George Forsythe, LGPC

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a clinically trained licensed graduate professional counselor with an MS degree in clinical counseling. My undergraduate work focused on areas of Addictions and Recovery. I have experience working with those recovering from substance abuse-related addictions, pornography, conflict resolution, crisis counseling, domestic violence, relationship conflict, grief, and trauma using an integrative approach and when appropriate, EMDR. I work with individuals and couples who are wanting to grow and heal. As a retired police officer myself, I have a passion for helping the law enforcement and first responder community. I have been blessed to work with firefighters, EMT's, police officers and special agents as a substance abuse counselor and mental health therapist. I am also on the Survivors of Blue Suicide wellness team helping those impacted when a loved one in law enforcement commits suicide. I volunteer as a Certified Field Traumatologist with the Green Cross assisting with the mental health needs of first responders, volunteers, and victims of man-made and natural disasters.

Education & Experience

• Associates Degree in Human Services from the Anne Arundel Community College in May 2015. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. I was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa (Two Year College Honor Society). • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (Addictions and Recovery emphasis) at Liberty University in 12/2017. Graduated Cum laude. Accepted into Psi Chi (National Honors Society for Psychology Students). • Master of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling at Divine Mercy University. • Member of the Green Cross and I have completed several courses with the Green Cross Academy in various aspects of trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Field Traumatologist through the Green Cross. I have additionally been certified as a Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Compassion Fatigue Educator through the Green Cross. • Green Cross internship in Kenya 2019 where I taught a class on hostage negation and communication skills to a group of correctional officers and later to a group of police officers. I also facilitated educational groups on domestic violence, compassion fatigue, communication skills, and stress management during this internship. Green Cross deployment working with those impacted by Northwest wildfires in Eugene Oregon in 09/2020. • Completed Catholic Charities Institute of Professional Counseling and Education Program in Washington DC March 2014. • Part time Residential Facilitator: Divine Mercy University Spiritual Direction Institute. • Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). • COPS: Survivors of Blue Suicide Wellness Team assisting family and loved ones impacted by law enforcement suicide. • Member: American Counseling Association; The Green Cross; The Maryland Troopers Association; and Knights of Columbus (4th Degree).

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Green Cross Survivors of Blue Suicide Maryland Troopers Association Knights of Columbus

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth