The goal of Gestalt therapy is to help people focus more on process (what is happening) than content (what is being discussed). Gestalt therapy has a holistic view, seeing that people are intricately linked to and influenced by their environments and that all people strive towards growth and balance. A Gestalt therapist teaches people to be in the here and now, overcome unfinished business and find wholeness in their lives.

Local Experts in Gestalt

Jessica Oshier

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Specialty training in Gestalt therapy as well as several years of practice utilizing.

Eric Blommel

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

The German word 'gestalt' means a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. The human mind and our experience of living has often been described the same way. I like to compare it to a symphony orchestra as well. So if there is discord, then it can be helpful to figure out whether there is a problem with one of the instruments or even the score. Examining the parts can help heal the whole.

Todd Thillman

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

This was one of the primary techniques that I learned as part of my graduate program.

Michelle Panek

Individual Therapy

My training in Gestalt therapy helps you work with the aspects of your life that are demanding the most attention. Using skills to center you in the present moment, our work together will support you in decreasing anxiety, improving communication, and adjusting to life's many changes and challenges.

Alex Song

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Simply put, Gestalt is being aware of the here-and-now. Whether a client has experienced traumatic events in the past or is concerned about the future, those stressors will influence how they are living in the present. That means, by focusing on the present, the client will be able to resolve those stressors and live to their fullest now.

Rebecca Frank

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Gestalt is an experiential form of therapy that emphasizes the importance of relationship and staying in connection (or contact) with the things around us. The recognize the importance of the person as a whole through the lens of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic beings.

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