What is Gestalt Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy


Gestalt therapy is an existential--experiential form of psychotherapy emphasizing personal responsibility, focusing on the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and self-regulating adjustments made.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 0
Improve communication 1 2
Major depressive disorder 1 0
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 1 0
Social anxiety disorder 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gestalt Therapy

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Gestalt Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Gestalt Therapy


Stopped going to Gestalt Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Gestalt Therapy.