Zak Forrest, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
I believe most clients, and therapists are unaware of the deeper reasons for why someone seeks therapy. If you are looking for a therapist, I understand you are in pain or distress. While the pain is honest, often the stated reasons for seeking therapy are only beacons for something deeper, which may or may not be related to the consciously stated problem. I am committed to alleviating distress in the short term while undertaking the larger project of finding what is real and true about my patients so that patterns do not repeat. I expect the same commitment from you.
I treat adult individuals and couples, not families or marriages as indicated in the misleading yet mandatory professional title. My style is empathic and direct. The commonality among those who have benefited from our work is the desire to stay engaged in a meaningful process, and, ultimately, to heal.
If this approach sounds challenging but potentially helpful, I encourage you to contact me. My direct phone line (not anonymized by Psych Today) is (415) 967-2861
Call or Email Zak Forrest for a free consultation now - (415) 779-7169


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 96732 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Codependency


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Drug Abuse
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • sports psychology

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017
Zak Forrest, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Zak Forrest

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT