The process of ending a marriage can be painful, overwhelming, scary, and uprooting. ForbesIFT clinicians are passionate about walking alongside women who are unsure if they want to get a divorce and alongside those who have made the decision to get a divorce and are left with the loss and grief of a life once had. We understand that there are so many questions when navigating these uncharted waters such as, “Is it possible to work this out?” “How do I move on when divorce isn’t what I wanted?” “Am I a bad person for wanting a divorce?” “Will divorce affect my children? How so?” “How should we tell our children?” “How do I heal?”
ForbesIFT clinicians want to be there for you and create a safe environment for you to explore your most inner thoughts and feelings without judgment or criticism. In order to heal it is important for you to be honest with yourself and sometimes you need help from a non-judgmental other to discover your true desires and wishes, so that you can be truthful with yourself. ForbesIFT clinicians specialize in walking women through the grief and loss of their hopes and dreams of a happy marriage and help them uncover a life waiting for them that is beyond what they could imagine or hope for. ForbesIFT clinicians specialize in a variety of issues in addition to divorce including trauma, EMDR, eating disorders, substance abuse, couples therapy, teen/adolescent issues, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ/sexual identity issues.

ForbesIFT is located in Newport Beach, California and offers in person and telehealth therapy sessions. ForbesIFT offers individual, couples, and family therapy to ages 12 and up.


ForbesIFT clinicians work from a client centered, depth-oriented approach. It is important to us that our clients feel heard, seen, understood, and emotionally safe and free from criticism and judgment. We are not the experts of our clients’ experiences, so we get curious with our clients about their experiences and help them get in touch with what they already know deep within.

Shannon Forbes & Bryan Forbes

Forbes Individual and Family Therapy, Inc. Newport Beach Counselors
positivity for you... “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell