I am indebted to the Pennsylvania gestalt center for both my personal and professional well-being. My history prior to the training had left me unprepared to either meet the inevitable challenges or appreciate the many opportunities life had to offer. As a novice therapist, I found that I was limited in the help I could provide to others when I was so much in need of guidance myself. The training gave me the experience and knowledge I needed to transcend these limitations. I find that I am now able to maintain a balanced perspective that guides my choices and expectations and allows me to achieve the goals I set for myself.