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Dana Forrest
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New Jersey

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

I began working at School Based Youth Services in 2010 as Coordinator of a Teen Outreach Program & later became the team lead therapist for individual, group, and family therapy. I have held many positions along the way- as an in home therapist, adjunct professor, mentor, & more. I have lived abroad in Fiji with the Peace Corps. For the last 6 years, I have worked in the Psychiatric Emergency Room at Southern Ocean & Ocean Medical Center, where I currently hold the position as supervisor.

A bit about my approach to therapy

Through all of my work, I have learned how to connect with every walk of life. As humans, we share a desire to be seen, known, and understood. We are missing this in the world now. Kids, teens, & young adults are particularly affected by a large gap in their development. I have the knowledge, skills, and strategy to make a difference in yours and your child's life.


What you can expect from our first session

Stop the world and fix it. Ages 16-24 offer us a unique opportunity to course correct our lives. We know we're making mistakes, following bad examples, or not getting where we want to go... and most people have not made permanent mistakes yet. Many people go through life thinking they have time to sort it out, they will figure it out later. What's the sense in wasting your own time? Why set up bigger hurdles for later? Take the time NOW to deal with it.


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Insurance carriers Dana accepts

BlueCross BlueShield
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

More about Dana

MSW (Master of Social Work) at Widener University
License type: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents and Adults
More specialties: PTSD, Stress, and Women's Issues
Modalities: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Experiential Therapy, Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused


12 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050