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Our Mission

Palm Beach Holistic Counseling offers a unique approach to individual and family mental health that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. 

Deep healing and personal growth can only truly occur through addressing all areas of life. Palm Beach Holistic Counseling not only offers stellar professional mental health counseling but also incorporates personalized Nutrition and Physical Fitness planning as well as Spiritual exploration. 

We will teach you to achieve and maintain your highest level of functioning and attain personal goals that you have set out for yourself as soon as possible.  Life is an ever changing cycle of growth, set backs, triumphs, and failures. During the challenging times, we need help to get back on track and to remind ourselves who we are and what we are capable of.  Human beings thrive on connection with others and Palm Beach Holistic Counseling offers just that plus much more!

If you think that you would benefit from our services, reach out now to schedule a FREE consultation over the phone to see how we can best serve you.

About Forrest Dykes, LMHC

Graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and then went on to attain his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling in 2012.

Forrest is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in the summer of 2016.  As a licensed therapist with over 12 years of experience in working with people of all ages and backgrounds, Forrest offers both professional and real world experience in extensive areas of family and personal challenges. 

Forrest has a passion and purpose driven motivation for empowering others to overcome their battles with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Men’s issues, Relationship/Marital Issues, Trauma, and many more.  

Forrest has dedicated his entire life and career to assisting others achieve their personal goals in life and to reach their highest potential; through a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to counseling.  Forrest holds a strong belief that there is no greater investment in life than an investment in the self, whether it be through education, experience, or assistance in getting the absolute most out of the precious time we have on this earth. 

Associations: Gottman Institute

Reach out to Forrest by clicking the link below and he will personally respond to you within 24 hours. 

By coming to this page you have already made the decision to change your life for the better, the next step is to begin this journey by making an appointment today!

Meet Heather Strader!

Heather is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Mental HealthTherapist specializing in Trauma and Marital Counseling who brings to the table a vast wealth of knowledge of what it takes to truly heal the mind, body, and soul. Heather is a Certified EMDR Therapist (Trauma Specialization) who has helped to genuinely heal the mind and spirits of people from all walks of life wounded by trauma.

A native Floridian, Heather began her journey by completing a Bachelors Degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and then went on to achieve a Masters degree from Palm Beach Atlantic in Mental Health Counseling from which she graduated with honors.

Heather brings a unique blend of holistic energetic healing modalities into her practice. As a certified Theta Healing Energy Practitioner, she is able to guide her clients into their theta brainwave, which facilitates the clearing of non-serving belief systems and programs that may hinder them from living their authentic lives and reaching their full potential.

Heather is a Certified Reiki Energy Healer, who employs healing touch to

support individuals in clearing and balancing their internal energetic states, promoting overall well-being and personal growth. Additionally, Heather has vast experience with transformative practice of meditation and yoga, cultivating a daily routine that allows individuals to release day-to-day stress and mental clutter, creating a spacious environment for healing and heightened awareness.

With a deep passion and commitment to holistic healing, Heather creates a personalized integrative plan for her clients which is made up of a combination of these modalities which will ultimately lead them to internal peace and self-love.

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What our clients have to say

"During all of the craziness I found my life in, due to a lockdown, pandemic, slowness of work, breakup, and life in general, I found myself really having a difficult time with how my life was working. I thought it was time to find someone professional to talk to, and help me process everything. I found Palm Beach Holistic Counseling, and have been seeing Forrest for a few months now. I have found the entire experience of introspection, reflection, and useful exercises, to be very helpful;Not only in making living in these strange times easier for me, but looking to the future in a new and positive way. I would highly recommend seeing Forrest. Whether you have issues that are actively impeding your current quality of life, or you want to explore where you're going next, and what is holding you back. I couldn't recommend Palm Beach Holistic Counseling more!" 

"Alex" - PBHC Client 2020

"Forrest is a fabulous therapist.  Not one of those “mmmhmmmm so how does that make you feel” types.  He has a very calming presence about him and you know he’s listening when you speak.  In the fairly short time I’ve been going to PBHC I have made so much progress already.  On a personal note, it can be super scary when you’re trying pull yourself out of a dark place following any type of abusive situation, and putting your trust in anyone is next to impossible.  You CAN trust him.  His office is a safe place and I’ve felt that way since day one.  Don’t suffer alone.  Get help, Forrest can help you." 

"Brittany" - PBHC Client 2020

"I reached out to Forrest when I felt my marriage had hit rock bottom and I didn't have the 'tools' to repair it on my own. I had never before seen a therapist, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect and was nervous that I might be hesitant to fully open up to a 'stranger.'  From my very first phone conversation with Forrest, I immediately felt comfortable and like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Although we are still somewhat new to PBHC, my husband and I have both felt a massive positive influence from our sessions with Forrest and have already recommended him to a few of our friends.  As each session concludes, I always feel as if I've taken a big deep breath and that I'm surrounded by a very serene energy.  Forrest has made a very positive impact on me personally and I highly recommend him to anyone that is struggling in any sort of way.  Don't be afraid to reach out...I'm SO glad that I did!"

"Kimberly" - PBHC Client 2021

Working with Forrest has been a wonderful experience. He is understanding, kind, attentive, and insightful. Forrest provides you with tools and feedback that helps you to gain new perspectives and insights. His support and knowledge has helped me through challenging times and has allowed me to become a better version of myself. 

Forrest is patient, understanding, and insightful. Counseling sessions with him feel more like a conversation with a trusted friend. Highly recommend him! 

I have been seeing Forrest for a little over a year and it was one of the best decisions I have made. He creates a space that feels comfortable and also approaches his clients as if they are friends. I always leave our sessions feeling lighter and more optimistic. I appreciate that his approach doesn’t feel overly clinical and that he truly cares about being present. He is truly one of a kind and a special person. I highly recommend his services.

Forrest is one of the Best! I believe I’ve been working with him for about a year now. And there has been changes in my life for the good ever since. He’s the most down to earth Therapist that I have met so far! Highly recommended! 

Forrest is a one of a kind counselor! His holistic approach, combining talk therapy with meditation, really made me feel comfortable to express what I was feeling and allowed me time and space to reflect upon myself in a positive way. His openness and compassion made my experiences and concerns feel heard, and I felt lighter and less weighed down by my own thoughts after each session. After working with Forrest I feel like I’m living more authentically and showing up better for my partner, family, and for myself. 

I have been seeing Forrest for about two months and he has already helped me so much. He gives me tools to help improve my everyday life. This is my first experience with therapy and I have felt very comfortable talking to Forrest since day one. It's like talking to a professional friend who gives great advice. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable, he really listens and cares about his patients. Life changing. Highly recommend. 

I’ve had a few therapists in the past but NONE like Forrest!!! He is honest and patient with you, cares about his clients and truly wants to see you being the best version of yourself. I couldn’t be more grateful of the progress I’ve made working with him in such a short time. He’s helped me talk through many issues and helped me open up and deal with past trauma that effects us on a subconscious level. I highly recommend him. Seriously, the best expense of my year. This is real self care!! 

I have been seeing Forrest for a little bit over a year now. Since meeting him, he has done nothing but help me greatly with any problems that have come up for me. He does so much work for me, and you can tell he really cares about your well-being. I would definitely recommend Forrest if you are looking for a therapist!