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Perry Klepner

  • Address: 302 West 79th Street
  • City: New York,
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): New York
  • Zip or Postal Code: 10024
  • Phone: 212 362 7827
  • Email: perry302@aol.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: LCSW,Hunter College,1983
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: NYS Certified Social Worker: License No. PR 030223-1.
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1977
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    528 Lapla Road Kingston, NY 12401

    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Contact for details

    Areas of Specialization:
    Individual, Couples and Group therapy; indivudal, group supervision and training. Special interests in intimacy, anxiety, depression, professional endeavors & career change.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Training with Laura Perls,1977-81 Isadore From,1980-83 Richard Kitzler 1974-1979


    Related Training and Experience:
    Private Practice: individual, couples and group - counseling; psychotherapy training and supervision, 1977-present. Faculty: The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, 1977-Present; The Gestalt Therapy Institute Core Committee, Faculty, 1984 - 1992. Other: Bronx Psychiatric Center: psychiatric social worker,1983-1985. Identity House, Therapist/Supervisor, 1977-present. NY. American Red Cross volunteer counselor, 2001. Department of Psychiatry, North General Hospital, Guest Lecturer 2002-2003. WorkLife Seminars: training workshops for business managers/employee’s and college students, 2001-present. The Bard Graduate Center counselor, 2003-present. AFFILIATIONS: National Association of Social Workers: 1983 - present. New York State Certified Social Worker: License No. PR 030223-1. The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy: 1973 - present, President 1993-95. The Gestalt Therapy Institute, Steering Committee: 1985 - 1993. American Counseling Association, 2003-present American College Counseling Association, 2003-present Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 1994-present. National Association of Employee Assistance Professionals, 2003-present. Gay Men’s Health Crisis: therapist, group leader, 1983-present. Identity House, N.Y., therapist, supervisor, counselor, 1977 - present. PUBLICATIONS: “Contact Interrupting,” New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy 50th Anniversary Conference Compendium Papers, June 12-15, 2003. “Contact Interruptions - An Historical Perspective of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy,” New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy 50th Anniversary Conference Compendium Papers, June 12-15, 2003. “Exploring Intimacy, A Gestalt Therapy Approach,” The Gestalt Journal, Fall, 1999, Vol. XXII, No. 2; Voorgrond, Jaargang 12, nummer 12, maart 2001. “Living, Loving and Laughter In An HIV/AIDs Group,” in B. Feder and R. Ronald, (Editors), A Living Legacy Of Fritz and Laura Perls: Contemporary Case Studies, 1996. “The Work of Isadore From, A Critical Appreciation,” Quadri DiGestalt,Studies In Gestalt Therapy, International Edition, Human Communication Center Publishing House, Ragusa - Siracusa, Italy, 1995/96, No.4 -5. “AIDS/HIV and Gestalt Therapy,” The Gestalt Journal, Fall, 1992. “AIDS/HIV a terapia Gestalt,” Kwartalnik Polskiego Stowarzyszenia Psychologow Praktykow, jesien, 1994. PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS: “Awareness, Consciousness and Interpretation,” Presentation to the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, January 11, 2006 New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy: Laura Perl’s Benefit Workshop:“Intimacy for Individuals and Couples”and “Theory and Practice of Gestalt” February 26, 2005 “The Power of Contact,” Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy Seventh International Conference, November, 2004. “Gestalt Therapy,” Lehman College, City University of New York, 2003 “Contact Interruptions,” NYIGT 50th Anniversary Conference, June, 2003. “Exploring Aggression and Conflict,” Driemaandelijks Tijdschrift Van Het Vlaams-Nederlands Gestalt Netwerk. May 11–13, 2003. “Gestalt Therapy Training,” North General Hospital Residents Training, March, 2003. “Exploring Intimacy - A Gestalt Therapy Approach,” Driemaandelijks Tijdschrift Van Het Vlaams-Nederlands Gestalt Netwerk. September 29-30, 2001. “Aggression and Conflict,” “Intimacy’s Conflicts,” Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy Conference, November, 2001. “Exploring Intimacy - A Gestalt Therapy Approach,” A Gestalt Journal International Conference - The Heart & Soul of Gestalt Therapy, 2000. “Exploring Intimacy,” Identity House Conference, annually 1993 - 1998. “Boundary Disturbances: Clinical, Social and Political Implications,” The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, 1997. “Intimacy for Couples,” Body Positive, biannual workshop series, 1993-96. “Exploring Intimacy,” Interface Conference, Gestalt Therapy In The 90’s, 1997. “Intimacy and The Theory and Practice of Gestalt Therapy,” The 16th Annual Gestalt Journal Conference, 1994. “Intimacy” The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, 1994. “Making A Connection,” Gay Men’s Health Crisis, 1994. “HIV/AIDS -The Practice of Gestalt Therapy,” The Gestalt Center of Long Island 15th Annual Conference, 1992. “AIDS/HIV and Gestalt Therapy,” The Fourteenth Annual Gestalt Journal Conference, 1992. “AIDS, - Experiential Intensive,” New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, 1991. “Gestalt Therapy,” East West Institute for Holistic Studies, 1984. EDUCATION: Hunter College School of Social Work, CUNY, M.S.W., 1983. Columbia University Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1969. Hunter College, City University of New York, B.A., 1967.


