification Institute staff is contagious. I've been inspired, since, to look into taking more courses, and joined their FaceBook group. I will likely join their consultation group in the near future. I don't believe there is another training institute out there that is as good as this one for everything telebehavioral health. Thank you Ray! You are a visionary!
Larissa Golloub, LCSW-R
Psychotherapist, solo practitioner / Larissa Golloub, LCSW
I really gained a deeper understanding of Telehealth. I think this course helps pave the way for success in our field. This was very convenient. I am so blessed to take a course like this during the crisis we are facing as a nation. This course really helps me perform at a high level for my job. THANKS!!!!!!!
Jackie Tanna
Therapist / Region One Mental Health
Great, course. Really helped me during this challenging time to connect with students.
Priscilla Robinson
School Counselor / Baltimore County Public Schools
Easily one of the best online or in-person workshops I have ever attended. The information was unbelievably relevant to current practice with our students doing e-learning and having to provide online therapy and support. Thank you so much for this workshop and the information.
Vincent Amador
School Psychologist / Thornridge High School
Thank you for an informational, relevant course to help me obtain my TMH certificate. Excellent presentation.
Tomica Horton
counselor/therapist / Jodi Province Counseling Services
This was quite beneficial. You explained well at a comfortable pace and you provided sufficient details for me to develop an Emergency Management Plan. Thank you!
Dr. STEPHEN KIURI GITONGA
The training was very informative, there was more in-depth information to the details of privacy and HIPAA on an electronic level that I was not aware of. The more technological part of it was new information to me.
Nellie Decker
Therapist II / Yakama Nation Behavioral Health
Courses were very informative! Extremely helpful!
Carron D. Alexander
LPC / Premier Counseling Services
The course was so informative and I was glued to my screen for the entire duration. I received so much knowledge concerning ethics in telehealth and I am greatly encouraged to read about all the standards and policies that pertain to my practice. Thank you!
Bridgette Nalumu
Public health consultant / Green and Purple Consultancy Network
It was one of the best courses I’ve attended; clear, well-structured, creative, transparent and professional! Bravo.
Elizabeth Tramonte, PsyD
Private Practitioner / Elizabeth Tramonte PC
The training was well structured and presented by a knowledge individual. Information shared in the training was useful, clear, and concise and can easily be incorporated into future practice techniques.
Dora Falls
LPC, MAC Private Practice - / Private Practice
Very informative. I learned things that I wasn't aware of about state laws!
Tamara Coleman
Counselor / Tamara Coleman Counseling LLC
This course is providing me with valuable information that will be helpful in providing competent and effective services for clients.
Nancy Sweet-Holp, LMSW
Therapist / Liberty House of Albany
Vey helpful and user friendly. Most importantly informative. Very good information to enhance an individual's practice.
La Keicia Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor / Private Practice
Very informative training, instruction was clear and easy to follow
Jill Bogan-El
Therapist
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