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Gestalt therapy is to apply within therapy and emphasis is placed on change (Frew, 2016). Gestalt therapists can incorporate gestalt techniques that meet the needs with diverse clients (Corey, 2017). Gestalt therapy strives to help clients who struggle with acculturation (Corey, 2017). Lastly, counselors can counsel clients where “openness” is not apart of the norm, therefore, counselors meet their needs through nonverbal ques (Corey, 2017). GT is widely used in different settings such as: family or group counseling, individual, school settings, etc. (Corey, 2017). Limitations Gestalt therapy can be intense, and this can be a problem for clients who do not embrace vulnerability (Corey, 2017). Counselors can overcome the obstacle by displaying sensitivity and working collaboratively with the client. ConclusionGestalt therapy concentrates on the connection between the individual and his or her environment. Clients are expected to take responsibility of his or her actions through awareness. Gestalt therapy provides counselors with broad selection of techniques that are appropriate for clients like Erica and individuals who struggle with different issues and concerns. Gestalt therapyis currently not an empirical based theory, but when a trained counselor applies the techniques effectively the client has the potential to make the necessary changes which will lead to a healthylife.
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