G Gestalt therapy was developed by psychoanalyst and neuro-psychiatrist Fritz Perls in the mid-twentieth century. This particular theory impacted society as a whole due to the services it provided. Gestalt therapy was credited as being one of the first therapies that was fashioned in the humanistic capacity. Many people often gathered to receive counseling from Fritz Perls, as his ideas of “letting oneself out” in order to be free was revolutionary at the time. The more direct approaches from Gestalt therapy’s technique often served as a aggressive treatment approach when addressing psychological problems or issues of substance abuse and addiction. While it could be considered to be too direct in its approach for some individuals, it has been proven to be a generally effective form of therapy.
``I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.`` - Fritz Perls
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