Dr. Christine Forest

Psychiatry
Los Angeles, CA
26 years experience female

Locations

Christine D. Forest, MD inc. private practice

Los Angeles, CA

Address

116 N. Robertson Blvd.,, Suite 907, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

3103589409

About

Bio

In my psychiatric private practice I enjoy actively engaging my pateints in their own recovery. I guide them toward setting realistic treatment goals and teach them how to asses how well a medication or a treatment modality works for them. I teach them how to detect and deal with medication side effects if needed. I use a wide range of interventions, from solution focused to mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapies to medication management and even life coaching. As a team, my patient and I, create highly individualized treatment plans that are cohesive but also flexible enough to be adapted as needed. My ideal pateint is deeply commited to get well, willing and able to work with me on this model. With this aproach, I am happy to report very good results in my patients' recovery rates. Not just partial improvement of a few isolated symptoms, but remission and improvement in their overall quality of life. This is why I call my program Better Than Cured . My patient learned that recovery from a mental illness is possible and happiness is achievable and worth pursuing. Recently, I have added a new layer of expertise to my practice: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) To learn more about my practice, you are very welcomed to visit my website at drforest.com.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
26 years experience Psychiatry
Understand it: Try to understand the best you can what exactly scares you. You may be able to read about mind over mood techniques on your own, if your phobia is no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
26 years experience Psychiatry
Many options: It is important to understand in detail what exactly triggers your fear of flying. Is it before the boarding the plane, once you are in the air, fea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
26 years experience Psychiatry
Ask others and see: It is best to recognize and confront your your phobia. Ask others and you will see how many people around you have exaggerated fears of things others ... Read More

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Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Forest is a very knowledgeable and compassionate psychiatrist. Her answers are a great contribution to the HealthTap forum, I highly recommend her.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Forest is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Forest is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Could you please mention how long patient stays in ER?
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And is there any other drugs to go with my Cialis 20 mg .iWorrya lot
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Thanks for your quick reply! I like to manage to reduce stress!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Medicine in Timisoara, Romania
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

LOS ANGELES County Hospital/ USC Medical Center
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