Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles


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Who We are

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

GTILA is a membership organization whose mission is to advance and promote the exchange of information and expertise regarding the field of gestalt therapy among its members, with the professional community, and with the community at large. In addition, GTILA hosts a salon series for the Gestalt and therapist community and posts an online directory of its members.


Our Purpose

  • Promote the application of gestalt therapy principles.
  • Promote a dialogue on gestalt therapy theory within the gestalt therapy community.
  • Promote a dialogue between gestalt therapy and other theories.
  • Function as a catalyst for community building and as a support network for its members.
  • Promote quality of standards concerning the clinical application of gestalt therapy.
  • Provide scholarships to those in need, who want to train at one of our two affiliated Los Angeles training programs, Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA) and Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI).


Learn About Gestalt Therapy

Salon Series

GTILA presents a series of salons which provide an opportunity to learn about some aspect of Gestalt Therapy in a relaxed, informal setting. Salons are free and members receive CEUs at no cost while non-member participants may request CEUs for a minimal fee. All people interested in Gestalt Therapy are welcome to attend Salons. GTILA does not discriminate in its education or membership activities based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


Benefits of Membership

Five Stars

“I use the Find a Therapist information for nearly every referral I make these days. I know from experience that the therapists are top-notch, and I like the ease of using the insurance, location and specialty information.”

Armin Baier

“GTILA has been a great way for me to stay connected to the gestalt community, participate in opportunities to learn, deepen relationships with colleagues, and meet new ones, as well. From the salons to membership directory, which is a wonderful source for referrals, groups or consultation, GTILA provides a valuable service in supporting the work of gestalt therapists.”

Michele Conklin Montrone

“I find it exciting and refreshing being a part of our organization of like-minded therapists who value the vitality of the holistic and present centered approach of gestalt therapy.”

Naomi “Nickie” Godfrey

Gestalt Therapy Training


GTILA maintains the Arnold R. Beisser, M.D. Scholarship Fund, a philanthropic program to support trainees who have enrolled for gestalt therapy training and can demonstrate financial need. We also offer the Jan Ruckert Scholarship to encourage the training of therapists who are members of the community’s historically underserved racial and ethnic minorities.