Gestalt Therapy

Drug Rehabilitating Gestalt Therapy

Drug Rehabilitation Gestalt TherapiesIn a 1993 publication entitled Awareness, Dialogue, and Process, Gary Yontef, Ph.D., wrote that the goal of Gestalt therapy is “for clients to become aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they can change themselves, and at the same time, to learn to accept and value themselves.”

To achieve this goal, Gestalt therapists encourage clients to focus on the “here and now” – not to ignore their pasts, but to address their previous experiences in the context of their current thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Through therapeutic activities such as role-playing and confrontations, Gestalt therapists help clients develop more effective skills and strategies for coping with life’s stresses while also taking increased responsibility for their decisions and actions.