Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes, a native of New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Virginia State University, both a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work as well as a Masters of Divinity degree from Howard University, and an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree in Prophetic Preaching for the 21st Century from United Theological Seminary. Dr. Forbes’ dissertation work was entitled “Prophetic Preaching That Encourages The Emotional Health of Leadership.”
Dr. Forbes, known as “The CHANGE Architect”, is a multi state licensed clinical therapist. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metamorphosis Enterprises. This enterprise, established in 2010, seeks to offer opportunities for transformation in the areas of mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health.
Using the tools of individual & group therapy, empowerment sessions, leadership development, and customized consulting, the belief is that ones emotional health can be strengthened. As a result, change occurs in the lives of individuals, families, communities, & organizations across the Globe.
Having worked with adults and adolescents for 20 years, Dr. Forbes has extensive experience treating various forms of emotional disturbance. Her therapeutic modality of choice is cognitive behavioral therapy, and her specialization is group therapy, as she has seen the “power of the collective” in healing emotional wounds. Dr. Forbes has a love for school social work and as a result she is a Nationally Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS). Educational systems around the country contract with Dr. Forbes to integrate clinical services into their school milieus.
Dr. Forbes has held many leadership roles in various organizations geared toward youth advocacy with an emphasis on reconciliation of families from various ethnic backgrounds. Her endeavors have taken her around the world (Italy, Egypt, Israel) and she trains quarterly throughout the year to ensure that she is on the cutting edge of what is occurring in the mental health, and faith field, across the country.
It is not often that you come across a therapist & leader that can weave the clinical, practical, and spiritual in a way that the well adjusted as well as the acutely traumatized client can identify with. Dr. Forbes does this with equal parts finesse and innate ability. She strives to empower people to believe that thru competent and compassionate therapy they can be healed, restored, and see significant lasting changes in their lives.