Garret Forshee, LCSW


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  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker #69914

  • Masters of Social Work from Portland State University, B.A. in Social Work from University of Portland

  • Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Narrative Therapy, Trauma, Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery

  • Client and family-centered strength based assessment and treatment

  • Proficient in Spanish


  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (2018-present)

  • Clinical Social Worker for the University of Irvine Medical Center, providing support to patients receiving treatment in the Emergency Department, Trauma Unit, Burn ICU, Medical Pulmonary ICU, NICU, Palliative Care, General Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and outpatient clinic service teams. (2018)

  • Medical Social Worker for Sutter Health, providing psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, emotional support, and information on beneficial community services to ICU patients and their families. (2016-2018)

  • Medical Social Worker for Sub-Acute Saratoga Children's Hospital, collaborating with the medical team, families, and community agencies to provide a quality and beneficial living environment for patients undergoing significant medical treatment. Coordinating discharges and family support groups. Co-leading group therapy sessions with patients on a weekly basis. (2012-2016)

  • Caseworker for the Department of Human Services. Providing ongoing support to teenagers in the legal custody of the State of Oregon. Caseworker for the Teen Unit and CSEC (Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children) Unit. Coordinating foster placements, attending court hearings, participating in IEP meetings, crisis intervention, investigating opportunities for reunification or adoption. (2008-2012)

  • Teacher Counselor for Christie Care Residential Treatment Center (2012)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Underachievement

  • Depression and anxiety


Additional interest areas: abandonment, acting out behaviors, adoption, anger, body image issues, bullying, developmental delays, drug and alcohol use, family relationship issues, fears/phobias, grief and loss, health and medical problems, history of abuse, poor social skills, procrastination, psychosis, school problems, sexual orientation issues, shyness, stress, suicidal thoughts, thought disorders, trauma