    Statement:
    Therapy as well as training offer unique opportunities for working through difficult emotional experiences as well as personal growth toward personal fulfillment and professional accomplishment.


  • Peter McPherson

  • Address: 220 Fifth Avenue, Suite 802
  • City: New York
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): New York
  • Zip or Postal Code: 11375
  • Phone: 646 522 1375
  • Email: petermcpherson@mac.com
  • Web Page: http://www.pmcpherson.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: MSED/Hunter College/2002
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: NY:Licensed Mental Health Counselor: 000993
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 2002
    Work Setting: Private Practice
    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Yes

    Areas of Specialization:
    Depression, anxiety, self esteem, interpersonal difficulties, relationship counseling


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, New York


    Statement:
    I am a licensed psychotherapist with a Gestalt background. I offer supportive psychotherapy to help individuals live their lives more fully by deepening self-awareness and accessing their internal resources. I work with clients who are dealing with all kinds of life difficulties, such as relationship issues, depression and self-defeating belief systems and behaviors.


  • Philip Yassenoff

    Business Name (if applicable): Philip Yassenoff, LPCC_S
  • Address: 17 Aldrich Rd.
  • City: Columbus
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): Ohio
  • Zip or Postal Code: 43214
  • Phone: 614 946-4457
  • Email: gestther@aol.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: M.Ed.
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: Ohio: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor: 2338
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1993
    Work Setting: Private Practice
    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Contact for details

    Areas of Specialization:
    Adult Psychotherapy: Anxiety, Depression, , Addictions (Gambling treatment specialization), Divorce/Separation.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio


    Statement:
    Gestalt therapy is at the core of my work. I am collaborative, pragmatic, kind and strive for creativity in my work. My psychotherapy practice continues to evolve as, hopefully, do I. Clients are encouraged to ask questions and to co-create a meaningful and fun therapy process.


  • Randy A. Baird

    Business Name (if applicable): Randy A. Baird Psychotherapy Services
  • Address: 111 Sibley Avenue
  • City: Philadelphia
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): PA
  • Zip or Postal Code: 19003
  • Phone: 2153272440
  • Email: randyabaird@gmail.com
  • Web Page: http://www.randyabaird.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: MSW, Temple University 1992
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: LCSW CW016774, BCD
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 2008
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    Center City, Main Line

    Primary language of practice: English
    Other languages spoken: ASL, some Italian
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: No

    Areas of Specialization:
    Young professionals struggling with life transitions, sexual/ethnic minorities. Specialized training in assessment and issues related to trauma, substance abuse and relationship issues.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Gestalt Institute of Philadelphia 2011, Gestalt International Study Center


    Related Training and Experience:
    Over 20 years experience as a clinical leader in the behavioral health system in multiple levels of care has informed my practice giving me the skills to work with a wide array of issues.


    Statement:
    I believe that all people have the essential wisdom inside them that they need for growth and healing. The pain or symptoms that you have arise out of your attempt to creatively cope with your life. I will work collaboratively to help you on your path to a more satisfying life filled with relationships in which you feel seen and valued. Do you desire more happiness, fullness and vibrancy in your connection with yourself or others? I offer a warm and supportive relationship in which we will discover your path to more satisfaction with your life and deeper connections with others.


