What is Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt Therapy was created in the early 1950’s by Frederick and Laura Perls and Paul Goodman. It evolved from a foundation in Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Psychology, Existential Philosophy and Field Theory to create a novel mode of psychotherapy that unites and transcends its constituent elements.
Gestalt Therapy’s emphasis on the primacy of here and now experience and the unity of body, mind, and environment was a revolutionary departure from intrapsychic psychotherapies and made it a precursor to contemporary psychotherapeutic modalities. It is our goal to heighten awareness. Old and habitual patterns and adaptations that constrict spontaneity are discovered. Now more aware, we experience a fuller range of possibilities and make more creative choices.