15505 79th Ave NE Kenmore, WA 98028
THERAPEUTIC IDEAS FOR
Wayne E. Carr, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
Gestalt Therapy gives you the opportunity and expert guidance to work on a variety of issues such as:
Improving your communication skills, and preventing being manipulated
Finishing some of your unfinished emotional business
increasing your spiritual emotional growth
Increasing your ability to access, feel and express feelings
Resolving or lessening internal conflicts (e.g.: shoulds vs. wants, or anger vs. love)
Integrating the different parts of your personality
Dealing with your stress, anxiety and depression
Dealing with, and beginning to heal, the dynamics under the symptoms
Moving From “external” dependent support, to “interdependent” self-support
Becoming “un-stuck” and getting past some of the impasses we encounter in life
Just growing, in ways you may not have thought possible, to just see what “comes up”
Gestalt Therapy offers a supportive holistic way to allow one a way to regain the parts of ourselves we had to give up, or stifle, to survive when we were children, a creative way to learn self -love and self-support, a creative, experimenting, discovering, often fun, way to try new behaviors and make nourishing contact in relationships, a way to go beyond healthy adjusting and “symptom reduction”, to the integration of all levels of one’s self and the realization of one’s fullest psychological and spiritual potential, to “ suffer one’s death and be reborn again”.
Gestalt therapy uses a technology, second to none, to own and reintegrate one’s own projections. Without the re-owning of projections (the disowned parts of ourselves) little real progress can be made no matter how much one try’s to correct one’s “thinking” or one’s “feeling”.
Presently, there is a tendency to make “shoulds” more important than “what is”, to make pathology more important than health and growth, to make lack of free will in a situation more important than taking responsibility for one’s own life, to make short term symptom reduction of specific disorders more important than the overall growth and actualization of the whole person, to make the control (medication) of pain more important than the processing of pain, to focus mostly on what is easily measurable and ignore what can’t easily be measured (the deep experience spontaneous aliveness and well-being).
As a result of the above tendencies, in the atmosphere of “managed care”, The power of Gestalt and similar therapies have, unfortunately, not been used to their incredible potential. When our society moves in a more “holistic” direction the “pendulum” will indeed move toward more “growth oriented” therapies that emphasize the integration of the mind, body, feelings, behavior, consciousness and spirit.
If you are interested in personal growth and healing that goes beyond the narrow focus on ideas, mood, beliefs, control, and “symptom reduction”; that tunes you into, and allows you to trust, your deeper natural self-regulating healing mechanisms, processes and feelings, then consider Gestalt Therapy. It’s for people who have issues involving relationships, internal conflicts, self -esteem, self-sabotage, dealing with anxiety, depression or loss, manipulation or being manipulated; and for people who aren’t sure what their issues are, and for people who just want to grow. One does not have to have an agenda to come and learn about themselves. The atmosphere will be safe and supportive to allow you to deal with, and process whatever comes up.
Dr. Carr received a Ph.D in psychology
from UNR in 1992, Biofeedback Certification in 1993, an MA in educational psychology
from Northern Arizona University in 1982, and a BA in psychology from Sonoma
State University in 1973. He has practiced in California, Nevada, and New Jersey.
He is originally from Pasadena, California and is settled permanently in the
He is currently licensed as a Psychologist for the State of Nevada (Temp) &
California.. Dr. Carr draws from his unique background in cognitive-behavior$
humanistic & Gestalt therapies, relationship & family therapy, communication
skills & fair fight training, deep cathartic work (e.g., bioenergetics),
biofeedback, neurofeedback, breathwork and meditation.