  • Rebecca Holser Appelfeller

    Business Name (if applicable): Wilbridge Counseling Center
  • Address: 885 High Street Suite 106
  • City: Worthington
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): Ohio
  • Zip or Postal Code: 43085
  • Phone: 614 885 2411 ext 2113
  • Email: rennieroux7@yahoo.com
  • Web Page: http://wilbridgecounseling.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: Masters Art Therapy 1988
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: Certified Gestalt Therapist, certified Rubenfeld Synergist, Certified in Creating Your Life, Certified N.E.T.
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1990
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    Dayton, OH 937 648 0411

    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Contact for details

    Areas of Specialization:
    Individual, couples, families, organizations, small businesses


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Gestalt Institute of Cleveland-basic training 2 years advanced training in families and couples 1 year 500 hrs., Supervision in families and couples with Sonia Nevis and Joseph Zinker 400+ hrs., Ilana Rubenfeld (Rubenfeld Synergy) 3yrs. training and three years on staff as an instructor 800+ hrs.


    Related Training and Experience:
    Neural Emotional Technique Scott Walker,D.C. 200+Hrs., Structural Thinking Robert Fritz 150 hrs., Supervision Dr.Carl Whitaker (couples and families) 50 hrs, Carolyn Myss and Norm Shealey, M.D. (Intuition Training) 80 hrs., Cranial Sacral Therapy Elizabeth Kisch (parts 1 & 2) 40 hrs.


    Statement:
    I have been integrating bodywork with Gestalt Therapy for 25 years. Recently, I have begun working with organizations and businesses in addition to my practice with individuals, couples, and families. I work with many areas of concern including helping people create the 'end results' they desire. I am currently attending the Bioenergetix College of Natural Medicine.


  • Renee J Jennings MA, MSW, LISW

  • Address: 6200 SOM Center Rd. D-20
  • City: Solon
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): OH
  • Zip or Postal Code: 44139
  • Phone: 216-905-3032
  • Email: RjenningsLISW@gmail.com
  • Web Page: http://www.ReneeJennings.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: MSW/University of Cincinnati/2000; MA/United Theological Seminary/1995
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: Ohio: I-0009703
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1998
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    Coaching for Collaborative Divorce/Workshops/Trainings/Groups

    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Yes

    Areas of Specialization:
    Adults/Adolescents/Couples/Families & Groups; Gestaltist and EMDR practitioner with focus on depression & anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, trauma & abuse, LGBT, expressive therapies, interpersonal conflict,spiritual & personal growth.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Gestalt Institute of Cleveland 06-07 Working With Physical Process; Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Gestalt Training Program 03-04; Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Post-Graduate Training Program, 96/97;


    Related Training and Experience:
    Body Psychotherapy (Clinical Member US Assoc. for Body Psychotherapy); EMDR Level II (Full Member EMDR International Association); 14 year Meditation Practitioner; Reiki Level I


    Statement:
    My work is in service of supporting clients to 'get out of the way' of themselves and live more embodied & meaningful lives.


  • Richard B. Bailey, M.A.

    Business Name (if applicable): Richard B.(or Dick) Bailey
  • Address: 45 Mitchell Street
  • City: Randolph
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): Massachusetts
  • Zip or Postal Code: 02368
  • Phone: (781)-963-6359
  • Email: rbbailey@msxnet.net
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: M.A., Humanistic Psychology, Goddard College,1981
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1981
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    Mediation of separation, divorce or related issues

    Primary language of practice: English
    Other languages spoken: some German
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: No

    Areas of Specialization:
    Personal/interpersonal growth and wellness; marriage/separation/divorce issues.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    48 hours Gestalt practicum series w/L. Geltman (A:HR), 78; 48 hours supervision w/S. Rosenzweig,78-79; Boston Gestalt Institute 1-yr training series w/M. V. Miller, 82-83.


    Related Training and Experience:
    Over 100 hours of personal or couple therapy w/various therapists, 64-84; 10 hours Transactional Analysis wkshps, 75; 46 hours Gestalt grps w/M. Rabin, 76-80; 1-day wkshp w/E. Polster, 78; 4-day intensive Psychosynthesis training w/H. Sloan, 78; 10 hours Psychosynthesis wkshps w/A. Kronstadt, 78; 10 hours Psychosynthesis wkshps w/C. Boskin, 78; 8 hours Psychosynthesis wkshps w/ B. Burt, 78; 20 hrs Rogerian, person-centered wkshp w/Greenhouse staff and C. Rogers, 78; 57 hours Gestalt Journal Conference wkshps, 82-92; advanced training and certification w/Associate Trainers in Clinical Hypnosis, 84; 21 hours Eriksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy w/S. Gilligan, 88; 14 hours Eriksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy w/C. Erikson, 91; regular volunteer facilitation of weekly self-help support groups for the separated & divorced, 91-04; Basic and Advanced training in divorce mediation, w/Cambridge Dispute Settlement Ctr, 94 & 95; on-going mediation practice since 1995.


