Julie Forrest-lytle

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Juliana Forrest-Lytle is a Walden University graduate twice over, having completed her MS in Mental Health Counseling in 2011 and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2020. Throughout her academic and professional careers, she has acted in various educator, mentor, and leadership roles. Dr. Forrest-Lytle holds current professional memberships with the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, and the Florida Association for Counselor Education & Supervision. She is the past president of the Florida Association for Spirituality, Ethics, and Religious Values in Counseling and has served as Member-At-Large for the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. She currently serves on the Research and Scholarship committee for the Association for Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness and as a Board Member for the STEPS Foundation, Inc., a non-profit in Central Florida dedicated to providing resources, life skills, and training to youth and families in underserved communities.

As a scholar and practitioner, her focus has been to de-stigmatize mental health and to be an advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. Dr. Forrest-Lytle has been a Contributing Faculty member for the School of Counseling for over 2 years. Her research interests include burnout, self-care, multicultural counseling, graduate student concerns, and the experiences of non-majority group graduate students. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the state of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, and a published co-author.

Courses Taught

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling


PhD, Walden University

MS, Walden University

BS, University of Central Florida