RIVIA welcomes ANCC board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner Igor Semenyuk to the team. Igor’s orientation is Gestalt, and he has experience working with mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, and PTSD.
What is Gestalt Therapy?
A psychotherapeutic approach developed in the 1940s, and influenced by Gestalt psychology, Gestalt is a therapy that takes into account the whole individual. The approach asks the patient to focus on their present. What is currently happening rather than dwelling on their past experiences. Moreover, being fully present gives you the ability to take responsibility for your actions and helps you live your life fully and honestly.
The premise of Gestalt therapy is client-centered, holistic and based on client/therapist trust. It gives the client leeway to safely explore their experiences without fear of judgment. It’s also very useful in increasing mindfulness and self-awareness. Consequently, improving your sense of self-control, ability to monitor and regulate emotions, and resulting in improved communication skills.
Treating disorders using Gestalt therapy
A variety of conditions can be treated using Gestalt therapy including:
Gestalt therapy can also help with physical conditions like ulcerative colitis and migraine headaches.
If you think you might benefit from Gestalt therapy, contact us to book an appointment with Igor today!