Consultation and Study Groups

At the current time, the following study groups are being offered by PGI faculty members and other PGI certified gestalt therapists. All hours of participation in these groups count for the supervision requirement in the certification process. 

Lynne Jacobs is offering a zoom Consultation Group on alternate Wednesdays, from 4:30-6, Pacific time. The group is open to those with prior gestalt therapy training. She has a few openings remaining. The fee will be $75 per session. The format will be flexible, depending on the interests of the members. It can include case discussions, readings, and dyad work, adaptable to desires of the moment. The first meeting willI be April 10.  Lynne can be reached at

Michelle Seely and Ren Barnebey are leading an online Relational Gestalt Therapy Dyad Practice & Supervision Workshop starting May 6th. The group will meet twice a month on Mondays at 9:00 am – 11:00 am PST for 6 meetings. Emphasis will be on identifying, practicing, and articulating the foundational concepts of RGT in the work. Each session will consist of therapist/client dyads and theoretical discussion. Active participation is required each week. Short readings may be offered to enhance learning, but the focus will be on skill building and integration of theory. For more information, visit this webpage. Make inquiries to Ren Barnebey at 323-640-5854 or

 Christine Campbell is leading an Online Consultation and Study Group two Fridays per month from 11-12:45. Each meeting includes discussion of a reading on current Gestalt therapy theory and practice, as well as a case consultation, in which the focus is on the therapist’s presence from a dialogic perspective. For more information contact Christine by email or call (323) 309-5138.

Mary Ortenburger is forming a 6-person Online Gestalt Consultation Group. The group would meet every other week for a series of 4 weeks (a commitment must be made for 4 consecutive consultations and will not be refunded if the group is missed). This group will be focused on case consultation and discussion using relational gestalt therapy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CEDS-S, C-IYAT is a certified gestalt therapist, a certified EMDR therapist and consultant, a certified eating disorder therapist and supervisor, and certified yoga therapist. She is also training in Somatic Experiencing. In addition to group consultations, Mary also offers individual supervision in person or virtually.  For more information, contact Mary by email or call (562) 281-7752.

Valente Orozco, LCSW, offers individual supervision/consultation in-person or online for those interested in learning and practicing Gestalt therapy with children and/or adults. For more information, contact Valente by email or call at (559) 777-6500.

Jen Leong is offering an Online Study and Consultation Group. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 11am to 1pm beginning April 18, 2024. Each meeting will include discussion of a Gestalt reading and case consultation. Consultation will focus on the therapist’s awareness and the practice of Dialogue and Phenomenology. Jen also offers online individual supervision/consultation for new Gestalt Therapists.                      Jen is a PGI Certified Gestalt Therapist in private practice. She is also an adjunct instructor at Antioch University, LA where she has taught Gestalt Therapy continuously since 2020. Most recently, Jen joined PGI as a guest trainer for the 23-24 training year, providing supervision for trainee’s dyadic work.
For more information contact Jen by email or text (424) 703-4007.  



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