Gestalt Therapy is an existential, phenomenological process-based approach to counseling that believes that individuals must be understood in the context of their ongoing relationships with the environment. The therapist’s role is to invite the client into a partnership where they can learn about themselves by adopting an experiential attitude toward life in which they try new behaviors and observe what happens.
“Confrontation” is used to help the client accept responsibility for attitudes and behaviors. We use techniques that include internal dialogue exercises, empty chair, future projection, and reversal exercises to help you get past an “impasse” or stuck point. I will point out when I see incongruities in what you say and do. This is a powerful and effective approach to counseling and I have found that clients appreciate it when a therapist “calls them out”.