Gestalt Therapy is an experiential and holistic approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the present moment and the client's subjective experience. By encouraging the integration of various aspects of self, it helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs.
If you are seeking a therapeutic process that will empower you to focus on the present moment, promote self-awareness, and encourage personal responsibility, Gestalt Therapy may be an approach you wish to explore further.
Developed by Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapy operates on the principle that individuals have the capacity for growth, change, and self-regulation. It emphasizes the integration of thoughts, feelings, and actions, as well as the importance of self-awareness and personal responsibility. Gestalt Therapy can help clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and focus on the "here and now" instead of dwelling in the past or future.
Gestalt therapy work is a collaborative process that often involves direct and experiential techniques, such as role-playing, empty chair dialogues, and body awareness exercises. The therapist guides the client in becoming more aware of their bodily sensations, emotions, and nonverbal cues, helping them to connect with their authentic experiences in the present moment. Gestalt therapists empower individuals to take an active role in their own self-growth and development, and clients often report feeling an increase in self-esteem as well as self-awareness that allows them to identify unresolved conflicts, unfinished business, or unmet needs and work toward finding resolutions or closure.
The positive impacts of Gestalt Therapy can be profound and far-reaching. It can help clients to:
Gestalt Therapy is a trauma-informed approach that can be effective in treating many different mental health conditions and emotional issues including:
Gestalt Therapy may be integrated into many different types of counselling, including individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, and more. It may also be used alongside other approaches, such as talk therapy and somatic therapy.
If being able to use your insurance benefits is an important factor in your selection, our team would be happy to recommend one of our therapists who's services are covered by most insurance plans. Please be sure to confirm in advance if insurance coverage is preferred.
Our standard fees are aligned with the recommended fee schedule from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. However, we offer the added value of 60-minute sessions in contrast to the recommended 50-minute session for this fee.
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