Featured Physician

Dr Lauren Forrest

Dr Lauren Forrest is a psychiatrist practicing in the North Halton Mental Health Clinics (NHMHC) in both Georgetown and Milton. She sees a mix of general psychiatry and first episode psychosis through the Phoenix Early Intervention in Psychosis program. Her passion lies in working with patients with psychotic disorders, both in the early stages of illness and implementing medication and psychosocial strategies that can hugely impact their recovery and long-term prognosis as well as working with patients with chronic, treatment resistant psychotic disorders to improve their symptom control and quality of life.

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What is your clinical area of interest?

I am a psychiatrist practicing in the North Halton Mental Health Clinics (NHMHC) in both Georgetown and Milton. I see a mix of general psychiatry and first episode psychosis through the Phoenix Early Intervention in Psychosis program. My passion lies in working with patients with psychotic disorders, both in the early stages of illness and implementing medication and psychosocial strategies that can hugely impact their recovery and long-term prognosis as well as working with patients with chronic, treatment resistant psychotic disorders to improve their symptom control and quality of life.

What is your contact information?

217 Main Street, Milton, L9T 1N6
Phone: 905-693-4240 ext 4960


How do people refer to you?

NHMHC resources are accessible by referring to OneLink, a centralized referral service to access mental health and addiction resources in Mississauga and Halton. Patients go through a telephone screening and are directed to the most appropriate service based on that and the reason for referral indicated on the referral form.

Name one person you would take with you if you were going to be stranded on a desert island and why?

This is hard - my first instinct was to say my daughter as she brings so much joy into my life, but then we'd be stuck on an island with no way to get off. I think the smarter answer would be a marine engineer who could get us out of there!

Which of these things could you not live without?
Coffee or tea: Coffee, hands down
Chocolate or chips: Chocolate
Books or TV: TV, I love binge-watching new series in my downtime.