Gestalt therapy works to resolve the inner conflicts  blocking  individuals from growing and moving forward in their potential. The therapist and client work together to understand the inner blocks and their origin and  resolve them through the completion of 'unfinished business.'  In addition to becoming more aware, the client can expect to connect to their inner resources, expand their emotional range and creativity,  and reclaim parts of self that have been disowned. Gestalt is an experiential psychotherapy.  It places emphasis on a relationship of contact between the therapist and client, focusing on issues as they arise in the present-moment, and interventions that allow the authentic self to emerge to  activate healing.