Fundamentally, Greg believes that signposts to more fullness in life are all around. The process of therapy is simply about finding and reading the signs to make decisions that support the direction you truly want to travel. Greg draws on the work of Dr. Carl Rogers, whose practice as a psychotherapist uncovered the power of unconditional regard for the client. This style of counseling emphasizes a non-judgmental approach to all that the client shares, and encourages, through the use of reflective observations and questions, clients to listen to and trust themselves and their own experiences. In this way, clients start to see the forest for the trees. With this objectivity, clients see new choices and may begin to create a life, rather than simply react in life with old patterns that no longer serve them.

The intention to support clients in trusting themselves dovetails well with the work of Gestalt Therapy, which upholds the notion that each of us has an instinct for wholeness. The word Gestalt means total, whole, or complete picture. Drawing on these tenets of Gestalt Therapy, Greg supports clients in bringing more and more pieces of their past, present, and ideas for future, like pieces of a puzzle. Parts of our lives that are uncomfortable are simply puzzles of the self yet to be put together. The pieces of this puzzle lie all around. The process of therapy is about putting that puzzle together to see the whole picture.

Greg did his master's thesis on dreams, and invites clients to bring dreams as a way to focus and streamline the theraputic process. Greg, using a Gestalt approach to dreams, does not interpret dreams, but leads clients in exercises to give voice to different aspects of the dream and therefore different aspects of the self. Through this process, parts of the self that are polarized or at odds come to know one another, and integration begins. The result is a more comfortable life.

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