“In terms of my work, people often ask me how I do it, listening to people’s problems all day long. I tell them that I don’t hear problems. I hear people wanting to change, wanting to be better human beings, wanting to create happier families. I have been privileged to work with people from every continent and from all walks of life. Over and over again I hear people wanting to love and be loved more effectively. I hear people wanting to remove the barriers in their life and provide more for their loved ones on every level. I hear people looking for ways to contribute and improve their contact skills in the world.
This is a privileged position that I have, sharing so many heartwarming moments of laughter and tears with people working toward healing.”
Mariah Fenton Gladis – Founder and Clinical Director
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training. The Center, founded in 1973, by Mariah Fenton Gladis, MSS, QCSW, is the first center in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania to offer Gestalt psychotherapy and training. With the addition of Dr. Dori Middleman, and Dr. Mark Putnam, the Center has built a reputation for its unusually creative and supportive approach, which emphasizes appreciation and enhancement of each individual client and student. Our mission is the same as it was from the beginning, to offer a safe and supportive environment for growth and change.
Here at the Center, we emphasize the development of keen self-awareness and healthy contact with others, with your environment, and most importantly, with yourself. These interactions on all levels—emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual—are fundamental to your life as a healthy functioning person. Our unique approach offers you the opportunity to rediscover and integrate lost aspects of yourself and clearly express the truth of who you really are. It is a challenging and deeply rewarding journey into wholeness.
The Pennsylvania Gestalt Center is also a comprehensive community resource that provides caring, professional psychotherapy, education and counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups. While addressing a diversity of personal and emotional concerns, our therapists are dedicated and experienced mental health professionals who work with people of every age and every stage of life.
We invite you to look over our site and call or e-mail us here at the office and let us know what you need and how we can help you.
The Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation
The mission of the Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation is to help individuals, families and communities through programs that bring a sense of love, compassion and forgiveness to those with a passionate desire to create better lives. Please visit www.mfgfoundation.org for more information.
Gestalt Training Program
Begins January 8-10, 2016
Give Us Six Months, and We'll Give You Change! Develop enhanced competencies in self-awareness and confidence, personal presence and the ability to impact others, and increase your capacity to act with clarity and purpose. more
Intimate Connections Workshop
February 5-7, 2016
Would you like to create positive change in your relationships with family, friends, lovers, and partners? Join us in this workshop and increase your Partnerability! This workshop is for individuals or couples. more
Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
Not For The Feint Of Heart: Be Bold In Your Personal Growth
If you're feint of heart, you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. You feint this way and that, preserving the status quo instead of moving past obstacles. This workshop is not for the feint of heart—nor the faint of heart. It's for people who have a passionate commitment to creating healthy relationships within healthy lives. more
Arrive Already Loved™: Creating Sacred Attachment With Yourself
The only way to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being is to arrive already loved—to first love yourself. That means the inner life taking place in your body is a comfortable, loving, compassionate, and enjoyable place to be. Remember, you cannot expect more from someone else than you are able to give to yourself. More
Call Esalen Institute at 888-837-2536 for information and reservations
Free Contemporary Gestalt Demonstration
6:30PM through 9:00PM
If you have an intense interest in personal or professional growth, this evening demonstration is an excellent way for you to experience some basic Gestalt awareness concepts. more
Not For The Feint Of Heart Workshop
April 29-May 1
If you’re “feint of heart,” you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. You feint this way and that, preserving the status quo instead of moving past obstacles. This workshop is for people who have a passionate commitment to creating healthy relationships within healthy lives. more
Mariah’s TIM Talk
Mariah Fenton Gladis was recently invited to give a TIM Talk (Together In Mission) by the Lutheran Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. To view the video, please click the link.
Tales of a Wounded Healer is Now Available as an eBook
Tales of a Wounded Healer by Gestalt psychotherapist Mariah Fenton Gladis is now available as an eBook for Kindle and iPad. more