Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia (GTIP) supports people fully engaging with themselves and their worlds, through emotional healing and authentic connection across the richness of our differences. Gestalt Therapy Theory is offered through the training programs and workshops. We invite psychotherapists, lawyers, teachers, medical providers and those working in the corporate and nonprofit sectors to learn the theory and engage with us in our intentional community-building. Our graduates are connectors, problem solvers and healers.
Gestalt Therapy teaches relational skills that make relationships stronger, connection deeper and gives the individual much more power to create the relationships we all long for. I now see the world through a Gestalt lens, which means I have an awareness of myself that I otherwise wouldn’t.
Caitlin Cantor, LCSW
I’ve noticed a lot of changes in myself and my relationships after finishing GTIP. I grew in a multiplicity of ways as a part of the program–in my skills as a clinician, my awareness of my own stuck places in interpersonal relationships, my capacity to risk my own defenses and position to make authentic contact with another.
Mowie Freeman, LSW
Counselor, Westfield (Mass.) State University
Gestalt Therapy Theory breaks the mold. It can be bold, tender, powerful, embodied, unabashedly affirming, passionate, spacious, creative, confused, accountable, and heartfelt. It can be an unapologetic stand for the wild and nontraditional ways that people heal and come to know themselves better, stronger, and gentler.
Em House, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Walnut Psychotherapy Center, Philadelphia