    Statement:
    My therapeutic practice focuses primarily on personal and interpersonal growth and wellness - with hypnosis integrated if and when desired and appropriate. My family dispute, separation and divorce mediation practice is consistent with standards set forth by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation as well as the state. In both areas I find that the influence of my significant, relevant life experience is both helpful and appreciated.


  • Richard G. Erskine

    Business Name (if applicable): Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Address: 500 East 85th St., PH B
  • City: New York
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): New York
  • Zip or Postal Code: 10028
  • Phone: 2127345291
  • Email: IntegPsych@cs.com
  • Web Page: http://www.IntegrativeTherapy.com
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: Ph.D. Purdue University 1972
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: CT Psychologist 814; IL Clinical Psychologist 72-1747; IN Health Service Provider in Psychology 20090253
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1968
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    64 Kent-Cornwall Road, Kent CT 06757

    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: No

    Areas of Specialization:
    Individual psychotherapy specializing in the treatment of obsession, dissociative identity disorder, schizoid process and relational difficulties; Couples therapy specializing in the resolution of relational conflicts.


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    2 years weekend workshops w/ F.Perls, 67-69;1 year 1 weekend/month w/ J. Zinker, 74-75; 9 months weekly group w/ L. Perls, 77-78; 9 months weekly theory w/ I. From, 79-80; 9 months weekly practicum w/ I. From, 80-81; 5 years weekly supervision with w/ I. From, 81-86.


    Related Training and Experience:
    Training Director, Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy, NYC; Faculty, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (since 1984); National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology; National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists; Certified Transactional Analyst (instructor and supervisor)(1976); Full member and Institute instructor American Group Psychotherapy Association; Professor, University of Illinois - taught Gestalt Therapy, 72-76; Director, TA/GT therapeutic community at Indiana State Prison, 71-74; taught Gestalt Therapy at Centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America, 74-present.


    Statement:
    I have combined my early training as a child psychologist with Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Neo-Reichian bodywork and Psychoanalytic Self-psychology & Object Relations theories to form an integrative framework for effective personal growth. My research on therapeutic methods has helped me form the basis for developing a Relational Gestalt Therapy. My studies with indigenous healers has added greatly to my understanding of Western psychology and has served as the impetus for my own study of existential and spiritual approaches to psychotherapy.


  • Richard German Ellsworth, PhD

  • Address: 1672 West Avenue J, Suite 207
  • City: Lancaster
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): California
  • Zip or Postal Code: 93534
  • Phone: 661-945-9892
  • Email: rge26@byu.net
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: PhD, University of Rochester 1980
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: Clinical Psychologist. California license #PSY10083
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1980
    Work Setting: Private Practice

    Second work setting (address, phone,if applicable):
    university, hospital, federal prison

    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Contact for details

    Areas of Specialization:
    Sexuality, Trauma/Grief, Corrections, Addictions


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Erving & Miriam Polster, Julian Silverman, Gordon Wheeler, Lynne Jacobs, Liv Estrup, Rita Resnick


    Related Training and Experience:
    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Larry & Anne Lincoln, Joseph Barber, Joshua Golden. *post-doc & research associate UCLA Medical School Neuropsychiatric Institute 1980-83 *certified in Sex Therapy *certified in Substance Abuse/Addictions


    Statement:
    member APA, AASECT, AMCAP, SCEH. Adjunct Professor, Phillips Graduate Institute. former editor AMCAP Journal, former professor Chapman University


  • Richard Root

    Business Name (if applicable): Twin State Psychological Servcies
  • Address: PO Box 2003
  • City: Springfield
  • State or Province (no abbreviations): Vermont
  • Zip or Postal Code: 05156
  • Phone: 802 885-5719
  • Email: docroot@vermontel.net
  • Web Page: http://www.twinstatepsychologicalservices.com/
    Highest Earned Degree/ Institution/ Year graduated: Ed.D., 1981
    State or Province: License, Registration or Certification: Title & Number: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    I have been a Gestalt Practitioner since (year): 1974
    Work Setting: Private Practice
    Primary language of practice: English
    Health/Insurance Plan Participation: Yes

    Areas of Specialization:
    ADHD, Addictions, School Psychology


    Training in Gestalt Practice:
    Graduate training at Boston University, Associates for Human Resources and various Workshops; supervision with Jack Marvin and others.


    Related Training and Experience:
    Doctorate in Existential Humanistic Psycology. Have published on the diagnostic and treatment of ADHD using Gestalt Theory.


    Statement:
    The name that can be named is not the true name.



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